It's another special food of our region. To "create" them needs knowledge. Made out of potatoes. Grated poor potatoes and cooked mashed potatoes together in a special mix. Also important which time you can mix both. Then you can form the dumplings and do inside boiling water. Only light boiling!
Really special, but delicious.
In former times that meant lot of work for every cook. ;) Meanwhile you can buy the mix as ready one.
But a good cook still makes himself.
You eat together with meat dish and lot of sauce.
The Thüringer Bratwurst (Thuringian Sausage) is roasted on the grill. There are many recipes, but everyone is held secret. She tastes very good, some Thuringian missing her if they are on travel. I not. ;-)
Tabarz had the probably most famous tester short time ago. The King of Sweden was on a visit at the Duke of Coburg-Gotha. The nobility goes here to the hunt, naturally. In Thuringia forests it gives this sausage nearly during all rests, also in pause between hunting. The Swedish king was very enthused of this sausage, that told a witness of the noble meeting.
I think it is a true regional custom, the fires at Easter time. If not, please write a comment. I did not find in any other region till now. Fire means a bit religious, but more I heared it would have the sense to drive out the bad spirits of winter. Nearly all villages or towns have their own regional big Easter fire. It is always fun, connected with a celebration.