Northern German Easter Market

No two eggs are the same; the same festivity is not always celebrated in the same way. For 25 years now the Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg explores the diversity in different customs. Easter customs are the focus in the annually held Easter Market. The Easter Market is not centered on the artistic value of the coloured eggs, but instead, the crafts and customs surrounding them.

The Easter Market in the Museum für Völkerkunde is not an egg-show. This traditional Market with its colourful exhibition displays Easter customs from all over the world. About 40 exhibitors from Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Rumania, Poland, Austria and the Ukraine provide insight into Easter arts and crafts from their various backgrounds. These can range from delicate scraping techniques, eggshell mosaics, and calligraphy to watercolour paintings, miniatures and oil paintings. The various examples of woodwork and woodcuttings are proof that Easter crafts are not restricted to eggs. The market is held within the museum building and the stands are integrated into the corresponding exhibitions.

The programme’s highlights include lectures and performances corresponding to respective topics. In the past, these have included Guatemala and Arab Christians. The Museum für Völkerkunde is a catalyst for tolerance and aims to sensitise visitors, through these kinds of events, to the delicate differences between different traditions and customs.

Addmitance to the Easter Market 8,50€/ reduced: 4€ / free entrace: children and youth up to the age of 17- without Friday


Nothern German Easter Market
April 6 – 9, 2017.

Opening hours:

Thursday | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Sunday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Are you an exhibitor interested in selling your products at the Northern German Easter Market?
If yes, please send us your informal application.
Please include the following information: Your name and some background information, what you will sell, and where your products come from.
Please also enclose photographs or demonstration material and
send your application to:

Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg
Norddeutscher Ostermarkt
Rothenbaumchaussee 64
20148 Hamburg