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Immaterielles Kulturerbe des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

The carnival museum of Cologne

Come and visit the largest museum of carnival in the German-speaking area!

Our museum opened its gates in 2005 and was already awarded the title of “2006 Location of Ideas and Innovations” the following year. The exhibition boasts a wide variety of exhibits from the history of carnival in Europe. Marvel at our collection of medals from Cologne's various carnival clubs or listen to typical carnival music in kölsch, the dialect spoken in Cologne.

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