Switzerland, renowned for its high-quality watches and exquisite time-keeping workmanship, is the perfect place to buy a cuckoo clock. They are a timeless souvenir for any traveler visiting this Alpine wonderland
And while they have their roots in Germany’s Black Forest, Swiss variations have managed to stand out with unique designs and precision craftsmanship.
So, if you are on the hunt for the perfect Swiss cuckoo clock during your visit to Switzerland here are some of the best places to buy them.
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Cuckoo Clocks in Zurich
There are a couple of places I recommend visiting if you want a genuine cuckoo clock from Switzerland.
Teddy’s Souvenir Shop
Teddy’s is conveniently located right underneath the Grossmunster church along the Limmat River in Zurich. His store stocks everything you would expect from a souvenir shop, but they also happen to have around 50 different types of cuckoo clocks as well. I was just in there today and their collection is impressive – anything from super cheap to over CHF 1000.
- Website: heimatwerk.ch
If you don’t mind spending a little money then Schweizer Heimat is a great place to go shopping for Swiss souvenirs. They also have very high-quality cuckoo clocks on sale as well.
This is not your usual tourist souvenir shop. They only stock top-notch Swiss products and their location at the top of Bahnhofstrasse amongst the luxury shops in Zurich tells you all you need to know about their prices.
Cuckoo Clocks in Lucerne
If you are visiting Lucerne and shopping for a cuckoo clock, then here are a few places you could visit while in town.
Casagrande Souvenirs & Watches
Right in the heart of Lucerne’s old town near the Chapel Bridge end of town is Casagrande. They are a large souvenir shop and also offer a range of cuckoo clocks to the discerning visitor.
Cuckoo Clocks in Geneva
If you are exploring both the old and the new parts of Geneva, there are a couple of souvenir shops that sell cuckoo clocks you can check out.
Swiss Tradition is probably your best bet for finding a cuckoo clock in Geneva. They have cuckoo clocks ranging from around CHF 150 – 1000. So, you can choose the level of quality and sophistication you want in your clock.
They are in the newer part of town, so if you are only going to the old town then check out the next option.
Molard Souvenirs in Geneva’s shopping area near the old town has another wide range of cuckoo clocks. With everything from the bargain cuckoo at CHF 119 to the more premium models, you can’t go wrong in this store.