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An individual in costume scares the spectators along the route of last year’s Fasching parade in Ramstein-Miesenbach. This year’s parade starts at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Fasching reaches peak, parade leads through Ramstein Tuesday

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Fasching, Germany’s “crazy season” continues through Tuesday with masquerade balls, dances, children’s parties and comedic performances.

February 23, 2017 ×

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Females dressed as old women and witches storm town hall in Ramstein-Miesenbach at 11:11 a.m. each year on “Altweiberfasching.” Women in disguise will take the reigns Thursday.

Women storm town halls, rule men Thursday

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Women in disguise will storm Ramstein-Miesenbach town hall at 11:11 a.m. Thursday to start “Altweiberfasching” celebrations. It’s one of the craziest days during Fasching season and literally translated it means “old women’s carnival.”

February 16, 2017 ×

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During a “Prunksitzung,” meaning “pomp session,” performers hold funny speeches or present dances. Ramstein’s Fasching association, Bruchkatze, is scheduled to have its first fun session at 7:31 p.m. Jan. 28 at Haus des Buergers in Ramstein.

Germany celebrates Fasching with masquerade balls, parades

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

People who like to dress up in fancy dresses or costumes and be somebody else have until Feb. 28 to do so. They can do it as long as Germany celebrates its “fifth season” or “crazy season.” Different areas in Germany have different names for this season of disguise, being crazy and wild, cheering up and having fun. In the Pfalz it’s called “Fassenacht” or “Fastnacht,” in Bavaria it’s “Fasching” and in the Cologne area it’s “Karneval.”

January 19, 2017 ×

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Fasching continues with parties, dances, parades

Fasching continues with parties, dances, parades

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Fasching is reaching its peak. Throughout the weekend, Rose Monday and Fat Tuesday, Fasching dances, fun sessions, masquerade balls, children’s parties and parades are taking place.

February 5, 2016 ×

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A dancing group, or “Jugendgarde,” from the dance club "Unterhaltungsverein Miesenbach Miesenbacher Viellaeppcher" perform a traditional dance during a kinder Fasching celebration Jan. 25 on Ramstein. The entertainment club is one of the biggest carnival clubs in West Palatinate with nearly 400 members.

KMC children celebrate kinder Fasching

Photos by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood

       

February 5, 2016 ×

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Old women and witches storm the “Rathaus,” or “town hall,” in Ramstein-Miesenbach at 11:11 a.m. on “Altweiberfasching,” which literally translates to “old women’s Fasching.”

Women come into power Thursday

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Fasching, Germany’s fifth season or crazy season, is reaching its peak. Parties, dances and other Fasching activities will continue until Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10.

January 28, 2016 ×

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During Fasching, Kaiserslautern Polizei wants all motorists to make it through that time without any accidents or alcohol-related problems. Motorists should be aware of an increased number of traffic controls and DUI checks.

Polizei conducts traffic controls during Fasching

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The fifth season, also known as Fasching, is in full gear, and many Fasching parties and dances are scheduled to take place through Feb. 9. The Westpfalz Police Headquarters in Kaiserslautern wants all motorists to make it through that time without any accidents or alcohol-related problems.

January 28, 2016 ×

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The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band is one of many music groups performing during the annual Fasching parade in Ramstein-Miesenbach, which takes place Feb. 8 this year.

Germany celebrates ‘crazy’ season

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

This is the time when certain areas in Germany celebrate their “fifth season,” also known as the crazy season. Depending on the region, it is called Fastnacht, Fasching or Karneval. Here, in the Pfalz region, it’s called “Fassenacht” or “Fastnacht,” in Bavaria it’s “Fasching,” and in the Cologne area it’s “Karneval.”

January 14, 2016 ×

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A parade participant interacts with a crowd member during the Fasching parade in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

Ramstein celebrates 64th annual Fasching parade

Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

           

February 19, 2015 ×

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Fasching parade comes to Ramstein Tuesday

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Fasching, Germany’s “crazy season,” will continue through Tuesday with masquerade balls, dances, children’s parties, funny sessions and colorful parades.

February 12, 2015 ×