Deutsche Welle (English edition)

What‘s a typical souvenir in your country?

Many people take souvenirs home as a reminder of their travels. In Germany, cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest area are a popular souvenir. What’s a typical souvenir in your country?


The Black Forest area in southweste­rn Germany is one of the most important places in Europe for clockmakin­g. People come to this region to see and buy the famous cuckoo clocks. Around 9 million visitors come to this tourist region each year.

The town of Triberg is a popular destinatio­n. Here, they still make traditiona­l Black Forest cuckoo clocks, and you can also see the world’s largest cuckoo clock. Its clockwork is 4.5 x 4.5 meters in size, and it was made using an entire house. You can even go and explore it inside! Two clockmaker­s worked on it for 5 years, and it was completed in 1994. A masterpiec­e of engineerin­g – and a world record!

And now we’d like to know:

What’s a typical souvenir in your country? With a bit of luck, you could win the new Euromaxx book “111 Extreme Places in Europe That You Shouldn't Miss".

A popular souvenir in my country is: (Enter Text)

The deadline for entries is April 16, 2021, 12 p.m. UTC. All decisions are final. Good luck!

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Germany