Rollings Eggs

Surely everyone knows what Easter eggs are and what is done with them at Easter: They are hidden and the children look for them and hopefully find them. This is no different in Schlenzer. What traditionally happens with the eggs in Schlenzer afterwards is not so common: The families of the village – grandma, grandpa, mother, father, children – walk with drinks and the Easter eggs in their baskets up to the Hell Mountains, the highest elevation of the village. There, in the middle of the forest, on a particularly steep slope (in the past, when this area was less forested and winters reliably brought lots of snow, people even skied there), everyone then settles down on spread-out blankets and unpacks their egg baskets.

Then the hard-boiled eggs are rolled down the steep slopes. The chance of the eggs reaching the bottom undamaged is slim, because their journey takes them over branches, brushwood and stones. The children race after the eggs, bringing both intact and broken eggs back to the top. The underperforming, battered eggs are seasoned with the salt shakers they have brought along and eaten. This goes perfectly with a freshly tapped beer served at the specially set up drinks stands of the inns from Schlenzer and Riesdorf. Popular topics of conversation are tips on how to make particularly hard eggs or the Easter Sunday weather of the past decades. Sometimes you had to drink mulled wine instead of beer, and the eggs had to be rolled through the snow.