Rabbits are a common symbol of Easter, not only in Germany. And hiding and looking for Easter eggs also has a long tradition, dating back to the 17th century. But what is the history behind these customs?
Every one knows that bunnies don't lay eggs, right? So how did bunnies and eggs become inseparable at Easter? We got to the bottom of this - and other - odd Easter traditions.
Watch out for sugar-coated lambs, fire and lots and lots of chocolate. Here's what to expect during the four-day Easter holiday in Germany.
Beyond ruling the breakfast table and the Easter basket, discover these five unexpected functions of eggs. You can also get passionately involved in a very German debate: How do you eat a soft-boiled egg?
Animal rights groups have used the Easter holiday to flag up the plight of rabbits farmed and fattened for food in Germany. The legislation is not strong enough to protect the animals from suffering, they say.
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