Five days of the year the city of Köln pretty much grinds to a halt as residents and visitors dress up in funny costumes and drink their body weight in alcohol. I’m sure there’s a good reason why, but most people I ask either don’t know or can’t remember it. I managed to escape to Hamburg for the most part but the day after the carnage ended I thought I’d take a walk into the city centre and see what had been left behind in the wake of the party.
I can’t help but feel for the guys who are responsible for the clean up! There wasn’t a single bin I saw yesterday that wasn’t completely overflowing with matter. I suppose for the people that enjoy the festival its all worth it. I personally use the event as an excuse to get away for a few days.
Some people still don’t want the party to end….