Visit the historic city of Cologne, Germany, in November or February and experience the sights and sounds of the annual Cologne Carnival. This lively event is also known as ‘the fifth season of the year’, and the city’s residents and tourists take to the streets for colourful parades and street parties.
The carnival’s main events take place in the city centre, within easy reach of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne. This chic hotel is the perfect option for anyone looking for Cologne accommodation during the city’s carnival –Enjoy all the action before getting a peaceful night’s sleep in a comfortable, contemporary guest room or suite.
Cologne Carnival Events and Parades
Cologne Carnival officially begins at 11.11 a.m. on the 11th of November each year, with the celebrations starting in the city’s Heumarkt square. The opening carnival event features performances by famous musicians and appearances by “the Cologne Trio” (Cologne Dreigestirn) – the carnival figures of the Priest, Peasant and Maiden.
The carnival is suspended during Advent and Christmas, but regains momentum in February. Events consist of a week’s worth of celebration known as ‘the Crazy Days’, including Women’s Carnival Day and the Cologne Carnival Parade, and culminate with the Rose Monday Parade.
Experience Cologne Carnival with Radisson Blu
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne is situated within easy reach of Cologne city centre, where Cologne Carnival’s main events take place. This stylish hotel in Cologne provides outstanding amenities and superb service, so simply relax and get into the carnival spirit.
Stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne to enjoy the highest quality modern facilities, including excellent in-house restaurants, an elegant lounge bar and a well-equipped health and fitness centre, while experiencing one of the city’s oldest traditions.