Easter markets offer decorations, family fun

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Visitors of the Easter egg market can admire and buy numerous Easter items in the Westpfalz-Werkstaetten in Siegelbach Saturday and Sunday. Homemade cakes and coffee will also be offered.

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

The first event will be the 22nd annual Easter egg market sponsored by the Westpfalz Werkstaetten in Siegelbach 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“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 20 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 art works by painting them with oil and water colors. 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 €1. 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 Saturday and Sunday will be the one in Kottweiler-Schwanden. Easter items will be presented in Robert-Schuh-Heim, Kirchenweg 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Trier will present its annual Easter market from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 30 to April 2 at the city’s historical 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. April 2, stores will offer Sunday shopping from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.city-initiative-trier.de.

Also, from March 30 to April 2, a colorful spring world with 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 1 to 6 p.m. for Sunday shopping April 2. For details, visit www.sankt-wendel.de.

Since 1877, the village of Schoenenberg-Kuebelberg sponsors an Easter market the second Sunday before Easter, which will be April 2. Stores will be open 1 to 6 p.m.

Also on April 2, Enkenbach-Alsenborn will present its annual Easter market with musical and dance presentations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Marktplatz near the town hall. Children can enjoy face painting and the visit of Easter Bunny.

Kaiserslautern will hold its Easter market around the Stiftskirche in the center of town March 31 to April 15. Vendors will sell Easter decorations, arts and crafts, and Easter candy including various types of Easter bunnies. Children can enjoy a merry-go-round.

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. Saturday and Sunday.