Dienstag, 16. Februar 2010

Yesterday I was haunted...

...by a twenty-footer kangaroo!

Assamstadt, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Shrove Monday procession 2010 - Rosenmontagsumzug 2010
Yesterday more than 30.000 visitors came to Assamstadt, a small town in the north of Baden-Wuerttemberg with a total population of approximately 2.000.

Assamstadt is famous for its carnival, especially for the annual Shrove Monday procession (Rosenmontagsumzug).

This year exactly 47 pedestrian and vehicular groups participated in the parade.
The kangaroo was one of several highlights of this year's procession.



  1. Is this the German version of Mardi Gras??

  2. Mardi Gras? The type of carnival celebration especially known at New Orleans???

    Yes, the "Assamstaedter Rosenmontagsumzug" (Assamstadt Shrove Monday procession) is definitely like Mardi Gras, but German style.