Kölsches proverb
One of the most popular sayings in Köln is “JedeJeckesanders!” A “Jeck” is actually a person participating in carnival or being crazy about carnival. Especially in these times, this proverb has an important message. It expresses that every person is different, comes from a different place, lives in a different way, loves in a different way and so on, so it stresses the diversity of individuals.

It also reminds you to not to judge others on their appearance and not to discriminate them if they distinguish from what you know. As Cologne is a city, which really cares about tolerance, this is a really important saying for our lovely open-minded city!