The days between Shrove Thursday and Ash Wednesday mark the highlight of Germany’s carnival season. Discover Germany takes you on a short tour of the carnival capitals Cologne, Mainz and Rottweil.
The world celebrates Carnival over five days in February. A few German carnival strongholds actually get an early start at it, on 11/11 every year. Here are 11 unusual and colorful Rhineland traditions.
When revelers in costume dance in the streets then the carnival season has reached its peak in Germany. Test your knowledge and find out how crazy about carnival or "jeck" you are.
Millions of revelers have braved cold winter weather to attend traditional carnival parades in Germany. The processions often take on a highly satirical note.
Berlin residents originally from the Rhineland who love to celebrate carnival have tried to import the fun and partying to the German capital — in vain, as DW columnist Gero Schliess observes.
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