14 May 2019

Fastnacht Mainz (Mainz Carnival)

Dress up, drink, and drink some more! Fastnacht Mainz is one of the largest carnival events in Germany, expecting more than half a million people in attendance, culminating in the main event: the huge Rosenmontag parade, featuring a colorful sea of floats and people. Prost!

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