Those who have not seen Easter trees, view it in this link as in Germany it’s a common thing to decorate trees with eggs during the time of Easter. These trees have names such as “Eierbaum”, “Osterbaum” or simply “Ostereierbaum” in German language which means trees that are decorated at Easter with eggs. Christa as well as Volker Kraft from Germany’s Saalfeld, taking it seriously used 10000+ eggs for decorating trees during Easter. But sadly from 7th April 2015 the garden gates have been closed forever and so 2015 was the farewell year for Easter Tree. Have a look at these trees in this link.
More info: eierbaum-saalfeld.de (h/t: boredpanda)
It takes around two weeks to hang all 10,000 eggs
Easter tree in all its glory
It started in 1965 with 18 Eastern eggs
This picture dated ~1970. The left tree is the one they still decorate today. 350 Easter eggs on the tree in 1994
This is how 10,000 eggs on the tree looks like
10,000 eggs is the limit as they don’t have storage room for more eggs
Christa Kraft prepares eggs for tree decoration
Kraft started with plastic eggs decades ago, but later switched to real eggs
Kraft’s daughter Gabriela Rumrich is the painter in the family
She drew artistic patterns with silver and gold colors. Later the first landscape and city motifs emerged. Kraft’s tree has become a tourist attraction, drawing thousands of people every year
Easter tree in the snow
What Volker Kraft does with all these eggs after Easter?
“Most of them are eaten by children, and the rest I give to charity, plastic eggs I keep in the garage until next year,” – says Volker Kraft. Each egg is different