• Folklore and Tradition

Come and experience the Eupen carnival, one of the largest processions in the East 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. Visitors, on that day, can admire over 60 carriages and a hundred groups in splendid outfits in the town.


  • Thursday: old women procession
  • Saturday: children's procession
  • Sunday: traditional procession
  • Monday: Rose Monday procession

Enjoy the carnival atmosphere in the German-speaking city of Eupen, at the heart of the East Cantons!

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Event planned for the month of February 2022 (1)

(1) Dates and programme may be subject to change.

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