We visited an Easter Egg market at nearby Maulbronn Monastery on a recent sunny Saturday.
This is what I was expecting:
Stands marketing delightful springtime decorations.
What I experienced, however, was a market set up inside one of the monastery buildings with table after table displaying intricately decorated eggs. And what a variety! This takes Easter egg decorating to a whole new level! There were a few eggs made of wood and porcelain but the vast majority were real eggs, of varying sizes, that had been hollowed out. Most of the eggs were hand-painted with spring themes such as flowers, butterflies, bunnies, etc., although one stand was devoted to eggs with animal motifs: sleeping cat, dog, horse, etc. These eggs could be mistaken for stones, perhaps due to the dark earthy colors of paint that completely covered the egg.