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Cuckoo Clocks and the Black Forest
There is a piece of German farmer's folklore that maintains, "the call of a cuckoo is the first sign of spring", but that can only work for those who do not have a cuckoo clock in the home.
The Cuckoo Clock and Black Forest Gateau are both from the south west corner of Baden Wuerttemberg which is one of the most economically successful, diverse and modern, of Germany's sixteen Laender. The region is a fascinating mixture of tradition, stunning scenery, history, health resorts and the German Clock Route, the Deutsche Uhrenstrasse.
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Francine McKenna, German Culture Editor