As a Tourist Town, Konstanz on Lake Constance is a real Magnet, partly because of its venerable, historic Architecture, partly because of the pleasant, hospitable Mentality of the Locals. Especially between the 06.01.2016 and Ash Wednesday on 10.02.2016, the Fools turn The economy and public Life on a Good head. More about the previous Highlights of the Fasnacht Constance, the Tradition of the urban Carnival, the Clubs and most important Dates can be read in the Fasnacht Brochure For Download. Spectators and spontaneously determined Fooling are welcome at Fasnacht Constance!
06. January 2016 – Start of the fifth Season in Constance
Other German Cities ring the Carnival weeks on 11 November. With the Takeover of the Town Hall key. The City of Konstanz has its own Rules for this. This is where the Carnival begins on the 6th. January 2016. The Origin of the Star Ritual is believed to be found in the Middle Ages, when public Announcements could not yet be disseminated via electronic Media. The traditional starting Point of the Carnival is the Konstanzer Schnetztor. From there, all Nodes Move to the Market site at 6 p.m. – without Masks – via Neugasse and Rosgartenstraße. It proclaims to all: „So it is permitted to walk around the streets, Squares and alleyways in a buried manner on the High Fibre night days.” Then people move on across the Chancellery road to The Obermarkt. There, Music sounds to the longed-for Pheased Call, and the first Fools dance with Masks. Magnificent Highlights of this 06. January are the Blätzelebuebe, the Alt-Konstanzer-Hansele and the Laugelegumper, three veteran Clubs of Fasnacht Constance. In The Wollmatingen district, the local Carnival is opened Simultaneously by the Snail Gulf And the Wollmatinger Riedhexen.
Waving, Town hall Storm and Bunker run of the Konstanzer Clubs on April 4, 2007. February 2016
From now on, Constance is full of Carnival events. These are organised by the various Clubs and are freely accessible to Guests from near and far. It becomes truly nasty from the „Schmotztig Dunschtig” On April 4. February 2016. Around approx. 6.00 h, Students set out as Groups to awaken their Teachers. They thank you for the Service with a Breakfast and then come to School with their Celandones. During the second Lesson, the adult „saving Fools” appear as The students ’ liberators from The Stress of learning. At around 9.45 h, Guests and Fools gather in the Courtyard of The Konstanzer Town Hall. Here, until Ash Wednesday, the Fools take over The Town hall Keys and thus the Power over urban Skill. Pure Party offers the Konstanzer Market place with the Student Disco From the Morning. The Fish Market hosts a niatric Stage programme from 10 hours on the same Day. One to two prominent Konstanzer figures will be placed under hearty Indictment at the Jacobin Tribunal on the Upper Market at 1pm. If you want to stroll Through Konstanz at the „Schmotzigen Dunschtig,” you won’t find an open Shop, but numerous other, long-distance guests. It is customary to show each other in disguise as creatively as possible and to chat about the Costumes with each other. At 7 p.m., the Konstanzer Students parade under Zip hats and in white Nightgowns. They carry large Banners with Stories of their Teachers. Gole (larger-than-life dolls) and Music accompany the Train Via Niederburg to Münsterplatz with a destination of Stephansplatz. Here the Students really let off steam again at the Shirt Glonkerdisco. This 04.02.2016, the City does not come to Rest until late at Night. This is how long the Old Town Streets, the Pubs, the Lower Castle, Münsterplatz, Zollernstraße and the Salmanweilergasse continue to be celebrated.
Fashnight Parades of the Clubs from Konstanz and The surrounding area on 07 July. And 08. February 2016
For the big Fasnacht Parade to Fasnacht, the Clubs of the City and The surrounding area prepare for a whole Year. The Train of decorated Trucks and elaborately disguised Club Groups continues on 07 July. February 2016 from 2pm playing music and dancing from Stephansplatz in Motion. From there to the Customs road to the market Venue, Guests can admire the Colour Splendour And Ingenuity of the Fools. A Day later, on Rose Monday, the same Route of the Farrian Constantine Children’s Rose Monday parade takes place.
Carnival of Fiber Night On the 09.02.2016 – the Highlight of The Konstanzer Altstadthexen
Constance can be described As literally flaming on the Eve of Ash Wednesday. Ghost Kunibert is sent to the Lake Under Tearful Fiber-night speeches, brother Jacob’s Funeral also celebrated with tear-soaked Handkerchiefs. Spectacular for guests large and small Are the Burns, a traditional Farewell to the fifth Season in Constance and The surrounding area. Guests who feel Like a Visit to this Ritual will find the most popular Events here:
- 6.30 pm Meeting place at the Town hall, Guided tour of the „Sea Spirits” to the Harbour to Banish Kunibert To Lake Constance.
- 18.30 h Meeting Place Palatinate Garden, Burning of the Fasnnachtsgeists by the „Münster Witches” in front of the Konstanzer Münster.
- 7pm Meeting place Stephansplatz, Burning the Spirits by several Fiber night clubs on Stephansplatz. Largest Closing Event of Fasnacht Constance.
- 7.30pm Meeting Place Augustininplatz, Burning the Spirits through the „Blätzelebuebe” on Augustininerplatz.
From the 6th. January 2016 to 09.02.2016, Constancy is completely in the Way of Carnival. During this Time, Town Hall, old Town streets and many gastronomic Establishments are particularly colourful, culturally exciting and full of humorous Highlights of the fifth Season. That’S why for Fasnacht Constance Hostels of the City Are heavily booked well in Advance. If you are still looking For a Place to stay, you can easily find it online with detailed Information at The Guest House centre. Pictures: Chris Danneffel