Cuckoo Clock - What you should know!
For over 300 years now, in the region known as the Black Forest, or Schwarzwald in the southwestern part of Germany, they have been crafting the handmade cuckoo clocks. Although much has changed since the 18th century, very little about how a cuckoo clock works have changed. Clockmakers and Woodcarvers (sadly a trade that is dying) have preserved the art of handmade cuckoo clocks using the same mechanisms for many years to produce the classic cuckoo call.

Beer stein markings

What is behind the markings on a beer stein? That is a very frequently asked question. So today I would like to pass on, some knowledge about that topic with you out there, to hopefully answer those questions.
Today I would like to give you further information about the differences of a real authentic German beer stein and a cheap knockoff. Unfortunately, now a days a lot of sales person and suppliers are using very root methods to sell their products.
They try to deceive the customers by picking similar names, writing important information in smaller letters compared to the others and a lot of other things.
With our knowledge from over 30 years’ experience in selling High quality and authentic German beer steins, I would like to give you some real information, so that you don’t get caught in the trap!

Why do beer steins have lids?

Without the lid, a real beer mug is incomplete. The lids They are available in different shapes and sizes, from simple flat lids without ornaments to elaborately decorated lids. Possible decorations consist, for example, of handcrafted motifs made of pewter or an engraving. Sometimes wonderful pewter figures are also incorporated.


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