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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 8th to the 24th of April 2017, the society "Bamberger"Krippenfreunde" show the events around the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. Further information

Neckarbischofsheim - on tour with the "red runabout"

This year the Krebsbachtalbahn (steam train) starts into the season with a ride on Easter Monday, April 17th, 2017. With the "red runabout" passengers sniff pure railway romance here. Also there is a colourful Easter programme for children. Also the light railway starts into it's season at 11 am on Easter Monday in Neckarbischofsheim. Schedule and further information

In this year the Krebsbachtalbahn offers on Easter monday a tour with a historic train. On 17th April the train drives from Neckarbischofsheim to Hüffenhardt. Along the route refreshments will be served. On Easter also the light railway of Neckarbischofsheim starts the season. Schedule and further information (only in German)

 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



23rd Bayreuth Easter Festival

The music festival from 14th to 23rd April 2017 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 90 musicians from over 30 nations. Tickets

 Forchheim - Easter egg market
Forchheim - Easter egg market.

Forchheim - Passion and Easter

Within the scope of the Easter programme at the Palatine Museum in Forchheim there will be from 7th to 23th April 20167 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)