Carnival season is getting under way in Germany. In Cologne, even immigrants love to join the fun.
Cologne have wrapped up promotion to the Bundesliga next season with a 3-1 home win over Bochum. After two years' absence, coach Peter Stöger's Billy Goats can return to top-flight German pastures.
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!
Carnival revelers in Germany's Rhineland have turned their wit on Russia's President Vladimir Putin, the US spy agency NSA and even football's Uli Hoeness. The festival's highpoint is also being celebrated in Brazil.
Carnival festivities have officially begun throughout Germany's Rhineland. The annual celebrations are held each year in the last week before Lent and are marked by bright costumes and high spirits.
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