Carnival season is getting under way in Germany. In Cologne, even immigrants love to join the fun.
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.
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 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.
The culture year 2014 has been off to a great start, and February continues in that vein – especially for film fans. Browse through DW's picks of the most important events in February.
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