2 days left – everything important for 11.11.

2 days left – everything important for 11.11.

Published January 31, 2023 in Uncategorized
Written by Pascal Marquigny

Hard to believe: Only two more days, then is finally the 11.11.! It’s high time to get the last accessories for your costume and try everything on. If you still don’t know what to wear so soon beforehand, get some inspiration here.

Otherwise, it’s now carnival playlists on and sing along loudly. This increases your anticipation and promotes your text confidence. By the way, you can learn more about music at carnival here.

To ensure that nothing can go wrong now, here is a brief summary of everything you need to know about November 11.

When does the carnival start on 11.11.?

The official start of the season is always at 11.11 am. But this does not mean that the city will stand still before that. In many places, the celebrations start much earlier. At the stage on Heumarkt, for example, already at 7 o’clock. So find out early when the party starts at your chosen location and remember: November 11 is long, so don’t get carried away regarding the amount of Kölsch at breakfast time. Otherwise, the party will be over before it even starts. I speak from experience here.

Where will be on 11.11. Carnival celebrated?

Where you spend Carnival is entirely up to you. If you don’t have an idea yet, check out the most popular hotspots here. Whether it’s a pub in Südstadt, a younger crowd around Zülpicher Platz or the heart of carnival at Heumarkt – the whole city turns into one giant party on Friday. So it is impossible that you will not find a suitable location for you.

In addition, inform yourself well in advance about possible arrival difficulties due to cancelled trains.

Of course, our well-known carnival party will take place again this year in the Treppchen-Keller at the cathedral. Tickets are available through our Facebook page here. We look forward to welcoming old acquaintances and new friends. If you buy the tickets early, you will get even 20% discount.

The most important thing at the end

Last but not least, two personal recommendations that you can learn more about here and here.

  1. Withdraw enough money the day before. Nothing is more annoying than ending up without cash in a pub that doesn’t accept card payments.
  2. Carry your valuables close to your body. Things get lost quickly in the hustle and bustle… and will most likely never be found again.

Now we wish you a wonderful 11.11! Wherever and however you celebrate, we hope you enjoy yourself and enjoy the Cologne carnival feeling that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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