Unforgottable day in Cologne with the Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia

Soon you’ll find here more pictures and videos about the performance.

We Are Ready for Our Castells Baptism!

June 6th, 2022 is Whit Monday, a bank holiday in Germany, and we are travelling to Cologne for an event which was already planned for 2020 but had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Now the time has come! We are finally meeting our godparents Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia to celebrate our castells baptism. And we are doing so in the most dramatic setting: in front of the Cologne Cathedral!

Thanks to the invitation from the Association for the promotion of the town twinning between Cologne and Barcelona and the Catalan Cultural Centre of Cologne, we will do so as part of the celebration of the 3xUNESCO event. Being also welcomed by the Altstädter group, which represents the Rhineland Carnival, the UNESCO World Heritage will be present in the expression of Castells, the Rhinland Carnival and the Cologne Cathedral. We can’t wait for it any more!

Hashtag: #3xUNESCO
WWW: www.koelnbarcelona.de/3xunesco

Organizers:
Verein zur Förderung der Städtepartnerschaft Köln-Barcelona e. V.
Katalanisches Kulturzentrum Köln – Centre Cultural Català de Colònia e. V.
Altstädter Köln 1922 e. V.
Guests:
Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia
Castellers de Berlín – Katalanischer Menschenturmverein Berlin
With the support of:
Kölner Dom
Stadt Köln
Catalunya Experience

Trip Schedule

This is the planned schedule:

Saturday, 4th June
Train journey to Cologne and dinner together

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🕓 07:58

🚂 departure Berlin Hbf on ICE 1150, arrival 13:19 Köln Hbf

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🛏 check-in Hostel Neumarkt (Mauritiuswall 64/66)

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🕓 17:00

🙋🏻‍♀️ press conference and (probably) Säule/Pilar until 17:30

🙋🏻‍♀️ Dinner together

📍Gaffel am Dom

Sunday, 5th June
Workshops, rehearsal and baptism with Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia (CVG)

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🕐 Morning

Free time

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🕐 13:00

🙋🏻‍♀️ lunch with Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia (CVG) and Association Köln-Barcelona 

📍 Restaurant Consilium

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🕒 15:00 – 20:00

🙋🏻‍♀️ workshop + joint rehearsal with CVG + baptism Castellers de Berlín

📍 Gürzenich (historical hall)

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Free time for dinner

Monday, 6th June
Performance in front of the Cologne Cathedral (11:15) – Return journey to Berlin 

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🕙 10:00 

📍 meeting point Alter Markt

🙋🏻‍♀️ Reception by the Lord Mayor and main performance

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Free time for lunch

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🕓 15:37 

🚂 departure from Köln Hbf on ICE 1151, arrival 20:55 Berlin Hbf