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Carnival in Cologne 2017

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Get familiar with the essentials and events of the world-famous Cologne Carnival. 

 

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Learn all about the origins of carnival in the rhine metropolis.

History of Carnival in Cologne

  

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Carnival, which is known as "Fastelovend" in the local Kölsch dialect, plays a very important role in Cologne. In line with this year's motto "Mer stelle alles op der Kopp", the costumed "fools" will celebrate Carnival 2016 in Cologne, which will start as tradition prescribes at 11:11 a.m. on 11th November.

 

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