Rosenmontag Zug in Koelle (Rosemonday Parade in Cologne) Carnival is here!

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And another carnival season is here. We went to 2 parades and like always we had great fun! Here are some of the pictures I took! It is a fantastic atmosphere you have to see it yourself just beware of the flying objects (chocolate bars, flowers, toys etc...)! ;-)

The "Rosemonday parade" ,the largest one in Germany, starts at 11:11 am and has an overall length of 7 kilometers and the course way is 6.5 km and needs over four hours. Up to one million spectators we watching and celebrating beside the track. In the year 2007 the slogan for the parade was "Mir all sin Kölle" = "We all are Cologne".

Some numbers: 10200 participants, 124 bands, 440 horses, 800 "guarding angels" for the fact that during the course nobody gets "under the wheels". 

Throw material: 150 tons of sweets, more than 700.000 bars of chocolate, 220.000 boxes of chocolates,  300.000 Struessjer (small bouquets) and thousands of small toys.

koala says:
They throw some really nice things here but you have to be lucky to get it.
Posted on: Feb 20, 2007
X_Drive says:
Here they only throw small cheap but sparkly necklaces. I think I'd like yours better.
Posted on: Feb 20, 2007
dl4plm says:
What a fun time! Who said Germans do not have a sense of humour! Viva Colognia!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2007
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