One of the biggest events in Düsseldorf is Karneval. It begins every year on November 11th and ends on Ash Wednesday but the biggest Karneval events happened this past weekend. It started on Thursday with an event called Altweiberfastnacht. The women storm the City Council Office to capture the Mayor and take over the administration of the City for the night. In addition, women cut the ties of the men, even those not in a position of importance. Look who got their tie cut at work!
On Carnival Sunday, people in costumes congregate on Konigsallee. Music, food & drinks are enjoyed. While we were having breakfast on Sunday morning, one of the party floats drove by our apartment blasting their music on the way to the event!
It was such an interesting experience to be a bystander. Maybe next year Christian and I will actually get costumes and join in on the fun!