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Happy Easter Egg Kibben at the Wine Witch Fountain

Egg-kibbing on Easter Sunday is an ancient Winningen custom. However, when trying to find out more about the when, how and why of its origin, one soon comes to the conclusion that the extremely sparse information about it does not allow an exact determination.

Eierkibben on Easter Sunday

It is assumed that the Eierkibben was established about 175 years ago in Winningen. At that time, the place of the event was today's Osterstraße, which, according to widespread opinion, owes its name to this fact. Here the population met after the Easter service to indulge in this custom, which soon became a tradition. Later the place of the Eierkibben shifted to the Fährstraße, where the Easter Sunday hustle and bustle took place from then on in front of the house of the egg dealer "Eier-Fritz", who was still very well known to the older inhabitants of Winning. After the Second World War, the custom came to a standstill, but was soon rediscovered and initially revived in various Winningen inns in smaller circles, before the then tourist association decided in 1970 to give it a public setting again. Since then the Eierkibben in its present form takes place annually on Easter Sunday in the wine yard and is organized for some years by the drummer and piper corps Winninge.

Happy Easter Egg Kibben at the Weinhex fountain
You too can indulge in the old custom of egg kibbing, an entertaining competition with many thousands of colorful Easter eggs. A Winningen speciality, the egg wine, will ensure the best atmosphere in addition to cheerful brass band music. The little visitors are looking forward to the Easter bunny kindergarten. 11.00 - 18.00 around the wine witch fountain

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April 2023

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56333 Winningen


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