What's up in Cologne?
What’s going on in Cologne this year and which are the most exiting events to visit? From world-class trade fairs, football and sport events, concerts and festivals, art galeries and musicals to true Cologne originals like carnival or our amazing Christmas markets – we´ll give you an overview about what to descover in the next two years and which are the most interesting events during that time. With the detailed dates you are able to plan your perfect time and check out when are the best events to visit Cologne. You´ll areleady know what to do while you’re here.
But what´s exactly carneval and when does it starts?
The “fifth season of the year” as Carnival is called, begins on November 11th at 11:11 a.m. But the real “crazy days” do not start before the so-called Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday, 2017 on February 23), the Thursday before Rosenmontag (Carnival Monday, 2017 on 27 February). The “crazy days” of Carnival are celebrated with parties on the streets, in public squares and in pubs. Closing times for pubs and bars are suspended for the duration of the festival.
Because of that event the city is very differnt to others, and with our saying”Cologne is the latino city of Germany”.
Beside the world-famous carneval “Kölner Karneval” the are many events and for everyone a specatulary and magic moment to discover.