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Dorf- und Uhrenmuseum GütenbachThe Dorf- und Uhrenmuseum Gütenbach (English: Village and Clock Museum Gütenbach) is located in the village of Gütenbach, one of the historic centers of homebased manufacturing of clocks in the Black Forestregion of Germany near the town of Furtwangen im Schwarzwald. It features primarily permanent and temporary exhibits on the local history of clockmaking, focussing on the history of making wooden clock movements. There also is a smaller general display on local history and rural living conditions in the 18th and 19th century.
Gütenbach Museum - A Masterpiece of Time
Nestled in the serene countryside of Black Forest, time has a charm of its own. Gutenbach museum reveals the secrets of ancient clockmaking and unravels the history of the village of Gutenbach. Situated in rural surroundings, near the German town of Furtwangen, and housed in a former schoolhouse building, this rare collection of timepieces dates back to the 18th century. The well-known German penchant for punctuality and timekeeping begins here.
Memory lane in this region of the Black Forest takes you back to the first wooden clock, carved out of wood by Franz Anton Ketterer who enabled its functionality using the mechanisms of a plate and gear. The famous German cuckoo clock was brought to life. Created by local farmers, using wood and other natural materials, these cuckoo clocks gradually evolved into intricate designs and works of art that depicted scenes from life during those times, which included family, hunting, and military themes. Often a winter occupation for the folks of the village, these exquisite clocks became a source of income for the clockmakers during springtime. Metal plates and gears replaced the wooden ones over time, but the notable "cuckoo" call every 30 minutes or an hour continued to be the hallmark of this German-designed clock.
Adding to the history of the original cuckoo clocks, the Gutenbach museum explores and displays organ clocks and watches. Located on the clock carriers' route, as it is known, the museum's artifacts include hand-crafted pieces built in the Black Forest region of Germany in the 18th and 19th centuries, and residing among them are clocks brought from distant parts of the world. Incorporating artistry into engineering, the makers of clocks and watches devised home-made, wooden tools that included flute pipes, bellows and whistles. Astronomical clocks, pocket watches, a world clock with moving figures are among the collections showcased in this museum. From stone-age calendars to the radio-controlled wristwatch, from the simplest to the stunningly ornate, the history of measuring time is tucked away in this captivating rural area.
The Gutenbach museum chronicles the local history of the village of Gutenbach, its traditions and culture. It is affiliated with the local Institute of Technology and provides summer learning programs for children and youth, which include clock-making studios and workshops. Offering permanent and temporary exhibits, with an array of nearly 8000 items, this museum takes the visitor on a mesmerizing journey into the pendulums of time.
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Gütenbach lies in the middle of the Black Forest, about seven miles west of the town of Furtwangen (Furtwangen vacation rentals | Furtwangen travel guide). The municipality covers an altitude from 530 to 1120 meters.
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More about the History of Gütenbach
Gütenbach was mentioned for the first time in 1360 as Wuotenbach, but then changed its name to Wüttembach in the 15th century.
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Gütenbach is a town in the district of Schwarzwald-Baar in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The settlement is a Gütenbach is a predominantly rural area, which is characterized by a negative population balance.
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