Over the years, our members have made trips to Germany to participate in or just to view Karneval in Germany. Please enjoy some of the photos those members are sharing. We appreciate their representation of Spielmannszug Milwaukee in Germany!
SZMn is an official sister city with Neuss, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. http://www.sister-cities.org/interactive-map/Saint%20Paul,%20Minnesota Our Daughter Club SZMn had a delegation going consisting of their Prinzenpaar, Hof Marshall and Hof Dame, however they were missing a Narr. They recruited our Narr to help represent them on their trip. It was truly an amazing time had by all. Enjoy the photos.
Danielle, wonderful hostess!
Claudia, wonderful hostess!
Ordens were exchanged with the Kinderprinzenpaar of Blau Funken
Neuss Prinz left his scepter unattended!
port a potty on a float
warehouse that stores all the Karneval floats
friends in Dortmund
the Prinzenpaar from Neuss announced the floats going by at the beginning of the parade
on the float during the Neuss parade
after parade party at a local bank in Neuss
Mayor of Dusseldorf hosted a pre parade party
vip seating for the Dusseldorf Rosenmontag Parade
sitting in the vip area enjoying the parade
local Polizei were good sports and took pictures with us
handwarmers were thrown out to viewers from one of the floats
Gladbeck & Erkelenz 2014
Bensberg/Bergisch Gladbach, Erdingen, Recklinghausen & Lorzweiler 2013
Mainz & Lorzweiler 2011
This is a small town outside of Mainz.
RV Chicago was their guest.
Out of all the costumes…
…one of our own took 3rd prize!
3 of our SZM players joined RV Chicago in the Parades.
Sunday Parade in Lorzweiler.
SZM blended in quite well.
Float with Chicago Royalty.
Foot long Bratwurst!
Many street vendors selling crazy hats.
Drummer statue (tribute)
They cut the tops off of these Mercedes for important folks to ride in during the Parade. The rest of the year they are in storage.
Most of the shops have clowns in their window displays.
Karneval Museum in Mainz.
Statue of Gutenberg gets a hat as well.
Trying out the Gutenberg Press.
This group just started playing music in front of this department store.
Triage tents are set up around the city.
This is on the float that RV Chicago shares with Lorzweiler.
Lining up for the big Rosenmontag Parade in Mainz.
A play on words.
After the end, people flood the street until all hours of the night celebrating.
Ordens that we were given.
Prinz and Kinderprinz of Aachen 2009
the bakery welcomed the kids from SZM
Prinz Hans participated in the Aachen Kinderumzug!
despite the rain, the crowd remained for the entire Parade
AKIKA invite us to Mittagessen nach dem Kinderzug
the two kids on the left had formerly lived in Glendale WI
Helmut Koch was a wonderful host!
Ordens from Aachen
Backerei displaying Printen
Owners and Dogs match for Karneval
Shop windows decorated for Karneval
Rosenmontag in Koln
The clean up crew begins immediately at the end of the Parade
Wonderful candy from Koln Parade
Knubbelverbrennung in Koln on Tuesday