• 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!


COVID-19 : in accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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Event planned for the month of February 2021 (1)

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

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