When Easter markets begin to pop up, it’s a welcome sign of the end of winter. See how the everyday egg can be transformed into a work of art through painting, piercing, gilding, beading and countless other techniques at the following events. Note that some charge admission.

Vienna, Austria • Schoenbrunn Palace, March 9-29. • Old Vienna Easter Market at the Freyung, March 11-28. • Am Hof Handicraft Market, March 11-28.

Prague, Czech Republic• Wenceslas Square, March 12-April 3.

Germany• Babenhausen: March 19-20, town center. • Bad Homburg v. d. Hoehe: March 19, Erlenbachhalle in Ober-Erlenbach. • Bad Nauheim: March 12-13, Teichhaus. • Cochem: March 12-13, Edertplatz. • Eberbach: March 5-6, Stadthalle. • Fellbach: March 5-6, Schwabenlandhalle. • Kronberg im Taunus: March 13, Haus Altkoenig. • Lindenfels: March 12-13, Buergerhaus. • Mainz-Kastel: March 26-28, historical Easter market and spectacle, Reduit. • Mannheim: March 19-20, international Easter egg market, Luisenpark, Festhalle Baumhain. • Michelstadt: March 5-6, Odenwald and Spielzeugmuseum. • Oestrich-Winkel-Hallgarten: March 5-6, Hallgartener Weinkeller. • Otzberg-Hering: March 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, Veste Otzberg. • Ronneburg: March 12-13 and 19-20, historical Easter market, Burg Ronneburg. • Schwetzingen: Feb. 27-28, International Easter egg market, Schloss Schwetzingen, noerdlicher Zirkel. • Trier: March 11-13, Hauptmarkt. • Viernheim: March 5-6, Buergerhaus. • Wiesbaden: March 11-13, pedestrian zone.

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