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Carnival in Cologne, Germany

The Crazy Days! ‘Carnival’ All Over Europe

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A very important regional distinction is the Carnival Salutation. Around Cologne this is ‘Alaaf’, and almost everywhere else it is ‘Helau’. Never shout ‘Helau’ in Cologne, or Alaaf in Mainz!

Febuary - Kölner Karneval / #Cologne #Carnival

Rosenmontag Parade in Cologne

Biggest attraction on the main day of German Karneval in Cologne, Rosenmontag (rose Monday) is the parade. Millions of people gather along the streets and dance and sing with the participants of the parade. It is a big holiday in Germany and nobody works.

Travel Germany with this 10 day itinerary for Germany by train. See the highlights of Germany with this train itinerary: Berlin – Hamburg – Cologne – Frankfurt – Munich. These cities can be visited by train in 10 to 14 days with this Halo Travel tour

Travel Germany with this 10 day Germany itinerary. See the highlights of Germany with this train itinerary: Berlin – Hamburg – Cologne – Frankfurt – Munich. These cities can be visited by train in 10 to 14 days with this Halo Travel tour

In addition to the cathedral, Cologne is know for chocolate. This is a cacao pod chocolate fountain. … The gift shop is worth the visit, alone. The variety of chocolate was amazing. There were bars of every flavor and filling, chocolate liqueur, body paint, hot chocolate sticks, and chocolate shaped in the form of many of the city’s sights. There was even chocolate beer! Inside the museum, there is a café for those who still need more of a chocolate fix.

Cologne, Germany's chocolate museum sits on the Rhine River Promenade near the Medieval Old Town. Afterwards, head for the cathedral and walk off the calories.

The Cologne skyline

Chocoholics Unite in Cologne, Germany!

Cologne (Koln), Germany - we were there on which is a big party day for this city. People dressed in costume and the streets were filled with partiers from til midnight!

Cologne Chocolate Museum

Chocoholics Unite in Cologne, Germany!

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The Cologne Cathedral "Kölner Dom" is one of the architectural masterpieces of mankind. Declared a World Cultural Heritage Site as a perfect example of Gothic construction, the Cologne Cathedral is.

You are spoilt for choices at the Cologne Chocolate Museum

Chocoholics Unite in Cologne, Germany!

You are spoilt for choices at the Cologne Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum in Cologne... Like visiting Willy Wonka's factory without the assorted tragedies befalling evil children.

The Chocolate Museum in Koln, Germany. A wealth of informative history on chocolate (that was once illegal to eat in public!) You can even walk through the factory and see how they make truffles.

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Frankfurt Germany Christmas Market | some of the weihnachtsmarkt by twilight. pictures don't do it justice.

sunday best: frankfurt christmas market

Frankfurt Germany Christmas Market | some of the weihnachtsmarkt by twilight. pictures don't do it justice.

10 Fun Facts about Dresden and the Saxony area

10 Fun Facts about Dresden and the Saxony area

Seligenstadt: SW Germany’s Undiscovered Gem