The carnival season in Germany is rapidly approaching its highpoint. Fun-loving revellers have been looking forward to this with great excitement since the traditional start of the carnival season on 11 November 2013. Carnival in Germany, also known as Fasching or Fastnacht is celebrated in some style ahead of the symbolic fasting period that begins forty days before Easter. The best of the processions, renowned for their traditional costumes, take place on Carnival Sunday, Rose Monday and Shrove Tuesday (from 2 to 4 March 2014). And, when it comes to celebrating, there are no limits on creativity!
The top locations for the famous Rhineland carnival are Cologne, Düsseldorf, Aachen and Mainz.