Ostermahlzeiten (f) - Easter meals
Osterfrühstück (n) - Easter breakfast
Hefezopf (m) - braided bread
No Easter breakfast is complete without loads of boiled and colored eggs and a special bread, called 'Hefezopf', with or without raisins, but always thickly covered with butter.
The main meal at Easter revolves around lamb.
Lammbraten (m) - roasted lamb
Lammkeule (f) - leg of lamb
Lammkotelett (n) - chop of lamb
Preferred vegetables in Germany are:
Rosenkohl (m) - Brussels sprouts
Grünkohl (m) - cabbage
Gekochte Kartoffeln (f) - boiled potatoes
Desert is often vanilla ice cream, which is served with whipped cream and a special Easter Liqueur, called Eierlikör.
Table, house and garden are decorated with Easter themes, depicting eggs and hares.