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DüSSELDORF IS ONE OF THE STRONGHOLDS OF RHENISH CARNIVAL. - the 5th season


Düsseldorf is one of the strongholds of Rhenish Carnival.

Between 'Hoppeditz' Awakening' on November 11th and Ash Wednesday, after the Rosenmontag Parade, more than 300 carnival sessions and costume balls are celebrated in the state capital.

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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.

carnival in duesseldorf

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. Carnival in Dusseldorf - 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. 

Helau - Carnival in Dusseldorf

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3 Sterne
City Hotel Haus Hillesheim (since 1894) at the Kö | Motel One
Hotel DÜsseldorf Mitte  |  Hotel Tulip Inn at Messe Dusseldorf
Hotel Holiday Inn Express DUSSELDORF - CITY NORTH
4 Sterne:
Hotel NIKKO | Steigenberger Parkhotel on the Königsallee 
Ashleys Garden  | Hotel Innside by Meliá
5 Sterne:
InterContinental on the Königsallee in Düsseldorf

Possibly even more popular with Düsseldorf womenfolk is the Altweiberfastnacht (Women’s’ night) Thursday before Rose Monday, when women storm the City Hall in order to show the Councillors who is really master of the house. Tradition demands that ties of all the men get cut in the process! (If he is a VIP, all the better.

Carnival in Duesseldorf

The Sunday before the grand parade has an almost carefree Venetian atmosphere. On Koenigsallee, citizens in fancy dress costume, meet to dance, sing or simply have fun.

Duesseldorf's carnival has a longstanding tradition. In 1825, the first The Sunday before the grand parade on the Koeprince was elected and the first Rose Monday Parade organised.

This annual colourful potpourri is organised by the Duesseldorf Carnival Committee which is combined of about 60 carnival clubs. The committee elects the prince, coordinates the numerous events and also organises the Rose Monday Parade.

This grand parade, lasting for four to five hours, requires considerable organisation! Numerous policemen and medical attendants are on duty along the parade's path, to name just two aspects.

On Ash Wednesday, it is all over. The fools get together to burn and mourn 'Hoppeditz', the local figure of an eloquent jester, hoping that the waiting time until the next carnival will be short.

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CARNIVAL News

→ Awakening of Hoppeditz in Dusseldorf: With the rising again of the roguish Hoppeditz, the bells chime the coming of the 5th season, to call out all the thousands of fools (Jesters) and like-minded people to assemble at the front of City Hall.
Carnival in Dussseldorf :: Awakening Hoppeditz

→ Altweiberfastnacht in Dusseldorf: The women have the administration of Duesseldorf in hand.
Carnival in Dussseldorf :: Altweiberfastnacht

→ Wheelbarrow - Beer - Barrel Race in Niederkassel: Tulip Sunday is the day the fun starts in the suburbs especially in Niederkassel.
Carnival in Dussseldorf :: W. Beer Barrel Race

→ Carnival Sunday in Duesseldorf in Koenigsallee: On Carnival Sunday, throughout the whole day is the general practice, in full costume tryst in Koenigsallee.
Carnival in Dussseldorf :: Carnival Sunday

→ Rose Monday Parade - Carnival Monday in Duesseldorf: (Kamelle. „”D’r Zog kütt“) you can expect to hear, when standing on the sidelines waiting for the parade and all the confectionary and other goodies which will be tossed to the waiting 800,000 to 1 million crowd.
Carnival in Dussseldorf :: Carnival Monday

→ The Royal Pari in 2007 of Dusseldorf Carnival:
Carnival in Dussseldorf :: The Royal Pari

→ Ash Wednesday in Duesseldorf: He died too young: The Duesseldorf Hoppeditz. He lived only for 3 short months to entertain the fools of the State Capital. On Ash Wednesday, it’s all over.
Carnival in Dussseldorf :: Ash Wednesday

→ The highlights at a glance: Between 'Hoppeditz' Awakening' on November 11th and Ash Wednesday, after the Rosenmontag Parade, more than 300 carnival sessions and costume balls are celebrated in the state capital.
Current Period :: Highlights

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