Germany Carnival Parade Cancelled Due To Possible Terror Attack


Flickr Rosenmontag parade Germany

If you were stoked to check out Germany city’s Braunschweig this weekend to partake in the popular carnival held each year since the 13th century, you were not in luck.

German police cancelled the carnival street parade due to possible terror attack. According to Associated Press, police spokesperson Thomas Geese informed visitors to stay home after receiving “concrete threat of an attack” at Sunday’s annual parade festivities.

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As the locals call it: Schoduvel is a medieval Northern German form of carnival celebrated in Braunschweig as early as the 13th century.  The annual Rosenmontag parade draws more than 250,000 visitors and is the largest one in Northern Germany.

Flickr Martin Terber Rosenmontag Germany

If you arrived at the train station in costume prior to the parade on Sunday, unfortunately, the parade was called off 90 minutes before the original start time. Geese explained:

Many people arriving at the train station were already dressed up and very disappointed — but we didn’t want to take any risks.

With continual terror attacks in Europe, it was probably a good call to better be safe than sorry.

Source: Deutsche Welle‎. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

Photos: Flickr/Martin Terber

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