Easter in Germany: The very deutsch origins of the Easter Bunny

Easter in Germany: The very deutsch origins of the Easter Bunny

Beloved by children in the UK and US alike, the Easter Bunny is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of the spring season for English speakers. But its origins actually trace back to Germany.

German word of the day: Der Osterhase

German word of the day: Der Osterhase

Easter recipe: How to make German ‘Kleckskuchen’

Easter recipe: How to make German ‘Kleckskuchen’

State by state: These are Germany’s coronavirus rules over Easter

State by state: These are Germany’s coronavirus rules over Easter

Vaccination centres in some German states ‘to close over Easter’

Vaccination centres in some German states ‘to close over Easter’

Recipe: How to make German Easter bunny strudels

Recipe: How to make German Easter bunny strudels

Will Germans get an extra public holiday as part of the Covid Easter shutdown?

Will Germans get an extra public holiday as part of the Covid Easter shutdown?

These are the travel plans that could make it into Germany’s new lockdown pact

These are the travel plans that could make it into Germany’s new lockdown pact

Germany proposes new rule to allow families to meet over Easter

Germany proposes new rule to allow families to meet over Easter

German states seek Covid restrictions extension into April as case rise continues

German states seek Covid restrictions extension into April as case rise continues

Will Easter holiday travel be possible in Germany this year?

Will Easter holiday travel be possible in Germany this year?

‘The situation is fragile’: Merkel urges Germans to stick to coronavirus restrictions

‘The situation is fragile’: Merkel urges Germans to stick to coronavirus restrictions

Polish healthcare workers in Germany face Easter away from families amid corona crisis

Polish healthcare workers in Germany face Easter away from families amid corona crisis

Frankfurt party organizers face hefty fine for flouting Easter dancing ban

Frankfurt party organizers face hefty fine for flouting Easter dancing ban

What you need to know about travelling in Germany over Easter

What you need to know about travelling in Germany over Easter

Temperatures up to 25C expected over Easter weekend in Germany

Temperatures up to 25C expected over Easter weekend in Germany

Easter holiday weather: What can Germany expect?

Easter holiday weather: What can Germany expect?

How hearing Bach at Easter gave me a deeper appreciation for learning German

How hearing Bach at Easter gave me a deeper appreciation for learning German

Six photos that show just how cold it was over Easter weekend

Six photos that show just how cold it was over Easter weekend

Eight wonderful ways to celebrate spring in Germany

Eight wonderful ways to celebrate spring in Germany

10 ways to celebrate Easter in Germany like a local

10 ways to celebrate Easter in Germany like a local

Winter wear at the ready! Snow and storms predicted for Easter

Winter wear at the ready! Snow and storms predicted for Easter

Viral German supermarket ad reveals ‘true’ origins of Easter Bunny

Viral German supermarket ad reveals ‘true’ origins of Easter Bunny

Climate experts urge Germans to ‘give up cars’ for Lent

Climate experts urge Germans to ‘give up cars’ for Lent

Tighter security could mean delays at Frankfurt airport

Tighter security could mean delays at Frankfurt airport

Is it really illegal to dance at Easter in Germany?

Is it really illegal to dance at Easter in Germany?

Post, Amazon face Easter strikes

Post, Amazon face Easter strikes

Easter and Ecclestone – seven days in pictures

Easter and Ecclestone – seven days in pictures

Girls find live munition in Easter bonfire

Girls find live munition in Easter bonfire

Parents’ house burnt as son went clubbing

Parents’ house burnt as son went clubbing

Nine ways to celebrate Easter like a German

Nine ways to celebrate Easter like a German

Highs of 22C forecast for Easter weekend

Highs of 22C forecast for Easter weekend

Lufthansa pilots to strike for three days

Lufthansa pilots to strike for three days

What will Germans give up for Lent?

What will Germans give up for Lent?

Saxon horseback riders spread Easter message

Saxon horseback riders spread Easter message

Lindt loses bunny battle

Lindt loses bunny battle

Egg-cellent idioms for Easter – it’s no yolk

Egg-cellent idioms for Easter – it’s no yolk

Easter Bunny smashes chocolate Santa record

Easter Bunny smashes chocolate Santa record

Pensioner decorates tree with 10,000 Easter eggs

Pensioner decorates tree with 10,000 Easter eggs

Easter Bunny belief ‘good for kids’

Easter Bunny belief ‘good for kids’

Over a third of Germans believe in life after death

Over a third of Germans believe in life after death

Dürer’s Easter favourite – hare to stay

Dürer’s Easter favourite – hare to stay

German bunny-based phrases for Easter

German bunny-based phrases for Easter

Thousands brave rain for Easter marches

Thousands brave rain for Easter marches

After glorious sunny holiday weekend, rain returns

After glorious sunny holiday weekend, rain returns

Accident involving truck full of candles closes motorway to Poland

Accident involving truck full of candles closes motorway to Poland

Drivers warned of Easter traffic and fuel misery

Drivers warned of Easter traffic and fuel misery

Flashmob to break Easter dance ban in Frankfurt

Flashmob to break Easter dance ban in Frankfurt

Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

Gloomy Easter weather to creep in from the west

Gloomy Easter weather to creep in from the west

Chicken shortage forces Easter bunny to import eggs

Chicken shortage forces Easter bunny to import eggs

Fuel companies deny holiday price-gouging

Fuel companies deny holiday price-gouging

Germans opt for smaller chocolate eggs and bunnies this Easter

Germans opt for smaller chocolate eggs and bunnies this Easter

Klinsmann suing daily over crucifixion cover

Klinsmann suing daily over crucifixion cover

Pacifists mark Easter with protests

Pacifists mark Easter with protests

Sunny weather set to reign til mid-week

Sunny weather set to reign til mid-week

Sunny weather expected for holiday weekend

Sunny weather expected for holiday weekend

Vechta named egg capital of Germany

Vechta named egg capital of Germany

Germans eat three more eggs for Easter

Germans eat three more eggs for Easter

Bishop slams violent Easter TV lineup

Bishop slams violent Easter TV lineup

German town seeks Easter egg world record

German town seeks Easter egg world record