With parades, the fools herald the end of the street carnival in Rhineland-Palatinate on Tuesday. One day before Ash Wednesday, for example, a foolish train pulls through the Heimbach-Weis district of Neuwied (1:11 p.m.). In the Biewer district of Trier, the traditional archipelago jump (2:11 p.m.) is a carnival highlight. The Jeckenzug is led by a chain of jumping carnivalists. This centuries-old custom is intended to say goodbye to winter. Shrove Tuesday is also called Violet Tuesday.

On Shrove Monday, hundreds of thousands of people had already celebrated the parades in sunshine and spring-like weather for the first time after a two-year Corona break. In the state capital alone, more than half a million people came to cheer on the floats, music groups and guards.

Under the motto “In Mainz, Fastnacht stands for peace, freedom, tolerance!” From 11:11 a.m., 137 train numbers set off on the seven-kilometer route through the city. A total of around 9200 active participants were on the road, including more than 2000 musicians. Densely packed, often dancing and swaying, the costumed people on the side of the road followed the procession. In Koblenz and Trier, too, tens of thousands followed the trains and appeared to be in good spirits.

Until the evening, the emergency services drew a largely positive conclusion of the colorful trains. Around 1000 police officers were on duty throughout the day in the Rhineland-Palatinate state capital. According to Interior Minister Michael Ebling, there were more than 1,700 in the entire state.

Archipelago jump in Trier-Biewer Carnival Society 1827 Heimbach e.V.