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Karnevalsumzug

The Karnevalsumzug is a procession that takes place during the main week of the Karneval season.

Taking place in many German towns, these involve a number of floats from local clubs and societies that often represent current political issues.¬† Particularly long processions can be seen in towns such as Cologne, D√ľsseldorf, Mainz and Hamburg.

Many floats throw sweets towards the on-lookers, causing the children to scramble after them.  There are also bands that play Guggemusik Рwhich sounds somthing like modern hits being played by a brass band with steel drums.

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2 Responses to “Karnevalsumzug”

  1. Hellau! Oder: der Kampf um die Kamellen… | Cymeradwyo.de Says:

    […] Oder: der Kampf um die Kamellen… Ich war gestern in Oberursel und habe den Karnevalsumzug am Marktplatz angeschaut.¬† Eigentlich war es ein sch√∂ner Umzug – trotz dem Schneewetter.¬† […]

  2. Carnival Pack 2 | Fasching | German Words Explained Says:

    […] Der Karnevalsumzug […]

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