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 Schwetzingen - Palace garndes in springtime
Schwetzingen - Palace garndes in springtime.

Schwetzingen - blossom barometer at the Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen

Schwetzingen Palace the blossom of the Japanese flowering cherry at the Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen is a special attraction. The blossom barometer during the cherry blossom time shows the development of the blossom - from the first blossom bud until the petals drop. To the blossom barometer (onyl in German)

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

Forchheim - Passion and Easter

Within the scope of the Easter programme at the Palatine Museum in Forchheim there will be from 23rd March to 8th April 2018 a special exhibition about Easter traditions in the Franconian Switzerland, among others the crib exhibition "...and the world was released" can be visited at the Marienkapelle in front of the royal palace. Further information (only in German)


Festival "Rothenburg Spring Awakening"

At this series of events from March 24th to April 30th, 2018, 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 24th of March to the 8th of April 2018, the society "Bamberger"Krippenfreunde" show the events around the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. Further information

 Heiligenstadt - Easter Fountain
Heiligenstadt - Easter Fountain.

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. Further information (only in German)



24th Bayreuth Easter Festival

The music festival from 30th of March to 8th of April 2018 is placed under the motto "Cultural joy for a good purpose". Among the highlights are the concerts of the INTERNATIONALE JUNGE ORCHESTERAKADEMIE, an international representational orchestra with more than 110 musicians from over 30 nations. Tickets