Carnival times are fun times. Parties, balls, musical concerts, traditional sweets—Munich basks in traditional glory during Fasching, its own version of Mardi Gras. From January 7 every year till Ash Wednesday, Munich brings alive a tradition that goes back several centuries. On the streets, at homes, in restaurants, pubs and markets, Fasching is a lavish display of Munich’s cultural history, musical finesse and culinary treats.
Beginning on a muted level the merriment takes a wild turn with parties getting wilder and streets choking with locals and tourists. Culinary delights like the Fasching doughnuts and fish specials fly off the rack with amazing speed. At the City Centre of Germany’s most famous city masquerades rule and a carnivalesque ambience takes over till the day before Lent begins.
Celebrations reach a high point during the carnival on the Rhein. The three-day fiesta what is locally referred to as the ‘three crazy days’ is a traditional and integral part of Munich’s best known festivities since 1823.
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