48km (30 miles) NE of Freiburg

Triberg, deep in the heart of the Black Forest, claims to be the birthplace of the cuckoo clock, so if you’re in the market for a traditional timepiece, this is the place to find it. You’ll also find many little shops selling woodcarvings, music boxes, and other local crafts. The big natural attraction is Wasserfälle Gutach (Gutach Falls), the highest cataracts in Germany. You can reach Triberg by train along a scenic stretch of railway, making the town a good target for nondrivers. Be warned, though, that Triberg is virtually overrun with tour buses in summer.