I had a very unusual vantage point for viewing the big Carnival parade in Dusseldorf, Germany earlier this month. In stead of joining the 1-2 million people lining the parade route I watched from on the Die Mode and Shoppingstadt Düsseldorf float, waving at the crowds for hours with a big “helau!” and throwing candy and goodies.
This week’s Amateur Traveler episode will retell the tail but I wanted to show you what the parade looked like from my vantage point. The memory that will last much longer than the sore arm are the smiles of the people who stood and watched this parade for hours. Even at the end of the parade route when we had long since run out of free things to throw to the crowd, we were still greeted with some great smiles.
see all my pictures from Carnival in Düsseldorf
Thanks to both Dusseldorf and AirBerlin who paid my way.
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5 Responses to “The Smiles of Carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany”
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March 24th, 2014 at 11:58 pm
What a fun time it looks like … I starred in a parade once in my small hometown, it was a proud moment for me!
March 25th, 2014 at 9:20 pm
last time I was in a parade I was a kid http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/kiddie-kapers-salinas-california/
March 26th, 2014 at 6:51 am
I went to the Dusseldorf carnival a few years ago and had an absolute blast. Incredible fun, very friendly people and, of course, great beer 🙂 Will definitely be going back again in a couple of years.
March 26th, 2014 at 8:09 am
Since I don’t drink beer, I got some help from friends for this weekend’s episode on Düsseldorf who can recommend a good beer 🙂
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April 4th, 2014 at 5:05 am
Looks really fun. I can see it in their smiles 😉 I wish I can visit to Dusseldorf and see that beautiful carnival.