Düsseldorf is one of the strongholds of Rhenish Carnival
Duesseldorf is one of the fortresses of the Rhineland Carnival. More than 300 carnival sessions and costume balls are celebrated in the state capital between 'Hoppeditz Awakening' November 11th (11.11) and Ash Wednesday.
Grand Parade 2016
Carnival Monday 08.Feb.2016
The highlight of the Jester (fools) season is the Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade) or Mardi Gras, more than two and a half kilometres long, with approximately 60 floats emblazoned with great artistic fantasy, and countless walking groups, meandering their way through the city.
Annually, about a million Jesters 'fools' and visitors, line the pavements, shouting 'Helau' (the local carnival greeting) hoping to catch plenty of 'Kamelle' (confectionary) thrown from the various floats.