Cologne and its guests will experience a wonderful session opening at the Cologne Tanzbrunnen on the right bank of the Rhine in the Deutz district. Cologne’s oldest carnival society is planning this all-day, family-friendly event that starts at 10.00 in the morning and does not end until around 7.00 pm. Admission is already from 8.30 am. The “Great Cologne Countdown” is the name of this mega-festival.
Cologne’s most popular bands, including Höhner, Kasalla, Brings and the Bläck Fööss, will perform at the Tanzbrunnen. You can sway and dance to one or more delicious Kölsch beers and, of course, you only go dressed up on this day. Tickets are available from €25 (standing room) to €111 for the VIP area with seats, tent roof and catering.
Of course, the opening of the carnival season also takes place in parallel in the old town and Cologne’s numerous pubs.
Address: Rheinparkweg 1, 50679 Cologne
Small tip: Follow the Corona rules for Carnival in Cologne.