Carnival season is getting under way in Germany. In Cologne, even immigrants love to join the fun.
Alexandra Kalle discovered her olfactory talent in her late twenties and gave up her career as a marketing expert.
Rainer Maria Woelki is moving back to his native Cologne to serve as archbishop of Germany's largest Catholic diocese. Despite close ties to his conservative predecessor, Woelki surprised Berlin with his modern outlook.
Europe is full of challenges for expatriate Africans and they include the climate. Winter they dislike, but the enchantment of summer weekends would appear to make up for it.
For DW host Katty Salie, Carnival in Cologne means dressing up, dancing and singing for six days straight. She shares some hints for getting the most out of the festivities. Alaaf!
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