Easter fountain in Franconia: The largest is in Bieberbach

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Easter fountain in Franconia

The villagers of Franconia used to clean their wells of winter dirt before Easter. Then they decorate the Easter fountains in Franconia. The fountains are usually in the middle of the village square. In spring they are Excursion destinations in Franconia. They were cleaned before the Easter holidays so that fresh and clean water could be fetched from there for the Easter festivities. Over time, this developed into the custom of decorating the fountains. Especially in Franconia and the Upper Palatinate, Easter fountains can be seen in the village squares of many rural communities in the weeks before Easter. One of the largest Easter fountains is in the center of the small village of Bieberbach in Franconia, which is just under an hour north of Nuremberg off the main transit routes in the heart of Franconian Switzerland.




Easter fountain in Franconia
Easter fountains in Franconia are decorated with fir garlands and Easter eggs


Easter fountains are decorated with Easter eggs and a crown

It is customary to cover an Easter well with a crown of garlands. These are made from pine cones. Easter eggs of all shades of color are attached to it. In Bieberbach this is all a bit bigger. The inhabitants of this village in the hilly landscape of Franconia have been working on the preparations for a long time. They dye eggs red, yellow, blue, or pink. They also decorate a crown with it. But this towers over arches over the village fountain. These are decorated with Easter eggs. On top of that. The fountain is surrounded by wreaths and arches of many colors. The result is an ensemble of crowns, wreaths, bows and garlands on which Easter eggs of all colors create a magnificent picture.


Easter fountain in Franconia
Easter fountain in Franconia


When is the best time to visit the Easter fountain in Bieberbach?

There's just one thing you shouldn't do: how we drive to the Easter fountain in Bieberbach on Easter Sunday, because it shows that this fountain is no longer an "insider tip" and you have to "share" the fountain with many visitors. During the week, the hustle and bustle at the Easter fountain in Bieberbach should be less. Nevertheless, a trip to the Easter holidays there. This Easter fountain is by far the most beautiful we have seen in the region. There are also plenty of opportunities for comparison in the Bieberbach area. On our way to Nuremberg, we keep noticing signs at the entrances to other villages pointing to the Easter fountain.


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Easter fountain in Franconia: The largest is in Bieberbach

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

2 thoughts too "Easter fountain in Franconia: The largest is in Bieberbach"

  1. September 01

    Once again, I would like to admire your beautiful Easter eggs with American guests.
    We would be at the 22 in the morning. April 2019 come.
    A guest is coming from Nuernberg and I would have to know Wieser guest could arrive !?
    22 people come by bus on the highway from Nuernberger Kreuz.
    I thank you in advance for your answer.
    With frl. To greet
    Volker K. Molt, CTC

    1. Hello Mr. Molt,

      I am pleased if you want to show American guests the Easter Fountain of Bieberbach. However, we are not a travel agency. Information on how to get from Nuremberg to Bieberbach can be found in the Google Maps, I hope that helps you.

      Sincerely yours,
      Monika Fuchs

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