Photo by Eric Eichberger

Photo by Eric Eichberger

Photo by Hans R. Uthoff/Brandenburg

Photo by Hans R. Uthoff/Brandenburg

Where to find

Easter is a great time to visit Germany. The weather is typically starting to get warmer, and the days longer.

Some flowers are even beginning to bloom. Add to that Easter markets (usually held in the city centers) that are largely composed of street vendors who offer a selection of decorations, candies, cut flowers and painted Easter eggs, and you have a good reason to plan a visit.

A selection of Germany’s Easter markets is shown, although there are many more:

Bautzen, near Dresden 
Saturday, Feb 16, 10am - 6pm 
Sunday, Feb 17, 10am - 6pm 
House of the Sorbs (German only) 

Erlangen, near Nuremberg
Saturday, Feb 23, 10am - 6pm 
Sunday, Feb 24, 2008, 10am - 6pm 
Forty international artists  exhibit Easter art. Visitors can see the most important Easter egg traditions, including the Sorbian art of Easter egg decorations. (German only) 

Schwetzingen, near Stuttgart 
Saturday, Feb 23, 11am - 6pm 
Sunday, Feb 24, 2008, 10am - 5pm 
For the 24th time, 50 of the best international egg handcraftsman present their newest creations. The beautiful atmosphere of the castle is the perfect place for these individual presentations. (German Only) 

Mannheim, near Karslruhe
Saturday, March 15, 11am - 6pm 
Sunday, March 16, 11am - 6pm 
Luisenpark Mannheim, Festhalle Baumhain. 

Forty artists from all over Germany, France, the Netherlands, Hungary and Russia come to display their latest crafts. (German Only) 

Satzvey Castle, near Cologne 
Sunday March 24, 11am - 7pm 
Satvey Castle is one of the most beautiful and best maintained moated castles of North Rhine-Westfalia. Every year the castle holds an Easter market where it exhibits Easter eggs and spring-themed local arts and crafts. 

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