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Where the hour strikes

Where the hour strikes

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For 25 years, one of the most varied holiday routes has led through the most beautiful regions of the Black Forest: the German Clock Route. Hansy Vogt, musician, comedian, presenter and official Black Forest ambassador, takes readers to the places where watch history was made. It commemorates people whose names are closely linked to the construction and distribution of clocks from the Black Forest, and how, over the course of centuries, watchmaking developed from a domestic trade into the most important industry. The book also sheds light on the reasons that led to the decline of the world-famous watch factories.

Hansy Vogt naturally also deals with the world-famous one on his drive along the Uhrenstrasse Cuckoo clock. What was it like when a watchmaker tried to capture the bird's call for the first time? Who helped the cuckoo clock achieve its breakthrough and why is it one of the most popular souvenirs from the Black Forest in the digital age?

The book is not only a welcome companion for travelers on the Uhrenstrasse, but for everyone who likes the Black Forest and its people - and of course for all fans of Hansy Vogt.

More info: http://www.silberburg.de/index.php?2010-Wo-die-Stunde-schlA-gt