This Cuckoo Clock is a beautiful chalet style clock with a shingled roof stained red and the front is decorated with Edelweiss flowers below the balcony. The solid wood case is stained in walnut, with a lighter, half-timbered house front, which provides a beautiful contrast to the darker wood. Many lovingly handcrafted details are shown on this clock, including pine trees, a water trough, several beer barrels, a Bavarian woodchopper and wood stack, as well as a water wheel. The cuckoo door opens on the hour and the cuckoo firsts “tweets”, followed by its call which Echoes, telling the number of the hour. Afterwards one of the 12 alternating melodies are played. On the side you will find a switch to turn off the music separately, or both the cuckoo and the music. Through a light sensor the clock is automatically quiet after dark, although the clock keeps running. This clock is run by a quartz battery clockwork that runs on three 1,5V batteries – Size C (not included).