As mentioned in old reports, the home of the Black Forest clockmaking is situated in the following regions: in the North, the communities in and around Triberg and St. Georgen, in the West Simonwald and Gütenbach

and Gütenbach and finally in the South Eisenbach, Lenzkirch and Titisee-Neustadt. Especially Neustadt and surrounding is described as one of the most important clock-production places in the Black Forest.

The clock-production in the Black Forest started in the 17th century. Already in the year 1640 the first Black-Forest-Clock has been produced on the Glashof near Waldau, what is today part of the city Titisee-Neustadt. The origin of the Cuckoo Clock cannot be established exactly. It was Franz Anton Ketterer who around 1730 mounted two different sounding pipes into a clock to imitate the call of the Cuckoo, giving him credit for being the first Cuckoo Clock Maker in the Black Forest.

Due to their ingenious skills, many local people learned the clockmaking trade and during the long snowed-in winters they produced a great variety of Cuckoo Clocks,

who in the summertime were peddled by the famous Black Forest Clock-Carriers throughout Europe. The Cuckoo-clock were even sold to America and Asia. Until today, HÖNES Cuckoo Clocks keep up the long tradition of clock production in Titisee-Neustadt. Like our ancestors, we are striving to produce only high class Cuckoo Clocks to satisfy our customers. We use the best available mechanical time-keeping movements, and all wood-carvings and clock-cases are handmade. The different parts for our clocks are mainly produced by small family-owned firms, who work exclusively for HÖNES.

HÖNES-Clocks are not manufactured in mass-production, but the exclusive time- and decoration objects are mostly hand-worked to satisfy highest expectations.

We are proud to say that HÖNES Cuckoo Clocks from the Black Forest are sold and treasured worldwide.