Carnival in Munich

While people in Mainz and Cologne claim that Carnival is not as fun in Bavaria as in their cities, there are still lots of fun events to go to, like the Gaudi-Wurm (parade) of a Sunday. There are many balls in different locations, either in formal dress or in costumes. For the ladies there are special ladies-only dances on the Thursday before Mardi Gras, “Altweiberfasching”, and the women may also cut off the men’s cravats and ties (no, don’t try to imagine anything further).

The above photos were taken on Mardi Gras, where the Carnival Club Narrhalla performed several fairy tale scenes, among others, Cinderella, Snow White and Mary Poppins. The young men kicked their legs high like Can-can girls in another scene. And finally all the sales and farmer ladies from the Viktualienmarkt danced as well. The mayor pronounced a short speech, offering his mayor job as job-sharing with the Carnival Manager!

The four hungry monkeys at the ATM are my favorite, though I doubt they could eat the bills like bananas… Noteworthy was having the President visit us here, and without security guards!

Author: Djinn

"To those of us with real understanding, dancing is the only true art form" (Charles Schulz)

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