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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, Düsseldorf, 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 – which sounds somthing like modern hits being played by a brass band with steel drums.

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

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

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