Easter markets offer decorations, family fun

Editor’s Note: This article was published in a previous edition of the Kaiserslautern American and the information has been updated to reflect this year’s event.

Easter markets with Easter egg displays, decoration items, and special activities are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.

On March 14 and 15, the 25th annual Easter egg market sponsored by the Westpfalz Werkstaetten in Siegelbach will take place on both days from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Easter egg market in Siegel­bach presents Easter eggs made of various materials and techniques. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 14 and 15.

“We are four females from Rodenbach organizing this annual event since 1995,” said Gundi Klein, event organizer. “This year we again will have more than 21 hobby artists presenting traditional and modern arts Easter decorations.”

Visitors can watch the artists presenting the various techniques they use to create their objects. Traditional eggs have engravings, wax, straw and pearl applications. Modern techniques feature marbled eggs or eggs turned into little artworks by painting them with oil and watercolors. All objects on display can be bought.

“Last year, we had almost 1,200 visitors coming to this market,” Klein said. “We also offer a raffle where participants can win decorative prizes.”

Snacks and beverages will be offered in the cafeteria. Admission to the Easter egg market is offered for a small fee. All net profits will go to the Westpfalz Werkstaetten, which is a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities.

The Easter egg market will take place in Kaiserslautern- Siegelbach, Sauerwiesen 18.

Another Easter market in the KMC on March 15 will be the one in Kottweiler-Schwanden. Easter items will be presented in Robert-Schuh-Heim, Kirchenweg 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visitors to the Easter egg market can admire and buy numerous Easter items in the Westpfalz-Werkstaetten in Siegelbach March 23 and 24. Homemade cakes and coffee will also be offered. Courtesy photos

Trier will offer its annual Easter market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 26-29 at the city’s historic Hauptmarkt. The market place will be decorated in spring colors and all kinds of items for families will be offered. Besides Easter decorations, there will be flowers and arts and crafts. March 29, stores will offer Sunday shopping from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.treffpunkt-trier.de.

Also, from March 26-29, a colorful spring world with an Easter market will be set up around the dome in Sankt Wendel (north of Neunkirchen). Visitors will find selected art and craft items, a rabbit village, and a precious Easter crown. Children can enjoy a petting zoo and participate in games. Stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. for Sunday shopping on March 29. For details, visit www.sanktwendel.de.

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Since 1877, the village of Schönenberg-Kübelberg has sponsored an Easter market the second Sunday before Easter, which will be held this year on March 29.

Kaiserslautern will hold its spring festival “Lautern blüht auf” (K-Town in bloom) throughout the pedestrian zone March 28-29 which will host musicians, flowers, and events as well as a car dealer show and arts and crafts dealers. Stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. for Sunday shopping on March 29.