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The fifth season

Carnival in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf Helau! There's no holding back carnival fans in the metropolis on the banks of the Rhine when the fifth season kicks off.  At Düsseldorf’s carnival, people laugh, dance and kiss, as countless carnival events are held throughout the season.

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Useful information

Carnival in Düsseldorf

  • 2023: 16th February to 22nd February 2023

In the entire Düsseldorf urban area, especially in the city centre

Hoppeditz Awakes
11 November 2022, 11:11 a.m., Marktplatz
Kick-off to the carnival season at the Rathaus (city hall), with "Narrenschelte" (Jester’s Scolding) from Hoppeditz

Altweiberfastnacht (Women’s Carnival Day)
16 February 2023, 11:11 a.m., Düsseldorf Altstadt (Old Town)
The occasion when the women of the city traditionally ‘storm’ the Rathaus (city hall), followed by a street carnival in the Altstadt (Old Town)

Children’s and Youth Procession
18 February 2023, 14:00 p.m., Düsseldorf city centre
Young and old carnival revellers ("Jecken") gather to march through Düsseldorf’s city centre – a must for all families.

Carnival Sunday ‘Kö-Treiben’
19 February 2023, from morning, Königsallee
Informal street carnival on Königsallee, with spectacular costumes and small ‘home-made’ floats

Rosenmontagszug (Rose Monday Parade)
20 February 2023, 12:30, Düsseldorf city centre
The grandest procession, with decorated floats and countless revellers on foot parading through the city centre. The politically themed floats of satirist Jacques Tilly are famous the world over.

For more information, dates and news on Düsseldorf’s carnival go to our Event Calendar or visit www.helau.cc 

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