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German Easter Traditions

Hefezopf Recipe- An Easy and Delicious Braided German Sweet Bread

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My mother loves any Sweet Bread made with yeast dough. Especially at Easter. This year (after watching far too many episodes of the British Baking Challenge) I decided that I would try something fancy. A Hefezopf.  This Hefezopf Recipe is an adaptation of Luisa Weiss’s “Rosinenzopf ” recipe from her fantastic cookbook Classic German Baking. Don’t […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

What are Sorbian Easter Eggs? How are they made & Who are the Sorbs?

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Some of the most beautifully decorated Easter Eggs that I’ve ever seen are Sorbian Easter Eggs. My mother introduced us to them when we were children, and she remembered them from her childhood. You see, my Opa, her father, is from Weißwasser… a town in eastern Saxony, Germany..,a town that once belonged to Upper Lusatia […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

Playmobil for Easter- Fill the Easter Basket with Bunnies & Eggs that Last!

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Playmobil 4450 Bunny Spring Workshop When filling Easter Baskets for kids, it’s nice to include something that they can enjoy playing with for a long time. Why not add a set from Playmobil for Easter? I’ve written before about my love for the high quality Playmobil toys that encourage children to use their imagination–>Playmobil Toys. Not only […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

What is a Zuckerhase? Learn More about these Nostalgic Easter Treats!

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Every Easter, someone asks me if I remember the Rote Zuckerhase (red Sugar Rabbit). My response….What is a Zuckerhase? Honestly, I’ve never seen one. I’m a child of chocolate bunnies. And I never saw them when I visited Germany at Easter. Since so many people have fond memories of them, I decided to do some […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

Celebrating Palm Sunday in Germany with Palmbuschen

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Easter week begins with Palm Sunday, the 6th Sunday of Lent, which is the Sunday before Easter. The name comes from the Palms that were laid at the feet of Jesus’s donkey as he and his followers made their way into Jerusalem.  On Palm Sunday in Germany, especially in Bavaria, this procession is recreated by clergy […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

German Easter Markets – Easter Shopping In Germany

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We all know about German Christmas Markets... but did you know that every Spring there are German EASTER Markets?!? These sweet little markets pop up on weekends during Lent, and leading right up until Easter. Germans do love to decorate their homes to celebrate Easter, and the Markets give them a chance to find that […]

All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)

German Easter Facts and Customs- All About Easter in Germany!

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Celebrating Easter in Germany is much more than a trip to church, an Easter Egg hunt, brunch and a nice hat. Easter is a major holiday in Germany…  and the events go beyond home and church. Preparations start well before Easter Sunday! and don’t end there. And many Easter Traditions that we follow here in […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

German Easter Fountains- a German Easter Tradition

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One way towns in Germany prepare for Easter is by decorating fountains. These German Easter Fountains are covered with flowers and colored eggs, making them a festive centerpiece to the city center square. History of Decorating an Easter Fountain in Germany In parts of Germany, there was a tradition of drawing Easter Water (Osterwasser) for […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!