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.┬á Particularly long processions can be seen in towns such as Cologne, D├╝sseldorf, Mainz and Hamburg.
Many floats throw sweets towards the on-lookers, causing the children to scramble after them.┬á There are also bands that play Guggemusik – which sounds somthing like modern hits being played by a brass band with steel drums.
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