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Trenkle Weatherhouse with Thermometer
Function: Operates by measuring humidity
Country of origin: Made in Germany
Size (inches): 7.2 x 3.2
This beautiful, German, decorative wooden weather house is a charming example of the traditional German folk art device, the weather house. This clever device reports the temperature and humidity in a fun and unique way. When the weather is dry, the Black Forest woman figure comes out to stand in front of the house and enjoy the nice day and when the weather is humid the Black forest man figure comes out to brave the tough day. This weather house features a traditional chalet house, with a sign marked Heidi Haus, paying a special tribute to the popular German children’s book, Heidi! The house features a Black Forest woman in a traditional dirndl dress and a Black Forest man wearing a traditional German outfit featuring lederhosen. Outside the house, the storybook, Heidi, comes alive as Heidi stands beside the other characters from her story including Uncle Alp, Peter the goat herder and Peter’s goat and pet dog in a relaxing alpine landscape, reminiscent of the scenes in the classic tale!