It The German Clock Museum in Furtwangen, whichis an hour's drive from Villingen-Schwenningen, gives you an understanding why the Black Forest does not only mean deliciousfood and beautiful scenery, but also the age-old tradition of watchmaking. Itpreserves one of the first electric pendulum clock. It also has a collection ofwooden clocks from the Black Forest- with a cuckoo and without, hand-made, ofall sizes and types.
The German Clock Museum has a collection of Hellmut Kienzle(Hellmut-Kienzle-Uhrensammlung), a watch manufacturer from Schwenningen, collectedin 60-70-ies of the XX century and subsequently bought out by the state. It includeswatches from all over Europe. The exhibits enable tracing the development ofwatchmaking in the continent. On display are also clocks of the thirties of theXX century and piecework production clocks dating to the end of the XVI centuryand later in the form of towers, with a bell, or a figure of the Moor riding ona small platform around the tree, topped with a gilded apple with a number ofdigits that are the "dial" and a pointer showing the time.