Some shops around the main area of festivities are boarding up their windows - this one using Fasching colors.
Even the statue of Gutenberg is decorated for the event.
TV cameras are set up at the main grandstand for the parade viewing.
Etiquette reminders are posted (The pisser is a pitiful costume.) It's a 35 Euro fine for "Wildpinkeln."
Clean up has already begun.
And, to pick up a theme of the level of kids' independence here - a small girl, wearing her Fasching costume (or maybe she just likes skeleton tights!) doing a little grocery shopping.