De Zuch kütt
The 2007 motto: Cologne is all of us (Mir all sin Kölle)!
It takes place since 1823 with changing mottos every year. The motto is like a thread for the parade. Popular and up to date topics of politics, sports, economy but also society and urban life are skitted.
Indispensable are the traditional corps and carnival societies taking part with pedestrian groups, horsemen, coaches and most important: floats.
The highlight of the parade is when in the end the Prinz (prince), Bauer (farmer) and Jungfrau (maiden) are cheering to the clownish people and are throwing caramel candies and bunches of flowers.
More than 1 million people are gathering in the streets to watch the parade.
Hello to Cologne. I'm sad that I had to leave it again. I'll be back soon.