Easter is associated with many different traditions in Austria and here at the Luftburg - how could it be otherwise - above all a family celebration. Children take note: For Easter, we give away colourful colouring sheets and small crayons to go with them.

April 9, 2023

Off to the Prater

As spring approaches, Easter is not far away. At home, the windows and tables are already decorated with colorful paper bunnies, palm kitties and dyed eggs. "Has the Easter bunny been here yet?" is topic number one at the breakfast table. The chocolate bunnies quickly make you jittery and give you energy - so it's best to pack up the kids and head off to the Prater!


On the main avenue, the first families cavort. A balloon here, Dad gets the consolation prize in the can toss, Mom makes the grand prize. Together they enjoy the view from the flower wheel, because Vienna is a beautiful place. At the latest at the carousel, not only the horses turn, but also the thoughts about a good lunch!

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Easter dinner in the largest organic restaurant in the world

Finally time for enjoyment and relaxation. We only serve 100% organic quality - and you can taste it! Our own children's menu makes it especially easy for the little ones to choose: today we have magic wands and a vanilla smiley. What is that? You can read about it here in our children's menu.

By the way, for Easter we give away colourful colouring sheets and small crayons for all children.

Those who still need some action after the joint meal can end the afternoon in the Praterfee. There are also bouncy castles (the day admission of the bouncy castle can be used here right away), many trampolines, a children's racetrack and a toddler play area with sandbox. Also at this Kolarik kiosk all snacks & drinks are organic quality. So toast to the beautiful family outing!

It is actually a pity that there is only one Easter Sunday. On the other hand, the family and child-friendly Luftburg is open all year round and thus has every Sunday, Easter Sunday!

Ei feel good

Did you know that all eggs used in Luftburg are 100% organic and come only from suppliers known to us? On kolarik.at/sustainability you will also find a voluntary origin label for our main products - this is regularly updated and expanded by us!

Kitten under nature protection

The palm catkin is a traditional Easter decoration. But beware: the Sal willow, which is known for this, is under strict nature conservation! Because the Sal willow is a particularly early flowering native shrub and therefore a particularly important food source for bees, bumblebees, butterflies and Co.

Up to and including April 30, it is therefore strictly forbidden to cut off palm catkin branches, regardless of whether they grow in one's own garden or in the wild. This excludes farmers and their legal trade at the Easter market.

Customs and tradition

Many Easter customs are closely connected with the Christian faith and Austrian tradition. Some are meant to bring joy especially to children. Many are also found in other religions and countries. Still others are as different from place to place as the colorful eggs in the Easter basket.

The most famous customs are certainly coloring eggs, hiding nests and the sweet Easter pinze after surviving Lent. In good tradition is also the Easter consecration or a visit to the Easter market. In addition, the ratchet and Weihfeuertragen as well as Godnküpfi and Oarradeln are considered typical Austrian Easter customs.

Holy Week and its holidays

Cross your heart. Do you know which day of Holy Week stands for which Christian celebration or commemoration day? We give you a small overview:

  • Holy Week is ushered in by Palm Sunday, when Christians commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper.
  • Good Friday is a day of remembrance for Christians of the crucifixion of Jesus and a public holiday.
  • Holy Saturday is the day of the burial and on Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. On this day, many families celebrate Easter together. Have fun with it!