In 1730 Anton Ketterer built the first cuckoo clock. In the 1780´s Adolf Herr´s ancestor, Johann Hiller, already built clocks in the Black Forest. His son in law, Johann Baptist Rainer, born in 1763 continued the clock making tradition. His son in law, Christian Herr, born 1814 was clock maker, too.
From then on, the clock making art was handed down from father to son. Bernhard Herr, born 1842, Robert Herr, born 1876, and Rudolf Herr, born 1901, established a family tradition in making fine clocks.
Adolf Herr, Rudolf´s son, married to Gerlinde Eble, whose great-grandfather, and father had also been clockmakers, opened his own business in 1977 – the House of Black Forest Clocks. He, and his son Juergen (7th generation) has been creating cuckoo clocks in ever since, inventing new designs and, above all, new movements that have found a new place in many households in Germany and overseas.
The cuckoo clocks offer you a wide range of different models. This begins with the design: from very simple clocks depicting typical foliage to brightly painted villages, everything is represented. The models can also include a wide variety of movements: woodcutters chopping trees, young girls accompanying the full hour with a dance, or the various animals of the Black Forest, such as foxes, rabbits and squirrels. In addition to the bellows, music boxes can be integrated to accompany the call of the cuckoo with an additional melody.
We offer you this vast variety of unique cuckoo clocks. At the same time, each clock is made with care and loving attention to details.