It was 1314 in Cologne. The first fools or “jecken” in German celebrated a parade through the city. How? We don’t know exactly the details, just the date.
200 years later a noble man named Weinsberg wrote about carnival. He describes that there were no differences between the people, everyone was equal. And this is until today [...]
As you probably know, Germany is the European center for carnival. Before spring “Karneval”, “Fasching” or “Fasnacht” will be celebrated in many regions of Germany. In Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz or Mainz you can watch the biggest and most colorful parades, visit the most fun parties with singing and drinking from Thursday (”Schmutziger Donnerstag” in Swabia or “Weiberdonnerstag” in the Rhineland) to Wednesday, [...]