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50-Year Tradition: Couple Trims Tree With 10,000 Easter Eggs

Image: German pensioner Kraft decorates an apple tree with Easter eggs in the garden of his summerhouse in the eastern German town of Saalfeld
German pensioner Volker Kraft decorates an apple tree with Easter eggs in the garden of his summerhouse, in the eastern German town of Saalfeld on Wednesday.FABRIZIO BENSCH / Reuters

German pensioner Volker Kraft decorates an apple tree with Easter eggs in the garden of his summer house, in the eastern German town of Saalfeld on Wednesday. Every year since 1965 Volker and his wife Christa spend up to two weeks decorating the tree with their collection of 10,000 colorful hand-painted Easter eggs in preparation for Easter celebrations.

Image: Egg boxes are stacked in a room of German pensioners Christa and Volker Kraft's summerhouse in Saalfeld
Egg boxes are stacked in a room of German pensioners Christa and Volker Kraft's house in Saalfeld, Germany.FABRIZIO BENSCH / Reuters

Image: German pensioner Kraft compiles Easter eggs before decorating an apple tree with them in Saalfeld
Christa Kraft compiles Easter eggs used to decorate an apple tree outside her home in Saalfeld on Wednesday.FABRIZIO BENSCH / Reuters