The German Watch Road
Timestories from the Black Forest
The German Clock Road is a round trip and leads on almost 320 km through wonderful landscapes of the Black Forest and the Baar. Along the route, museums, clock factories, exhibitions, churches and old craftsmen's workshops at altitudes ranging from 250 m to 1100 m always open up magnificent views. Whether you are a watch expert or a mountain biker: On this route, all visitors have the opportunity to experience clock history, from the beginnings of home-making in the Upper Black Forest to the former largest clock factory in the world in Schramberg. This vacation route, one of the most beautiful in Germany, was founded by an active association of the towns, museums and several companies located along it. It unites six counties and was the first vacation road to be laid out as a circular route.
The adventure trip can start in Villingen-Schwenningen, it leads from Rottweil to Schramberg and via Furtwangen to Waldkirch, St. Peter, to the Titisee and via Lenzkirch back again. You will pass many towns and villages which are important for the clock production in the Black Forest. Everywhere you can find evidence of the clock industry, there is always the possibility to visit clock sites, and in some places even cuckoo clocks or wristwatches are still produced.
The Deutsche Uhrenstraße was opened on April 15, 1992. On 13.05.2017 it celebrated its 25th anniversary in VS-Schwenningen.
Further information can be found here: www.deutscheuhrenstrasse.de