Trier, Germany – February 2006 – Rosenmontag

Throughout Germany on the Monday before Lent they celebrate Rose Monday, Rosenmontag. We were fortunate enough in 2006 to be in Trier, Germany for the Rosenmontag Parade.

Hands down the best parade ever, for hours floats went by with people celebration/lampooning politicians, cultures and everything else. The highlight was the fact that not only do they throw candy to the children, they all had ‘adult beverages’ that when you held out your little plastic cup, it was filled!

The 2006 Trier, Germany Rosenmontag Parade:

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Trier, Germany – February 2006 – Roman Empire Sites

Trier, Germany has been settled since the 4th century BC, and for an extended period was a Roman settlement. As a result there are some fine examples of Roman architecture that remain in the city. While we were there primarily for the Rosenmontag parade, you can’t miss some of the other highlights of the town, including the ruins.

Unfortunately the baths were closed so we were unable to explore in any detail. I look forward to the day I can return and view the ruins properly.

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