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Welcoming Spring the German Way

by Theresa Schweden AdvantiPro intern

Finally, winter is over, and everything seems to be awakening from a long sleep. Nature is bursting into bloom, spring fever is taking us over and Easter is just around the corner.
In Germany, there are many different traditions to dismiss winter and celebrate the arrival of springtime and the Easter feast. If you’re not familiar with all these traditions, don’t worry. This article will give you a short introduction to the most important traditions and explain all you need to know. Maybe you’re interested in taking part in one of the festivities. Go ahead, it’s definitely an experience you don’t want to miss!

April 2, 2015 ×

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Germans observe Easter traditions

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Easter holidays are just around the corner. In Germany, Easter week begins with Holy Thursday, which Germans call “Gründonnerstag,” or green Thursday. The word “green” is not associated with the color, but rather with the old German verb “grienen,” meaning to bemoan. Some people still recognize Holy Thursday traditions by eating green vegetables that day, preferably spinach.

March 26, 2015 ×

Lifestyle

Courtesy photoThe ceramics market in Homburg offers a variety of everyday items such as dishes.

Homburg holds ceramics market

Courtesy of Saarpfalz-Touristik

Right in time for Easter, more than 100 artisans from all over Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will present their diversity of ceramic works from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the 17th annual Homburg Ceramics Market in the center of Homburg. Both Saarpfalz-Touristik and Homburg City Marketing organizers hope to lure thousands of visitors from the whole region.

March 19, 2015 ×

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Courtesy photoThe Easter market in Sankt Wendel lures visitors with many attractions.

Sankt Wendel offers attractions at Easter market

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The city of Sankt Wendel, located in the state of Saarland, will hold its annual Easter market today through Sunday.

March 19, 2015 ×

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Courtesy photosThe annual Easter market in Niederkirchen offers a variety of Easter items and decorations in the local community hall.

Easter market offers arts, crafts, food, wines

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Association for the Advancement of German-French Partnership will sponsor its 21st annual Easter market from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Niederkirchen’s Westpfalzhalle. Volunteers helped to decorate the community hall with colorful flowers and Easter decorations to lure a lot of visitors from all over.

March 12, 2015 ×

Features

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Cologne, Germany: Cathedral is tourist hot spot, Easter destination

by Amanda Hayward
Contributing writer

Some Christian families attend at least one special church service during the long Easter weekend, and what better way is there to celebrate the resurrection than at a historical cathedral surrounded by beaming stained glass windows, an amazing orchestra and breath-taking gothic architecture planted in the center of one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne?

April 17, 2014 ×

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Photo courtesy of Valerie Potapova/Shutterstock.comThe Nuremberg Easter Market is open through Monday in front of the famous Frauenkirche. The market features more than 80 stalls selling everything from household goods, to arts and crafts, to homemade foods.

Nuremberg Easter Market open till Monday

by Amanda Hayward
Contributing writer

Deciding on which Easter markets to visit is tough since there are so many popping up in large and small towns throughout Germany.

April 17, 2014 ×

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Celebrate Easter – the German way

by Amanda Hayward
Contributing writer

Egg painting, festivals, bonfires, Easter games and feasts all partially sum up a traditional German Easter weekend. Many Easter traditions first began in Germany, and to this day, Easter is one of Germany’s most celebrated holidays. In fact, the first chocolate Easter bunny was made in Germany in the 1800s.

April 17, 2014 ×

Lifestyle

Easter holiday around the corner

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Easter holidays are just around the corner. In Germany, Easter week starts with Holy Thursday, which Germans call “Gründonnerstag,” or green Thursday.

April 10, 2014 ×