Black Forest is not just a cake-there is a wooded mountain range by that name in Germany. Consisting mostly of pines and firs, the jungle is dark and gloomy. That’s because the thick canopy, or topmost layer of leaves, blocks the sunlight. And hence the name Black Forest. The highland, called Schwarzwald in German, is the source of rivers such as the Danube, Enz, Kinzig, Murg and Neckar. The land is also famous for its mechanical clocks and watches, especially the cuckoo clock. It is said that Hansel and Gretel met the wicked witch in this very forest.