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Several unusually large cuckoo clocks have been built and installed in different cities of the world with the aim of attracting visitors, as part of publicity of a cuckoo clock
Cuckoo clock
A cuckoo clock is a clock, typically pendulum-regulated, that strikes the hours with a sound like a common cuckoo's call and typically has a mechanical cuckoo that emerges with each note...

 shop, or to serve as a landmark
Landmark
This is a list of landmarks around the world.Landmarks may be split into two categories - natural phenomena and man-made features, like buildings, bridges, statues, public squares and so forth...

 for the community and town.

Some have been awarded with the title of "World's Largest Cuckoo Clock" by the Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records , is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world...

.

Argentina

  • Eduardo Castex
    Eduardo Castex
    Eduardo Castex is a small city, capital of Conhelo, in La Pampa Province, Argentina.The city is a centre of agricultural activity and the main producer of wheat in La Pampa. Its name comes from the founder Ingeniero Eduardo Castex, in the first years of the 20th century...

    , inaugurated in 1977.
  • La Cumbrecita
    La Cumbrecita
    La Cumbrecita is a small picturesque secluded alpine-like hamlet amongst spruce and pine at 1450 meters above sea level where is not unusual to see a blanket of snow in winter time in the Province of Córdoba, Argentina. It is situated in the Calamuchita Valley in the Grand Sierras of Córdoba...

    , 2011.
  • La Falda
    La Falda
    La Falda is a town in the , located 79 km from Córdoba and 800 km from Buenos Aires. It has about 15,000 inhabitants as of the .La Falda lies at the foot of two small mountains , and it is part of an important touristic circuit of the province...

    , 1963.
  • Villa Carlos Paz
    Villa Carlos Paz
    Villa Carlos Paz is a city in the center-north of the province of Córdoba, Argentina, in the south of the Punilla Valley, lying on the western slope of the Sierras Chicas. It has a population of about 56,000 as per the...

    , 1958.

Germany


Black Forest
  • Höllsteig (Breitnau
    Breitnau
    Breitnau is a municipality in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.-History:Breitnau is first mentioned 1275 as Breittnowe but is probably older since the first church was built around 1200...

    ), 1994.
  • Niederwasser (Hornberg
    Hornberg
    Hornberg is a town in the Ortenaukreis, in western Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the Black Forest, 35 km southeast of Offenburg, and 25 km northwest of Villingen-Schwenningen.-External links:...

    ), 1995, cuckoo and quail clock.
  • Schonach
    Schonach im Schwarzwald
    Schonach im Schwarzwald is a town in the district of Schwarzwald-Baar in Baden-Württemberg in Germany....

    , 1980.
  • Schonachbach (Triberg), 1997.
  • Titisee-Neustadt
    Titisee-Neustadt
    Titisee-Neustadt is a municipality in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is made up of the six communities of Neustadt, Langenordnach, Rudenberg, Titisee, Schwärzenbach and Waldau.The town of Neustadt is a spa known for its Kneipp hydrotherapeutic...



Other parts of Germany
  • Gernrode
    Gernrode
    Gernrode is a town and a former municipality in Germany, in the district of Harz, Saxony-Anhalt. The town was first mentioned in 961 and became a city in 1539. Since 1 January 2011, it is part of the town Quedlinburg...

    , 1997.
  • Sankt Goar
    Sankt Goar
    Sankt Goar is a town on the left bank of the Middle Rhine in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Sankt Goar-Oberwesel, whose seat is in the town of Oberwesel....

    , world's largest free-hanging cuckoo clock.
  • Wiesbaden
    Wiesbaden
    Wiesbaden is a city in southwest Germany and the capital of the federal state of Hesse. It has about 275,400 inhabitants, plus approximately 10,000 United States citizens...

    , 1946.

United States

  • Sugarcreek, Ohio
    Sugarcreek, Ohio
    Sugarcreek is a village in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,174 at the 2000 census. It is known as "The Little Switzerland of Ohio."-History:...

    , 1974.


As for the largest indoor cuckoo clocks, in 1986 the now-defunct manufacturer Dold built a custom clock for Champ's Clock Shop in Douglasville, Georgia
Douglasville, Georgia
The city of Douglasville is the county seat of Douglas County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 30,961...

, a bit smaller is the one currently manufactured by the Anton Schneider company. The smallest cuckoo clock in the world is made by the firm Hubert Herr.