Ho Narro!
Carnival in Constance

“Ho Narro!” This is the traditional greeting between dancing fools that kicks off the carnival in Constance, a colourful, fun-packed event that celebrates traditions reaching as far back as the Middle Ages. 


Next date: 
February 16 – February 22 2023

The time-honoured Fasnacht proclamation on 6 January is the official start of the carnival season. You will hear people greeting each other with a resounding “Ho Narro” in the streets and taverns of the town centre, and during the traditional waking of the fools on 'Schmotziger Dunschtig', the last Thursday before Lent.

During the Swabian-Alemannic carnival, the normal state of affairs is suspended – the streets are full of carnival wailing and dancing fools, there are masked parades, and witches’ effigies are burnt in spectacular fashion.


The pretty little alleys, the stunning views of the water and the Alps from the harbour, and the eerie early-morning mist on the lake combine to create a unique atmosphere.


TIP: Each year during carnival season, you can pick up the latest copy of the free "Fasnacht-flyer" with all the information and dates for the Constance carnival at various outlets, or you can browse it online.

Auszüge aus der Sammlung Konstanzer Straßenfasnacht 2017 für das Stadtmarketing Konstanz. Die komplette Sammlung befindet sich auf www.konstanzerfasnacht.de

TIPP: Carnival Bus Ticket

By bus through the city: During the carnival days, all Constance 'Mäschgerle' can travel by bus at a flat rate. Tickets are available from the bus driver.


Constance Carnival Cup

Practical & reusable: The Constance carnival cup is always with you during the fifth season and a real treasure. From 11 November 2022, the reusable cup will be available for 2,50 € at the Tourist Information in the train station. The highlight: A carabiner is included so that the cup can always be attached to a belt, bag, costume, etc.

Whether in the alleys of the Niederburg, on the market square, on the other large squares, or at parties: This mug is robust and environmentally friendly - a loyal and affectionate companion! The edition is limited to 5,000 pieces.

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