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Encyclopedia > Furtwangen im Schwarzwald
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Furtwangen im Schwarzwald is a small city located in the Black Forest region of south western Germany. It belongs to the district (Kreis) of Schwarzwald-Baar along with the two more important cities of Villingen and Schwenningen. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (708x800, 201 KB) Description Aerial view of the small south-western German town Furtwangen in the Black forest. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (708x800, 201 KB) Description Aerial view of the small south-western German town Furtwangen in the Black forest. ... The Black Forest (German Schwarzwald) is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. ... Schwarzwald-Baar is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Villingen-Schwenningen is the largest city of the Schwarzwald-Baar district located in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Villingen-Schwenningen is the largest city of the Schwarzwald-Baar district located in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ...


The total population of Furtwangen was 9673 inhabitants on December 31, 2004. Furtwangen gained the right to call itself a city in 1873. The Breg is a small stream which, coming from the mountaneous areas around Furtwangen, flows down through the inner city to the east direction. The Breg is one of the two little rivers which unite to form the river Donau. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of Danube, see Danube (disambiguation). ...


Furtwangen is a city with an industrial past:


At one time Furtwangen was a major producer of Clocks that were made and sold all over the world.While many different kinds of clock were produced in Furtwangen; Furtwangen was unique for the production of musical clocks from the factory of Emilian Werhrle.


Emilian Wehrle (1832-1896) made musical clocks in the Furtwangen-Schonenbach area from about 1857 until his death in 1896. These musical clocks included the Trumpeter clock ,Flute clock, Singing Bird Clock, and Rooster Clock. These clocks on the hour call the hour with the sound of the trumpet, flute,song bird and rooster respectivly.


These clocks were made of the highest quality and were very expensive at the time. Because this few were produced, and even fewer survived. Today collectors are after these Furtwangen musical pieces, and the continue to bring record prices.



This industry was very important in previous centuries, but with the appearance of the quartz watch this branch of the economy is now almost gone.


Now Furtwangen is a city with a more balanced industry, there are many small and medium-sized industrial companies focused in microelectronics and precision mechanics. Among the cities within Germany, Furtwangen one of those with the lowest unemployment rate. Microelectronics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...



There is a technical university Fachhochschule Furtwangen. This university specialises in microelectronics and precision mechanics (and other faculties). Beside one of the university entrances is the German Clock Museum (Deutsches Uhrenmuseum) with many ancient and modern clocks and watches on display. Tourists are often highly interested in visiting this museum. The University of applied science Furtwangen is one of the best universities in Germany. ...


Strongly frequented by traffic is the "B 500" country road which is also commonly known as the black forest "Panoramastraße". In 1972, the railway connection called Bregtalbahn was closed down after 80 years of being on duty. The railway track had led from Furtwangen to the city of Donaueschingen.


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