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Cologne Fifth Season Carnival - The Crazy Days 2017

Where:   Cologne (Koln), Germany
When:    Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.


Cologne`s fifth season, world-famous as a colourful, joyous celebration, annually attracts around one million visitors into the city. The fife Crazy Days are the end and climax of Cologne Carnival.
The highlight of the carnival is Rose Monday (Rosenmontag), two days before Ash Wednesday

The time of merrymaking in the streets is officially declared open at Alter Markt on the Thursday before the beginning of Lent.

Cologne Carnival Festival
Cologne Carnival Festival, Photo: J. Rieger, Köln / Cologne Carnival Festival Committee
Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

Pubs stay open till the early hours of the morning, and the spirit of Carnival reigns in the streets and public squares, in offices and at home, and above all in places for dancing and drinkin

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Cologne Carnival Festival
Cologne Carnival Festival, Photo: J. Rieger, Köln / Cologne Carnival Festival Committee
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Admission fee:
 Most are free
Contact: 

KolnTourismus GmbH Unter Fettenhennen 19 50667 Koln
Phone: +49-221-221-30400
Fax: +49-221-221-30410


Koeln travel information
Dialing code: 221
Longitude: 6.95°
Latitude: 50.93333°
Germany information address: German National Tourist Board (GNTB) Beethovenstraße 69 60325 Frankfurt/Main Fax: +49 (0) 69/75 19 03
Tourist website: www.germany-tourism.de

Germany country details
Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark.
Capital: Berlin
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +49
Language: German .

Germany background and overview:
As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]