Just like Cologne and Düsseldorf, Mainz is a Rhineland carnival capital. The Mainz carnival procession on Rose Monday stretches for some 6.5 kilometres, making it one of the region's longest. The evening carnival show is broadcast live on German TV. Both events have a strong political streak, and politicians' misadventures are mercilessly satirised. The crazy weekend kicks off with Europe's biggest children's masked parade on Carnival Saturday.
11-Nov-2013 - 03-Mar-2014
11-Nov-2014 - 18-Feb-2015
The children's masked parade starts at 2.11pm on Carnival Saturday. The Rose Monday procession starts at 11.11am on Carnival Monday. The carnival show starts at 8.11pm.
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