Before the Catholic Easter, in mid-February, many European countries have held carnivals. With the largest scale carnival takes place in an old German city — Cologne. This folk festival is an analogue of Russian Shrovetide, carnival is accompanied by a riotous street parties and continues the pagan tradition of winter. Cologne no wonder it is considered one of the main centers of celebration of carnival in Germany, because it is a very old city, founded by the Romans.
Modern Cologne is famous for its exhibitions, fairs and traditional celebrations of the carnival, when the hidden hot temper of the citizens suddenly breaks out. In the program of the Cologne carnival always appear costumed performances and ceremonies, pageants and celebrations. To see this unforgettable show today tourists come from all over the world.
On the eve of the carnival
The inhabitants of Cologne are distinguished by their pedantry, conservatism and punctuality, but during their festivities of carnival dust literally spills out. Main carnival event takes place in the Old town – the oldest quarter of Cologne, where are famous places of interest. In the Old town is full of narrow cobbled streets which is nice to walk.
The main attraction of Cologne is considered to be the Cologne Cathedral, whose history Continue reading