Carnival

Carnival or "Fassenacht" in Mainz is the famous fifth season with round-the-clock celebrations.

Carnival is a cultural phenomenon rooted in the city's history. The carnival of Mainz is known throughout Germany thanks to the popular TV programme "Mainz bleibt Mainz, wie es singt und lacht". As a consequence, the event attracts people from far beyond the region (click here for more information).

Apart from the indoor events of banquets and meetings, there are lots of street parades and parties lasting all night long, for everybody to join in. Among the best known highlights are the legendary "Jugendmaskenzug", the parade of children and adolescents wearing full costume and masks, and the big Rosenmontag parade. Another high point is the Prinzgardeball at Rheingoldhalle, the largest carnival ball in the Rhine-Main region.

This year's carnival badge or Zugplakettchen shows a half moon dressed up in a carnival costume. The badges are sold to fund the event and have long become collector's items. The latest badges are available in two designs and even play a short carnival tune. This year, it is the popular Margit Sponheimer song "Am Rosenmontag bin ich geboren". Zugplakettchen are available everywhere in town.


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mainz STORE / Tourist Service Center at Markt 17

Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday: closed

You can reach us by phone at:

+49 (0) 6131 - 242 888

Tourist Service Center at
Landesmuseum, Große Bleiche 49-51

Mon: closed
Tue: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

You can reach us by phone:

+49 (0) 6131 - 2857 191

If you have any questions about the tickets you have bought from us, please contact:

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