Festival "Rothenburg Spring Awakening"

At this series of events from March 16th to April 30th, 2024, the well known verse lines by Eduard Mörike "Spring has its blue ribbon fluttering through the winds..." become programme.

Guests of the medieval town experience cultural highlights, family friendly events and fascinating exhibitions. A part of the range of offers is the traditional decorating of the Easter fountain as well as the guided tour "From the Lenten-Beer to the Easter Fountain". The springtime hiking week and also Rothenburg's "Townmosphere" round off the programme. Further information

 Bamberg - passion crib section
Bamberg - passion crib section.

"Serious cribs" in Bamberg

The crib town Bamberg lives up to it's name with the passion crib exhibition in the Maternkapelle (chapel). In this Germany-wide probably unique special exhibition from the 23rd of March to the 7th of April 2024 the society "Bamberger"Krippenfreunde" show the events around the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. Other Passion cots can be found in other places in the city.

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 Bieberbach - Easter fountain (Photo: Tourism Centre Franconian Switzerland / Florian Trykowski)
Bieberbach - Easter fountain (Photo: Tourism Centre Franconian Switzerland / Florian Trykowski).

Easter time in Franconian Switzerland

Colourful the decorated Easter fountains in Franconian Switzerland, where this custom has its roots, herlad springtime. Many busy hands decorate the round 200 fountains with carefully arranged Easter decorations. The number of the Easter eggs, that are used to the joy of the visitors, goes in the hundretthousands. The largest Easter fountain world-wide, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, with exactly 11,108 egg shells can be marvelled at in Egloffstein's district Bieberbach.

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 Easter in the Palatine Museum Forchheim
Easter in the Palatine Museum Forchheim.

Passion and Easter in the Palatine Museum, Forchheim

As part of the Easter programme at the Kaiserpfalz, three special exhibitions will be on display from 22 March to 7 April 2024: "Pensala and well cleaning - Easter customs in Franconian Switzerland", a Passion Nativity scene exhibition and an Easter egg exhibition. An Easter egg market will take place on 23 and 24 March and from 30 March to 1 April 2024.

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Bayreuth Easter Festival

The Bayreuth Easter Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2024. From 29 March to 1 May 2024, it will offer top-class musical enjoyment from classical music to jazz, performed by members of the International Young Orchestra Academy. More than 110 musicians from over 30 nations play in the international select orchestra. The motto of the festival is always "cultural enjoyment for a good cause": the proceeds are donated to the International Young Orchestra Academy Cultural and Social Foundation, which helps to cure chronically ill and cancer-stricken children.

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"Heidelberg Spring" - Music Festival - Johannes Brahms (Photo: Hadi Karimi).

"Heidelberg Spring" - Music Festival

The international festival for classical music awaits you from 15 March to 13 April 2024 with a challenging programme dedicated to one of Germany's most important composers: Johannes Brahms. The music festival will focus on the performance of his complete chamber music and solo piano works.

You can find all further information here.