Black Forest GermanyThursday, June 23, 2011
Our friend took us to Black Forest on Sat, May 29, 2011. Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald) is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany.
The name Schwarzwald, i.e. Black Forest, goes back to the Romans who referred to the thickly forested mountains there as Silva Nigra , i.e. "Black Forest," because the dense growth of conifers in the forest blocked out most of the light inside the forest.
Wood-carving is a traditional cottage industry in the region and carved ornaments now are produced in substantial numbers as souvenirs for tourists. Cuckoo clocks are a popular example; they have been made in the region since the early eighteenth century and much of their development occurred there.
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