Carnival: How Germany is celebrating Rosenmontag in lockdown

Carnival: How Germany is celebrating Rosenmontag in lockdown

Clowns, political floats and lots of shouting: Rosenmontag is usually a massive celebration. Here's what's happening this year in the pandemic shutdown.

Police step up patrols as Germany’s carnival season starts online

Police step up patrols as Germany’s carnival season starts online

Düsseldorf Helau! How I embraced the Rhineland’s carnival celebrations

Düsseldorf Helau! How I embraced the Rhineland’s carnival celebrations

IN PICS: Trump, Brexit and AfD all targeted at Düsseldorf’s Rosenmontag parade

IN PICS: Trump, Brexit and AfD all targeted at Düsseldorf’s Rosenmontag parade

‘It’s absolute chaos’: Does Düsseldorf host Germany’s best carnival celebration?
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‘It’s absolute chaos’: Does Düsseldorf host Germany’s best carnival celebration?

The ‘freedom of fools:’ How did Germany’s Karneval become a political event?
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The ‘freedom of fools:’ How did Germany’s Karneval become a political event?

Seven events you won’t want to miss in February 2020 in Germany

Seven events you won’t want to miss in February 2020 in Germany

Seven arrests amid violent attacks at Cologne Carnival

Seven arrests amid violent attacks at Cologne Carnival

‘No dancing, no singing’: Cologne cancels Carnival’s traditional first day

‘No dancing, no singing’: Cologne cancels Carnival’s traditional first day

Why a Kita in Hamburg celebrated Carnival without Native American costumes

Why a Kita in Hamburg celebrated Carnival without Native American costumes

IN PICTURES: Rosenmontag Carnival celebrations go ahead despite storm

IN PICTURES: Rosenmontag Carnival celebrations go ahead despite storm

Fasching: Tracing the roots of south Germany’s ‘dark carnival’

Fasching: Tracing the roots of south Germany’s ‘dark carnival’

From Cologne to Cottbus: Where to celebrate Carnival in Germany

From Cologne to Cottbus: Where to celebrate Carnival in Germany

Düsseldorf increasing fines and toilets to stop ‘wild peeing’ during Carnival

Düsseldorf increasing fines and toilets to stop ‘wild peeing’ during Carnival

From a freak Brexit baby to dancing little rocket man: Karneval in pics

From a freak Brexit baby to dancing little rocket man: Karneval in pics

Several injured after horses bolt at Cologne Karneval

Several injured after horses bolt at Cologne Karneval

Karneval: satirical floats in Rhine region ready to make Rose Monday parade debut

Karneval: satirical floats in Rhine region ready to make Rose Monday parade debut

Inflated pigs’ bladders vs. jesters: the difference between Fastnacht and Karneval

Inflated pigs’ bladders vs. jesters: the difference between Fastnacht and Karneval

Parents outraged as brothel adverts tossed out during kids’ carnival

Parents outraged as brothel adverts tossed out during kids’ carnival

Cologne Carnival – The Local’s essential guide

Cologne Carnival – The Local’s essential guide

The calls you’ll hear at Carnival – and what they mean

The calls you’ll hear at Carnival – and what they mean

Cologne to protect its famous Carnival from truck attacks

Cologne to protect its famous Carnival from truck attacks

Ecstasy and astonishment: German Karneval kicks off

Ecstasy and astonishment: German Karneval kicks off

Cologne locals take refugees under their wing for Karneval

Cologne locals take refugees under their wing for Karneval

Couple destroy stranger’s car with vigorous carnival sex

Couple destroy stranger’s car with vigorous carnival sex

Refugee saves reveller who fell into Rhine while peeing

Refugee saves reveller who fell into Rhine while peeing

Cologne opens Karneval on edge after sex attacks

Cologne opens Karneval on edge after sex attacks

10 words you need to know at Cologne’s Carnival

10 words you need to know at Cologne’s Carnival

Journalist ‘groped’ in front of live camera in Cologne

Journalist ‘groped’ in front of live camera in Cologne

6 things I learned at my first Cologne Karneval

6 things I learned at my first Cologne Karneval

Karneval season kicks off to lift winter blues

Karneval season kicks off to lift winter blues

Germany and the seven deadly sins

Germany and the seven deadly sins

Braunschweig cancels parade over threat

Braunschweig cancels parade over threat

A party that makes Oktoberfest look civilised

A party that makes Oktoberfest look civilised

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy

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Cologne Karneval scraps Charlie Hebdo float

Driver rams into fancy dress charity collectors

Driver rams into fancy dress charity collectors

Crowds hit streets for Rosenmontag parades

Crowds hit streets for Rosenmontag parades

Karneval cooking to impress German friends

Karneval cooking to impress German friends

Karneval festivities kick off in Rhineland

Karneval festivities kick off in Rhineland

Sperm, snacks, Schavan, and silver screens

Sperm, snacks, Schavan, and silver screens

Chilly Karneval kicks off in the Rhineland

Chilly Karneval kicks off in the Rhineland

Rio gives Carnival a Teutonic touch

Rio gives Carnival a Teutonic touch

Rosenmontag parades mark Karneval climax

Rosenmontag parades mark Karneval climax

Carousing at Cologne carnival – now in English

Carousing at Cologne carnival – now in English

Rhinelanders go mad for Rose Monday

Rhinelanders go mad for Rose Monday

Outrage over ‘prime-time racism’ against Turks

Outrage over ‘prime-time racism’ against Turks

Karneval season kicks off at 11:11am

Karneval season kicks off at 11:11am

Karneval parades claim two lives

Karneval parades claim two lives

Millions expected at Rosenmontag parades in Rhineland

Millions expected at Rosenmontag parades in Rhineland

Karneval festivities commence in the sunny Rhineland

Karneval festivities commence in the sunny Rhineland

Cologne residents weary of Karneval craziness

Cologne residents weary of Karneval craziness

Storm ‘Carmen’ capsizes boat, fells trees and dumps snow

Storm ‘Carmen’ capsizes boat, fells trees and dumps snow

Karneval season kicks off

Karneval season kicks off

Munich’s answer to Lent: stronger beer

Munich’s answer to Lent: stronger beer

Horde of ‘Vikings’ attacks home in Bavaria, injuring four

Horde of ‘Vikings’ attacks home in Bavaria, injuring four

Karneval floats feature giant Obama, naked Merkel and zombie bankers

Karneval floats feature giant Obama, naked Merkel and zombie bankers

Karneval off to a chilly start

Karneval off to a chilly start

Rhineland jesters try to get Munich to lighten up for Karneval

Rhineland jesters try to get Munich to lighten up for Karneval

Germans splashing out on Karneval despite bad economy

Germans splashing out on Karneval despite bad economy

Smallest Karneval parade faces curtain call

Smallest Karneval parade faces curtain call

Karneval kicks off in Cologne

Karneval kicks off in Cologne

Police chief attacks Karneval booze frenzy

Police chief attacks Karneval booze frenzy

No second beer please, we’re German

No second beer please, we’re German

Karneval revellers brave chilly rain for Rosenmontag parade

Karneval revellers brave chilly rain for Rosenmontag parade

Karneval organisers cover up offensive procession figures

Karneval organisers cover up offensive procession figures

Booze gets Karneval off to a violent start

Booze gets Karneval off to a violent start

Karneval – the glossary

Karneval – the glossary

Karneval – the societies

Karneval – the societies

Devil and angel rob shop owner in Cologne as Karneval begins

Devil and angel rob shop owner in Cologne as Karneval begins

Karneval – the schedule

Karneval – the schedule

Karneval – the history

Karneval – the history

The Local’s guide to Karneval

The Local’s guide to Karneval

Naked Merkel Karneval float to appear in Brazilian bikini

Naked Merkel Karneval float to appear in Brazilian bikini

Recession creating Karneval cutbacks

Recession creating Karneval cutbacks

Turkish Karneval club was a TV spoof

Turkish Karneval club was a TV spoof

Turkish Karneval club wants to ‘civilise’ Cologne tradition

Turkish Karneval club wants to ‘civilise’ Cologne tradition

Karneval kicks off in Cologne

Karneval kicks off in Cologne