Easter Egg Tree


During our trip to Dessau recently, while wandering round the Törten Estate, we spotted a number of trees decorated with Easter eggs. A little research on the fountain of all knowledge (i.e. Wikipedia) revealed that the Ostereierbaum is a German tradition where trees and bushes are decorated with Easter eggs. Afterwards we spotted eggs on sale in the supermarket around the corner from our hotel in Berlin. Like the Christmas tree, which also originated in Germany, a pagan tradition alive and well.