Cologne Carnival is one of the most popular folk festivals in the world and is an annual event of superlatives. The traditional carnival season begins on 11.11 and ends on Ash Wednesday. From Carnival Monday to Ash Wednesday, Cologne just turns into one big street festival. The huge street parade on Carnival Monday is absolute unique and attracts visitors from all over the world. Costumed people then celebrate on every corner and the city is bursting at the seams. Go ahead and join the fun!