The Schwellköpp (swollen heads) have been a trademark of the Mainz Carnival since 1927. There are approx. 30 unique specimens of the 25 kg heavy, inordinately large papier-mâché heads in existence. They show, satirically exaggerated, typical physiognomies of Mainz characters of both sexes.
HELAU !! ♥♥
French fries or tousle-head? A real Mainz jester only leaves his home at Carnival in fancy-dress.
Strietzelmarkt Dresden - Weihnachtsmärkte 2013: Das sind Deutschlands schönste
Mainz city silhouette by night. Left Mainz City Hall, at the centre the Cathedral.