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  • Osterbrunnen
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    The Osterbrunnen (Easter Well or Easter Fountain) is a German tradition of decorating public wells or fountains with Easter eggs for Easter. It began in the early 20th century in the Franconian Switzerland region of Upper Franconia but has spread to other regions. The decoration is usually kept from Good Friday until two weeks after Easter.

    Possible origins

    There was an old tradition throughout Germany of drawing water in silence at Easter for purification and medical treatment, which was sometimes referred to as Osterbrunnen. Wells were cleaned and decorated with garlands and sometimes eggs in May, a tradition which survived relatively late in the 19th century in Bacharach. Other dates for well decorating included Pentecost in southern Thuringia and Midsummer in Fulda; it took place at Easter in Bohemia. Nineteenth-century writers, particularly Karl Weinhold, suggested that these traditions of well cleaning and decorating were remnants of pre-Christian practices. In work first published in 1987, Claudia Schillinger has argued for a Wendish origin of the decoration of wells in Franconia.

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Krumbach Overview

Krumbach (elevation 512 m (1680 ft)) is situated in Mittelschwaben in the natural region Lower Iller-Lech Gravel Plateau (a part of the region between Danube and the Alps) in the valley of the Kammel, a left tributary of the Mindel river and so an indirect tributary of the Danube river. The landscape is marked by forests and areas in agricultural acreage (fields and grassland).

The next bigger cities respectively towns are Ulm (Ulm vacation rentals | Ulm travel guide), approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Krumbach, Augsburg (Augsburg vacation rentals | Augsburg travel guide), 48 kilometres northeast of Krumbach, Memmingen (Memmingen vacation rentals | Memmingen travel guide), about 40 km kilometres southwest of Krumbach, Mindelheim, 30 kilometres south of Krumbach and Günzburg (Günzburg vacation rentals | Günzburg travel guide), 27 kilometres north of Krumbach. The distance to Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) is approximately 120 kilometres.

Things to See in Krumbach

Market place and historic town hall

Church St Michael

Church St Ulrich in Hürben

Church Maria Hilf

Church Lindlkirche


Castle of Krumbach

Moated castle of Hürben

Landauer Haus

Middleswabian lokal heritage museum

Waxart museum MORSA


Church of Niederraunau

Castle of Niederraunau

Dossenberger Pfarrhof (parsonage) Billenhausen

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More about the History of Krumbach

In 1156 Krumbach was mentioned in documents the first time, in 1370 the village got the right to hold a market. From 1305 until 1805 Krumbach was part of the Margraviate of Burgau, which was part of the Habsburgian Further Austria. In the year 1805 Krumbach became Bavarian by the Peace of Pressburg. 90 years later Krumbach became a town. In the year 1902 the previously independent municipality Hürben, a neighbouring village of Krumbach, merged into Krumbach. Until the time of the Third Reich Hürben had a high percentage of Jewish residents in comparison to the Bavarian average.

Until 1972 Krumbach was the district seat of the administrative district Krumbach (Swabia).

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Krumbach is a town with about 12.500 residents in the district Günzburg in the Bavarian administrative region Swabia, Germany. It is the second biggest town in the district.

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