Fasching in Thuringia

Although fasching, or carnival, might not be as famous in Thuringia as in carnival hotspots like Cologne, Düsseldorf and Mainz, the people of Thuringia still know how to enjoy themselves and there are many events during the carnival season.

Erfurt and Weimar, for example, host colourful celebrations. The Wasungen Carnival is also well known for its historical procession with trumpet fanfares, which takes place this year on 18 February. And if you've had enough of all the carnival shenanigans, you can always head to the 'Blues Fasching' event in Apolda for some live blues and rock music, also on 18 February 2012.