The city of Sankt Wendel located in the state of Saarland will hold its annual Easter market Thursday to April 2.
The market includes an Easter village, a colorful Easter crown, a giant Easter egg, a petting zoo, former craftsmanship presentations and selected art and craft objects.
About 90 vendors and exhibitors will present and sell a wide variety of merchandise such as Easter decorations, wood carvings, ceramics, pottery, glass, leather and steel objects and many other arts and crafts items.
“The good mix of specialties, the refreshing atmosphere and diversity help to fascinate our visitors,” said Leonie Paque from St. Wendel office of arts and city marketing. “Over the years our Easter market turned into an insider tip for many visitors coming from all over the southwest region.”
The highlight of the market is the giant Easter crown sitting on top of the fountain on Marktplatz. It is made of 2,000 hand-painted eggs and surrounded by spring flowers.
Happy Easter songs can be heard in the Easter Bunny village around the cathedral. More than 100 handmade Easter bunnies are placed in the bunny kitchen, bunny workshop, bunny restaurant, bunny kindergarten and bunny school.
Children can get creative in a workshop and participate in crafting, dancing, making music and playing games. They also can participate in archery and jump on a nostalgic merry-go-round.
Walking acts will entertain visitors in the streets and a life-size Easter Bunny will make his appearance and pass out Easter eggs.
To provide additional Easter shopping, stores will open 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
“Each evening from 5 to 7 p.m., our night watchman will turn his rounds with halberd, horn and lantern, telling fabulous stories and closing the market,” said Paque.
“We hope visitors have fun and find the right present for Easter.”
Parking is available in the City Garage and the parking garage next to the cathedral. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. More parking spots are available on the fest grounds. Motorists should follow the parking signs.
For more information, visit www.sankt-wendel.de.