Viktualienmarkt, Munich, Germany

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Community
  • Festival

A yearly carnival celebration begins on Fat Thursday and lasts until Ash Wednesday. Germans dress up in wild costumes and take to the streets to watch parades, drink liberally and attend fancy balls: all to let out their inner "narren" (fools). It culminates with the "Dance of the Market Women" spectacle in the Viktualienmarkt.