Carnival season is getting under way in Germany. In Cologne, even immigrants love to join the fun.
Stage, television, film, radio – Maren Kroymann can do it all. The 65-year-old entertainer feels best on the cabaret stage and when she's singing. She uses her celebrity to campaign for the rights of homosexuals.
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.
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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