The egg has been a symbol of new life and fertility for thousands of years. The hare also stands for fertility, also known as the companion of the fertility goddess Ostara. After the egg-free winter, birds and hens start laying eggs again - another sign that spring draws in. This is said to have led to the custom of searching for eggs. Since the hens were free to run around at that time, they also laid their eggs somewhere. In order to use the eggs, people had to search for them.

Another assumption is that giving eggs was a pagan tradition to Ostara and was punished by the church. In order not to be caught, the eggs were no longer handed over personally, but hidden in fields. Family and friends had to go looking for the eggs. Seen in this way, what we still do today at Easter.
Easter water, Easter fire, Easter bunny, Easter lamb, Easter candle - the traditional Easter customs in Germany could not be more varied. Discover the offers of our Romantik Hotels in Germany during the Easter holidays.
Nowadays, eggs are also hidden and sweets are given away in the neighbouring country of Austria. Discover our Romantik Hotels in Austria during the Easter holidays.
Switzerland has as many Easter traditions as cantons. In the west, for example, "Les Pleureuses" carry Christ's tools of torture through the streets on Good Friday. Discover our Romantik Hotels in Switzerland.
Did you know that in Italy people traditionally eat an "Easter cake", a salty cake with boiled eggs and spinach? Discover the Easter holidays in our Romantik Hotels in Italy
In Belgium, Easter eggs are hidden either by the Easter bells on their journey to Rome or by the Easter bunny. Here you can find the Easter offer of our Romantik Hotel De Orangerie in Bruges.