Decorating town fountains with colourful eggs, garlands and flowers has been a revered tradition in Switzerland and southern Bavaria for over 100 years. To see the record-breaking largest Easter fountain in the world, head to the town of Bieberbach in Egloffstein, two and a half hours from Munich by car. It’s one of 200 towns in the region to showcase their colourful, celebratory fountains during Holy Week and up to two weeks after Easter.
In Munich itself, you’ll hear classical concerts in the formal setting of the state rooms of the Residenz, the opulent former royal palace of the monarchs of Bavaria. Or experience festive Easter concerts in Nymphenburg Palace, where Mozart gave concerts as a child.
Families can follow The Frog Prince to the Munich Theater for Children for a show that children aged four and over will enjoy. The official start of spring brings with it one of Munich’s best loved features: the open air beer gardens. Munich is blessed with lots of beautiful parks, from the Englischer Garten to the Nymphenburger, and there are plenty of beer gardens to choose from.