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Germany Carnival Celebration (Cologne & Duesseldorf) (3 days)

Unique Germany – by Compass Tours Incoming since 1974

Cologne, Germany To Dusseldorf, Germany

Valid for Departures Now Through: 06 Aug 2019

Germany Carnival Celebration (Cologne & Duesseldorf) (3 days)


Day 1
Cologne, Germany
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There is a huge variety of customs and traditions associated with Carnival celebrations in

Germany. The carnival session, also known as the "Fifth Season", begins each year on 11

November at 11:11 a.m. and finishes on Ash Wednesday of the following year with the main

festivities happening around Rosenmontag.

Although the festivities and parties start as earlyas the beginning of January, the actual

carnival week starts on the Thursday ("Weiberfastnacht") before Ash Wednesday (in

Germany). The big German carnival parades are held on the weekend before and especially

on Rosenmontag(Rose Monday), the day before Shrove Tuesday, and sometimes also on

Shrove Tuesday ("Faschingsdienstag") itself in the suburbs of larger carnival cities.


Guided city tour through the Old Town of Cologne

Visit of a Carnival Party at Tanzbrunnen Cologne

The Tanzbrunnen Köln with its famous trademark, the star-shaped

undulating roof, is the location with which the people of Cologne

identify themselves. The atmosphere: Flair de Cologne.

Day 2
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Explore the variety and flavours of all original Düsseldorf Altbeers and

become an "Altbeer-expert" within 1,5 hours.

Visit some microbreweries in the historical city ofDüsseldorf and taste

all their beers. Enjoy real Düsseldorf beer cultureand lifestyle with all

your senses. Experience the handcrafted art of brewing and learn

everything you need to know about "Düsseldorfer Altbier".

Jump on board of the HopOn-HopOff-CityTourat Düsseldorf Main

Station to discover the different areas of Düsseldorf by coach

Take a stroll along Königsallee, where thousands of big and small

"Narren" in the colorful and extravagant costumes stroll along the

boulevard which will be closed for cars. Enjoy the "jeck" bustle with lots

of music and numerous food stalls.

Day 3
Dusseldorf, Germany
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De Zoch kütt! - the Rose Monday Paradearrives at Rathausplatz


All visitors to the carnival have certainly forgotten their cares when "d'r

Zog kütt": 60 – 70 wagons fantastically decorated with an extravagant

amount of time and love, dozens of bands, groups offriends, or single

person entries wearing costumes many of them made with so much

imagination that you don’t recognize a friend or family member. A

parade of 5 km in length demonstrates the power of the Carnival spirit

and its followers. As it winds through the old City, the streets narrow

and the parade becomes twice as long, the screams of joy and

anticipation become louder.

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About Us

The German destination company & On-Site with four offices covering every region in the country, Unique Germany by Compass Tours Incoming has a stellar reputation that reaches far beyond Germany’s border. It was named among the Top 25 Destination Management Companies worldwide by Special Events Magazine-indeed, it is the only German establishment to ever make the list. Founded in 1974, its well-trained staff in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg & Munich reflect a diversity of ages, backgrounds & skills. This unique blend of personalities & experience proves a valuable resource for agents & their clients alike.

Insider Tip

Germany is a tradeshow country. Larger cities are often crowded and hotel prices are much higher during tradeshows. Contact your Virtuoso Travel Advisor to avoid these periods.

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Excellent guide and driver

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2018

The guide was a former West Berlin native and spoke perfect English (well, the Queen's English anyway). He was knowledgeable, informative, and interesting. Our driver also spoke English and had grown up in East Berlin. He told us a bit of his story growing up. They were an excellent team and we really enjoyed our tours with them.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod
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By: Fran

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Guide was very knowledgeable. It was a very fast day and would recommend more time in Berlin.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod


By: Angela

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

We enjoyed our time with Matias and had a blast at Oktoberfest! Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole

Great tour

By: Travis

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2018

Definitely would recommend
Travel Advisor:  Natallia Khoshchynka

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By: Preston

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2019

The Obermuhle in Garmisch was the best service I've ever had at a small village hotel. These folks even picked us up at the train station when the taxi wait was too long. I'd go back just to stay at this hotel and ski Garmisch.
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