Carnival

Lantern exhibition

The exhibition of lanterns is the world's largest temporary open-air art exhibition and the highlight of Tuesday evening. 

Over 200 lanterns caricaturing numerous - mostly local - topics, («sujets») with cartoons and verses catch the spectator's eye during the Morgestraich and the main parades on the two main processions of Monday and Wednesday afternoon. 

On Monday evening all the lanterns are transported to Münsterplatz in front of the cathedral, where they are displayed until Wednesday morning. 
The lanterns are lit on both evenings and provide an impressive illuminated display under the shadow of the cathedral.