- Folklore and Tradition
Come and experience the Eupen carnival, one of the largest processions in the Eastern Cantons.
A Meuse-Rhine carnival
The most important day of the carnival is the Rosenmontag or Rose Monday. It owes its name to the carnival in Cologne: the pope marked the day sacred with a rose before Lent. Its origin goes back to the 17th century. It takes place on the Monday before Shrove Tuesday.
The Rose Monday parade
The Rosenmontag is a Meuse-Rhine carnival led by a Carnival Prince. Visitors, on that day, can admire over 60 carriages and a 100 groups in the city.
Enjoy the carnival atmosphere in the German-speaking city of Eupen, at the heart of the Eastern Cantons!