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Carnival in Düsseldorf

Carnival on the Kö
Carnival on the Kö
Parade on 'Rosenmontagszug'
Parade on 'Rosenmontagszug'

Düsseldorf Helau! There's no holding back carnival fans in the metropolis on the banks of the Rhine when the fifth season kicks off. Carnival fans will be in their element from 11 November 2011, when Hoppeditz awakes, to Ash Wednesday on 22 February 2012. During Düsseldorf's Carnival people laugh, dance and kiss – be there when the party starts on 11.11 at 11.11 a.m.

When: 11 November 2011 to 22 Februar 2012

Where: Düsseldorf's city centre


The highlights of the street carnival:

Hoppeditz Awakes
(11 November, 11:11 a.m., Marktplatz)
The start to the carnival season with "Narrenschelte" ("Joker's Scolding") from Hoppeditz

Altweiberfastnacht
(16 February 2012, 11:11 a.m., Düsseldorf Old Town)
When the ladies take over the Town Hall
Street carnival in the Old Town

Jugendumzug ("Youth Procession")
(18 February 2012, Düsseldorf city centre)
This is where the old and young carnival fans ("Jecken") march through Düsseldorf's Old Town.

Carnival Sunday
(19 February 2012, from mornings, Königsallee)
Street carnival on the Königsallee

Tonnenrennen ("Barrel Race")
(19 February 2012, 3.00 p.m., Niederkassel)
Very traditional event in Niederkassel

Rosenmontagszug ("Carnival Monday Procession")
(20 February 2012, 12:30 p.m., Düsseldorf city centre)
A giant procession with decorated floats and people marching on foot
parades through the whole city centre. 

Event organisers:
Comitee Düsseldorfer Carneval

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