The Smiles of Carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany

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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.

Chris at Carnival in Dusseldorf

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

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.

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Kisses at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

Smiles at Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany

see all my pictures from Carnival in Düsseldorf

Thanks to both Dusseldorf and AirBerlin who paid my way.

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.



5 Responses to “The Smiles of Carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany”

Uma

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What a fun time it looks like … I starred in a parade once in my small hometown, it was a proud moment for me!

Michelle

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Awesome photos.

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.

chris2x

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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 🙂

Marie @ Budgeting for Travel

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Looks really fun. I can see it in their smiles 😉 I wish I can visit to Dusseldorf and see that beautiful carnival.

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