15 Cologne Carnival Songs You Should Know This Season

Düsseldorf Karneval | © Citanova Düsseldorf / Wikicommons
Düsseldorf Karneval | © Citanova Düsseldorf / Wikicommons
Photo of Marion Kutter
9 February 2018

Every year in the week before Lent, Cologne descends into a state of chaos when the Carnival festival takes over the city. Fuelled by the local Kölsch brew, schnapps and joyous music, the city descends into a mad week-long celebration of life, love and the city. The music plays an integral part in the festival and Carnival bands produce one hit after another only for this occasion. Be prepared to link arms with strangers and sway to and fro to the music. It’s a lot more fun if you have heard some of the biggest hits before, even if you may struggle to even comprehend the essence of each song. Here are 15 of the songs you should know this season.

Cat Ballou – Et Jitt Kei Wood

Brings – Kösche Jung

Kasalla – Alle Jläser Huh

Brings – Polka Polka Polka

Kasalla – Stadt met K

Räuber – Dat es Heimat

Paveier – Leev Marie

Bläck Fööss – Drink doch eine met

Querbeat – Nie mehr Fastelovend

Kasalla – Pirate

De Höhner – 1. FC Köln Hymne

Bläck Fööss – In unsrem Veedel

Brings – Superjeilezick

Bläck Fööss – Mer losse d’r Dom en Kölle

Cat Ballou – Hück steiht de Welt still

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