The first big Cologne carnival procession started punctually at 11.11 a.m. For the first time in four years, the “Schull- un Veedelszöch” are moving through the carnival stronghold – in 2019 they were canceled due to a storm, in the following years due to the corona pandemic.

“It’s the 90th train, a small anniversary,” said Benedikt Conin, spokesman for the Association of Friends

The history of the “Schull- un Veedelszöch” goes back to the Middle Ages. At that time, journeymen from handicraft businesses made fun of their tedious everyday life. Today, it is mainly schoolchildren who take part and pick up on topics that have to do with their everyday lives.