Triberg is located in the Black Forest (Schwartzwald auf Deutsch!) region of Germany and is famous for 3 things:, the glorious Triberg Waterfall, delectable Black Forest cake, and whimsical cuckoo clocks! So if you are in the area stop and take a moment to savor a piece of black forest cake, and a quick peek at Triberg Waterfall, and maybe even take cuckoo clock home.
Triberg is located in the Black Forest
The Black Forest is a densely forested area in the southern region of Germany. It is known for its gently rolling mountains covered in towering evergreen trees, as well as cuckoo clocks, and the delicious world famous black forest cake. If you love trees, allow yourself to get lost in the beauty of the Black Forest and don’t forget to look up!
Triberg is a cute colorful little village. I did find it to be a bit touristy but because of the outstanding beauty and magnificence of the waterfall I easily granted forgiveness for its crowded and hoards of tourist.
Cuckoo Clocks in Triberg
If you love cuckoo clocks, then you’ve come to the right place! Shops selling them line the streets in Triberg. The world’s biggest working cuckoo clock can be found nearby at Eble Uhren-Park
Cuckoo clocks located in the mail shopping area:
- House of 1000 Clocks (Haus der 1000 Uhren) a 5th generation with 100 years of tradition. Can’t wait till your next trip to Triberg? No problem, shop on line. They ship internationally!
- Oli’s Schnitzstube for a grand display of cuckoo clocks and wood carvings too!
- Kuckucknest handmade, custom orders! International shipping available.
If you’re REALLY into Cuckoo Clocks be sure to stop at the museum!
Look back through the ages at The Black Forest Museum (Schwartzwaldmuseum) where they have cuckoo clocks and more! Open 6 days a week October through Easter, closed on Mondays. 5 euros combo tickets with the waterfall available. (times and prices subject to change)
Tip: it’s a great way to wait out the rain on a rainy day.
Triberg Waterfall (Wasserfall!), Germany’s highest, is actually a series of waterfalls set in a lush green, moss covered, forested area. Take in the relaxing sounds of water rushing down the waterfall and the perfect little babbling brooks that surround it.
When is Triberg waterfall open?
The waterfall is open year-round. Go early or late for to avoid crowds. Illuminated at night, in winter is it only possible to visit the lower falls.
Triberg Trail Map
Here’s a handy Triberg trail map.
Black Forest Cake
If you’ve never had Black Forest cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte) you’re in for a treat. Its my personal favorite! Made of delicious spongy chocolate cake with decadent layers of tart cherries, cherry liquor, and whipped cream.
We stopped into Café Schäfer located on the main street in town (and sadly since closed after 150 years.) It seemed the perfect choice since the cafe was founded by an apprentice to Josef Keller, the creator of Black Forrest Cake. In fact, they were in possession of Keller’s original recipe. Such a shame! but you’ll have no difficulty finding this popular cake in Triberg and all throughout Germany for that matter.
interesting fact about German desserts
I was a child when we first arrived in German. My first taste of a German bakery treat was quite the culture shock. German deserts tend to be much less sweet than the super sugary ones you find in the United States. However, once my taste buds acclimated, I never looked back. I prefer the less sugary version now.
Next time I’d love to linger in these lush forests and check out those hiking trails!
Our stop-over in Triberg was part of a larger trip. ,If your interested in our complete trip itinerary it can be found here: ,Germany Switzerland and Austria: a highlight packed two-week whirlwind vacation.
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