We experienced our first Carnival in Köln and thought it would be fun to do it in the local style. Carnival in Köln does have great parades and the like, but the majority of fun happens in VERY crowded local bars. We were fortunate enough to meet up with several of Mike's co-workers. Of course, costumes are a must!
The group before heading out:
At the mystery bar:
And to think we got here early!: