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JUNE 2013


Facts – Observations – Short Portraits . . . . 4


Premières and Announcements . . . . . 10


Hannover . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


Schützenfest Hannover. . . . . . . . . 22


Wuppertal – Sterkrade – Halver . . . . . . 30


Cobra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38


Reports about Specially Selected Events. . . 42


News from the Scene . . . . . . . . . 48


Fireworks Display . . . . . . . . . . 50


Roggelin Kindertraum . . . . . . . . . 56


B&M Backwards . . . . . . . . . . . 58


De Magische Vallei . . . . . . . . . . 62


Jules Verne Adventure . . . . . . . . . 66


Sea Life Abenteuer Park . . . . . . . . 70


Xocomil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74


Current News from the Park-Scene . . . . 78


Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86




Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

Holger Kramer

The Klinkerfuß firm has recently parted with its

Fähtz ride “Hollywood Star”, which it had

successfully toured for more than 20 years.

The major ride, perfectly preserved to this day, was

built for the Regensburg showman Horn 33 years

ago, before moving into the hands of the Becker

family from Kaiserslautern. It has now been taken

over by the young showman Holger Kramer from

Mainz-Kastel, who had previously parted with his

“Twister”, which he sold to the Wiesbaden showman

Horst Bockermann. With his newly purchased

ride, Holger Kramer opened the new season at the

fair in Idstein, followed by the Frühlingsfest in Wiesbaden.

The classic ride is particularly well received

by the family public. Currently, the backflash

wagon, which also holds the paybox and most of

the ride’s sections, is being newly designed. The

attraction requires two transport vehicles for relocation.

This year, the well-looked after veteran

ride will be presented at, among other venues,

Rheinböllen, Wiesbaden-Schierstein and at the

Spießbratenfest in Idar-Oberstein. The “Hollywood

Star” has ground measurements of 20 x 24 metres,

a maximum height of 14 metres, and electrical

requirements of 60 kW.



Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

Already in November last year, French showman

Alexander Kiener from Saargemünd took over

the “Outbreak” from Austrian showman Josef Stessl

from Graz, who had successfully operated and presented

the "Super Star” at many events in Austria for


For France, the “Outbreak”, built by Northern

Amusement Rides in England and introduced to the

tour circuit in 2000, is the first over-the-top ride of this

type. In Austria it was, and remains, the only travelling

ride of its kind. After its appearances in Le Mans

and Saint-Dizier, the ride is to also be tried out in

Evreux, Dourdan and, later in the summer, at the

Lunapark in Barcarés. Further events are currently

still being planned. Moreover, a number of changes

have been made, and more are still to be carried out

to the ride. A laser for example, one of the new features,

provides an additional eye catcher after sundown.

Technical Data: Front:

15 m, Depth: 16 m, Height: 14 m

2 transport vehicles

(1 centre trailer and 1 baggage van) ■

Alexander Kiener is the

new owner of the “Outbreak”





In Düren, the 375 th anniversary

of the Annakirmes will be celebrated

from 27 th July to 4 th

August. To mark this occasion,

an interesting festival programme

will be offered beginning

already on 24 th May.

From the start of the event until

26 th May, an organ weekend

will be held in the Düren town

centre, with large and small

fairground organs being played

at various locations, getting

locals and guests into the

spirit of the anniversary fair.

From 9 th June to 18 th August,

many photos and exhibits related

to the history of the Annakirmes

will be presented in an

exhibition. A special highlight

of the anniversary will be the

nostalgic fair, held in the Düren

town centre from 28 th June to 7 th

July. The historic festival procession

on 28 th July may well

be another highlight of the programme.

A detailed preview of

the Düren anniversary fair

event will follow in the Kirmes

& Park Revue July issue. ■

Text & Photo: Helmut Bresler

No German-American Volksfest events in Grafenwöhr,

in Hohenfels or in Ansbach/Katterbach!

The event in Vilseck, which has not taken

place for two years, is not to be revived again.

No cancellatio, howeverin Berlin – where the

German-American Volksfest will be held as


With deep regret, the Commander of the US Army

Garrison Grafenwöhr announced in late April that

the 56 th German-American Volksfest event in the

military training area, is not to take place. This difficult

decision was due to the tense fiscal situation

in the USA. The entire US Department of Defence

has cut expenses mercilessly. Cost-cutting measures

include the cancellation of all entertainment

events in Europe, the Pacific Rim and the USA this

fiscal year. The Commander of the US Army

Garrison Grafenwöhr, Colonel James E. Saenz,

assured that “we will continue to honour our

obligations toward our German partners, and will

work hard to find a new date in the near future for

this traditional event of more than half a century


No Festival Grounds, No Money

This was a heavy blow for participating operations,

as there will not be any compensation for

losses in turnover. Organiser Peter Renner has put

all his energy into the continuation of the tradition,

and wants to once again approve all showmen

considered for this year, to next year’s event. “This

is a serious blow,” he noted, summarizing the disappointment

regarding the unexpected decision.

Last year, the three-day event had enticed more

than 100,000 visitors not only from all over the

Upper Palatinate but also from the Nürnberg,

Fürth and Erlangen region. The German-American

Volksfest in Hohenfels in late April and early May

was cancelled as well, leaving the Hohenfels

Mayor, Bernhard Graf, completely flabbergasted

when he heard about the decision. “I am shocked!

For us, it is a catastrophe,” he said, and continued

“It was a unique chance for the ordinary

citizens to strike up and deepen friendships, and

get an insight into the world of the Americans”.

According to Graf one can even link clothing to

just how much the Americans identify with the

Germans and vice versa. “While the GIs were clad

in dirndls and lederhosen, we wore their new cowboy

boots”. Now the organising showman Karl

Übel is fighting for the Hohenfels Volksfest to be

held in 2014. After a long break, the event was to

be revived and match to its former success in the

Ansbach suburb of Katterbach this year; but indeed,

this remains a goal.

In Vilseck in the Upper Palatinate, the event has

not been held for two years; ever since the massing

of troops in Grafenwöhr.

Berlin Celebrates

The strict cost-cutting measures do not affect the

German-American Volksfest in Berlin however,

which will be held as planned for the 53 rd time on

the festival ground near the main railway station

from 26 th July to 18 th

August 2013. “It will be

our last appearance in

the area – the site will be

built on from next year.

Moving the event to the

south of the federal

capital, specifically to

the area of former Tempelhof

airport would be

ideal,” said showman

Thilo-Harry Wollenschläger.

The German-

American Volksfest in

Berlin is very well received

by the populace,

and a strong-turnover

event in the Berlin




Text & Photos:

Kai Morawetz

On 5 th April, some 50 showmen from Germany

and the Netherlands together with the President

of the German Showman Association, Albert

Ritter, protested on the Neuer Markt in Rostock

against plans to build a new theatre in the

Bussebart/ Fischerbastion area, which has

been the strongest turnover section of the

Rostock Christmas Market for many years.

Three sites were under discussion for the planned

theatre, with the Bussebart/Fischerbastion and the

Christinenhafen area being favoured by the city

authorities. The Fischerbastion was already used

as the festival area for, among other events, the

Rostock Pfingstmarkt and circus appearances

during GDR times. For many years, this site has

been an indispensable section of the Rostock

Christmas Market, accommodating the winter fair’s

large ride attractions, which always entice

hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Hanseatic

city during the pre-Christmas period. However, the

rides and coasters at the Fischerbastion are not

only a crowd puller but also a feature unparalleled

on the Christmas Markets in Northern Germany.

Showmen from all over Germany and the Netherlands

with their traditional flags joined their colleagues

in Rostock to loudly protest against the

development plans. Following the demonstration

in front of the city hall, there was a press conference

with Nicole Vermolen (Vice-President of the

European Showman Union) and Albert Ritter, inside

the travelling gastronomic operation from the

Hamberger family. Jörg Vogt (General Manager of

the Großmarkt Rostock GmbH) reported that the

Christmas Fair is one of the most important factors

for the financing of the Rostock Christmas Market.

The loss of these revenues would result in significant

cuts in all sections. Albert Ritter pointed out

that “the theatre costs millions of Euro, while the

showmen bring in millions” and “the largest Christmas

Market in Northern Germany will lose its

character if it is split into two sections, with sales

stalls and ride attractions located far apart.”

According to Marlies Urbigkeit from the Mecklenburg-Western

Pomerania Showman Association,

the showmen’s professional livelihood is put at risk

and the Rostock Christmas Market will shrink

considerably and lose its special flair if the plans

go ahead. “The losses incurred by the showmen at

the Fischerbastion could not be made up for on

remote alternative sites, and would force many of

them to close down their operations,” said Norma

Urbigkeit, Vice-Chairman of the Mecklenburg-

Western Pomerania Showman Association. “Without

the Christmas Market in its current shape, we

could not continue our operations,” showman Igor

Upleger agreed afterwards. In the end, Albert Ritter

concluded, “A theatre would be OK, but not in

a location within this traditional Christmas Market

area.” It cannot be allowed that one cultural asset

is destroyed by another one.

On 8 th April, the members of the Rostock Showman

Association once again emphasized how important

the Fischerbastion site is for them. They arrived

on the Neuer Markt with 20 traction units and

signs proclaiming that although it was only 20 this

time, it could easily be 200 next time!

Scene from the rally in the

Rostock city centre

During the press

conference with Jörg Vogt,

General Manager of the Großmarkt

Rostock GmbH (right)

and Albert Ritter, President of

the German Showman

Association (left)



Sold: the Ferris Wheel

from Jost

They are partners this

season (f.l.t.r.): Park owner

Michael Mensinger and the

showmen Heinz Jollberg and

Peter Münch


Text & Photos: Helmut Bresler

This question bothered the organiser of the Nürnberg

Frühlingsfest. The contracted wheel from Christina

Jost and her son Torben had vanished into thin air.

There were no clues as to its whereabouts. A couple

of days before the opening on Easter Saturday, it was

known that the wheel had been sold to France and

was no longer available for the metropolis in


There was a lot of frantic telephoning going on – and all

the owners of more than 50-metre-high Ferris Wheels in

Germany announced their interest in stepping in. It was

just bad luck that due to the short term nature of this

'emergency', there was no time for planning. Eventually,

the Oscar Bruch Jnr. firm, stepping in with the “Expo-Star”

Ferris Wheel, came to the rescue of the event, providing

the Nürnberg Dutzendteich fairground with an entirely


Text & Photo: Helmut Bresler

Currently two special attractions can be encountered

at Freizeit-Land Geiselwind, located between

Nürnberg and Würzburg. With the “Fahrt zur Hölle”

and the “Wilde Maus”, two new crowd pullers will

entice the public from early May up until the middle

of September.

While Peter Münch has been contracted with one half

of his Double Mouse for the peak season already for

the second time, the “Fahrt zur Hölle” Ghost Ride from

Heinz Jollberg, moved on to the park near the Autobahn

A3 from the Frühjahrsplärrer in Augsburg. Both

showmen want to finish their guest appearance shortly

before the Oktoberfest and participate at the Wiesn.

Both attractions were stormed by the public in the first

few days, and are considered as spectacular novelties

by the public. As there has never been anything like it

before, the Ghost Ride was particularly well received.

new skyline. The new wheel, much higher than the “Royal

Bavarian Wheel” that has been presented in Nürnberg

for more than 20 years, majestically towered over the fairground.

In the early 1990s, the Jost firm began its Nürnberg

appearances with the smaller “Circus Wheel”, which

was succeeded by the Bavarian-style wheel that celebrated

its première at the Interschau in Düsseldorf in

1992, and had been a regular guest in Nürnberg ever

since. There have been intensive discussions among the

showmen about which wheel – and which firm – would

appear at the Volksfest event in autumn. Due to its spontaneously

stepping-in this spring, it will be the Oscar

Bruch Jnr. firm again. “According to current plans, the

Bellevue wheel and the Expo wheel are already under

contract at this point in time – thus the elegant white

'Wheel of Vision' with closed gondolas is free for an appearance

in Nürnberg from 23 rd August to 8 th September

2013,” said management assistant Richard Krolzig. ■

Both attractions fully built up and including decoration

and light elements, have been keenly talked about by

the visitors. The two showmen are pleased with this

engagement, which did not incur any significant stress

during build up and dismantling or excessive transport

costs. Equally pleased were the park owners, who have

attractive crowd pullers and at the same time perfect

promotional media, without having to make multimillion-Euro

investments. With conditions on tour getting

increasingly difficult, arrangements like these may

well be quite common in future. The Freizeit-Land Geiselwind

began as a small bird / pony / fairytale park almost

45 years ago. In 1989, the first four ride attractions

were added, heralding the change from an animal and

bird park to a modern amusement enterprise. Highly

popular with the visitors are, among others, the “Boomerang”

coaster shuffling forwards and backwards,

Blauer Enzian, Enterprise, Break-Dance, Wave-Swinger,

Ferris Wheel, Ranger, Ikarus and an observation

tower. This season, the “Die Wikinger” Swing Boat from

Zierer will take a break for renovation.


Text & Photos:

Helmut Bresler

The legendary "half-lady" and "Spidora, the Spider

Girl” are classic fairground illusions. The eye beholds

something that cannot be true – yet even

seemingly within reach. A highly sophisticated

illusion has been conjured up by the video artist

and designer Till Nowak.

For months, his ride video has been fervently discussed

within the showman scene and at many a 'round

table' alike. He has perfectly combined reality and

fiction and seems to have truly created seven

ludicrous ride ideas. It is high time to bring the 31-yearold

artist, who has just become a father, and the showmen

together. Yet he hesitates at this thought,

suspecting fierce resistance from the touring showmen.

However, curiosity wins through – and there is a

'morning pint' at the Hamburg Frühlingsdom on a quiet

weekday – with Rudi Robrahn, Christian Uhse, and

Thomas Meyer – which is continued in Nürnberg a few

days later, with Ewald Schneider joining the


Till Nowak brings a lot of electronic equipment along

with CDs, trade magazines and deceptively real-looking

sketches and drafts of his fantastic rides to Hamburg.

He meets curious showmen, who make him very

welcome and give him their initial response to the

video. “It looked absolutely convincing, utterly realistic.

I simply could not believe what I saw! It took some

moments till I was certain – wow, this is just not possible!”

These were the sentiments expressed by all!

There were immediate discussions, and Till Nowak

described his enduring fascination with fairgrounds

since his childhood. He constantly filmed the crazy

rides, yet did not have any spontaneous idea for a story

and finally dropped the material. Eventually, he came

up with the idea of a further development with new ride

movements – and set to work in his studio. With meticulous

accuracy and professional tools he created a

modern classic of the ride industry. He is truly a professional,

and founded his first company at the age of

just 18, establishing an excellent reputation as video

artist on the international scene. He has received

many prizes for his productions in numerous countries,

including Taiwan, Spain, Australia, Italy, and the US

cities of Chicago and New York. He works for large

companies, a number of well-known TV stations, and

media companies also avail themselves of his skills.

Whatever he does – he does it perfectly! However,

what looks easy in a video is often the result of many

days' work. “Two or three minutes of the complete film

is often the work of several weeks,” says Till Nowak.

After two hours, the meeting ends with the showmen’s

admiration for the ingenious masterpiece of a young

artist, and relishing the insight that as 'outsiders', they

have had into a world so alien to their experience. Till

Nowak has promised the showmen faithfully to take up

their invitation of a backstage tour, by this year's

Winterdom at the latest.

In between, a strikingly “real” ride on a

carousel: Christian Uhse, Till Nowak, Rudi

Robrahn and Thomas Meyerund Thomas Meyer

Till Nowak presents one of

his drafts

For further information,

scan the QR code with your

smart phone




José Luis San Maximo

Text & Photos: Norman Vogt

At the Fira del Ram on the Spanish holiday island

of Majorca, showman José Lius San Maximo from

Seville celebrated the première of his new Walkthrough

construction “La Academia” (the academy),

created and built especially for children.

The children had much fun negotiating the varied and

imaginative course that ran over, among other elements,

two suspension bridges, various climbing

frames, slides, a moving belt or a see-saw. A special

highlight, and probably unparalleled feature, was a

short glass maze that they had to traverse on their

knees. As the inside of the construction is clearly

visible, parents can watch their children negotiating

the obstacles from the outside. The kiddie Walkthrough

construction, which requires only one transport

vehicle, was built by the Spanish Carrocerias Chicharra

firm from Villena near Alicante, within only a

couple of months. Many ideas of the showman were

realized in the construction of the attraction. José Luis

San Maximo has already gained relevant experiences

with his Walkthrough construction “Grand Prix”, which

he has been successfully presenting at the largest and

best known Spanish events for some years. With “La

Academia”, he is now able to present a thrilling

adventure also to children. The compact construction

can be built up within a couple of hours. Its backflash

is collapsible and has been designed to match the

attraction’s theme. Moreover, the façade and the backflash

are decorated with a number of cartoon characters.

After its première in Majorca, the attraction will travel

on to the showman’s home venue, Seville – the largest

and best-known event in Spain. Moreover, this

year’s tour schedule also includes, among other venues,

the events in Malaga and Huelva. For the Spanish

fairgrounds “La Academia” is an unparalleled enrichment,

different from the numerous kiddie rides and

Walking-Waterballs and provides a successful novelty

effect for younger visitors.

Technical Data:

Front: 18 m, Depth: 5 m, Height: 8 m



Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

In Germany, the name “Flip Fly” is inseparably

associated with the KMG Swing from the Munich

Clauß firm. Antonio and Laura Garcia from

Spain have also decided in favour of a looping

ride boasting this name.

However, they did not order their looping swing

from the Dutch manufacturer KMG, but rather the

Italian Technical Park firm, which sold its first “Loop

Fighter” to Spain in 2010. The prototype “Inverter”

was not very well accepted by the local public however.

That was one of the main reasons why the

Garcia's opted for the Italian version from Melara.

After the purchase, it was not long before the

Spanish show couple were able to present their

example. As there is an outright excess of swing

attractions at events in most European countries,

they wanted to at least distinguish themselves with

the “Flip Fly XXL”. As a result, the swinging movement

is joined by a looping, providing an additional

surge of adrenaline. Even though the attraction

does not have a backflash, as is the case with most

of the rides touring in Spain, a number of decorative

elements resemble the example touring throughout

Germany, such as the two prominent parachutists

to the left and the right of the supports. Their parachutes

featured on the “Flip Fly XXL” name sign, as

well as the hot-air balloons on the façade, also

feature the name of the attraction. The ride is painted

in red, orange and yellow, and fully equipped

with LEDs that provide a spectacular light show after

dark. “The looping spectacle is very well received

by the Spanish public,” says Antonio Garcia,

who skilfully controls the ride and makes clever announcements

over the microphone. The “Flip Fly

XXL” is the second “Loop Fighter” variation to enrich

the fairgrounds of Spain.

The second “Loop

Fighter” for the Spanish ride





Cédric Baptiste

Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

Following the “New Energy 2” (formerly “High

Energy 2”), another Streetfighter of the “Revolution”

type celebrated its première in France last

year. The somersault swing called “Inversion 360°”

and built by Technical Park was presented at the

Fete Foraine in Moissac for the first time. The owner,

the French showman Cédric Baptiste from

Clermont-Ferrand, who took over the brand new

attraction in May 2012, enjoyed a very successful

season last year. Apart from its home town appearance

in Clermont-Ferrand, the tour schedule

included, among other venues, the events in

Toulouse and Nancy. The simple but appealing

design of the swing is dominated by the colours

pink, white and blue with a harmonious lighting

system of LEDs and neon lights. This year, the

“Inversion 360°” will be mainly presented at events

in central France. Moreover, there are plans to tour

the attraction throughout the coastal region in the

south of the country.



Text & Photos:

Owen Ralph

A brand-new lifting arm Break Dance was

delivered recently to the British showman

Jonathan Hart. The ride made its debut just

before Easter in Yiewsley near London after a

journey of more than 1,700 km from its factory

in Hungary. The 16-car, four-arm machine,

which occupies a footprint of approximately

15 x 18 metres, packs onto just one load.

Originally its owner planned to buy a Freak Out

style construction from the same manufacturer

but soon realised that, as the one of only two

Break Dance rides currently travelling the UK, he

would find it easier to secure ground at some of

the country's larger fairs. His first high profile

engagement with the attraction was an appearance

at Kirkcaldy Links Market in Scotland at the

end of April.

The ride's name and decor, of course, is “inspired”

by Schaeffer's Voodoo Jumper, but this was

not the first theme considered by Hart, who was

previously going to call it Free Styler. This name

can still be seen in metal-flake on the seats. So

far the only lighting other than spotlights is LEDs

in the cars, but lights will soon be added to the

backflash, along with a new sign and extra

decorative features such as flame effects. Clearly

it will take Hart a while to get fully accustomed

to his new purchase, but if he can convince other

showmen of its potential he is hoping to act as an

agent for the manufacturer, who we can identify

as “Misi at Stumpf & Partner.”

It will be interesting to see if Voodoo Dancer can

capture British hearts as Break Dances have

never really been a massive hit with the nation's

fair-goers. This could be for a number of possible

reasons: because they are too similar to a Waltzer

or Twist, because they have not been operated

with the right razzamatazz, or perhaps

because a “proper” Huss machine has never

toured the country. Yet before one gets too dewyeyed

over the German classic, it's worth noting

that if a showman were to place an order for a new

Huss machine today, it too would be manufactured

in Hungary.

Break Dance – made

in Hungary, but not by Huss




An aerial view of the new

family coaster

Let’s go to the Kaperfahrt


Heiko Schimanzik

On 22 nd March, the brand new kiddie roller coaster

“Kuddel, der Hai” celebrated its première at the

Hamburger Frühjahrs-Dom. The construction, built by

the Italian manufacturer SBF Visa, is owned by Sascha

Belli from Hamburg. With ground measurements of 29

x 18 metres, “Kuddel” is quite large for a kiddie

coaster. The attraction’s theme design features colourful

motifs from the world of sailors and pirates, and the

train and tracks are both newly repainted in blue.

During the event, figures and further details were added

to the attraction. Following the Dom event, the

coaster made an appearance in Braunschweig, and

currently the attraction is being presented at the Schützenfest

in Hannover.


Großer Schützenausmarsch am Sonntag, 30. Juni ab 10 Uhr

484. Schützenfest Hannover

28. Juni bis 7. Juli 2013



Spaß bringt unsere Sache!

Ausgeflippte Spaßfabrik

Einmalig lustige Elemente

Resonanz... TOP!



Wir freuen uns,

voll thematisiert

Fotos: King

Freddy’s Company Spezialbelustigungsanlagen

Text: Uwe Holzmann

Photos: Heiko Schimanzik, Uwe Holzmann

Rocket Tower, Teststrecke, Eclipse, Konga, Roue

Parisienne, Wildwasser and Schnauferl – the very

names of the rides presented at the 484 th

Hannover Schützenfest from 28 th June to 7 th July

2013, present the promise of varied entertainment

for the whole family ranging from high-tech thrill

to nostalgic fun.

Some 75 days prior to the highlight in the

Hannover calendar of events, Klaus Timaeus,

General Manager of the organising “Hannoversches

Schützenfest e.V.” Society, answered questions

from the Kirmes & Park Revue.

Mr. Timaeus, what are the highlights to be

presented at this year’s largest Schützenfest in

the world?

true novelties as well as long-term participants will be

presented on the fairground. They will once again

include, among other attractions, the large “Break-

Dance” from Stuttgart, the sensational “Booster

Maxxx”, the large water ride, a “Wilde Maus”, and the

speedy “Eclipse” ride.

And what attractions will families be able to


My personal wish was the approval of a nostalgic

veteran car ride, and I am convinced, the

“Schnauferl” will be very well received by the family

public. As the Schützenfest falls within the school

holidays this year, we issued a “Holiday Pass” providing

children and adolescents with reduced fares on

Euro 5, contains ride vouchers worth Euro10.

And what about the attractions for younger



The people from the surrounding region and our

guests from near and far can look forward to an

appealing mixture of thrills and relaxation. From the

spectacular giant chain ride “Rocket Tower” to the

Ferris Wheel presenting nostalgic charm, the large

double-looping coaster “Teststrecke” and the giant

“Konga” Swing to the veteran car ride “Schnauferl”,

An ample selection of kiddie rides will be available,

once again including the baroque kiddie chain

ride from Worms, and the “Lustige Seefahrt” from Berlin.

Moreover, children will be able enjoy another

novelty, the small “Kuddel der Hai” coaster from Hamburg,

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and Judy show will be presented on the fairground, and of course there

will also be a babies’ changing room available.

What else will be offered on the Hannover Schützenplatz-fairground?

This year, there will be new Funhouse attractions, one of them a

large fun factory called “Freddy’s Company”, the “Hippie Trip” that transports

the visitors back to the 1970s, or the “Amazonas” Walkthrough

construction, providing the visitors with a jungle adventure. The large

highlights - a total of 13 major and round rides - will once again be

accompanied by everything that gives a fairground a special atmosphere,

such as 4 large beer tents, the “Gay People Tent” of course –

highly popular in Hannover – 5 event sections from the Hannover pub

scene with a lot of live music, more than 50 snack and beverage outlets,

11 kiddie rides, 3 dodgem tracks, a go-kart track, 8 shooting galleries

and various Continental Pick stands, as well as games and confectionery

booths and sales stalls. All in all, we expect some 240 operations on

the fairground, 25 of which will be first-time guests in Hannover.

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What would you like to tell us about the festival programme and


Being the organiser, we always try to forge elegant links between

the traditional Schützenfest and the modern Volksfest event. After the

swearing in of the Bruchmeister at the city hall and the official opening

of the event on the Schützenplatz, in which “Günther der Treckerfahrer”

will once again participate with his Lanz tractor, the next highlight will of

course be the long Schützen procession on the first opening Sunday,

which will also be broadcast by the regional NDR television station. On

29th June, the first opening Saturday, a “Festival der Blasmusik” with up

to eight different brass bands will be held in the round section on the

festival ground once again. A new feature will be the so-called “Vogelschießen”

with many prizes, and on 5th July a long show programme

with Heino and Jürgen Drews will be presented inside the beer tent.

I am convinced this evening will attract visitors in droves to the festival

ground. Moreover, there will once again be events for allotment holders,

craftsmen and handicapped people. On the occasion of the largest

Schützenfest in the world, the Schützen Associations from the Harz Uplands

and from the Luneburg Heath will of course also be our guests.

What is the special appeal of the Hannover Schützenfest?

In Hannover, there is a special, close-meshed network between

organiser, Schützen and showmen, and it is a lot of fun to organise the

largest Schützenfest event in the world. This year, a life-sized “Ballerkalle”

figure – the Schützenfest mascot of many years standing – will

extensively advertise the event for the first time. The advertising

campaign will begin already in early June, and Ballerkalle will be

present wherever the action is. Naturally, this also includes Ballerkalle’s

Facebook website. One week prior to the Schützenfest, a Bürgerschießen

advertising the pending Schützenfest with plenty of music and

promotions will once again be held in the Hannover city centre. The

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commercials on passenger TV, in the UESTRA buses

and trains, along with the Schützenfest website and

Ballerkalle’s activities on Facebook. Of course,

posters will be put up throughout the entire surrounding

region, and there will also be advertising in all the

larger cities in Lower Saxony. Moreover, three large

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Mr. Timaeus, since when have you been in

charge of the Hannover Schützenfest?

Klaus Timaeus

even than last year, when some 1.3 million visitors

were registered.

What can you tell us about the themes of

advertising and public relations, and where will

advertising appear?

In addition to the aforementioned advertising

strategy of “Ballerkalle”, there will be a lot of

I am now in my third year as General Manager

of the “Hannoversches Schützenfest e.V.” Society.

Earlier, as manager in the Lord Mayor’s office, I used

to organise many large events in Hannover. These

included, among others, events relating to the 2006

FIFA World Cup, the Church Congress in Hannover

with more than 100,000 participants, and the

“Lena-Reception” held after her victory in the

“Eurovision Song Contest”. In the meantime, the

“largest Schützenfest in the world” has grown dear to

my heart, and with the cooperation of the showmen,

the Schützen and Günter Arand, the fairground

director, I would like to bring our event back to the

very top of the German Volksfest events. ■



1905: Schützen parade

proceeding to the roundabout

1903: Hannover


Schützenfest Hannover

Texts: Uwe Holzmann

Photos: Uwe Holzmann, Archiv G

1969: Schützenplatz, aerial


ulliver must have experienced something

similar once, when he woke up one morning on

a foreign beach in the legendary kingdom of Lilliput.

When we flew over the 'tent camp from the toy box'

on the Schützenplatz on board a Cessna light plane

on a Saturday morning, we ourselves felt like

Gulliver. From high up in the skies, we saw a colourful

army of ants proceeding through the Hannover

city centre. Of course, we could not hear the hustle

and bustle as the drone of our small plane spoilt the

acoustic experience of the procession and the Hannover

Schützenfest. The lively filigree of the

Schützenplatz, the star of beer tents surrounding the

roundabout of poplars, the cobweb of coasters, the

roulette of rides and the glistening circle of the Ferris

Wheel captivated us even without the accompaniment

of fairground music.”

This article in the Hannoverschen Presse from 9 th July

1969 gives a perfect description of the special

appeal and delightful flair of the “largest Schützenfest

in the world” on the Schützenplatz in the state

capital of Hannover – and 44 years later, with the

484 th Hannover Volksfest being celebrated this year

– the Schützenfest and the Schützenplatz have lost

none of this great atmosphere.

In former times, the Schützen associations were

mainly meant to protect the town from assaults by

hostile rulers and sovereigns, who wanted to restrict

the town’s rights. To this end, Hannover was split into

four military districts, which is reflected in the four

Schützen groups with their four Bruchmeister (representatives

of the city) participating in the Schützen

procession still today. Only in the late 18 th

century, a Volksfest with Vogelschießen, dancing,

beer tents, jugglers, rides and nostalgic wheels

developed in parallel to the annual Schützen competitions.

The annual festival became increasingly

important and was held on a parade ground located

in the south of the city, which later on developed into

the some 10-hectare Schützenplatz with the roundabout

of poplars at its centre.



1955: Toboggan, Vorlop

1902: Carousel Palace

“Stufenbahn”, Hugo Haase –

1910: neo-baroque Switchback,

Hugo Haase

The Turn of the Century, Pre and Post

World War 2

Around the turn of the century the Schützenplatz was

dominated by horse carousels, nostalgic wheels,

Crinolines, swing boats, and chair-o-planes. Thanks to

the “Karussellkönig”, or Carousel King, Hugo Haase,

who had founded an additional regional office in Hannover

in 1909 and had an impressive villa built in the

east of the town, sensational large ride attractions

came to also be presented at the Schützenfest. These

included the carousel palace with the tiered carousel

from 1902, the neo-baroque Switchback, the “electric

Switchback”, the “Zeppelin-Weltflug” and a number of

his various coasters.

In addition to the figure-of-eight carousel from Haase,

the Sputnik from Willenborg (later Ahrend), the swing

boat from Karl Vorlop and the legendary Toboggan

from Vorlop (Berni’s Bobbahn) caused a furore on the

Schützenplatz in the years after the Second World War.

Economic Miracle, Change and Progress

From the early 1960s, the German Volksfest events

underwent a distinct change; the carousels became

more sophisticated and were also often named after

the latest dance crazes. Moreover, the first space

flights were also reflected in the showman industry.

Steel coasters replaced wooden ones, Ferris Wheels

grew taller, and carousel rides became speedier.

Walter Rick from Hannover was a pioneer of the

showman industry, who began with a labyrinth in the

1930s and operated a “Teufelskutsche” and a

“Wilde Maus” in 1935. In 1950, he added a “Bob-

Schleife” from Mach, which was too heavy for the tour

and sold to Brazil in 1952. Apart from the “Wilde

Maus”, Walter Rick then also operated rides that he

had also helped to develop. “Swing-O-Plane”,

“Bossa Nova”, “Liebeskutsche” and “Twister” are still

recalled by older Hannover residents to this day. In

1968, the wooden mouse was replaced by a steel

1955: Swing Boat, Karl

Vorlop – 1960: Sputnik,

Ahrend (former Willenborg) –

1939: Coaster, Hugo Haase



1968: Jet-Star, Walter Rick

1970: Santa Fé-Express,

Hoffmann – 1974: Zeppelin 2,


1971: Air Liner, Hansen –

1972: Hula-Hoop,

Peter Lehmann

1979: Silberpfeil,

Werner Robrahn

1974: Swing-Around,

Feldl - 1978: Tri-Star, Rick

coaster from Schwarzkopf. The speedy “Jet Star”, a

coaster with a steep drop and a new type of steep

curve, celebrated its première in neighbouring Hildesheim

two weeks prior to the Hannover Schützenfest.

Already in late 1970 the successor, the “Jet

Star 2” with a newly developed spiral tower ascent

and a good 700-metre track length was introduced,

and together with Gottlieb Löffelhardt, Rick brought

a still larger coaster, a Jumbo-Jet also called “Jet-

Star 3”, to the German fairgrounds.

In the 1960s and 1970s, almost every new and

sensational attraction in the Federal Republic of

Germany appeared on the Hannover Schützenplatz

fairground; Ferris Wheels of different sizes and the

“Motorboot-Regatta”, the coaster “Jet-Star”, “Super-

Acht”, “Blizzard”, “Racing”, “Jumbo-Jet”, “Silber-

Pfeil”, the large constructions “Zeppelin”, “Tokaido-

Express”, “Cresta-Cresta”, the colossus “Apollo 14”

and “Der fliegende Holländer”, as well as rides such

as “Tolle Jolle”, “Polyp”, Titan”, “Hula-Hoop”, “Air

Liner”, “Round-Up”, “Allround”, “Swing-Around”,

“Hollywood-Swing”, “Schwabinchen”, “Mondlift”,

“Rendezvous” and the speedy “Bayernkurve”.

Popular Switchback constructions such as “Santa-

Fé-Express”, “Orion”, “Musik-Express”, and “Petersburger

Schlittenfahrt”, as well as the new major ride

creations “UFO”, “Tri-Star”, and “Enterprise” were

veritably besieged by the public.

Moreover, visitors were always able to enjoy at this

Hannover venue Funhouse constructions and Ghost


1984: Dreier Looping,


1969: Zeppelin I, Rosenzweig

(press) – 1971: Apollo 14,


1980: Ferris Wheel, Steiger

Rides such as “Das sündige Dorf”, “Das verzauberte

Schloss”, “Gaudi in Hinter-Tupfing”, the “Rotor”,

various labyrinths, “Geister bitten zur Kasse”, “Der

Fliegende Teppich”, “Geister-Rikscha”, “Fuzzis

Lach-Saloon”, and of course show booths such as

“Star-Parade”, “Krokodil-Ringkämpfe” and boxing


Sensations – Premières on the Schützenplatz

Repeatedly, large and sensational ride attractions

have celebrated their premières at the Hannover

Schützenplatz, often receiving even nationwide

media coverage.

In July 1969, the “Zeppelin I.” from Rosenzweig

performed its maiden flight on the Schützenplatz,

with the press reporting about the unique attraction

28 metres high and weighing 135 tons.

In 1970, the “fastest train in the world”, the “Tokaido-

Express” from Tiemann, celebrated its première on

the Schützenplatz; a ride attraction the Volksfest

visitors had never seen before, as it was the prototype

of a track ride built by Mack. Its successor from

Otto Tiemann, the modified “Hitachi-Express 2”,

celebrated its première in Hannover as well, in 1972.

A huge ride attraction went into operation in Hannover

on 2 nd July 1971. After a construction time of

several years, the “Apollo 14” from Anton Beuermann

from Berlin had been transported on 17

1970: Tokaido Express,

Tiemann – 1972: Hitachi

Express 2, Tiemann



1989: Drachenflug,


1981: Kingdom of

Magic, Renoldi –

1984: Münchner Bahn, Pötzsch

1986: Black Hole, Ludewigt

- 1988: Galactica, from Berg

railway wagons from Münsterhausen in Swabia to

the city on the Leine River, where visitors gaped at

the moon globe 18 metres in diameter, watching in

awed fascination the flight of the Apollo capsule.

Back then, the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

wrote with a somewhat ironic tone, “When the Apollo

14 journey to the moon begins, the Capri fishermen

cast out their nets over the loudspeakers”. Nonetheless

– just five months earlier, on 5 th February

1971, the genuine “Apollo 14 space capsule” had

landed on the moon.

The next sensational world première at the Schützenfest

was celebrated in 1980, when the more than

60-metre high transportable Ferris Wheel from Steiger

could go into operation only around midnight

after an exciting countdown, as a number of electronic

components were delivered late. The Hannover

press published reports about the world

première of the 380-ton construction, its TÜV

inspection and the load test with 336 beer barrels in

its 42 gondolas. Moreover, Lord Mayor Schmalstieg

also made a première spin as guest of honour.

Four years later, in July 1984, railway wagons had

again rolled from Münsterhausen to Hannover, holding

the “Dreier Looping” from Rudolf Barth, which

was built up for the first time and celebrated its world

première in Hannover. Once again, the Volksfest

visitors were enthralled by this new looping attraction

with its unique, speedy drop, and long queues

formed in its station area. Unfortunately, this proved

to be a big disadvantage to the large “Münchner

Bahn”, which had not been dismantled after the 1984

Spring Festival on the Schützenplatz. Due to its sensational

competitor, it was not as well received as expected.

Modern Times – the 1980s

Even though the 1980s are still derided as “the

decade of bad taste” these days, they brought very

many good novelty attractions, and many of them

made one or more appearances on the Hannover

Schützenplatz. A Bremen manufacturer in particular

produced many great, new ride attractions that proved

highly popular with the public, including the

“Pirat”, “Ranger”, “Rainbow”, “Condor”, “Ikarus”,

“Flipper”, and “Magic”, and these appeared almost

every year. Having evolved from the “Projekt 17”, the

“Break-Dance”, more than 40 examples of which

have been sold in Germany since 1985, proved to

be the absolute top Volksfest hit. Meanwhile, it

numbers among the Volksfest classics and is an outright

cult ride, just as is the dodgem track and the



In the 1980s, they were joined for the first time by

travelling water rides, multi-level Ghost Rides and

large coasters with and without looping elements.

New Ferris Wheels of different sizes and types were

built, and prototypes, small series of attractions and

one-off constructions repeatedly provided surprises

to the Volksfest scene, such as the large Flying

Carpet “1001 Nacht”, the “Wellenflug”, “Hexentanz”,

“Happy Sailor”, the exotic “Happy Traveller”, the

“Sky-Rider”, “Drachenflug” and the “Galactica”. With

“Cinema 180” and “Omnivision”, cinematography

with a completely 'new look' enticed the visitors into

domed halls, providing them with a compelling new

type of cinema and movie experience. While many

of these attractions have successfully survived to

this day, some of them have, unfortunately, far too

quickly disappeared from the fairgrounds.

Spectacular, Distinctive and Unique

This final chapter focuses on the 1990s and the years

around the turn of the millennium, which saw the

“Wilde Maus” come back to the fairgrounds as a

steel construction, sometimes even as a double-

Mouse, such as presented at Hannover by the Kinzler

firm in 1994. The Triple-Looping was replaced by

the “Olympia-Looping”, a five-loop construction and

frequent guest in Hannover, just as was the “Alpina-

1988: Flipper, Kinzler –

1983: 1001 Nacht, Vorlop

1998: Star World, Renoldi -

1999: Olympia Looping, Barth –

1995: Evolution, Eberhard –

2005: Eurostar, Bruch


2004: Crinoline, Roie

Bahn” which had evolved from the Himalaya-type

construction. In 2005, the sensational “Euro-Star”

provided Hannover visitors with a surge of adrenaline.

While the richly curved “Spinning-Racer” and

the “Magic Mountain” indoor coaster, later on renamed

“Star-World”, were repeatedly built up in Hannover,

the “Phantasia”, “Extrem” and the “Horror

Vision” made only a single appearance on the Schützenplatz.

Of course, the ride sector was also represented by

sensational attractions in Hannover, with “Evolution”,

“Flying Circus”, “Salto Mortale”, “Airwolf”, “Shot'n

Drop”, “Power Tower” and “Star-Flyer” being new

highlights. In the meantime, the “Crinoline”, also

highly popular in Hannover, had unfortunately left

Germany, and a once-only event was presented in

Hannover in 2006. This presented the spectacular

sight of people soaring across the Hannover Schützenplatz

on the steel cables of the “Mach 1”

construction from the Traber brothers - just as did

that tiny Cessna in 1969.

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1997: Flying Circus, Barth -

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From 7 th to 10 th June, the 2 nd Wuppertal “Mega”

Fair will take place, last year’s success of

which was a surprise even for eternal optimists.

Considering its size, the name of the

event seems quite exaggerated however.

According to the organiser, the Wuppertal

Showman Association, they stuck to the provocative

name of “Mega” Fair, as they have

again succeeded in putting together an

appealing fairground with outstanding attractions

for the second staging of the new fair in

the 'cable car city'.

However, the unexpected success of last year’s

“Mega” Fair also whetted the appetite for an extension.

Moreover, many visitors expressed their

wish for a Ferris Wheel or a coaster.

Within only a couple of days of the call for bids for

the 2 nd Wuppertal Mega-Kirmes, the organiser received

more than 500 applications, giving rise to

consideration of a sensible extension of the fair.

The topography of the site set limits to this idea

however, as the stadium forecourt is not available

for hire, and the car park is reserved for the guests

of the sports association. There is however another

artificial grass football pitch in the stadium

area that resembles a sports hall floor. After intense

negotiations and assurances from both

sides, a section of this pitch can now be built up

on. Nevertheless, it has to be remembered that

the effective weight restriction is less than 5 tons

per square metre. Even though not suitable for a

Ferris Wheel, a ride attraction, a water ride, or a

coaster can be built up in this area. Thus, a large

steel coaster will once again come to Wuppertal

for the first time after a break of 30 years; namely

the “Spinning Racer” from Bruch. The last coaster

to cause a furore on the Kötterplatz was the

“Doppellooping” in 1983. Of course, the attraction

with rotating gondolas will first feature in the

advertising for the fair.

From the 500 applications received, the organiser

was able to put together a fairground with the

largest number ever of true top attractions, including

six novelties for Wuppertal. On the forecourt

of the “Zoo/Stadium” cable car station, Schneider’s

“Pirates Adventure” will surely cause quite a

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however will stand in the "open”, thus

presenting its magnificent visual appearance to

its best advantage. Also built up in the stadium

area will be Rolf Fuhrmann’s “Kettenflieger”; this

nostalgic ride has attained cult status in Wuppertal.

Next to it, the “Circus Circus” round ride

(Bruch/Gründler), appearing in Wuppertal for the

first time, will hold the top-end site. Of course, the

selection of attractions not only provides for

family rides, but also for thrill attractions. These

include the giant “Booster Maxxx G4” Propeller

(Hoefnagels/Denis), which will be presented in

Wuppertal for the first time. Another top attraction

contracted will be the “Konga” (Küchenmeister).

Built up close to the cable car, the mega swing

will be a unique advertising medium, showing itself

to its full advantage. In addition to the large

attractions, younger visitors will be able to enjoy

kiddie rides from Kretz and Hartmann, as well as

the “walking waterballs” from Kretz. An ample

choice of games booths, shooting galleries and

sales booths, as well as snack and beverage

stalls leaving nothing to be desired, will round off

the selection of attractions.

Advertising measures for the 2 nd “Mega” Fair have

been stepped up, including some 650 posters

being put up at clearly visible spots throughout

the city, and huge posters being installed at every

cable car station. In addition, full-colour

advertisements will be placed in the newspapers,

and the programme of the Kinopalast will also repeatedly

feature a full-colour advertisement.

Naturally, the event will also be advertised on the

local radio stations and the local television station.

Moreover, 15,000 flyers and thousands of

stickers will be distributed. For the first time, a synchronized

fireworks display will be held in Wuppertal

this year, with rockets and firework bombs

shot into the sky from the north and the south

stand of the stadium at the same time. Accordingly,

visitors will be able to enjoy the pyrotechnic

spectacle from any vantage point.

The Family Day on the Monday, with reduced

prices at all the attractions, will be another highlight

of the event. The cable car, closed on Saturday

and Sunday due to construction work, will be

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directly to the fairground, and there will be free

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From 29 th May to 3 rd June, the 184 th Corpus

Christi Day Fair will be held in the Oberhausen

district of Sterkrade. The sites along the some

2.5-km circuit course of the traditional street

festival and Volksfest event in the city centre

will once again be occupied by a varied selection

of rides, including Ghost rides, a coaster

and a Ferris Wheel. The atmosphere in the

narrow streets and at the fairgrounds is fantastic,

and attracts more than one million visitors

to the revered and much-loved, first-class event

every year.

For many years, the Corpus Christi Day Fair has

offered a varied and appealing selection of fairground

attractions, and therefore enjoys great

popularity. As a detailed advertising campaign has

enticed an increasing number of visitors to this

traditional Volksfest in the city centre over the past

years, the event is also held in great esteem and is

very popular with the showmen. This year, fairground

director Sina Illmann has carefully chosen

380 showman operations and 30 market merchants

from some 1,300 applications received, for

one of the coveted sites. Due to constant changes,

the street festival and Volksfest event seems to

offer a different overall image every year, replete

with both regular participants and novelties. While

a number of rides retain their traditional sites, serving

somewhat as landmarks, others cannot be

moved to other sites due to their size.

Obvious Changes

This year, there will be a number of modifications,

clearly changing the usual aspect. This year, the

"Bellevue” Ferris Wheel will neither perform its

rounds next to the city hall, nor at in any other

location, as the “Roue Parisienne” Ferris Wheel

from Burghard-Kleuser will make an appearance

in Sterkrade this time. The Ferris Wheel, sporting

both open and closed gondolas, will be built up on

the Hirschhügel, where it will serve as the principal

landmark of the fair. In addition to the Ferris Wheel,

visitors will encounter the “Starlight” dodgem track

(Petter), “Große Geisterbahn” (Schütze), “Raupenbahn”

(Steiger/Buchholz), “Breakdance” (Bruch),

and the “Auf Manitus Spuren” Water Ride (Heitmann/Schneider).

At the city hall, visitors will be

taken high up into the sky by Nülken’s giant “Sky-

Dance” chain ride that will provide a stunning view

this year. Next to the chain ride, Wegener’s “Beach

Jumper” will provide pure ride fun.

As in the past few years, the well-organised and

festive opening of the Corpus Christi Fair will be

held in Albert Ritter’s large 'experience beer

garden' which will retain its usual site. In the front

section of Eugen-zur-Nieden-Ring there will not be

a Funhouse construction, but rather a large snack

booth this time, and near the steps leading to the

Hirschhügel, the “Venezianische Pferdekarussell”

(Langenberg) will make its début, flaunting its

magnificent appearance. Further along the street,

in front of the bunker, the “Shake & Roll” from Schäfer

will perform its rounds this year. In front of the

steeple of St. Clemens Church, the mega Swing

“Konga” from Küchenmeister will celebrate its

début, and the popular classic ride at the Corpus

Christi Day Fair, the “Love-Express” from Michael

Kreft, will occupy its usual site in this area.

Prominently Occupied Neumarkt

This year, visitors will encounter a prominently

occupied Neumarkt, with the “Spinning Racer”

once again being effectively built up in the centre

of the fairground. The coaster will be surrounded

by the “Wellenflieger” (Wendler), “Circus Circus”

(Bruch-Gründler) and the “Schloss Dracula”

(Schütze), as well as the “Salto Mortale” (Gusowski

/ Langenberg). As a result, the Neumarkt will

offer an independent fairground offering ride fun

and a creepy atmosphere for all visitor groups.

In accordance with another change, only one side

of the course will be occupied by attractions in the

direction of the Zilianplatz/Ostrampe; a good

decision, considering the crowded ‘bottleneck’

that developed in this area last year. This year, the

“Alpen-Hotel” (Rasch) and the “Octopussy” (Markmann)

will make their début on this site, while the

large “Diamond” dodgem track (Hartkopf-Osselmann)

will occupy its traditional site in this location.

Finally, Robrahn’s “Frisbee” will cause a something

of a furore in front of the railway station.

Mascot ”Kira”

At long last, a fairground mascot will be offered this

year. “Kira” the raven is sure to capture the hearts

of the younger visitors in particular. The Sterkrade

heraldic emblem was chosen in a special competition.

Among the highlights of the event there will be: Two

happy-hours at the start of the 6-day event,

followed by the official opening ceremony in Ritter’s

beer garden at 5 p.m.; the special event “Hits

für Kids” on Saturday; and the brilliant fireworks

display for the finale of the Corpus Christi Fair on

the Monday.



Halveraner Kirmes


31.05.– 03.06.2013

Michael Petersen

Freitag 18.00 Uhr:

Musikalische Eröffnung mit Fassanstich

Montag Familientag & Feuerwerk

Kirmes inmitten der Stadt

Fourteen days after Pentecost (31 st May to 3 rd June), the Halver Kirmes will

attract not only the locals to the town centre in the Sauerland, as many former

Halver residents will also take the opportunity to enjoy themselves with old

acquaintances at the popular fair event. The fair-mile on the Bahnhofsstraße

and Frankfurter Straße, providing a varied entertainment contingent of ride

and Funhouse attractions – including several novelties for Halver – as well

as snack booths and beverage stalls, will leave nothing to be desired.

The traditional fair is organised by the town authorities and supported by many

voluntary helpers, and has always been and always will be celebrated in the town

centre. This is a clear statement and the position of those in charge of the towncentre

fair, which is one of the town’s outstanding promotional media. This statement

is strongly underlined by the marketing survey of the DSB (German Showman

Association). It is a well-known fact in Halver though that a town-centre fair

does also have its perfidies and imponderables, such as limited space and many

obstacles to be overcome. That is why

the town authorities already took farsighted

decisions many years ago,

according to which street signs and

flower tubs can be temporarily removed

without any difficulties. Everything

else impeding the fair is removed in

good time in a pre-calculated, combined

effort. 120 attractions were

chosen from more than 400 applications

received this time, including both

regular participants as well as

appealing attractions new to Halver.

The varied potpourri of rides is

appreciated by locals and guests

alike. All of them look forward to new

rides, coasters and show booths, providing

the fair with a new overall

image every year. As is tradition, the

Halver Fair will be opened with the

obligatory beer tapping ceremony,

accompanied by rustic music, on the

Friday at 6 p.m. The showmen will be

allowed to open their attractions for a

little “warm-up” already in the afternoon.

This year’s supporting programme

will provide three further

highlights; namely the 1-Euro Day at

the beverage outlets on Sunday – a remarkable

event taking place on one of

the peak days; the Family Day also

providing considerably reduced

prices on the last opening day; and for

the finale, a brilliant fireworks display

in the evening. The “Wildwasser-Raftingbahn”

from the Kriek family will be

presented as the main attraction at the

event this year. Moreover, the equally

attractive “Formula 1” Booster from

Havermann-Spelbrink will provide

visitors with a surge of adrenaline.

While visitors will be able to experience

swinging fun on Weber’s “Rocket”,

they will require muscular strength to

make it up into the sky in Prumbaum’s

“Sky-Glider”. With Bonner’s “Breakdance”

and Zinnecker’s “Tornado”,

two further large round rides will be

available, along with the “Drive in”

dodgem track (Schmidt), Musik Express

(Wendler), “Sky Flyer” (Zimmermann),

and the “Pirates” Miami (Menges).

Additionally, the show and fun

sector will be represented by the

“Happy Family” (Heine) and the

“Movie World” (Hortmeier). Of course,

there will also be an ample choice of

kiddie rides for the younger visitors.■




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Première in Recklinghausen:

“Cobra” from Angelo


In late summer last year, showman

Angelo Agtsch surprised

the industry with his purchase of

the compact “XenoX” Looping

Coaster, which had successfully

toured throughout Switzerland

under the management of the

showman Andreas Bauer from

Zuchwil. The first venues were

the Volksfest events in Detmold

and Lemgo. After redesigning

the attraction during the winter

months, Angelo Agtsch celebrated

the successful and muchnoticed

première with the redesigned

Looping Coaster, renamed

as “Cobra”, at the Palmkirmes

in Recklinghausen.

Text & Photos: Michael Petersen


In autumn 2011, Angelo Agtsch and his partner

Miriam Blume decided to add a ride attraction to

their firm's inventory, with the “Xenox” coaster being

at the top of their wish list. The Looping Coaster had

attracted their attention during an appearance in

Basle at the same time. The construction’s compact

measurements and the exciting ride it offered,

considerably increased their interest in this attraction.

Moreover, the fact that the compact coaster fills a

niche in their tour schedule, and does not further

contribute to the excess supply of swings and

propellers, tipped the scales in its favour. As a result,

Angelo Agtsch contacted the Bauer family expressing

his interest in purchasing the attraction. While the

coaster was bought after brief negotiations as early

as the spring of 2012, it was taken over only after the

Basle Herbstmesse, the traditional end of the season

in Switzerland, as was agreed. In the meantime, they

had thought about a new theme for the ride. With

“Cobra” an appropriate name was easily found, and

the idea for the design came from their circle of

friends. The MP Design firm, which had already been

responsible for designing the adventure construction

“Amazonas”, was contracted to carry out the plans.

Perfect Outfit

To begin with, the coaster was dismantled in Switzerland

and transported to Munich. Next, the Gams firm

repainted the tracks, supports, and the cars. As the

tracks were covered with a special varnish paint

containing luminous pigments, they light up as spotlights

are trained on them in the evenings, providing

the Looping Coaster with a truly extraordinary illumination.

The last decoration elements arrived one day

after the opening of the Palmkirmes and were mounted

immediately. This done, it turned out that the MP

Design firm had realised the design draft true almost

to every last detail. The paybox and entrance area

were elaborately decorated with many signs, the

coaster's logo, wooden beams, paraffin lamps, an oil

barrel and benches. Particularly striking are the large

cobra heads, mounted on top of the paybox and the

tower, as well as at the highest point of the coaster,

and the palm trees with their small palm leaves



Large Cobra heads

dominate the new decoration of

the coaster

moving in the wind can hardly be distinguished from

genuine palm trees. The well-considered decoration

leaves nothing to be desired and provides the

coaster with a perfect outfit.

Construction by Werner Stengel

The attraction designed by Werner Stengel was built

by the Interpark firm four years ago with a front length

of 31 metres, a depth of 21 metres and a track height

of 31 metres. Two trains accommodating 10 people

can travel along the tracks at the same time, secured

by three blocks. The trains are equipped with the

latest shoulder restraint system and provide additional

foot rests, thus also allowing for children, although

they are required to be not less than 130 cm in height.



Angelo Agtsch, Miriam

Blume, and Pastor Sascha

Ellinghaus at the inauguration

of the coaster

The lift chain runs only once the train has passed the

first sensor.

In the long run, this design saves a lot of power.

Particularly striking is the coaster’s triangular base

plan due to which the construction requires hardly any

more space than a large round ride. The station is

located on the rear side and does not impede the view

on the coaster, so that the public can watch the entire

ride sequence, the train climbing the steep ascent, the

drop into the twisted looping as well as the speedy,

twisty ride up to the station. This coaster provides pure

ride fun, not least due to its impressive looping.

Technical Data:

Manufacturer: Interpark

Built: 2009

Front: 31 m

Depth: 21 m

Total height: 19 m

Track height: 13 m

Track length: 260 m

Total weight: 80 t

Electrical requirements: 150 kW

Maximum speed: 80 km/h

Acceleration: maximum 4 G for ca. 5 seconds

Calculation: Werner Stengel


Visit us at

Booth No. 607



Novelty in Aachen: “The

King” from Zinnecker

Text & Photo: Michael Petersen

The “Öcher Bend”, organised by Eurogress

Aachen, enjoys a high rating in popularity among

the Volksfest events in the three-border triangle.

For this year’s edition of the Osterbend, beginning

on 30 th March and ending on 15 th April, 125

showman operations were chosen from the more

than 1,100 applications received.

In addition to family rides, thrill rides offered something

for everybody on the some 40,000-square

metre fairground near the city centre. As the organiser

deliberately refrained from making any

changes, the layout of the area with cross rows was

almost the same as in the years before. However, a

number of showmen would like to have the “old”

circuit course back, which had the advantage that

visitors inevitably had to go past all the attractions

and no showman operation was located off the beaten

track. However, it has to be said that this is not

possible due to stricter rules allowing for rapid

evacuation of the Bend-fairground.

This year, the “Europa-Rad” from Kipp was placed

in the centre of the fairground, clearly visible from

any distance. Kriek’s giant Propeller “Gladiator”, the

novelty at the Bend, towered over the Ferris Wheel

by several metres. Another novelty at the Osterbend

was the new swing “The King” (Zinnecker), built up

at the main entrance. Further highlights included the

“Voodoo-Jumper” from Schäfer and Fackler’s

“Apres Ski Party”. The “Große Geisterbahn” from

Schütze provided the finest creepy fun, and the funhouse

sector was represented by Kutschenbauer’s

“Magic House” and the “Kristallpalast” from Sturm.

With the “Spinning Racer” from Bruch and “Willy der

Wurm” (Roos) there were also two completely different

track rides available. The selection of rides was

rounded off by Schäfer’s “Shake”, the Musik Express

from Milz-v.d.Bosch, Barth’s “Südseewellen”, and

the two indispensable dodgem tracks from Loosen

and Grass. Moreover, there were numerous and

varied kiddie rides for the younger visitors. Positively

worth mentioning were the many seating possibilities

in the gastronomic operations, which enticed

the visitors to stay longer. Additionally, an ample

variety of special events even turned the weekdays

into a special experience. To begin with, two happy

hours were held prior to the official opening of the

Osterbend. Furthermore, the supporting programme

once again included two Students' Days, two

Family Days and a Ladies Day, and Ryanair even

gave away a number of flight tickets in a promotional

campaign. On the last evening, which once again

brought about good financial results for the showmen,

the event was closed by a brilliant fireworks

display. This time, the Aachen Osterbend was not

spared from cold weather, which was inevitably reflected

in turnover.

Première in Iserlohn:

“Brasil” (Schürmann)


Text & Photo: Michael Petersen

As was the case with all the other Easter fair events,

the Iserlohn Osterkirmes - held in the Seiler Lake

recreation area from 30 th March to 7 th April - suffered

from an unusual 'replay' of winter. However, considering

the snowy and cold weather, most of the

participating showmen were pleasantly surprised

with their results at the end of the event.

During the few sunny and dry hours, visitors came to the

Seiler Lake-fairground and enjoyed themselves at the

traditional Easter Fair, which was well laid out and offered

an ample selection of ride, games, and sales attractions.

Apart from the regular participants, the Iserlohn

event always provides a variety of new ride and funhouse

attractions. As a result, visitors can look forward to a newly

designed Easter fair every year. The fairground, which

was once again covered with gravel at considerable expense

to provide for reasonably dry pathways, was decorated

not only with the skilfully designed entrance

gate, but also by many rows of flags this year. As the city

authorities are currently planning physical alterations to

improve the fairground’s condition in the near future, they

have asked the local showman association to specify

which areas, in their view, need to be paved. The topend

and corner sites were once again appealingly occupied,

with the Ferris Wheel built up in the centre of the

fairground offering visitors a magnificent view, and the

“Brasil” Walkthrough construction presented as a novelty

at Iserlohn. The tireless work of the organizer is increasingly

paying off. Unlike at other events, visitor attendance

at the Easter fair at the Seilersee was still very

reasonable, despite adverse weather conditions. ■



Text & Photos:

Michael Petersen

This year’s Cologne Frühlingsvolksfest on the

Deutz banks of the Rhine (30 th March to 14 th April)

provided a first-class occupancy and a perfectly

laid-out fairground. The event’s skyline, visible

from any distance, attracted some 600,000 visitors

to the banks of the Rhine this year.

The illuminated entrance gate welcomed visitors from

near and far and decoration elements matching the

season of the year, as well as colourful pennants,

provided a cosy atmosphere. This year, the entire

length of the fairground between the two Rhine

bridges was once again occupied by fairground

attractions of every kind, with ride and Funhouse

attractions as well as games and sales booths being

built up one after the other, and the huge Cologne

Cathedral forming a truly monumental setting. That

was quite a sight, and many amateur photographers

immortalized this unique motif from the said Rhine


With the “Avenger” inversion (Holzem), a première

could once again be celebrated at the Cologne Frühlingsfest.

The swing was built up on the very best site

in the entrance area, where it left a highly convincing

impression. Another novelty for Cologne was the “Rio

Rapidos” Rafting Ride (Kaiser), which had come hot

from Bavaria. Visible from afar were the “Jupiter”

Ferris Wheel (Barth/Kipp), the giant “Mach 5” Propeller

(de Vries), as well as the “The Tower” from Blume.

The “Geisterstadt” from the Fellerhoff family, providing

a creepy atmosphere in Cologne for the first time, was

very well received by the public. The fun sector was

represented by the “Super Marci World” (Markmann)

and “Freddy´s Company” (Hofmann-Jehn), and the

“Wilde Maus” from Barth providing proper coaster fun

also attracted a large number of visitors.

Other ride attractions presented were the “Love

Express” (Kreft), “Insider” (Schöneseifen), “Krake”

(Markmann), Breakdance (Bonner) and “Wellenflug”

(Blume). The two fireworks displays held on 30 th March

and on 13 th April numbered among the highlights of the

supporting programme. On both Family Days (3 rd and

10 th April) prices were considerably reduced at all

attractions, and 5 th April turned romantic on the richly

decorated Ferris Wheel, when as many as four

couples took a vow to spend their future lives together

in the “engagement gondolas”.

Due to the cold weather, turnover did not meet the expectations

of many a showman. Revenues in Cologne

were further reduced by the music being turned off already

at 9.30 p.m. and the lights going out at 10.00

p.m. The influence of a single resident, who had filed

a suit about the noise level at the fairground, seems to

have been a very strong factor. What are the city

authorities actually afraid of? It is hard to fathom that a

single plaintiff spoils fairground fun for thousands of

visitors and the financial results of the showmen. This

must surely give rise to doubts about our judicial system!

Not far from the fairground, the “Flic Flac” circus

had built up its new big top and put up a large number

of posters in the city at the same time. Moreover, the

media repeatedly published the new programme,

which was a further detriment to the fair event. ■

“Rio Rapidos” was an

attraction in Cologne




“House of Horror”, chain

ride, and Ferris Wheel at the

Spring and Trade Festival

The Caterpillar Ride from

Nachtigall at Elsterwerda

Text & Photos: Rolf Orschel

This year’s Frühlings und Gewerbefest (Spring

and Trade Festival) held in the small town of

Elsterwerda in the Brandenburg Elbe-Elster

district from 19 th to 21 st April, was dedicated to the

motto “Vereinte Wirtschaft”, or united economy.

Enjoying sunny weather, locals and many guests

from near and far enjoyed the varied choice offered

by tradesmen, as well as the fairground laid out

in the Industrial Estate East, located directly

adjacent to the B169 federal highway.

With two huge supermarkets, a DIY market, a

furniture shop, a fashion centre, a market specialising

in wood craft, a number of car dealerships and other

shops, it is an important crowd puller for the surrounding

region. In 1996, the industrial estate advertising

association tried to establish a spring festival in this

area for the first time. From the quite humble beginnings

by today’s point of view, the event has evolved

into one of the largest Volksfest events in the town’s

calendar of events in the last 17 years. For many years

now, the spring fair has been organised by showman

Tino Krämer, who once again succeeded in choosing

and engaging appealing attractions from the applications

received this year. The showman attractions

have been placed in two rows for some time now in

the rear section of Kochortsweg. At the intersection to

Erlenweg, the “Moulin Rouge” Ferris Wheel from Wolters/Domke,

clearly visible from any distance and from

traffic on the B169, provided visitors with a

magnificent view. Moreover, guests encountered the

Breakdance from Sobczyk, Nachtigall’s Caterpillar

Ride, the Chain Ride from Sperlich, the “Free Fall” from

Nachtigall, the “Tornado” mini coaster (Nachtigall),

and the “House of Horror” Walkthrough construction

(Plaenert & Schieck). A number of kiddie rides and an

ample selection of concession stalls of all kinds rounded

off the entertainment contingent, and a number of

snacks, confectionery, ice cream, and beverage

operations provided visitors with food and drinks. The

individual attractions were well spread out, and often

particularly effectively placed along the course. The

events in the industrial estate began on Friday with an

entertainment programme and a fantastic fireworks

display, before the spring festival was officially opened

at 10 p.m. on Sunday evening. The colourful mixture

of a large bric-a-brac market, an antique and flea

market, a varied offering from local companies,

colourful entertainment programmes and a spring fair,

once again enticed many thousands of visitors

this year.



Text & Photos:

Ton Koppei

The traditional Frühjahrskirmes Matejska Pout in

the Czech capital of Prague, held from 2 nd March to

21 st April, celebrated a notable anniversary. For the

50 th time, the event was held in the large area

behind the historic Vystaviste fair halls. The

festival’s origins date much further back, to the

year 1595 in fact, and thereby the Matejska Pout

numbers among the oldest fair events in Europe.

Basically, the current festival ground offers a large

circuit course, and for years a small fee has to be

paid at the entrance to the area.

Represented at this year’s event were showmen from

the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Austria, and

even though the Matejska Pout was as attractive as

usual, there were only a couple of novelties in 2013.

For the first time presented in Prague was, among

others, the "Geistervilla" from the Sipkema family. The

Dutch showman-family took over this Ghost ride from

the Zinnecker firm in the autumn of 2012 in addition to

their larger Spuk construction, which they presented

in Prague in 2012. A creepy atmosphere was also

provided by the Walkthrough constructions "Zombies"

and "Temple of Adventure”, from the Austrian Stessl

firm in Prague.

The skyline of this year’s event was once again

shaped by high constructions from the Netherlands. In

addition to Van der Beek’s "Around The World" tower

ride, visitors were able to enjoy the high Inversion from

Ordelman and a Booster Maxx from the De Voer firm

in Prague, along with the Snow Jet, River Rafting and

the Super Mouse, as well as the sound machine that

has been popular for so many years, which hails also

from the Netherlands.

The Czech showmen once again presented their

successful constructions. Yet again built up in the front

area of the fairground were the Funhouse and the

Superbowl, as well as a Miami. Further along the

course visitors encountered, among other attractions,

the Booster, Energy Rush and two Breakdance

constructions, as well as Pirate, Enterprise, two Ghost

Rides, Jungle King, coaster, Double-Ranger, several

dodgem tracks, as well as a permanently installed

Ferris Wheel. While games containers offering the

latest games try to entice the public in the Dutch

section of the fairground, every year the Czech showmen

present classic, mechanical shooting galleries,

still highly popular in 2013. Unfortunately, the event

suffered from freezing temperatures, so the Matejska

Pout did not really gain momentum. As was the case

throughout Europe, the long delay in the onset of

spring substantially affected the course of business.

By the way, in addition to the well-known Matejska

Pout, a smaller event is held in the same area in

autumn; namely the Vaclavska Pout, presenting only a

handful of attractions, all from local showmen. ■



Long-running hit in Nancy:

“Move in Top”

Text & Photos: Norman Vogt

At this year’s traditional French “Foire Attractive de

Printemps” event in Nancy, held on the Carnot and

Leopold fairgrounds from 29 th March to 28 th April,

visitors were able to enjoy many novelties.

Among them there were as many as five over-the-top

rides appearing in the large French city for the first

time, which were joined by another three rides with

loopings; namely the regular participants “Shaker

Dance”, “Katapult” and “Top Scan”. With more than

170 attractions, this was excessive, even for this large

event in Nancy. “Less” would have definitely been


Further novelties for Nancy included, among other

attractions, Kopp’s “Booster Maxxx”, Coquoz’s “Avenger”,

Pfausser’s “New World”, Baptiste’s “Inversion

360°”, and the “Move it 32”. With the “Mini Chenille”

Switchback, there was even a novelty for young

visitors. Moreover, the “Super Railway”, “Move in Top”,

“Bayern Kurve”, “Breakdance”, “Shakers”, “Tokaido

Express”, a Ferris Wheel, “Tagada”, “Simulator”,

Caterpillar Ride and “Twister” were once again among

the long-standing hits.

After a break of several years, the “Euro Splash” water

ride was presented at the event once again. The

“Haunted” and the “Psycho” provided creepy fun, and

a number of Walkthrough constructions rounded of the

cornucopia of ride attractions. The double storey

“Kheops Labyrinth”, taking visitors to the Kingdom of

the Pharaohs, surprised the public with a redesigned

façade. The almost unmanageable number of games

attractions was just as popular. Designated Family

Days were 10 th and 17 th April, offering reduced prices

at all attractions. Once again, it was possible to welcome

more than 1 million visitors at the “Foire” this year.

The high visitor attendance emphasized the popularity

and excellent reputation that the top-class event

enjoys not only among the showmen. The only

negative occurrence was a fire to which the popular

Brasserie “Au Feu de Bois” fell victim during the night

of the 14 th April.

The Foire offers a

large number of different





Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

From 30 th March to 14 th April, the 141 st Foire de

Paques was held in the small town of Saint-Dizier,

in northern France. The event, which is highly

popular throughout the surrounding region,

offered a number of novelty and top attractions.

The fairground is located in the town park “Parc Du

Jard”, only a few metres from the town centre. An

avenue with tall trees and small concession stalls

(the large ride and Funhouse construction were

once again built up behind it) lined the main path

of the idyllic area, where the trees were not yet

green this year, due to the long, cold winter.

It was possible to select and engage a large

number of novelties for the Foire, with the “Infinity”

Propeller being repeatedly heralded as the most

impressive novelty in the local press. Directly

opposite, visitors were able to try out the Smashing

Jump ride “Maxi Jumping” - another novelty. The

selection of debutantes was completed by the

“Discovery”, the “Disco Dance” Track Ride and the

“Outbreak”; the latter a unique ride attraction in

France. Presented among the long-standing hits

were the magnificent “Himalaya” switchback, the

Take Off variation “Shake off”, the “Extreme” Breakdance

built in Italy, the “Karting” go-kart track, and

the “Toboggan”. The Walkthrough sector was also

very well presented by the “Showbiz”, one of the

largest Walkthrough constructions currently travelling

in France, along with the “American Show” and

the “Ypser” labyrinth. Particularly noticeable at the

“Showbiz” were the two “Blues Brothers” figures,

singing and moving to the rhythm at irregular intervals.

The selection of attractions from the fun

sector was rounded off by the “Cinema 5 D”, showing

a number of films. Moreover, a large number of

kiddie rides, such as mini-sodgem, train group,

walking-waterballs, coaster, kiddie ride, quart,

bumper-cars and “Happy Sky”, gladdened the

hearts of the younger visitors. Moreover, visitors

encountered several appealing snack booths

serving local and international specialities spread

across the festival grounds. Games attractions,

confectionery booths and sales stalls rounded off

the cornucopia of fairground attractions. ■

“Maxi Jumping” – one of

this year’s novelties

“Blues Brothers” at the





Text & Photos:

Michael Petersen

Eye catcher:

the small barn area

At the Aachen Osterbend, Frank Roos presented

his extended gastronomic operation. His showman

colleague, Hansi Grass, had built two different

trailers to be integrated into the beer garden. Both

trailers are unfolded and provide wooden seats, and

are equipped with large roofs so that they can be

used the whole year round. While one of the trailers

has a transparent roof, providing a view to the sky,

the roof of the other is opaque. Both trailers have

been tastefully decorated and equipped with romantic

lights. The beer and experience garden can

be built up with a timbered floor to almost unlimited

dimensions. A special eye-catcher is the small 'barn'

section, boasting many animal figures, which was

particularly fascinating for the younger guests. In

addition to a large bar, the gastro section can also

be equipped with a large swing grill and facilities for

preparing fry-up dishes. The rustic style experience

gastronomic operation is to be equipped with further

decoration elements during the year to make it even



Text & Photo:

Michael Petersen

The lovingly designed 'experience' gastronomic

operation from the Bruno Dreßen family has been

cleverly extended by three rustic-styled pergolas

made of solid wood, each of them offering cosy

places for eight people to relax together and eat and

drink. The pergolas with small windows and pretty

curtains are oases for resting and chilling out, and

can be used at events of all kinds all year round. This

gastronomic operation of the Bruno Dreßen family is

yet to be extended by further pergolas from the Pfaff


European Showmen’s Union

Europäische Schausteller-Union

Union Foraine Européenne

International non-government organisation (NGO) • Established in 1954

President Albert Ritter

Improved Educational Conditions for Young European Showmen

International Exchange about Educational Work in Berlin

ceived and welcomed by the showmen, in Ham in

France unfortunately there were no groups available

that were large enough to take part.

The participants agreed that continued exchange

and the coordinated action over the national borders

would in the long run improve the educational

possibilities for travelling children and youth in

Europe. The Ett Edu-Project is an important step in

the right direction.

Participants of the Ett Edu-meeting in front of the Reichstag in Berlin.

Education means future. Those who have a

good education have a better chance in life.

For this reason it's important that the framework

conditions in the area of education continue

to be developed and improved for the

showman profession in Europe. From the 5 th

to 8 th May 2013, members of the European

educational project "Ett Edu" met in Berlin for

a working session.

In Germany the school project BeKoSch (Professional

competence for showmen), has been a success

model for many years. It offers the travelling youth

the possibility to absolve their compulsory education

during the winter months. In France and England

young showmen may well profit from the positive

experience of their young German colleagues.

In 2011 the European Commission furthered "Ett

Edu" project (European Transfer of Travellers Vocational

Education) was founded. The task of the project

is the development of a European concept for

the professional training of travelling youth. Within

these frames there are already concrete offers such

as the German BeKoSch-courses, so constructed

Advice regarding educational work for

young showmen in europe

that they can be used in France and Great Britain as

well. The German ESU-Associations are represented

by their chief Manager Frank Hakelberg (German

Showman Association) and Werner Hammerschmidt

(National Association of German Marketers

and Showmen).

ESU President Albert Ritter greeting the

project team at the main location of the German


Photos: DSB

Report about the Pilot Course for Young Showmen

The fourth Ett Edu working session in Berlin took

partunder the banner of the implementation of the

pilot course for young showmen in Gloucester

(England), Ham (France) and Herford (Germany).

Following the welcoming speech to participants by

ESU-President Albert Ritter and DSB-Chief Manager

Franck Hakelberg, the project team reported above

the progress of its showman schooling: Each team

took part in a specially adapted class for showmen

in small groups for two weeks in their own country.

In Herford and Gloucester the classes were well re-

The international working session was accompanied

by a richly diverse cultural programme with

a guided city walk, a visit to the Reichstag, and a

boat trip on the Spree.

The Ett Edu final meeting will take place from 26 th to

28 th September 2013 in Paderborn.

Further information in internet: www.ett-edu.eu.

Invitation to ESU Trade Discussion

The ESU invites all European show-women and showmen

to attend an international experience exchange on

the 19th June 2013 in Brussels. Area of focus: Volksfests

as cultural asset.

Experts from UNESCO will give information about the

execution of the UNESCO-Convention and about the requirements

for acceptance of the Volksfests in the representative

lists of immaterial cultural assets. Finally

there will be discussions about the various implementations

of the Europanorm 13814 for ride constructions in

EU member countries.

Location: Kulturzentrum FARO (Flemish interface centre

for cultural heritage), Priemstraat 51, 1000 Brussels,

Belgium, Start: 13:00

Further information:

General Secretary Steve Severeyns

Tel. 0032477850140, mail@stevesevereyns.be

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Fireworks display

at the Bremen Freimarkt

For decades, fireworks displays

– be they brilliant, highaltitude,

accompanied by

music, baroque or groundlevel

– have been a fixture at

fair and Volksfest events, always

attracting masses of

visitors, staged as an opening

attraction or as the finale

of an event. However, hardly

any visitor is aware of the

preparation and effort required

to conjure up such as

a spectacle as, for example, a

20-minute fireworks display

with rockets, motif bombs,

golden cascades and star

bouquets soaring up into the

sky. In October 2012, the

Kirmes & Park Revue observed

and documented the

preparations for the opening

fireworks display for the Bremen

Freimarkt, learning

many details on this subject

from the organizer of this display,

the Goslar Schneider

Pyrotechnik firm, which has

in the meanwhile celebrated

its 60 th company anniversary,

and has presented fireworks

displays at the Bremen

Freimarkt for 18 years.

Fireworks Display

fireworks display,



firm's vehicles

left Goslar as

In the case of a major fireworks display of this early as 8 a.m., arriving at the venue at the Bremen

Bürgerpark around lunchtime. Once the

kind, the planning in cooperation with the organizer

is followed by a one-week preparation entire site had been secured with crowd barriers

phase on the company premises, where the firework

bombs and effects are put together

along the thoroughfares, and warning tapes had

according to a precise plan, rather resembling a

musical composition. The launch batteries are

packed separately, the packages carefully marked,

and the required quantity of launch units

and batteries are made ready. Once the material

has been assembled and readied, the vehicles

are loaded up the day before the display. On 19 th

October 2012, the day of the Bremen opening


Uwe Holzmann

Photos: Uwe Holzmann,

Florian Rommerskirchen/


The Schneider vehicle fleet

on its way to Bremen



The transport vehicle is

as colourful as the fireworks


been erected across

the meadows and

signposts, the eightman

team from the

Schneider firm began

to prepare the build

up. First, they chose

and marked the sites

for the 15 launch battery

groups, and then

unloaded the launch scaffoldings, and deployed

them across the site. At the same time, a number

of staff members began to assemble and line

up the launch batteries. The next stage is the 'job

for the boss'; that is, filling the launch tubes with

bombs according to the precise plan, and

dropping the bombs into the launch tubes. The

charging of the batteries is followed by another,

quite complex stage; that is, wiring the launch

batteries to the so-called "pre-firing chain”. In

addition to the 15 launch batteries, there were

also three launch blocks, each wired to a firing

box for electrical ignition, as well as a large, separate

launch tube for a so-called grid bomb for

the final effect. This was buried a good one

metre deep into the ground. The build up lasting

a good six hours was finished off with the wiring

up of the different batteries and blocks with the

electrical firing cables, connecting them to a

central firing stand, and covering them with


For further information,

photos and related discussions:


The vehicles with the

launch scaffoldings and ramps

are unloaded

Putting up barriers on the site



The launch ramps

A total of 15 launch

batteries are assembled

and put up

This is followed by the

charging and loading of the


Sven Schneider with a

large bomb



Next step:

fixing the fuse

tarpaulins to protect them from humidity. During

the build up preparations, employees from the

Bremen Gewerbeaufsichtsamt, or Trade Supervisory

Authority assured themselves of the proper

installation and compliance with legal and

official safety regulations pertaining to major fireworks

displays, as well as examining the launch

material used. Naturally, the firing site was

guarded by the staff up until the fireworks display

at 9:45 p.m., and they also put up further

barriers in the Bürgerpark. Moreover, the Schneider

firm engages additional security personnel

to supervise the densely wooded area around

the firing site. Finally after some 13 hours of a

gruelling workload, the big moment had arrived:

in very mild temperatures a fireworks display of

some 20 minutes duration was conjured up in the

skies above the Bremen Bürgerweide.

Now the batteries are wired

Further launch blocks are

set up



Employees from

the Bremen Gewerbeaufsichtsamt

during inspection

Wiring of a launch block

and launch support with firing

box (suitcase)

Brocaded palms with long golden cascades,

heart-shaped motif bombs, ring bombs with

bouquets, waterfall bombs with star bouquets

transforming into red, flickering stars or polyp

stars, ghost bombs with bouquets first rising

then fading away, only to flare up yet again,

flower bouquets in startling new colour

schemes, and star clouds floating up into the

night sky, enchanted thousands of visitors. The

opening display concluded with a final image

The largest bomb for the

final: a grid bomb

Burying the tube for the

grid bomb



The batteries are

covered. The fireworks display

is launched precisely at 9:45


consisting of a huge golden front, transforming

first into a blue sea of stars and then into red

flickering stars that evoked heart-felt applause

and frenetic cheering. While the fair event on the

Bürgerweide-fairground ran at 'full steam' and

the rides and all the other Freimarkt attractions

were veritably besieged by visitors, it took the

Schneider team another two hours to dismantle

and load the fireworks material, before they

could finally head home, tired but very proud. ■




Hartmut Roggelin from Bad

Doberan in the Rostock administrative

area, tours a

number of concession stalls

and – quite remarkably a – 62-

year-old kiddie carousel that

he took over from his father

in 2007.

Text & Photos:

Kai Morawetz

Hartmut Roggelin

According to the ride book, the 15-part kiddie ride

with a 12-section roof structure was technically

inspected for the first time by the Groß-Berlin magistracy

on 17 th April 1951. First owner was the showman

Egon Moskeit from Berlin, who probably also

built the carousel, as the ride book does not mention

any manufacturer. Way back then, the ride was 5.5

metres in diameter and 3.50 metres high. In 1978,

Fritz Roggelin, Hartmut Roggelin’s father, took over

the kiddie ride and repeatedly rebuilt it throughout the

following years. Around the mid-1990s, both the diameter

and the roofing were extended. After that, the

base and the light grids were newly constructed from

metal, and the track was rebuilt from high-quality

steel just 11 years ago. Shortly after

Hartmut Roggelin had taken over the

ride, the entire base was galvanized,

and two years ago the roofing was renewed

altogether. At the same time

many individual parts and the vehicles

were also newly painted. In addition,

the first warm-tone LEDs were installed

in the centre of the ride. Moreover, the

so far nameless kiddie carousel was

dubbed "Kindertraum”, and shortly after

the interior panelling of a small, oneaxle

paybox wagon – purchased second-hand

– was renewed, and the wagon

freshly painted. The old paybox

was put into storage, and can still be used for

nostalgic events. The mounts of the ride are a colourful

mixture of vehicles from many manufacturers, supplemented

by a number of self-made examples. In

1990, a new tractor and a fire engine were added,

and the old fire engine was redesigned into a vehicle

in the ADAC German Motoring Club livery. In 1992,

Hartmut Roggelin was able to purchase two secondhand

motorbikes from the Lutz firm. As the engines

were missing, fake Simson S 51 engines were installed.

For adults who wish to accompany their children

as they ride the "Ostsee-Bus”, an accompanying

chaise is available for this purpose. Apart from the

rocket, the police car has proven especially popular

with the children. The replaced vehicles, such as the

tram and various cars, were put into storage and are

ready for use at any time. Due to its light-frame construction,

the ride can also be assembled in only one

day, and therefore it can also be encountered at

kindergarten festivals every now and then. Hartmut

Roggelin presents the kiddie ride mainly at Volksfest

events in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and has

also appeared at nostalgic markets in Schleswig-Holstein

and Hamburg. The "Kindertraum” is 8 metres in

diameter, 4.50 metres high and has 15 arms, and electrical

requirements of 8 kW. To this day, the rotational

speed of the more than 100-year-old slip ring Siemens

motor is reliably controlled by a salt water starter.



Even in Japan there

are flying impressions of

riding backwards

2013 sees the roller coaster

manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard

go in a new direction –


Text : Marcus Gaines

Photos: Thorpe Park,

Six Flags Great America,

Universal Studios Japan

B&M Backwards

for the experience is

likely to be, or pay £5

for a single Fastrack

ticket. Even though

the ride experience itself

is completely new, it is much more nauseat-

Three of the manufacturer’s existing coasters

have been modified so that guests can experience

the rides travelling backwards. Each get the full benefit of the near misses. A ride that

ing than travelling forward, and passengers don’t

coaster is a different model from the B&M catalogue,

namely; Inverted, Hyper and Wing elements as they are called, to make it thrilling

relies so much on head choppers or near-miss

coasters, and all are on different continents. doesn’t lend itself to travelling backwards, as one

can’t see what’s coming. Those travelling forward

Thorpe Park

get a new experience too, as more theming has

been added in the form of another much needed

The first to open was “The Swarm” at Thorpe Park near miss, a crash through an advertising board.

last year, and for this season has had the back Its design and impact, thanks to its positioning on

two rows of the train turned around. Guests wanting

to enjoy the new seating position must enter miss on any of the current crop of Wing Coasters;

the ride, makes it probably the most effective near

a special queue line that runs parallel to the standard

one, making it difficult to see how long the wait avoid having them chopped

riders can’t help but duck and lift up their legs to


An urgently needed and

additional near-miss-element

has been available at Thorpe

Park since the new season


In the meanwhile the park’s backwards riding

roller coaster, “X:\No Way Out” from Vekoma has

had a makeover to become a completely normal

indoor coaster, presumably to make the backwards

experience of “The Swarm” unique in the


Six Falgs Great America

In May, what was the world’s first B&M inverted

coaster, “Batman The Ride” at Six Flags Great

America, near Chicago, will re-open with the

trains completely turned around so that all riders

can experience the 21 year old coaster in an all

new way. The Batman coaster has a reputation for

being intense so, based on “The Swarm”, riding

it backwards could be a step too far for some.

Unlike “The Swarm”, Batman’s backwards riding

will only last for a limited time, likely to just be the





In the meanwhile

in Japanese Universal Studios, the Hyper coaster

“Hollywood Dream: The Ride” from B&M has

added the tagline “Backdrop” as since the

beginning of 2013 one of its trains travels backwards.

The 44 metre tall coaster that opened in 2007,

also features a new choice of on board music from

Japanese pop band SMAP. The new ride experience

seems to be much less nauseating, perhaps

due to the lack of inversions, with riders finding

the moments of negative g force particularly

fun when riding backwards.

The plan is for the ride to operate this way until 7 th

July, but its popularity must surely be making the

park management think about extending this

“Hollywood Dream:

The Ride” trains before the

conversion in normal condition

and backwards (down)

“The Swarm” is the only

coaster with trains with forward

and backward positions in one



Unusual perspective:

the lift travels high up with

the view to the ground


With us you are in the front row!

Onride videos from “Batman The

Ride: Backwards” now on:



time. According to the Japanese regional media,

in the first few days of operation the waiting times

reached a staggering seven and a half hours!!!

This was the longest queueing time ever witnessed

for a ride at Universal Studios Park in the

city of Osaka.

New Hype – Old Methods

The idea of turning trains around for one or more

years is not new. Particularly in the case of

classic Racing Wooden Coasters, this step to increase

popularity has been common practice for

decades. Whether this

current example will

be followed by other

parks, or whether this

is an experiment by

B&M to see how well

backwards riding is

received by the public

as a pilot for future

concepts, remains to

be seen. But one

thing’s for certain, the

relatively simple idea

has given existing

coasters a new thrill,

and the parks marketing

departments something

new to shout

about for little new

investment. ■


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The new main attraction

at “The Magic Valley” is a

Rapid Ride from Hafema

Water Rides GmbH

Many people think about David

Copperfield or Siegfried & Roy

rather than theme parks when

the subject magic comes up.

However at Toverland, situated

near the German-Dutch border

in Sevenum, something magical

has been going on for twelve

years now: the change from an

indoor playground into a recreational

destination that instead of

offering a rabbit has pulled a

mobile surprise out of its hat!

De Magische Vallei


Marc Spies

Photos: Marc Spies, Toverland

Toverland’s General Manager

Caroline Maessen is without

a doubt proud of the new

area and its new attractions

Since the opening of the GCI wooden coaster

“Troy” in 2007 – which by the way still belongs

among the crème de la crème in Europe, and was

for example honoured by a European Star Award

prize – it became rather still at Toverland as far as

large ride constructions were concerned, however

plans here and there of potential attractions

were never discarded, but rather landed (initially?)

into the drawers of owner Jean Gelissen and

park director Caroline Maessen. Instead and in

the meantime, the entrance area of Toverland was

redesigned, a hall was thoroughly renovated, the

gastronomy extended, and a shop rebuilt. Nevertheless

it was foreseeable that ambitious Toverland

would also invest heavily in the future.

Magic Dwarfs

And so it came about at the end of September

2012 that the Spinning Coaster “d’wervelwind”

from Mack Rides (see KPR 12/2012) was the first

attraction to open on a four hectare extension

area, as the fourth coaster of the park. However

it was first in April 2013 that “The Magic Valley”

opened officially, and only a few weeks later the

“Djengu Rivers”, the second main attraction of the

new outside area, was released to the public.

The basic facts about the new theme land are

impressive: eight new attractions, 2.8 million kilos

of stone, over 60,000 plants, a park own soundtrack,

umpteen waterfalls, and a total investment


amount of some 14 million Euro. Even more

impressive is that the theming came from the park

itself, based on the homespun legend of Dwervel,

and recreated for Toverland by artist Peter van

Holsteijn. The Dwervels, a folk of small dwarfs who

have magic powers, have settled in the magic

valley and create a sensation – to the amusement

of visitors and naturally also the operator. The

theme area offers a similar landscaping as already

seen at “Troy” with many rocks, water and


Water March

More or less hidden but present all the time is the

Rapid River “Djengu River” from Hafema Water

Ride Systems. Due to the clever covering of the

course with natural stones as well as a complete

theming of the station building, the track course

is initially not visible from outside. This causes the

feeling that during at least the very first ride, the

460 metre track appears to be extremely long,

and in some cases is not recommended for those

with sensitive stomachs. The ten round boats

accommodating up to nine passengers go

through enormously fast rotations in some parts,

whilst passing waterfalls and fountains for 240

seconds. The passenger loading is somewhat

more sedate as the boats travel along a slowly

running belt. However “Djengu River” has sufficient

capacity of over 900 passengers per hour,

and offers wet and happy ride fun for the whole

family, without completely soaking the guests.

More New Attractions

The water element is omnipresent all over the

Magic Valley: no less than three of the other

attractions have a connection to water: Metallbau

Emmeln delivered “Tolly Molly”, a particularly

lovingly designed variation of the classic duck

ride, where instead of disdainful ducks there are

mystical water creatures that transport up to 24


Visitors can be more active on the other hand on

the “Kid’s Survival” trail, where naturally it’s less

about life and death, but more about keeping the

feet dry on the course. The 12 elements stem from

VelopA Omniplay.

As powerful and wet as it

should be on a real Rapid Ride

The track course and the

lift of the “Djengu River” are

well bedded into the theming


This water attraction

comes from Metallbau Emmeln

The designs in the new

theme area are harmonious

For those for whom it’s far too strenuous there is

the new fountain show “Katara, Fountain of

Magic” to enjoy. 136 illuminated water fountains

supported by an orchestral soundtrack present a

successful show with lots of spraying water. If this

is too wet for visitors, the show can also be viewed

from the new restaurant opposite. And if it’s too

dry for some, they in turn can try their luck on the

Splash-Insel (Splash Island): there’s a certain

amount of luck and skill required to arrive in a dry

state. The show was manufactured by the

GHESA Fuentes firm.

Not quite as high as the up to 15 metre fountains

but not rooted in the soil either, is the cable

control tower “Coco Bolo” from Heege, which is

also beautifully designed. A newly hatched bird

moves ceaselessly on the tip of the tower, whilst

visitors are spending energy on the cable. And

those who still have enough power after tower

climbing can live it up on a large climbing castle

from Eibe, or a large trampoline.

Quo vadis?

Toverland has done everything right with its extension

around Magic Valley. Added to the main

target group of families with children, the attractions

“d’wervelwind” and “Djengu River” are suit-


able for an even broader public. And this is

exactly the aim of owner Jean Gelissen. “With a

wider range of attractions for the whole family and

top class theming, we are increasing the status of

the park considerably. We are convinced that the

Netherlanders, Belgians and the Germans within

a distance of 100 kilometres will find their way to

us”. Toverland expects in the short term an

increase in visitor numbers of around 20% in

comparison to 2012, which means a growth of

100,000; in the medium term, one million visitors

are expected to respond. It is hoped to win more

visitors from the Nord-Rhine Westphalia area as


The most exciting question still remains

however: what sort of magic will

Toverland pull out of the hat next? One thing that

is certain is that entrance into “De Magische

Valley” is to be made possible also from the theme

A climbing castle from

Eibe and a cable tower from

Heege have also been erected

area “Troja”, which until now was only through the

second hall. In the near future, according to Jean

Gelissen in an interview, there is also to be an

additional large coaster at the park.

Furthermore there are existing and concrete

plans for a theme hotel. What will actually be

realised and what will land in the drawer remains

to be seen – but it’s pretty certain that it won’t be

a rabbit! ■ The theme area “The

Magic Valley” in an overall view



Unusual and remarkable:

the streets of the

driving school run outside

as well as under cover

Attractiepark Slagharen in the

Netherlands is celebrating its

50th anniversary with four new

attractions. Following the takeover

of the family park by the

Spanish Parques Reunidos last

year, the first rebuilding work

has taken place this season.

Jules Verne Adventure

Text & Photos:

Olaf Esser

“Fogg’s Trouble”

unfortunately has no design

at all

The currently new named Slagharen Theme Park

& Resort had already opened in 1963 as the

Ponypark Slagharen, and it was operated by the

Bemboom family for 49 years. As time went on the

park became larger, and already the 1960s and

1970s saw classic rides of these days come into

being, such as the “Ocean of Darkness” the huge

chain ride “Apollo”, and the “Looping Star Thunder

Loop” – all those and other rides from legendary

Schwarzkopf factory.

On the 1 st May 2013, the area “Jules Verne Adventureland”

was opened, where there are now four

new attractions. Unfortunately old and well preserved

attractions had to make way, for example

the unique Darkride “Ocean of Darkness”, in which

ride guests in globe-shaped gondolas passed fish,

octopi, mermaids, and other ocean inhabitants. Another

ride construction, the old “Enterprise” from

Schwarzkopf on the other hand was retained, and

has been integrated a little into the new area.


The new Top Act among the four novelties is without

a doubt the “Expedition Nautilus” from Mack

Rides, a successful combination of a “Splash

Battle” and a Teacup Ride, called by the German

manufacturer just what it is: “Twist ‘n’ Splash”. Both

are very successful attractions that can be found in

many parks all over the world. So it’s no wonder that

the combination of the rides is also enthralling.

Following the entry into one of the new round boats,

54 adventurers take off on a wet and fun round trip.

As is also the case on a Splash Battle or similar ride,

there is also a lot of water spraying here, by rotating

the water cannons. This can also be a wet

experience for the viewers, as the cannons reach a

considerable range. But there are also cannons on

the outside that can spray water. The fun is seen on

the faces of both the younger guests and adults,

and great weather here is naturally an advantage.

In the event of bad weather or for the water-shy

there is a small shop that sells ponchos for an Euro

a piece. Alternatively there is also – as known from

other parks – a huge walk-in dryer.

The second novelty is also a kind of interactive, in

the form of bicycles in the air, with visitors reaching

the highest point by pedalling. This attraction has

also been designed for both children and parents,

supported by the extra adjustable seats, so children

have no problems in reaching the pedals and


Unfortunately the passenger loading takes somewhat

longer in this case, and the design is a little

sparse as well. “Magic Bikes” is surrounded by a

fence and is located on the edge of the park near

an old building. The Italian manufacturer Zamperla

offers various sizes for this attraction, this particular

version having eight gondolas.

The attraction “Fogg’s Trouble” is also from Zamperla.

This is a “Rockin’ Tug” with a capacity of 24

passengers, where eight adults are also allowed on

board. The location and design here is also lifeless

however. The gondola swings in the form of a boat,

rotating on the track here and there. There is no

water, not even on the decoration, only a few leftovers

from the Darkride “Ocean of Darkness” have

been used as decoration elements. The maritime

boat design is also shown less to its advantage.

The fourth novelty is once again a highlight for the

smaller guests; the “Passepartout Explorer” is partly

roofed over and has a large outer area. Here, the

children initially participate in theory instruction for

their driver’s licence and are then allowed onto the

street, after which they drive past their parents

The driving school stems

from Italian manufacturer


The “Magic Bikes” are

also from Zamperla


The main attraction in the

new theme area “Jules Verne

Adventureland” is a “Twist ‘n’

Splash” from Mack Rides

Those who are too wet

from the water attraction can

become dry again in the walk-in

dryer from Haysteck

proudly in their electric cars on a very nicely

designed course. There are also road signs and

even a set of traffic lights on the course. Maybe

some of the drivers will remember their first driving

lessen in Slagharen in their later years when learning

to drive. The manufacturer of the electric cars

is once again Zamperla.

Although the new “Jules Verne Adventureland”

can’t be recognised as a completely new theme

area, the four novelties are all well integrated into

the park, and the mixture of old traditional and new

rides can be felt. Unfortunately the choice of the

attractions is not all that unusual. In the course of

the restructuring of other European parks and the

ever increasing number of indoor parks, one sees

these family rides very often, and the individuality

is lost in the process.

Slagharen lives for the better part from its many

bungalow and camping guests. As a result there

are many families that spend their leisure time here.

The park is ideal for this, as it offers much variety.

There are not many large ride attractions, and these

few are ageing.

And in actual fact mega-attractions don’t fit into the

concept at all. And the new owner Parques Reunidos

is hardly likely to change the situation, so it

can be safely presumed that this tradition will continue

in the upcoming years.


Visit us at

Booth No. 141



The new park entrance

also contains the Legoland

Discovery Centre

When in 1996 Europe’s largest

shopping centre, the CentrO,

opened in Oberhausen, a small

park with a number of offers for

children saw the light of day for

the first time. This “park for strollers”

was thought up to serve as

a diversion and recreational area

near the actual shopping centre

and gastronomy line.

Sea Life Abenteuer Park


Stefan Peck

Photos: Heiko Schimanzik

The new water attraction

“Pinguine! Abenteuer Antarktis”

comes from abc rides

In those days the park was maintained by the

CentrO.-Betreibergesellschaft, however the company

very soon wanted to concentrate completely

on the business and gastronomy area, and searched

for the relevant new operator for the park. In

2001 showman Oskar Bruch Junior took over the

helm. He entered into a lease agreement and rebuilt

the park into a real amusement park, in that he

installed a number of ride constructions at CentrO


For ten years he attempted to make the park into a

profitable business. All the same very soon it was

obvious that it would be a difficult undertaking to

establish a typical all-day amusement park, next to

a shopping mall, as in principle visitors were not

travelling to the “Neue Mitte Oberhausen” to visit a

middle sized amusement park, but because of a

shopping experience. With that, a complete day

price for an amusement park visit didn’t come into

question – besides that offers for day trips in the

Ruhr district – among them Movie Park Germany

were substantially more attractive. Oskar Bruch

terminated the lease at the end of 2010 for all these



When the Sea Life Centre opened in 2004, it was

exactly the right combination in harmony with

visitors to a shopping mile: the aquarium offered a

relatively entertaining experience, which could be

very well combined with a visit to a shopping mall.

With this Sea Life Centre, the worldwide Merlin

Entertainments Group provided the first destination

in the Ruhr area; four years later a second mainstay

came into being in Duisburg, the world’s first

Legoland Discovery Centre.

Whilst during the last two years there was no

amusement park at CentrO any more, in 2012 the

announcement came that together with Merlin

Entertainments, a new user of the area had been

found. Besides the discussions about the takeover

of the park, talks in relation to the further use of the

remaining ride constructions and attractions were

not successful, so Oskar Bruch Junior dismantled

the ride constructions – with the exception of the

available tractor attraction and the park’s railway

from Metallbau Emmeln – and could partly sell them

to Scandinavia. During the past year the Merlin

Entertainments Group announced the extension of

the shopping mall Sea Life Centre into the Sea Life

Abenteuer Park, and to relocate the Lego Discovery

Centre from Duisburg to Oberhausen for around 15

million Euro.

A new building came into being directly on the

earlier entrance to the previous CentrO, which is the

entrance to the Sea Life Abenteuer Park, and

simultaneously harbours the Lego Discovery

Centre – and as new indoor attraction there is to be

a “Magic Bike” from Zamperla added this year.

The Sea Life Centre by the way remained on its old

location and with that has no direct connection to

the new park. All the same, the entrance fee to the

Sea Life Centre also includes a visit to neighbouring

parks and there are also kombi-tickets to enable

visitors to enjoy all three attractions. And so a resort

came into being with three different recreational

possibilities, leading to a lot of synergy effects in

marketing and operation.

At the new Adventure Park a new and large main

attraction has come into being, combining a ride

with an animal experience. This classic water ride

from abc rides is located directly near the new

entrance area, in order to be an “eye catcher” for

guests at the gastronomy area.

The water attraction is 250

metres long, 14 metres high

and has a capacity of

685 passengers per hour

(with the use of 8 boats with

maximum persons each)

Also constructively interesting:

the water attraction only

requires one main support


A small part of the course

leads through the penguin

building / Photo left shows the

view of non participants in the

building, of the penguin pool

and the course through the

water attraction

Werner Novotny (General

Manager Lego Discovery Centre

Oberhausen) and Jörg Meyer

(Park Operations Supervisor

Sea Life Abenteuer Park)

Right next door a new home has been erected for

15 Gentoo penguins: an Antarctic world with large

visible pools for the animals that not only offer a

themed experience for children and adults, but a

water ride also travels through a part of the new

animal habitat. Something extra special here is that

the water canal leads through a glass tunnel under

the penguin pool, offering a completely different


Naturally the whole attraction is supported by a nice

story: the attraction prepares the park guests for an

Antarctic expedition. In the so-called “Briefing

Station” they are primed up for the cold and wind,

to then plunge for a short period into the Antarctic

or rather the penguin enclosure. The whole thing is

underlined by fitting decoration and sound effects.

At the end naturally a typical drop is waiting – very

considerately located directly at the gastronomy

line – and prepares the ride guests for a nice piece

of adrenalin. “Pinguine! Abenteuer Antarktis” is a

special experience that one is used to from Merlin,

and the combination of ride attraction with animals

is very successful.

There are two other ride attractions in the rest of the

park area. The earlier existing tractor ride has

received the name “Jeep Safari”, and has been

equipped with the corresponding jeeps. The technology

has been improved in order to increase the

speed. And there is the “Shanghai Express” travelling

around the Chinese slide tower, without any

really notable changes. Additionally the playgrounds,

the hedge labyrinth, the trampoline and

the gastronomy buildings have been retained as

they were during the time of CentrO. Park. The landscape

garden architecture has naturally not been

changed, as the area has grown beautifully in the

meantime, and offers a special note of relaxation.

There is a so-called master plan for Life Abenteuer

Park for up to 2017, containing further investment.

New attractions are being considered that always

have a connection to the animal world, and various

continents as theme worlds. A closer choice will be

crocodiles and a small type of hippopotamus,

which apparently will be linked to a track attraction

similar to a coaster. All this depends on just how

successful this new concept will be. The past has


shown just how quickly the Ruhr region can

condemn a project: visitors are drawn to the new

park, naturally also by the new location of the

Legoland Discovery Centre; on the other hand

many already know the Sea Life Centre that has already

existed for years. Visitors have access to the

park in combination with the centre, which doesn’t

have all that much new on offer in order to market

it as an individual product. Those visitors who only

wish to use the park, which in principle comprises

only of the new water attraction, will be disappointed.

The grapevine in the populous Ruhr area functions

excellently and has already managed to bag

Warner Bros. Movie World that had opened early,

and which was at that time actually an excellent

park. And the Ruhr prattlers hardly ever forgive.

Even these days, the park has the reputation that

not all attractions have been opened and are only

half finished, just as it had been presented in the

first months after opening. So something could may

well happen to the new attraction at Oberhausen, if

it’s not immediately obvious that it’s an extension to

the Sea Life Centre.

Nevertheless the earlier Centro Park has found a

good partner in the Merlin Entertainments Group,

and one can wait eagerly to see which direction the

future will take – also and particularly because the

Zoom-Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen as well as the

Duisburg Zoo are hard competitors in the Ruhr area

in the matter of animal presentation, and could

stand in the way.

Nature has conquered a

large part of the park – a very

special relaxing charm

A large part of the park

still looks the same as earlier,

but almost without any rides


Just a ticket for the new Sea

Life Abenteuer Park alone

is not possible, but available

always in connection with the

Sea Life Aquarium. An admittance

ticket costs 23 Euro

– for both adults and children!

And unbelievable: children

under the age of 15 years

cannot enter unless accompanied

by an adult. ■



The deep and steep

drop may well become the

trademark of the

“AdrenaLIM Blaster”

Xocomil with an area of almost

8 hectares is the largest and

most visited water park in Guatemala.

It is a part of the Xetulul

Theme Park Resorts, and is

located directly next to the

largest theme park in the country.

And only a few months ago

it received the new “AdrenaLIM

Blaster” from WhiteWater.

Xocomil Waterpark


Frank Lanfer





he so-called “Uphill Water Coaster” is enjoying

Tincreased popularity, transporting by way of

the attractive ride dynamic of a coaster course on

a water slide: namely by providing not only descents

but also ascents. The world’s first slide of

this type was developed by NBGS in 1994 for its

own water park Schlitterbahn in Texas. In 2006, the

Canadian water slide manufacturer Whitewater

West, known these days as WhiteWater, took over

the patent, and since then has been selling worldwide

under the label “Master Blaster”. Powerful

water jets provide for sliders being vigorously

“washed to the top” on every type of ascent, which

is quite a lively and fun experience.

The slide course is hardly

visible from outside

The start height of 17

metres has to be reached by

visitor’s own power, before the

speedy slide fun


In the meanwhile competitor company ProSlide

developed an uphill-slide with linear induction

motors, and the appertaining magnetic rafts.

Although the ascents on these “HydroMagnetics”

named slides are substantially drier, they are however

a lot more powerful. The first slide of this type

opened in 2005 at the American Six Flags New

England Park.

WhiteWater has now its own LIM-variation in its

portfolio, and has erected its first so called

“AdrenaLIM Blaster” at the Central American

water park Xocomil.

Following a start height of 17 metres, it all about

ascents and descents. Altogether the rafts catapult

to the top six times per LIM, blasting riders uphill

with the use of a magnet on the waterslide floor

and a metal plate on the bottom of the inline

inflatable boat.

As a surprise, the deepest drop is located at the

end of the 307 metre long water slide, where 2-

person, 3-person and 4-person inline inflatable

boats are allowed. The maximum speed is 46 kilometres

per hour (13 m/s), and the construction’s

capacity is 480 persons per hour.

The new “Uphill Water

Coaster” at Xocomil has a very

interesting track course

The lush vegetation in

particular gives the water park

an atmospheric and consistent

overall picture


The “Family Raft Ride”

and the “SuperBowl” from


The water park that was erected in 1997 around

an artificial Maya pyramid already has a Multi-

Lane Mat-Racer”, a “Boomerango”, a “Super-

Bowl”, and a “Double Wave Pool” from White-

Water. New to be added this year are two

“AquaLoops”. However, the operator also has water

slides from other firms in the programme, for

example a very well themed Lazy River and three

large water playgrounds from aquakita.

The operator of the leisure resort in San Martín

Zapotitlán is the public welfare organisation IRTRA

(instituto de recreacion de los trabajadores de la

empresa privada de Guatemala), which also

operates other amusement parks, water parks,

and hotels in the country. All members and their

families enjoy free admittance; all others have to

pay 100 Quetzal (almost 10 Euro); children may

enter at half price.

The tower of the slide is

also impressive

One of three “Interactive

Treehouses” from aquakita


Visit us at

Booth No. 1227



It has been obvious for quite

some time that the extremely

successful theme area “The

Wizarding World of Harry Potter”

that opened in 2010, is to be

extended. And details have now

been revealed.


Frank Lanfer

Photos: Universal Studios,

Google Earth

In addition to the imposing magic castle “Hogwarts”

and the village belonging to it called “Hogsmeade”,

there will also be the well known “Daigon

Alley and “London” joining them out of the well

known films and novels, from 2014 on.

The marketing strategy in the process: the extension

of the theme land will not take place at Universal

Islands Of Adventure, but at the neighbouring

theme park Universal Studios Florida. Although

there will be a connection between these two

magical locations with the “Hogwarts Express” with

which the guests can travel in proper style from

park to park, however to experience the complete

Harry-Potter-World, all train passengers must be

the owner of an expensive Two-Park-Ticket, or

alternatively the so-called Park-Hopper-Ticket.

With the huge success with “The Wizarding World

of Harry Potter” Islands Of Adventure could show

an visitor increase of over 20% despite the crucial

times, and so the second park is to be extended. If

one wishes to view it so – a reverse step of a theme

park concept: not more themes in one park, but a

theme in two parks! The question as to whether or

not there is only one license fee to pay to Warner

Bros., still remains unanswered.

The “Hogwarts Express” travels – as in the film –

between “Hogsmeade” and “London”. Although

both end stations have been designed in detail, the

ride itself takes place over a supported track bed.

Three trains travel along this course, which have

windows without a view to the real backstage area

in order not to disturb the illusion, and instead a

“real” ride between “Hogsmeade” and “London”

and reverse, is played on monitors. A total of six

different films, for example, day and night travel,

have already been produced.


In the new park area there will be, in addition to the

many shops and restaurants that Harry Potter fans

already know from the films and novels, a new ride

construction as well: “Gringotts Coaster” leans

thematically towards the magic bank of the same

name. The darkride and coaster attraction harbours

an Indoor-Highspeed-Coaster, which will delve

deep down into the bank and dragons will be bound

to be encountered.

Unfortunately with the erection of the Harry-Potter

area at Universal Studios, a milestone of the park

and Studio will disappear in equal measure, as the

new theme area comes into being on the area of the

“Jaws” attraction. The axed boat tour was located

between “Earthquake – The Big One” and the auditorium

“Fear Factor Live” or alternatively between

the area “San Francisco / Amity” and the “World


The “Hogwarts Express”

(photo above from the films)

will connect up both areas of

the theme parks / Sketch left:

the 12-seat cars for the

“Gringotts Coaster”

Visit us at

Booth No. 346



Conference organiser Oppland

is for the second time coordinating

the Theme Park & Resorts

World Asia Congress in Shanghai,

taking place on the 12 th and

13 th of September 2013. The

event is aimed mainly at the

countless real estate developers

who are active all over the

People’s Republic, and who –

quite regularly due to taxation

reasons – also are involved in

theme parks.


Stefan Rothaug

Photos: Stefan Rothaug, Oppland

One of last year’s

speakers was Zeren Dai (Vice

President China Dinosaurland)

On the speaker list from last year when the

congress first took place, representatives of

theme park operators were for example Zeren Dai

from China Dinosaurland, Makoto Sato from the

theme park sector of the “Hello Kitty”-firm Sanrio,

and Miikka Seppälä from the Finnish theme park

Särkänniemi, who was obviously invited by Rovio

China in order to speak about his success with the

Angry Birds-brand. In addition to these practical

persons from the branch there were mainly representatives

of design firms such as Forrec, the

Sanderson Group, or licensors such as Paramount

or Rovio, who explained in their talks about the

planning of theme parks and the potential of licensing

contracts in example projects.

This year, the congress will take place in Shanghai

once again, however at the new location at the Le

Meridien SheShan in the large city. Speakers have

been announced as, amongst others, Andrew Bolstein

from Disney Resort in Shanghai, Barry Cox

from Merlin Entertainments, Junyang Lei from

Happy Valley Shanghai and Jian Li von OCT Vision

. All will be talking about their experiences in the

operation of theme parks and amusement facilities

in Asia.

A few stands will be available for rent in the foyer of

the conference hall, available to sponsors of the

event to present their products and services.

The event is not the only one of its kind though:

another, the Theme Park and Resort Expansion

Summit, has already taken place for the third time

in April this year. This conference also takes place

in Shanghai, and the agenda has similar themes.

Just how many of these types of events can be

carried by the Chinese market in the future, remains

to be seen. In principle there is a demand,

particularly the IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo with

its extensive conference programme, which however

has avoided Shanghai as event location, with

the exception of the year 2006. IAAPA has a

traditional preference for Hong Kong.

Important Projects in Future Years

■ Monkey King Themepark, Beijing, China, 10 Bn.

RMB (There will be designs from Thinkwell, but since

the announcement of the park in 2011, not much has

been going on. However, two other parks in nearby

Tianjing have opened: Victory Kingdom (2012) and

Happy Valley Tianjin (2013)) – not on card.

■ Happy Valley, Wuhan, China, 10 Bn. RMB (2012).

■ The Smurfs Themepark, Chengdu China, 10 Bn.

RMB (2016) – The park was announced in 2010. According

to newspaper articles, the park has been cancelled

or is “on hold“, due to the changes in law regarding

theme parks, about which we have already reported.

Chengdu already has more theme parks as are

actually needed: amongst others a Happy Valley and

the Floraland Park, which has strongly extended only

this year.

■ Taichi Kungfu themed park, Wudong, China, 7 Bn.

RMB (2.2 Bn. RMB).

■ Ramayana Water Park, Bangkok, Thailand (2014).

■ Wonderla, Hyderabad, India, 40 Bn. RMB (2015)

third park of the group.

■ MGM Theme Park, Pune, India, 10 Bn. RMB (2016).

■ Universal Studios, Tianjin, China (unconfirmed).

■ Happy Land, LongAn, Vietnam, 2 Bn. USD (2014)

“on hold”.

■ Universal Studios, Korea.

■ Gundam Front, Tokyo, Japan (2012).

■ Lotte Waterpark, Kimhae, Korea, 22 Bn. USD (2013).

■ World Joyland, Changzhou, China (2011).

■ Shanghai Disneyland, Shanghai, China, 10 Bn. RMB


■ Hello Kitty Park, Anji, China, 1.5 Bn. Dollars.

■ Ocean Kingdom, Zhuhai, China (Oct. 2013) –


■ Fantawild Adventure Xiamen, China (April, 2013).

■ Adlabs Imagica, Mumbai, India (2013).



Photos: Fort Fun

The Fort Fun Abenteuerland located in the depths

of the Sauerland has a new ride construction since

the 9 th May, which is operated under the witty word

play name of “YuKan Raft”.

Nevertheless: it’s not completely new, as although

generally overhauled and newly painted, it is a

showan attraction which family Plaenert was on tour

earlier. This is a “Top Spin 2” from Huss Rides, in

other words a small 28-seat version

of the well known “Top Spin” family.

The “YuKan Raft” has been placed

on the location of the Swing Boat

“Pirat” from Huss, which had provided

a lot of fun at the park until

2011. The new ride construction

looks very attractive, integrated into

the hilly landscape of Fort Fun


Visit us at

Booth No. 643



After several years of improving

and expanding the animal habitats

at “Chessington World of

Adventures”, the park has now

merged ride with animal exhibit

for the first time. “Zufari: Ride

into Africa” gives guests the

chance to experience a safari

adventure, coming face to face

with zebras, rhinos, giraffes and


Text & Photos: Marcus Gaines

The ride takes up the area of land behind the

Wanayama section of the park, which opened

in 2010, producing the African area of the park. It

seems apparent that “Zufari” was in the pipeline

right from the inception of Wanayama.

The ride begins with an interactive pre-show

during which research leader Chase Van-Drive

explains that they discovered a new area of Africa

which they’ve named “Zufari”. Chase asks guests

to go on an expedition to log the animals found

there. A friendly lemur called Gozi takes over to

explain more. Courtesy of the latest technology,

and a witty cast member hidden from view, Gozi

interacts directly with guests asking questions

and telling jokes.

Upon exiting the pre-show, adventurers board

one of the 6 ex-army Leyland Daf trucks. The extensively

themed trucks do not run on rails, although

they do follow a well used path.

The first port of call is a splash down into a small

river to see flamingos, which sadly are difficult to

spot beyond the indiscreet electric fence. Travelling

past mysterious rock drawings, and an

animal house that could do with a bit more themeing

to make it less obvious, riders get their first

view of the savannah and its inhabitants.

Guests can enjoy great views of giraffes, zebras

plus a number of ostriches – if only the fences and

animal shelters could have been blended into the

landscape more subtly.

Then it’s time to search for the biggest and most

impressive inhabitants: “Zufari” is home to three

white rhino and from the trucks one has great

views of the animals. But uh oh, the rhino appear

to have knocked down a tree blocking the path.

And it appears as though the only way out is

through the cave that visitors were told to avoid

during the pre-show.


Given the nature of the ride it’s inevitable it’ll be

compared with “Rhino Rally” at “Busch Gardens

Tampa”, and “Kilimanjaro Safari” at “Disney’s

Animal Kingdom”, and the short answer is, it’s not

as big or as impressive. “Zufari” is considerably

shorter, has far fewer and less variety of animals,

and the cave finale is rather disappointing. But for

those who’ve not been to Florida and for kids, the

very target audience of

the park, it’s truly


Kids genuinely believe

they are going on a real

safari and being able to

get so close to the animals,

is an experience

they won’t forget. A

major advantage of

“Zufari” being on a

smaller ground area, is

that one can get seemingly

a lot closer to

animals than in Florida.

Wheelchair users and

those under 110 centimetres,

are unable to

take part in the ride,

however almost all

animals are visible from

any of the viewing


“Zufari” is great fun and

is unlike anything the

less well travelled will

have seen, and for

those concerned, the ride is aimed

to be an exciting adventure.

Maybe in time more varieties of

animals can be added, and the

cave be made more scary – or

even better, it could be dropped


Visit us at

Booth No. 1021



The British Oakwood Theme

Park has announced that its new

£4 million family area of the park

will be called “Neverland”, and

themed on Peter Pan.


Marcus Gaines

Photos: Oakwood Theme Park

The rides all take inspiration from the book

written by J M Barrie, and there will be a “Skull

Rock” log flume, “Captain Hooks House of

Havoc” soft play, “Lost Boys Adventure”, “Crocodile

Coaster”, “Tink’s Flying School”, “Jolly Roger”

mini galleon, “Neverland Chase”, and “Sights of

London Taxi Ride”. All park guests will be able to

enter the new themed area through an interactive

Walkthrough called “Journey to Neverland”. The

experience takes visitors on the journey from the

Darling house, flying over London, before arriving

at “Neverland”.

Many of the rides were purchased from the

Camelot theme park that closed at the end of the

2012 season.

All the rides have been substantially re-themed to

shed the knight and medieval look, and to fit to

either “Neverland” or London, where Peter Pan

befriends Wendy, John, and Michael Darling.

The log flume has become unrecognisable from

its “Camelot” days, as it now has a pirate themed

darkride portion and a climax with a splash down

as it comes out of an eye of the large 12 metres

high “Skull Rock”.


The Finnish capital city park

has had its existing Haunted

House completely renovated

during the past off-season.


Frank Lanfer

Photos: Gosetto

English theming specialist Nick Farmer took the

situation into hand, and once again produced

his usual successful work. The newly opened

“Kyöpelinvuoren Hotelli” on the 27th of April doesn’t

look particularly inviting to overnight

guests from the outside. Inside there are no

beds awaiting the supposed guests, but 4-

seat cars instead. These are equipped with

lots of special effects such as air blows,

vibrations, and passengers being touched

on the back. Two long minutes of thrill are

guaranteed during the 100 m ride into the

unknown with new scenes – however,

everything is ‘only just’ family friendly, as

fitting to a family park. After all, park guests

with a minimum height of 100 cm are already allowed

to participate (accompanied by an adult).

Manufacturer of the new ride attraction is the Italian

Darkride specialist Gosetto.


Not all the rides are from Camelot, “Tink’s Flying

School” had already existed at the park,

the Larson Flying Scooters were called “Plane

Crazy” and were themed as aeroplanes at an

airport, but now it’s been repainted green,

complete with Tinkerbell standing in the centre

overlooking riders. And it’s not just the rides that

have been themed, as the entire 3 acre area of

the park has been landscaped with appropriate

theming so as to create an immersive area,

essential when creating a branded area within a

park. Director of Oakwood, Dominic Jones, said;

“What better inspiration for a theme park could

there be than Peter Pan – ‘the boy who

would not grow up’? This is by far the

biggest investment at Oakwood in

recent times, and it will completely

transform and add significantly to the

visitor experience.”

“Neverland” is expected to open at the

end of May.


An unusual attraction has just opened in the

Barra shopping mall complex in Rio de Janeiro,

which is operated by the Brazilian company


The facade, which is more or

less a copy of a travelling Ghost

Ride in Europe, contains a

combination of two ride constructions:

on the upper level a

Darkride with 2-seat cars, and

on the ground level of the

attraction a mini-dodgem. The “2-in-1”

construction was realized by Italian

company Gosetto.


■ Großröhrsdorf 08.06.-09.06.

■ Güstrow 14.06.-16.06.

■ Lüchow 08.06.-16.06.

■ Lüdenscheid 24.05.-02.06.

A calendar of events can be found here for the month of

June in alphabetical order. Additional information about

individual events is listed below.

A■ Aachen-Kornelimünster 29.05.-02.06.

■ Ahrensburg 28.06.-01.07.

■ Altötting 25.05.-03.06.

■ Altshausen 28.06.-01.07.

■ Annaberg-Buchholz 01.06.-09.06.

■ Annaburg-Prettin 13.06.-16.06.

■ Apolda 01.06.-09.06.

■ Arnsberg-Hüsten 31.05.-03.06.

■ Arnsberg-Neheim 28.06.-30.06.

■ Arnstadt 22.06.-30.06.

■ Aschaffenburg 14.06.-24.06.

B■ Backnang 21.06.-24.06.

■ Bad Dürrenberg 28.06.-30.06.

■ Bad Hönningen 28.06.-02.07.

■ Bad Honnef 21.06.-24.06.

■ Bad Langensalza 14.06.-23.06.

■ Bad Lauterberg-Barbis 21.06.-24.06.

■ Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 25.05.-02.06.

■ Bad Sobernheim 21.06.-24.06.

■ Bad Staffelstein 28.06.-01.07.

■ Bad Steben 28.06.-01.07.

■ Bad Wimpfen 27.06.-02.07.

■ Bad Wünnenberg 29.06.-01.07.

■ Baesweiler-Oidtweiler 07.06.-10.06.

■ Balingen 21.06.-26.06.

■ Beckingen 29.06.-01.07.

■ Beckum-Neubeckum 31.05.-02.06.

■ Beelen 29.06.-01.07.

■ Bendorf 30.05.-03.06.

■ Berlin-Hellersdorf 29.05.-02.06.

■ Berlin-Mitte-Wedding 14.06.-14.07.

■ Berlin-Steglitz 24.05.-09.06.

■ Bernau/Berlin 07.06.-09.06.

■ Bernburg/Saale 30.05.-02.06.

■ Bexbach 14.06.-16.06.

■ Bitterfeld 21.06.-23.06.

■ Bodenmais 13.06.-17.06.

■ Bottrop-Kirchhellen 29.06.-01.07.

■ Brake 14.06.-16.06.

■ Brandenburg/Havel 14.06.-16.06.

■ Braunschweig 31.05.-09.06.

■ Breidenbach-Kleingnadenba 13.06.-16.06.

■ Bretten 28.06.-01.07.

■ Brockwitz/Coswig 14.06.-16.06.

■ Brüggen 14.06.-17.06.

■ Brüggen 28.06.-02.07.

■ Burgdorf/Hannover 20.06.-23.06.

■ Burgthann 22.06.-24.06.

C■ Cadolzburg 31.05.-03.06.

■ Chemnitz 14.06.-17.06.

■ Chemnitz 28.06.-30.06.

■ Cloppenburg 31.05.-03.06.

■ Coesfeld-Lette 29.06.-30.06.

D■ Dannenberg/Elbe 12.06.-16.06.

■ Delitzsch 28.06.-30.06.

■ Dierdorf 07.06.-10.06.

■ Döhlau-Tauperlitz 28.06.-01.07.

■ Dommitzsch 28.06.-30.06.

■ Dormagen 21.06.-25.06.

■ Dortmund-Bodelschwingh29.06.-01.07.

■ Dresden-Kaditz/Mickten 07.06.-09.06.

■ Düren 28.06.-08.07.

■ Düsseldorf-Bilk 14.06.-18.06.

■ Düsseldorf-Eller 21.06.-24.06.

■ Düsseldorf-Flingern 29.06.-02.07.

■ Düsseldorf-Wersten 07.06.-11.06.

■ Düsseldorf-Wittlaer 30.05.-03.06.

■ Duisburg-Hochheide 07.06.-10.06.

■ Duisburg-Homberg 15.06.-17.06.

E■ Ellwangen 20.06.-24.06.

■ Elmshorn 21.06.-24.06.

■ Elster/Elbe 31.05.-02.06.

■ Emden 31.05.-02.06.

■ Ennepetal 08.06.-11.06.

■ Erbach/Rheingau 14.06.-17.06.

■ Erfurt 14.06.-16.06.

■ Ergoldsbach 29.05.-02.06.

■ Erkelenz 30.05.-03.06.

■ Erkner/Berlin 31.05.-02.06.

■ Erkrath-Alt-Erkrath 29.05.-02.06.

■ Eschershausen 28.06.-01.07.

■ Eschwege 27.06.-01.07.

■ Essenbach 28.06.-30.06.

■ Everswinkel 14.06.-17.06.

F■ Farchant 25.05.-02.06.

■ Forst/Lausitz 28.06.-30.06.

■ Freiberg/Sachsen 27.06.-30.06.

■ Freystadt 30.05.-02.06.

■ Freyung 28.06.-03.07.

■ Fürstenfeldbruck 28.06.-07.07.

■ Fürstenwalde/Spree 31.05.-02.06.

■ Füssen/Allgäu 29.05.-09.06.

G■ Geislingen/Steige 21.06.-30.06.

■ Gemünden/Main 29.06.-07.07.

■ Germering 22.06.-01.07.

■ Gevelsberg 28.06.-02.07.

■ Gifhorn 20.06.-23.06.

■ Gnoien 28.06.-30.06.

■ Goch 29.06.-02.07.

■ Göppingen 07.06.-10.06.

■ Goslar/Harz 28.06.-07.07.

■ Greiz 14.06.-16.06.

■ Gröbzig 07.06.-09.06.

H■ Hagen-Haspe 14.06.-18.06.

■ Halver 31.05.-03.06.

■ Hamburg-Finkenwerder 14.06.-17.06.

■ Hamburg-Harburg 13.06.-17.06.

■ Hamburg-Nienstedten 31.05.-03.06.

■ Hamburg-Rahlstedt 07.06.-10.06.

■ Hameln 31.05.-03.06.

■ Hamm-Herringen 07.06.-09.06.

■ Hamminkeln-Mehroog 07.06.-10.06.

■ Hanau 07.06.-09.06.

Hannover 28.06.-07.07.

■ Hartha 31.05.-01.06.

■ Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim 15.06.-17.06.

■ Heiligenstadt 29.06.-01.07.

■ Heinsberg 07.06.-10.06.

■ Herten 30.05.-02.06.

■ Hilden 07.06.-10.06.

■ Höchstadt/Aisch 28.06.-02.07.

■ Hövelhof 22.06.-24.06.

■ Hofgeismar 07.06.-10.06.

■ Hohenkirchen/Wangerland 27.06.-01.07.

■ Hohenlinden 29.05.-03.06.

I■ Idar-Oberstein 28.06.-02.07.

■ Isen/ObB. 26.06.-01.07.

■ Ismaning 13.06.-17.06.

J■ Jena 24.05.-02.06.

K■ Kaarst 08.06.-11.06.

■ Kaiserslautern 24.05.-03.06.

■ Karlsfeld 28.06.-07.07.

■ Karlsruhe 30.05.-10.06.

■ Kempen 22.06.-25.06.

■ Kiedrich/Rheingau 21.06.-24.06.

■ Kiel 21.06.-30.06.

■ Köln-Chorweiler 07.06.-10.06.

■ Köln-Mülheim 30.05.-02.06.

■ Königsbrunn 28.06.-07.07.

■ Korbach 06.06.-09.06.

■ Kranichfeld 21.06.-23.06.

L■ Lampertheim 07.06.-09.06.

■ Landau/Isar 28.06.-03.07.

■ Landsberg/Lech 07.06.-16.06.

■ Langen 21.06.-24.06.

■ Lastrup 28.06.-01.07.

■ Laubach 09.06.-11.06.

■ Laupheim 27.06.-01.07.

■ Lauterbach/Oberhessen 25.05.-02.06.

■ Lauterhofen/Opf. 28.06.-01.07.

■ Leipzig 07.06.-09.06.

■ Leverkusen-Schlebusch 30.05.-02.06.

■ Lohmar 15.06.-16.06.

■ Lohne/Oldenburg 31.05.-02.06.

■ Lorsch 21.06.-24.06.

■ Luckenwalde 07.06.-09.06.

■ Ludwigsburg 07.06.-10.06.

■ Ludwigshafen/Rhein 07.06.-16.06.

■ Ludwigslust 14.06.-16.06.

■ Ludwigsstadt-Ebersdorf 14.06.-17.06.

■ Lübeck 28.06.-14.07.

M■ Mainz 21.06.-24.06.

■ Marienheide-Gimborn 22.06.-24.06.

■ Marktleuthen 29.06.-01.07.

■ Marktredwitz 27.06.-02.07.

■ Mayen 30.05.-04.06.

■ Mengkofen 07.06.-11.06.

■ Meppen 21.06.-24.06.

■ Merchweiler 21.06.-24.06.

■ Merzig 16.06.-18.06.

■ Mettmann 28.06.-01.07.

■ Mönchengladbach-Wickrath08.06.-11.06.

■ Mönchengladbach-Wickrath22.06.-24.06.

■ Much 28.06.-01.07.

■ Mühlheim/Main 08.06.-11.06.

■ Mülheim/Ruhr 29.06.-07.07.

■ Münster 27.06.-01.07.

■ Munderkingen 14.06.-17.06.

■ Munster 30.05.-02.06.

N■ Nalbach 29.06.-01.07.

■ Naumburg/Saale 27.06.-01.07.

■ Neumünster 07.06.-11.06.

■ Neuss-Gnadental 01.06.-03.06.

■ Neuss-Weckhoven 08.06.-11.06.

■ Neustadt/Aisch 01.06.-09.06.

■ Neustadt/Holstein 07.06.-10.06.

■ Neustadt/Rübenberge 07.06.-09.06.

■ Niedernhausen 07.06.-09.06.

■ Nienburg/Weser 28.06.-03.07.

■ Nittenau 14.06.-17.06.

■ Nördlingen 01.06.-10.06.

■ Nonnweiler 14.06.-17.06.

■ Nordenham 07.06.-10.06.

■ Norderney 06.06.-16.06.

■ Nordhausen 25.05.-02.06.

■ Nordhausen 14.06.-17.06.

■ Nürnberg-Nordostbahnhof 31.05.-04.06.

■ Nürnberg-Sankt Johannis 21.06.-25.06.

■ Nürtingen 07.06.-10.06.

O■ Oberhausen-Sterkrade 29.05.-03.06.

■ Oberndorf/Lech 14.06.-17.06.

■ Oderwitz-Niederoderwitz 07.06.-09.06.

■ Olching 24.05.-02.06.

■ Olsberg 08.06.-10.06.

■ Oschersleben/Bode 28.06.-30.06.

P■ Pattensen 08.06.-10.06.

■ Pausa/Vogtland 31.05.-02.06.

■ Peißenberg 07.06.-10.06.

■ Pforzheim 14.06.-23.06.

■ Plattling 05.06.-09.06.

■ Pleinfeld 28.06.-01.07.

■ Plettenberg 14.06.-17.06.

■ Pöttmes 29.05.-02.06.

■ Püttlingen-Köllerbach 08.06.-10.06.

■ Pulheim/Köln 21.06.-23.06.

Q■ Quedlinburg/Harz 13.06.-16.06.



■ Radevormwald 07.06.-10.06.

■ Rahden 07.06.-09.06.


■ Rees 22.06.-24.06.

W■ Wadern 14.06.-16.06.

■ Reichenbach/Vogtland 27.06.-30.06.

■ Reutlingen 21.06.-30.06.

■ Rinchnach/Regen 21.06.-24.06.

■ Roding 28.06.-08.07.

■ Rötz/Cham 29.05.-02.06.

■ Rosenheim-Pang 29.05.-09.06.

■ Rostock-Reutershagen 14.06.-16.06.

■ Rothenburg/Tauber 28.06.-03.07.

■ Rottenburg/Laaber 27.06.-01.07.

S■ Salzgitter-Bad 21.06.-23.06.

■ Walldorf 07.06.-09.06.

■ Wallenhorst 14.06.-16.06.

■ Wallersdorf 29.05.-02.06.

■ Walluf/Rheingau 29.06.-01.07.

■ Wartenberg 13.06.-17.06.

■ Wegberg 28.06.-30.06.

■ Wehretal-Reichensachsen06.06.-10.06.

■ Weismain 21.06.-24.06.

■ Weißenfels 01.06.-09.06.

■ Weißwasser/Oberlausitz 31.05.-02.06.

■ Wendelstein 28.06.-01.07.

■ Wernigerode/Harz 01.06.-09.06.

■ F Gruissan 29.06.-02.09.

■ F Guérande 29.06.-25.08.

■ F Hyères-les-Palmiers 29.06.-01.09.

■ F Leucate-Plage 29.06.-25.08.

■ F Nevers 01.06.-16.06.

■ F Orléans 25.05.-16.06.

■ F Paris 21.06.-25.08.

■ F Pontarlier 22.06.-30.06.

■ F Rodez 01.06.-23.06.

■ F Saint-Genis-Pouilly 07.06.-10.06.

■ F Saint-Germain-en-Laye 28.06.-18.08.

■ F Strasbourg 22.06.-14.07.




■ Foire de Pentecôte until 02.06.




■ Sinksenfoor until 23.06.

Participants: ca. 150

■ Sankt Wolfgang 13.06.-17.06.

■ Sarstedt 07.06.-10.06.

■ Schäftlarn-Hohenschäftlar20.06.-23.06.

■ Schkeuditz 20.06.-23.06.

■ Schladen/Harz 31.05.-03.06.

■ Schlieben 28.06.-30.06.

■ Schmallenberg 29.06.-01.07.

■ Schönberg 30.05.-03.06.

■ Schöneiche/Berlin 14.06.-16.06.

■ Schorfheide-Finowfurt 14.06.-16.06.

■ Schortens-Heidmühle 28.06.-01.07.

■ Schwalbach-Bous 28.06.-02.07.

■ Schwalmstadt-Ziegenhain31.05.-03.06.

■ Schweinfurt 31.05.-10.06.

■ Senftenberg 28.06.-30.06.

■ Siegburg-Brückberg 14.06.-16.06.

■ Sindelfingen/Böblingen 30.05.-02.06.

■ Solnhofen 14.06.-17.06.

■ Sonthofen 28.06.-07.07.

■ Stadthagen 19.06.-23.06.

■ Stadtoldendorf 07.06.-10.06.

■ Stapelburg/Veckenstedt 21.06.-23.06.

■ Staßfurt 14.06.-16.06.

■ Stendal 07.06.-09.06.

■ Stockach 14.06.-17.06.

■ Stolberg/Rheinland 29.06.-02.07.

■ Stollberg/Erzgeb. 20.06.-23.06.

■ Stralsund 06.06.-09.06.

■ Strausberg/Berlin 21.06.-23.06.

■ Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen 14.06.-17.06.

■ Südlohn 15.06.-17.06.

■ Suhl/Thüringen 31.05.-09.06.

T■ Tangerhütte 14.06.-16.06.

■ Torgelow 15.06.-16.06.

■ Trebbin 14.06.-16.06.

■ Treuenbrietzen 07.06.-09.06.

■ Trier 07.06.-17.06.

■ Tübingen 24.05.-02.06.

■ Tuttlingen 24.05.-02.06.

Ü■ Überherrn 08.06.-11.06.

■ Westhofen 31.05.-03.06.

■ Wiesbaden-Freudenberg 30.05.-03.06.

■ Wildenfels 28.06.-30.06.

■ Wittmund 31.05.-03.06.

■ Wolfratshausen 07.06.-16.06.

■ Wolfsburg 28.06.-30.06.

■ Würselen 08.06.-11.06.

■ Wunstorf 31.05.-02.06.

■ Wuppertal-Elberfeld 07.06.-10.06.

X■ Xanten 30.05.-03.06.

Z■ Zschorlau 16.06.-23.06.


■ A Bregenz 30.05.-09.06.

■ A


■ A Horn 06.06.-09.06.

■ A Innsbruck 29.06.-21.07.

■ A Kufstein 29.06.-29.06.

■ A Ramsau/Dachstein 08.06.-08.06.

■ A Wien 21.06.-23.06.

■ A Wieselburg 27.06.-30.06.

■ A Wolfsberg 31.05.-03.06.

■ B Anderlecht/Brussel 17.05.-02.06.

■ B Antwerpen=Anvers 18.05.-23.06.

■ B Eupen 21.06.-25.06.

■ B Malmédy 28.06.-02.07.

■ B Namur=Namen 28.06.-29.07.

■ B Tienen=Tirlemont 21.06.-01.07.

■ B Wavre 28.06.-09.07.

■ CH Adliswil 28.06.-30.06.

■ CH Biasca/Tessin 30.05.-02.06.

■ CH Biel 28.06.-30.06.

■ CH Chiasso/Tessin 07.06.-16.06.

■ CH Grenchen 25.05.-02.06.

■ CH Horgen 21.06.-24.06.

■ CH Lausanne-Ouchy 08.05.-09.06.

■ CH Pfäffikon/SZ 21.06.-23.06.

■ CH Winterthur 28.06.-30.06.

■ F Thionville 01.06.-12.06.

■ F Vias-Plage 29.06.-01.09.

■ GB Appleby, W'Land 06.06.-12.06.

■ GB Bradford 08.06.-16.06.

■ GB Cambridge 19.06.-24.06.

■ GB Coventry 31.05.-08.06.

■ GB Eastbourne, East Sussex24.05.-01.06.

■ GB Epsom, Derby 31.05.-01.06.

■ GB Hawick, Rox 30.05.-08.06.

■ GB Hertford 21.06.-23.06.

■ GB Houghton-le-Spring, Durhm 21.06.-30.06.

■ GB Isle of Man 30.05.-10.06.

■ GB Kettering, Northants 28.06.-06.07.

■ GB Lanark 05.06.-06.06.

■ GB Leicester 24.05.-02.06.

■ GB London 24.05.-02.06.

■ GB Lytham, Lancs 20.06.-24.06.

■ GB Newcastle-Gateshead 21.06.-30.06.

■ GB Penzance 06.06.-08.06.

■ GB Peterborough, Cambs.12.06.-16.06.

■ GB Wanstead Flats, E. London31.05.-04.06.

■ GB Wimbledon, London 13.06.-23.06.

■ I Bologna 11.05.-09.06.

■ I Brescia 31.05.-18.08.

■ L Dudelange 28.06.-07.07.

■ NL Almere-Buiten 19.06.-23.06.

■ NL Assen 22.06.-30.06.

■ NL Deurne 31.05.-04.06.

■ NL Deventer 01.06.-09.06.

■ NL Dordrecht 22.06.-30.06.

■ NL Dronrijp 30.05.-01.06.

■ NL Etten-Leur 28.06.-03.07.

■ NL Goirle 29.06.-03.07.

■ NL Heerlen 31.05.-05.06.

■ NL Hilvarenbeek 08.06.-12.06.

■ NL Kerkrade 07.06.-11.06.

■ NL Laren ('t Gooi) 29.06.-04.07.

■ NL Leeuwarden 07.06.-16.06.

■ NL Lelystad 14.06.-23.06.

■ NL Nieuwegein 05.06.-09.06.

■ NL Rotterdam 01.06.-09.06.

■ NL Schagen 21.06.-30.06.

■ NL Spijkenisse 29.05.-03.06.

■ NL Zevenaar 28.06.-02.07.


07703 Jena

■ Frühlingsmarkt until 02.06.

JenaKultur, Märkte und Stadtfeste

Riesenrad, Breakdance, Juke Box, Villa Kunterbunt

Participants: ca. 50

12169 Berlin-Steglitz

■ Festwoche until 09.06.

Schausteller Verband Berlin eV

Eclipse, Breakdance, Melodie Star, Wellenflug,

Rutsche, Fun Street

Participants: ca. 60

58509 Lüdenscheid

■ Steinert Kirmes/Bürger-Schützenfest

until 02.06.

Stadt, Platzm. J.Linnepe

67653 Kaiserslautern

■ Maimarkt until 03.06.


Cobra, Amazonas, Rotor, Funhouse, Shake,

Frisbee, Breakdance, Wellenflug, Musikexpress,


Participants: ca. 140

72070 Tübingen

■ Sommerfest until 02.06.

S.& D.Kübler/Aalen

Participants: ca. 50

78532 Tuttlingen

■ Volksfest until 02.06.


Top Spin, Schlittenfahrt, Joker, Silbermine, Simulator

Participants: ca. 20

82140 Olching

■ Volksfest until 02.06.


Freestyle, Top Spin

Participants: ca. 30

84149 Velden

■ Volksfest

until 02.06.

GB Eastbourne, East Sussex

■ Whitsun Fair until 01.06.

GB Leicester

V■ Velden 24.05.-02.06.

■ Verden/Aller 01.06.-06.06.

■ Viersen 30.05.-03.06.

■ Viersen-Dülken 29.06.-02.07.

■ Vilsbiburg 21.06.-30.06.

■ Visbek 15.06.-16.06.

■ Vlotho 07.06.-09.06.

■ Vohenstrauß 31.05.-03.06.

■ F Agen 01.06.-09.06.

■ F Amiens 21.06.-14.07.

■ F Antibes 29.06.-01.09.

■ F Beauvais 15.06.-30.06.

■ F Bourges 21.06.-07.07.

■ F Brive-la-Gaillarde 01.06.-16.06.

■ F Cannes-la-Bocca 29.06.-25.08.

■ F Carcassonne 29.06.-15.09.

■ F Carnon 29.06.-01.09.

■ F Castres 01.06.-16.06.

■ F Champagnole 15.06.-17.06.

■ F Grau-du-Roi, Le 29.06.-01.09.


CH Lausanne-Ouchy

■ Bellerive Luna-Park until 09.06.


I Bologna

■ Lunapark until 09.06.

■ Eyres Monsell Fair until 02.06.

GB London

■ Spring Bank Holiday Fair until 02.06.


36341 Lauterbach/Oberhessen

■ Prämienmarkt until 02.06.


Starlight Express, Flying Swing, Breakdance,

Hip Hop Fly, Crazy Town

Participants: ca. 50



53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

■ Ahrweiler Schützenkirmes until 02.06.


82490 Farchant

■ Trachtenfest until 02.06.


84503 Altötting

■ Hofdult until 03.06.


Kettenflieger, Magic, Achterbahn, Crazy Ball

Participants: ca. 50

99734 Nordhausen

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 02.06.

Schausteller-ArGe, Frank Vischer/Erfurt

Breakdance, Cortina Jet, Achterbahn, Downtown

Participants: ca. 50

CH Grenchen

■ MIA, Mittelländermesse until 02.06.



■ Fête Foraine until 16.06.

Participants: ca. 100


12627 Berlin-Hellersdorf

■ Sommerfest until 02.06.


40699 Erkrath-Alt-Erkrath

■ Schützenfest mit Kirmes until 02.06.


46145 Oberhausen-Sterkrade

■ Fronleichnamskirmes until 03.06.


Sky Dance, Beach Jumper, Riesenrad, Geisterbahn,

Raupenbahn, Breakdance, Wildwasserbahn,

Konga, Love Express, Spinning

Racer, Wellenflug, Schloss Dracula, Circus

Circus, Shake, Pferdekarussell, Alpenhotel,

Octopussy, Frisbee, Salto Mortale

Participants: ca. 380

52076 Aachen-Kornelimünster

■ Roncallis Historischer Jahrmarkt until


83026 Rosenheim-Pang

■ Panger Dult until 09.06.


Kettenflieger, Jump Street

84061 Ergoldsbach

■ Volksfest until 02.06.

85664 Hohenlinden

■ Volksfest until 03.06.


86554 Pöttmes

■ Volksfest

until 02.06.

87629 Füssen/Allgäu

■ Volksfest

until 09.06.


92444 Rötz/Cham

■ Volks- und Heimatfest until 02.06.

94522 Wallersdorf

■ Volksfest until 02.06.

Markt Wallersdorf

NL Spijkenisse

■ Kermis until 03.06.


06406 Bernburg/Saale

■ Stadt- und Rosenfest until 02.06.

Jenny Köllner/Teltow

29633 Munster

■ Schützen- und Volksfest until 02.06.


40489 Düsseldorf-Wittlaer

■ Schützenfest until 03.06.

41747 Viersen

■ Fronleichnamkirmes until 03.06.


Achterbahn, Dschungel-Express, Breakdance,

Disco Dance

Participants: ca. 40

41812 Erkelenz

■ Lambertusmarkt until 03.06.


Booster Mach 5, Around the World, Riesenrad,

Pirate’s Adventure, Willy der Wurm

Participants: ca. 180

45699 Herten

■ Tiöns-Kirmes until 02.06.

S.V. Recklinghausen/Marl

46509 Xanten

■ Fronleichnams-Kirmes until 03.06.


Around the World, Disco Jet, Phoenix, Remmi

Demmi, Big Spin

Participants: ca. 80

50163 Köln-Mülheim

■ Schützenkirmes, Gottestracht until 02.06.

GKS & St.Seb.Schützenbruderschaft

51375 Leverkusen-Schlebusch

■ Schützen- und Volksfest until 02.06.

Veranst.Büro Nolden/Leverkusen

Riesenrad, Time Factory, Breakdance, Big


Participants: ca. 150

56170 Bendorf

■ Kirmes until 03.06.

J.Meyer & Sohn OHG/Neuwied

56727 Mayen

■ Schützenfest und Kirmes until 04.06.

65201 Wiesbaden-Freudenberg

■ Kerb until 03.06.

Größte Zeltkerb in Wiesbaden


Chaos, Simulator, Dschungel-Train, Rutsche

Participants: ca. 50

71063 Sindelfingen/Böblingen

■ Frühlingsfest until 02.06.

W.Schiedt & Sohn, Inh. O.Schiedt/Stuttg.

76137 Karlsruhe

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 10.06.


Disco-Circus, Montgolfiere, Riesenrad, Star

Flyer, Wilde Maus, Breakdance, Artistico,

Wildwasserbahn, Voodoo Jumper, Kettenflieger,

Daemonium, Rutsche, Krumm & Schief

Bau, Psychodelic, Sky Jumper

Participants: ca. 120

92342 Freystadt

■ Volksfest until 02.06.


94513 Schönberg

■ Volksfest until 03.06.




■ Frühlingsfest until 09.06.

Temple of Adventure, Alpha 1, Flipper, Alpenrausch,

Simulator, Eclipse, Riesenrad, Crazy

Mouse, Schlittenfahrt, Monster, Crazy Trip

CH Biasca/Tessin

■ Lunapark until 02.06.

GB Hawick, Rox

■ Common Riding Fair until 08.06.

GB Isle of Man

■ TT-Races Fair until 10.06.

NL Dronrijp

■ Rypster Merke Kermis until 01.06.

Grootste Kermis van het Friese platteland


02943 Weißwasser/Oberlausitz

■ Stadtfest until 02.06.

Lausitzer S.V./H.Probst

Riesenrad, Drop Attack, Twister, Simulator

Participants: ca. 20

04746 Hartha

■ Brunnenfest until 01.06.


Participants: ca. 20

06918 Elster/Elbe

■ Heimatfest until 02.06.

Participants: ca. 35

07952 Pausa/Vogtland

■ 750-Jahr-Feier & Tag der Vogtländer

until 02.06.


Riesenrad, Walzerfahrt

15517 Fürstenwalde/Spree

■ Stadtfest until 02.06.

Lausitzer Schaustellerverband/H.Probst


Participants: ca. 30

15537 Erkner/Berlin

■ Heimatfest until 02.06.


22587 Hamburg-Nienstedten

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 03.06.

26409 Wittmund

■ Johannimarkt until 03.06.

26721 Emden

■ Matjestage until 02.06.

Keine Großfahrgeschäfte


Participants: ca. 100

31515 Wunstorf

■ Schützenfest until 02.06.

31785 Hameln

■ Innenstadt-Schützenfest until 03.06.

Frank Boris Baum/Osterwald

34613 Schwalmstadt-Ziegenhain

■ Salatkirmes until 03.06.


38114 Braunschweig

■ Braunschweiger Masch until 09.06.


Devil Rock, Das verrückte Hotel, Fantasialand,

Geisterstadt, Breakdance

Participants: ca. 40

38315 Schladen/Harz

■ Volks- und Schützenfest until 03.06.

Schützenverein Schladen

49393 Lohne/Oldenburg

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 02.06.


Musikexpress, Polyp

Participants: ca. 25

49661 Cloppenburg

■ Juni-Markt until 03.06.


Breakdance, Musikexpress, Top Spin

Participants: ca. 80

58553 Halver

■ Halveraner Kirmes until 03.06.


Breakdance, Circus Circus, Samba Balloon,

Happy Family, Simulator, Musikexpress, Sky

Glider, Rocket, Sky Flyer, Formula 1, Tornado,River

Rafting, Scheibenwischer

Participants: ca. 120

59269 Beckum-Neubeckum

■ Stadtfest until 02.06.

Stadtmarketing Beckum GmbH

Participants: ca. 80

59759 Arnsberg-Hüsten

■ Schützenfest until 03.06.

Schützenbruderschaft Hüsten

67593 Westhofen

■ Traubenblütenfest until 03.06.

90491 Nürnb.-Nordostbahnhof

■ Kirchweih until 04.06.

Sektion Nürnberg

90556 Cadolzburg

■ Kirchweih until 03.06.

92648 Vohenstrauß

■ Volksfest until 03.06.


97425 Schweinfurt

■ Volksfest until 10.06.


Riesenrad, The Tower, Alpinabahn, Flasher,

Commander, Happy Sailor, Geisterschlange,

Nessy, Aqua-Labyrinth, High Impress, Looping

the Loop, Freddy’s Circus

Participants: ca. 60

98529 Suhl/Thüringen

■ Kinderfest until 09.06.

Schaustellerfachverband Thüringen e.V.

Breakdance, Fliegender Teppich, Kettenflieger,


A Wolfsberg

■ Schönsonntagmarkt until 03.06.

GB Coventry

■ Great Crock Fair until 08.06.

GB Epsom, Derby

■ Fun Fair until 01.06.

GB Wanstead Flats, E. London

■ Late Spring Bank Holiday Fair until 04.06.



■ Luna Park San Polo until 18.08.

NL Deurne

■ Kermis until 04.06.

NL Heerlen

■ Voorjaarskermis until 05.06.


06667 Weißenfels

■ Sommerfest until 09.06.


09441 Annaberg-Buchholz

■ Annaberger Kät until 09.06.



XXL, Riesenrad, Booster Maxxx, Hot Shot,

Wildwasserbahn, Magic House, Breakdance,

Magic, Shake, Halloween, Achterbahn, Freddys

Company, House of Horror, Live Boxen

27283 Verden/Aller

■ Domweih until 06.06.


Haunted Mansion, Brasil, Musikexpress, Extreme,

Riesenrad, Breakdance, Hexentanz,

Night Style

Participants: ca. 160

38855 Wernigerode/Harz

■ Sommerfest until 09.06.


41468 Neuss-Gnadental

■ Schützenfest until 03.06.

Stadt, BgA Märkte und Kirmessen

86720 Nördlingen

■ Jahresmesse until 10.06.


Take Off, Riesenrad, Big Bamboo, Top Spin,


Participants: ca. 65

91413 Neustadt/Aisch

■ Kirchweihfest until 09.06.

99510 Apolda

Parkfest until 09.06.


Participants: ca. 25

F Agen

■ Fête Foraine, Foir d'Agen until 09.06.

Participants: ca. 85



■ Fête Foraine until 16.06.



■ Fête Foraine until 16.06.



■ Fête Foraine et Fête Mendes France

until 16.06.

F Rodez

■ Fête Foraine de Juin until 23.06.

34486 Korbach

■ Kiliansmarkt until 09.06.


Breakdance, Laufgeschäft, Twister, Rainbow,

Star Club

Participants: ca. 100

37287 Wehretal-Reichensachsen

■ Wichtelfest until 10.06.



■ Festtage und Volksfest until 09.06.

GB Appleby, W'Land

■ Horse Fair until 12.06.

GB Penzance

■ Corpus Christi Fair until 08.06.


01139 Dresden-Kaditz/Mickten

■ Pieschner Hafenfest until 09.06.


02791 Oderwitz-Niederoderwitz

■ Schützen- und Volksfest until 09.06.


04177 Leipzig

■ Stadtfest until 09.06.


Participants: ca. 80

06388 Gröbzig

Parkfest until 09.06.


Participants: ca. 15

14929 Treuenbrietzen

■ Sabinchenfest until 09.06.


Participants: ca. 20

14943 Luckenwalde

■ Turmfest until 09.06.


Riesenrad, Jet Force, Breakdance

Participants: ca. 30

37627 Stadtoldendorf

■ Schützenfest und Großmarkt until 10.06.

H.Theile/Bad Gandersheim

Participants: ca. 45

39576 Stendal

■ Rolandfest until 09.06.

ASV Stendal/Tangerhütte

Participants: ca. 30

40225 Düsseldorf-Wersten

■ Schützenfest until 11.06.

40724 Hilden

■ Schützen- und Heimatfest until 10.06.

St.Seb.Schützenbruderschaft Hilden

Participants: ca. 40

42117 Wuppertal-Elberfeld

■ Mega-Kirmes rund um Stadion am Zoo

until 10.06.

Schaustellerverein Wuppertal e.V.

Pirates Adventure, Pferdekarussell, Booster

Maxxx 4G, Circus Circus, Konga, Spinning Racer,


42477 Radevormwald

■ Schützen- und Heimatfest until 10.06.

Großes Stadt- und Schützenfest


Musikexpress, Shaker, Breakdance, Samba

Balloon, Sky Flyer, Apres Ski Party

46499 Hamminkeln-Mehroog

■ Schützenfest until 10.06.

47198 Duisburg-Hochheide

■ Kirmes until 10.06.

Schausteller Duisburg Event GmbH

Participants: ca. 65

50765 Köln-Chorweiler

■ Stadtteilfest until 10.06.


Crazy Beach Monster, Breakdance, Big Wave,


Participants: ca. 30

68623 Lampertheim

■ Spargelfest until 09.06.


69190 Walldorf

■ Spargelmarkt until 09.06.


Participants: ca. 20

71636 Ludwigsburg

■ Pferdemarkt until 10.06.

Weber GbR/Ludwigsburg

72622 Nürtingen

■ Maientag until 10.06.


Cobra, Amazonas, Jaguar, The Beast

Participants: ca. 30

73033 Göppingen

■ Maientag until 10.06.


Extrem, Irrgarten, Simulator, Magic House,

Musikshop, Rutsche, Wilde Maus, Breakdance,

Riesenrad, Wellenflug, Miami, Free Style,

Revolution, Twister

82380 Peißenberg

■ Trachtenfest until 10.06.


82515 Wolfratshausen

■ Volksfest until 16.06.


84152 Mengkofen

■ Aitrachtaler Volksfest until 11.06.


86899 Landsberg/Lech

■ Landsberger Wies'n until 16.06.

Closed from Monday to Wednesday


Participants: ca. 20

CH Chiasso/Tessin

■ Lunapark until 16.06.




■ Fête Foraine de Printemps until 12.06.

Participants: ca. 65

NL Deventer

■ Kermis until 09.06.

NL Rotterdam

■ Megakermis Noorderhelling until 09.06.


94442 Plattling

■ Volksfest until 09.06.


Participants: ca. 35

GB Lanark

■ Lanimer's Fair until 06.06.

NL Nieuwegein

■ Kermis until 09.06.


18435 Stralsund

■ Sail until 09.06.

26548 Norderney

■ Inselmarkt

until 16.06.


Participants: ca. 30

16321 Bernau/Berlin

■ Hussitenfestspiele until 09.06.


Participants: ca. 35

22143 Hamburg-Rahlstedt

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 10.06.

Bezirksamt Wandsbek

23730 Neustadt/Holstein

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 10.06.

24534 Neumünster

■ Stadtfest Holstenköste until 11.06.

26954 Nordenham

■ Jahrmarkt until 10.06.

Jahrmärkte Gestern und Heute/Oldenburg

31157 Sarstedt

■ Freischießen Volks- u. Schützenfest until


31535 Neustadt/Rübenberge

■ Schützenfest until 09.06.

Yvonne Thelen/Nienburg

32363 Rahden

■ Stadtfest until 09.06.

Werbegemeinschaft Rahden

32602 Vlotho

■ Innenstadtkirmes until 09.06.

34369 Hofgeismar

■ Viehmarkt und Heimatfest until 10.06.


52499 Baesweiler-Oidtweiler

■ Frühkirmes until 10.06.


Bayernwippe, Dschungelexpress, Maxximum,

Disco Dance, Breakdance, Kettenflieger

Participants: ca. 35

52525 Heinsberg

■ Frühkirmes until 10.06.


Raupenbahn, Hopser

Participants: ca. 15

54290 Trier

■ Messepark-Volksfest until 17.06.

G.Sonnier/BIT & P.Heinen/NR

56269 Dierdorf

■ Kirmes until 10.06.

Kirmesgesellschaft 1951

59077 Hamm-Herringen

■ Jahrmarkt until 09.06.


63450 Hanau

■ Lamboyfest until 09.06.


65527 Niedernhausen

■ Winzerfest until 09.06.

67063 Ludwigshafen/Rhein

Parkfest until 16.06.


Willy der Wurm, Streetfighter, Dance Express,

Twister, Hollywood

Participants: ca. 50



■ Fête de l'Oiseau until 10.06.

Participants: ca. 40

NL Kerkrade

■ Voorjaarskermis until 11.06.

NL Leeuwarden

■ Zomerkermis until 16.06.


01900 Großröhrsdorf

■ Einigkeitsfest until 09.06.

29439 Lüchow

■ Schützenfest until 16.06.

30982 Pattensen

■ Schützen- und Volksfest until 10.06.


41189 Mönchengladb.-Wickrath

■ Frühkirmes until 11.06.



41466 Neuss-Weckhoven

■ Schützenfest until 11.06.

Stadt, BgA Märkte und Kirmessen

41564 Kaarst

■ Schützenfest

until 11.06.




52146 Würselen

■ Groß-Kirmes until 11.06.


58256 Ennepetal

■ Voerder Kirmes until 11.06.


Krumm & Schief Bau, Simulator, Rock-Express,

Breakdance, 1001 Nacht, Kettenflieger

Participants: ca. 55

94249 Bodenmais

■ Bennofest until 17.06.

J.& E.Braun GbR/Burgthann

Participants: ca. 12

GB Wimbledon, London

■ Annual Common Fair until 23.06.


41379 Brüggen

■ Schützenfest until 17.06.

St.Nikolaus Bruderschaft

48351 Everswinkel

■ Vitus-Fest mit Kirmes until 17.06.


49134 Wallenhorst

■ Wallenhorster Klib until 16.06.

53721 Siegburg-Brückberg

■ Kirmes until 16.06.

G.Barth, Junggesellenverein & Männerreih

99084 Erfurt

■ Krämerbrückenfest until 16.06.

Nur kleine Geschäfte!


99734 Nordhausen

■ Rolandfest until 17.06.


Participants: ca. 25

99947 Bad Langensalza

■ Heimat- und Brunnenfest until 23.06.

A.Siebert Kultur+Kongresszentr

Participants: ca. 20

59939 Olsberg

■ Schützenfest until 10.06.

63165 Mühlheim/Main

■ Kirchweih until 11.06.

Ferling GbR/Offenbach

66346 Püttlingen-Köllerbach

■ Herz-Jesu-Fest until 10.06.


66802 Überherrn

■ Kirmes until 11.06.



■ Frühlingsfest until 08.06.

GB Bradford

■ Mela Fair & Festival until 16.06.

NL Hilvarenbeek

■ Kermis until 12.06.

Participants: ca. 32


35321 Laubach

■ Ausschussfest until 11.06.



29451 Dannenberg/Elbe

■ Schützenfest until 16.06.

GB Peterborough, Cambs.

■ Cherry Fair until 16.06.


06484 Quedlinburg/Harz

■ Sommerfest until 16.06.


06925 Annaburg-Prettin

■ Schloss- und Heimatfest Annaburg until


Heimatfestverein Annaburg

21073 Hamburg-Harburg

■ Vogelschießen und Schwarzenbergfest

until 17.06.

35236 Breidenbach

■ 1100-Jahr-Feier until 16.06.

Swoboda GbR/Frankfurt

84427 Sankt Wolfgang

■ Volksfest until 17.06.

Participants: ca. 20

85456 Wartenberg

■ Volksfest until 17.06.

Markt Wartenberg

85737 Ismaning

■ Volksfest until 17.06.


01640 Brockwitz/Coswig

■ 1000 Jahre Brockwitz until 16.06.

Stadt Coswig & P.Bohms/Naunhof

07961 Greiz

Park- und Schlossfest until 16.06.

Stadtmarketing Greiz

Participants: ca. 6

09111 Chemnitz

■ Ballonfest until 17.06.

K.& R.Illgen OHG/Chemnitz

Achterbahn, Montgolfiere, Kettenflieger

Participants: ca. 50

13405 Berlin-Mitte-Wedding

■ Deutsch-Franz. Volksfest Zentral.Festpl.

until 14.07.

Schaustellerverband Berlin eV

XXL, Avenger, Booster, Eclipse, Euro Coaster,

Wilde Maus, Wildwasserbahn, Breakdance,

Tanz der Vampire, Melodie Star, Go-Kartbahn,

Wellenflug, Nessi, The Tower, Fun Street, U

3000, Das verrückte Hotel

Participants: ca. 90

14770 Brandenburg/Havel

■ Festwoche mit Havelfest until 16.06.

Nur kleine Geschäfte!


14959 Trebbin

■ 800-Jahr-Feier mit Stadtfest until 16.06.

Lausitzer Schaustellerverband/H.Probst

Riesenrad, Drop Attack

Participants: ca. 15

15566 Schöneiche/Berlin

■ Heimatfest until 16.06.

Participants: ca. 20

16244 Schorfheide-Finowfurt

■ Flösserfest until 16.06.


18069 Rostock-Reutershagen

■ Fischerfest until 16.06.

Nur kleine Geschäfte

Großmarkt Rostock GmbH

18273 Güstrow

■ Stadtfest until 16.06.

19288 Ludwigslust

■ Linden- und Stadtfest until 16.06.

21129 Hamburg-Finkenwerder

■ Karkmeß until 17.06.

26919 Brake

■ Stadtfest until 16.06.

39418 Staßfurt

■ Salzlandfest until 16.06.

39517 Tangerhütte

Park- und Schützenfest until 16.06.

ASV Stendal/Tangerhütte

40221 Düsseldorf-Bilk

■ Schützenfest until 18.06.


Participants: ca. 53

58135 Hagen-Haspe

■ Große Hasper Kirmes until 18.06.

Hagener S.V. 1907 e.V.

Participants: ca. 75

58840 Plettenberg

■ Schützen- und Volksfest until 17.06.


Participants: ca. 50

63739 Aschaffenburg

■ Volksfest until 24.06.


Kettenflieger, Simulator, Big Bamboo, Geisterschlange,

Voodoo Jumper, Wildwasser 3, The

King, Crazy Mouse, Rund um den Tegernsee,

Artistico, Revolution, Samba Tower, Hot Shot,

Riesenrad, Go-Kartbahn, Looping the Loop

Participants: ca. 75

65346 Erbach/Rheingau

■ Erdbeerfest until 17.06.

G.Spreuer & Sohn GbR/Eltville

66450 Bexbach

■ City-Fest until 16.06.

Verkehrsverein Bexbach

Convoy Star, Breakdance, Top Spin, Riesenrad

Participants: ca. 75

66620 Nonnweiler

■ Kirmes until 17.06.

66687 Wadern

■ Stadtfest mit nostalg. Kirmesmarkt until


Festausschuss, F.Ebert

70435 Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

■ Fleckenfest until 17.06.

W.Schiedt & Sohn/Stuttgart

75172 Pforzheim

■ Jahrmarkt until 23.06.


Cobra, Konga, Cyber Space, Happy Sailor,

Polyp, Riesenrad, Take Off, Transformer, Etagenkarussell,

Kettenflieger, Geisterbahn, Crazy

Town, Hexen Wippn, Toboggan

Participants: ca. 115

78333 Stockach

■ Schweizer Feiertage until 17.06.


Participants: ca. 13

86698 Oberndorf/Lech

■ Volksfest until 17.06.


89597 Munderkingen

■ Sommer- und Kinderfest until 17.06.


91807 Solnhofen

■ Kirchweih until 17.06.

93149 Nittenau

■ Volksfest until 17.06.

Participants: ca. 20

96337 Ludwigsstadt-Ebersdorf

■ Schützenfest until 17.06.

NL Lelystad

■ Kermis until 23.06.


17358 Torgelow

■ Volksfest until 16.06.

46354 Südlohn

■ Sankt-Vitus-Kirmes until 17.06.


Participants: ca. 40

47198 Duisburg-Homberg

■ Schützenfest until 17.06.

49429 Visbek

■ Erdbeerfest until 16.06.

Gemeinde, D.Haake

53797 Lohmar

■ Stadtfest until 16.06.


69121 Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim

■ Kirchweih until 17.06.




■ Foire aux Manèges until 30.06.



■ Fête Nocturne until 17.06.

Participants: ca. 130


08321 Zschorlau

■ 800-Jahr-Feier until 23.06.



66663 Merzig

■ Sommer-Kirmes until 18.06.


Magic, Miami, Beach Polyp, Stargate, Himalaya


31655 Stadthagen

■ Schützenfest until 23.06.

GB Cambridge

■ Midsummer Fair until 24.06.

NL Almere-Buiten

■ Kermis until 23.06.


04435 Schkeuditz

■ Stadtfest until 23.06.


09366 Stollberg/Erzgeb.

■ Volkfest until 23.06.


31303 Burgdorf/Hannover

■ Schützenfest until 23.06.


Breakdance, Flash, Musikexpress, Happy Family

Participants: ca. 25

38518 Gifhorn

■ Schützenfest until 23.06.

73479 Ellwangen

■ Frühlingsfest until 24.06.

S.& D.Kübler/Aalen

Participants: ca. 25

82069 Schäftlarn

■ Gautrachtenfest until 23.06.


GB Lytham, Lancs

■ St Annes Fair until 24.06.


06749 Bitterfeld

■ Hafenfest until 23.06.


15344 Strausberg/Berlin

■ Volksfest until 23.06.

Frank Pfitzner

24103 Kiel

■ Kieler Woche until 30.06.


35335 Elmshorn

■ Buttermarkt until 24.06.


37431 Bad Lauterberg-Barbis

■ Schützenfest until 24.06.

H.Theile/Bad Gandersheim

38259 Salzgitter-Bad

■ Altstadtfest until 23.06.

Komitee Bürgerfest e.V.

38871 Stapelburg/Veckenstedt

■ Schützenfest until 23.06.


64653 Lorsch

■ Johannisfest until 24.06.

IG Lorscher Kulturfeste

65399 Kiedrich/Rheingau

■ Rieslingfest until 24.06.

66589 Merchweiler

■ Patronatsfest until 24.06.

71522 Backnang

■ Straßenfest until 24.06.


Musikshop, Riesenrad, Breakdance, Hollywood,

Scheibenwischer, Extrem, Wellenflug

72336 Balingen

■ Volksfest until 26.06.

Festzeltbetr. Göckelesmaier/Stuttgart

Musikexpress, Monster, Piratenfluss, Sky Trip,

Mega G4

72762 Reutlingen

■ Sommerfest until 30.06.


Participants: ca. 40

73312 Geislingen/Steige

■ Frühlingsfest until 30.06.

Karl Kritz KG/Stuttgart

Participants: ca. 25

84137 Vilsbiburg

■ Volksfest until 30.06.


Participants: ca. 15

90419 Nürnbg.-Sankt Johannis

■ Kirchweih until 25.06.

Sektion Nürnberg

94269 Rinchnach/Regen

■ St. Guntherfest until 24.06.


96260 Weismain

■ Kirchweih until 24.06.

99448 Kranichfeld

■ Schützenfest until 23.06.



■ Donauinselfest until 23.06.


33161 Hövelhof

■ Schützenfest until 24.06.

Schützenbruderschaft Hövelhof e.V.

41198 Mönchengladbach

■ Kirmes until 24.06.


46459 Rees

■ Pumpenkirmes until 24.06.


47906 Kempen

■ Sommerkirmes until 25.06.

51709 Marienheide-Gimborn

■ Schützenfest until 24.06.


82110 Germering

■ Unterpfaffenhofener Volksfest until 01.07.


Twister, Taumler

90559 Burgthann

■ Kirchweih until 24.06.

99310 Arnstadt

■ Wollmarkt until 30.06.

Schaustellerfachverband Thüringen e.V.

Riesenrad, Magic, Breakdance, Rutsche, Free

Style, Jaguar, Happy Butterfly, Kettenflieger,

Crazy Outback, Mäusecircus

Participants: ca. 40

F Pontarlier

■ Foire Attractive de la Saint Pierre

until 30.06.

Participants: ca. 60

F Strasbourg

■ Foire de la Saint-Jean until 14.07.

Participants: ca. 170

NL Assen

26434 Hohenkirchen

■ Dorffest until 01.07.

37269 Eschwege

■ Johannisfest until 01.07.


Wellenflug, Treasure Island, Breakdance,

Krumm & Schief Bau, Twister, Magic House,

Starlight, High Impress, Adventure Shuttle,

Frisbee, Scirocco, Beach Jumper

48143 Münster

■ Sommersend until 01.07.


Participants: ca. 210


74177 Bad Wimpfen

■ Wimpfener Talmarkt until 02.07.


Breakdance, Rocket, Feuer & Eis, Octopussy,

Cyber Space, Riesenrad, Pirates Adventure,


Participants: ca. 130

84056 Rottenburg/Laaber

■ Volksfest until 01.07.


Schunkler, Hurrikan

Participants: ca. 15

88471 Laupheim

■ Kinder- und Heimatfest until 01.07.


Wilde Maus, Riesenrad, Booster Maxxx, Magic,

Wellenflug, Top Spin, Schlittenfahrt, Adrenalin,

Time Factory, Simulator

Participants: ca. 40

95615 Marktredwitz

■ Volks- und Schützenfest until 02.07.

Renner GbR/Grafenwöhr

Allround, Supertower, Magic, Night Style, G-

Force, Aqua-Labyrinth

Participants: ca. 35

A Wieselburg

■ Interagrar & Volksfest until 30.06.

Messe Wiesenburg

Simulator, Riesenrad, Crazy Mouse, Chaos,

Panic, Breakdance, Magic Dreamland, Sling

Shot, Halloween, Crazy Wave, Tagada

40229 Düsseldorf-Eller

■ Schützen- und Volksfest until 24.06.


41539 Dormagen

■ Schützen- und Heimatfest until 25.06.

BSV Marketing, Guido Loibl

Breakdance, Rutsche, Octopussy, Magic

House, Willy der Wurm, Motorvision, Rio Rapidos,

High Energy, Flying Airdance, Schlittenbahn

Participants: ca. 40

49716 Meppen

■ Sommerkirmes until 24.06.

Participants: ca. 60

50259 Pulheim/Köln

■ Pulheim Open, Strassenfest until 23.06.

53604 Bad Honnef

■ Johannes-Kirmes until 24.06.



55120 Mainz

■ Johannisfest until 24.06.


55566 Bad Sobernheim

■ Johannis-Kirmes until 24.06.

63225 Langen

■ Ebbelwoifest, Brunnenfest until 24.06.

Gebr.Hausmann GbR/Langen

Participants: ca. 55



■ Oberstädter Nikolauskirmes until 25.06.



■ Junifoor until 01.07.

Participants: ca. 45

CH Horgen

■ Chilbi until 24.06.

CH Pfäffikon/SZ

■ Chilbi until 23.06.



■ Foire de St. Jean until 14.07.

Participants: ca. 120



■ Les Foires Jacques Coeur until 07.07.

Participants: ca. 80



■ Fête Foraine des Tuileries until 25.08.

GB Hertford

■ Hartham Common Carnival until 23.06.

GB Houghton-le-Spring

■ Funfair Herrington Park until 30.06.

GB Newcastle-Gateshead

■ Team Valley Fun Fair until 30.06.

NL Schagen

■ Kermis until 30.06.

■ TT-Kermis until 30.06.

NL Dordrecht

■ Zomerkermis until 30.06.


84424 Isen/ObB.

■ Volksfest until 01.07.

Participants: ca. 10


06618 Naumburg/Saale

■ Hussiten-Kirschfest

until 01.07.



08468 Reichenbach/Vogtland

■ Volksfest until 30.06.

Zwickauer Volksfeste GmbH


09599 Freiberg/Sachsen

■ Bergstadtfest

until 30.06.


Riesenrad, Jet Force, Breakdance, Magic,

Musikexpress, Geisterbahn, Drop Attack,


Participants: ca. 50


01968 Senftenberg

■ Peter-und-Paulmarkt until 30.06.

Lausitzer Schaustellerverband/H.Probst


03149 Forst/Lausitz

■ Rosengartenfest until 30.06.

Lausitzer Schaustellerverband/F.Bereit

Riesenrad, Twister, Drop Attack

Participants: ca. 15

04509 Delitzsch

■ Peter-und-Paul Stadtfest until 30.06.


04880 Dommitzsch

■ Gänsebrunnenfest until 30.06.

Participants: ca. 25

04936 Schlieben

■ Moienmarkt until 30.06.


Participants: ca. 40

06231 Bad Dürrenberg

■ Brunnenfest until 30.06.


08134 Wildenfels


until 30.06.



09111 Chemnitz

■ Pressefest until 30.06.

K.& R.Illgen OHG/Chemnitz

Riesenrad, Geisterbahn, Juke Box, Breakdance,


17179 Gnoien

■ Mühlenfest until 30.06.

Großmarkt Rostock GmbH


22926 Ahrensburg

■ Volksfest until 01.07.

23568 Lübeck

■ Volksfest until 14.07.

Lübecker Veranstaltungs GmbH

Participants: ca. 100

26419 Schortens-Heidmühle

■ Kramermarkt until 01.07.


Participants: ca. 90

30169 Hannover

■ Schützenfest until 07.07.

Hannoversches Schützenfest e.V.

Wilde Maus, Riesenrad, Rocket, Booster Maxxx

Mega G4, Konga, Wildwasserbahn, Teststrecke,

Wellenflug, Breakdance, Musikexpress,

Love Dream, Eclipse, Polyp, Shaker,

Amazonas, Time Visitor, Hippie Trip, Apres Ski

Party, Live Boxen, Freddys Company, Panic

Room, Geisterbahn, Kristallpalast

Participants: ca. 260

31582 Nienburg/Weser

■ Volks- und Schützenfest until 03.07.


37632 Eschershausen

■ Johannimarkt und Volksfest until 01.07.


Participants: ca. 40

53804 Much

■ Kirmes until 01.07.

Arbeitskreis Mucher Kirmes

55743 Idar-Oberstein

■ Spießbratenfest until 02.07.


Chaos, Breakdance, Musikexpress, Disco-

Fieber, Hollywood Star

Participants: ca. 50

58285 Gevelsberg

■ Sommerkirmes until 02.07.


X-Factor, Shake, Shaker, Simulator, Remmi

Demmi, Ghost, Big Spin, Riesenrad, Breakdance,

Air Crash, Kettenflieger

59755 Arnsberg-Neheim

■ Neheim Live until 30.06.

Aktives Neheim e.V./Arnsberg

66359 Schwalbach-Bous

■ Kirmes until 02.07.

75015 Bretten

■ Peter-und-Paul-Fest until 01.07.

Vereinigung Alt Brettheim

82256 Fürstenfeldbruck

■ Volksfest until 07.07.


Participants: ca. 40

84051 Essenbach

■ Volksfest until 30.06.

85757 Karlsfeld

■ Siedler- und Seefest until 07.07.

Siedlergemeinschaft Karlsfeld-Nord

Gaudi-Hüttn, Swing Time, Der Burner, Breakdance,


Participants: ca. 50

94078 Freyung

■ Volksfest until 03.07.


Participants: ca. 25

94405 Landau/Isar

■ Volksfest until 03.07.


Hupferl, Drop Zone, Bayernbreaker, Der Burner,


Participants: ca. 30

95138 Bad Steben

■ Heimat- und Wiesenfest until 01.07.

Markt Bad Steben

95182 Döhlau-Tauperlitz

■ Seefest until 01.07.

Uebel & Sachs/Niederwerrn

96231 Bad Staffelstein

■ Schützen- und Volksfest until 01.07.



■ Kleinhöfleiner Winzerkirtag until 07.07.



■ Kermesse Saint-Pierre until 02.07.



■ Foire Foraine de Juillet until 29.07.



■ Foire d'Eté until 09.07.

CH Adliswil

■ Chilbi until 30.06.

CH Biel

■ Braderie until 30.06.

CH Winterthur

■ Albani-Fest until 30.06.

Monster, Riesenrad, Round Up, Calypso, Enterprise,

Crazy Mouse, Tagada, Time Machine,

Playball, Big Flight, Discovery, Musikexpress,

Allotria, Scorpion, Rutsche, X-Factory, Spiegelsaal

46215 Bottrop-Kirchhellen

■ Johanneskirmes until 01.07.


47574 Goch

■ Sommerkirmes until 02.07.

Stadt, S.V. Niederrhein

Kesseltanz, Phoenix, Breakdance, Rockexpress,

Kettenflieger, Simulator

48361 Beelen

■ Kirmes until 01.07.

48653 Coesfeld-Lette

■ Johannikirmes until 30.06.


52222 Stolberg/Rheinland

■ Kupferstädter Stadtkirmes until 02.07.

SDSA GmbH/Aachen

57392 Schmallenberg

■ Schützenfest until 01.07.


65396 Walluf/Rheingau

■ Johanniskerb until 01.07.

K.Laux & Sohn/Wiesbaden

66701 Beckingen

■ Kirmes until 01.07.

66809 Nalbach

■ Kirmes until 01.07.

91332 Heiligenstadt

■ Kirchweih until 01.07.

95168 Marktleuthen

■ Wiesenfest until 01.07.

97737 Gemünden/Main

■ Kichweih und Heimatfest until 07.07.



■ Olympia World Vergnügungspark until


38448 Wolfsburg

■ 75 Jahrfeier until 30.06.

Marketing Hauser/Goslar

38640 Goslar/Harz

■ Schützen- und Volksfest until 07.07.

Das größte Fest in Süd-Ost-Niedersachsen

Volksfest Goslar e.V.

Riesenrad, Krake, Breakdance, Jaguarbahn,

Flash, Take Off, Extrem, Air Gate, Frisbee,

Hopser, Achterbahn, Hexentanz, Daemonium,

Crazy Outback, Down Town, Simulator, Rutsche,


39387 Oschersleben/Bode

■ Schützen- und Bodefest until 30.06.


Participants: ca. 25

40822 Mettmann

■ Johanniskirmes until 01.07.


Participants: ca. 58

41379 Brüggen

■ Schützenfest until 02.07.

41844 Wegberg

■ Antoniusmarkt mit Kirmes until 30.06.


49688 Lastrup

■ Volks- und Schützenfest until 01.07.

52349 Düren

■ Historische Kirmes until 08.07.


53557 Bad Hönningen

■ Peter-und-Paul-Kirmes until 02.07.

J.Meyer & Sohn OHG/Neuwied

86343 Königsbrunn

■ Gautsch, Volksfest until 07.07.


Participants: ca. 25

87527 Sonthofen

■ Volksfest until 07.07.


Participants: ca. 20

88361 Altshausen

■ Kinderfest until 01.07.


90530 Wendelstein

■ Kirchweih until 01.07.

91315 Höchstadt/Aisch

■ Kirchweih until 02.07.


Star Dancer, Flugkarussell, Simulator

Participants: ca. 30

91541 Rothenburg/Tauber

■ Volksfest until 03.07.


Riesenrad, Megatwist, Top Spin

Participants: ca. 55

91785 Pleinfeld

■ Volksfest until 01.07.

Markt Pleinfeld

Happy Traveller, Kettenflieger

92283 Lauterhofen/Opf.

■ Volksfest until 01.07.

93426 Roding

■ Volksfest until 08.07.


Route 66, Super Gaudi

F Saint-Germain-en-Laye

■ Fêtes dés Loges until 18.08.

Participants: ca. 160

GB Kettering, Northants

■ Feast until 06.07.



■ Kermesse Saint Jean until 07.07.

NL Etten-Leur

■ Kermis until 03.07.

Participants: ca. 68

NL Zevenaar

■ Kermis until 02.07.

Opening Vrijdag om 18.00 uur


33181 Bad Wünnenberg

■ Schützenfest until 01.07.

40233 Düsseldorf-Flingern

■ Schützenfest until 02.07.

41747 Viersen-Dülken

■ Frühkirmes until 02.07.

44357 Dortmund-Bodelschwingh

■ Kirmes until 01.07.


Schwanenflieger, Simulator, Shaker

45481 Mülheim/Ruhr

■ Saarner Kirmes until 07.07.

Stadtmarketing & Tourismus GmbH (MST)

Turbo Force, Aqua Velis, Geisterbahn, Polyp,

Breakdance, Crazy Mouse, Musikexpress

Participants: ca. 90

A Kufstein

■ Kaiserfest until 29.06.



■ Antibes Land until 01.09.



■ Mauryland Luna Park until 25.08.



■ Herisson Land until 15.09.



■ Luna Park until 01.09.


Grau-du-Roi, Le

■ Luna Park Amigoland until 01.09.



■ Pirat Parc until 02.09.



■ Luna Park until 25.08.



■ Magic World Luna Park until 01.09.



Park d'Attractions until 25.08.



■ Euro-Park until 01.09.

NL Goirle

■ Kermis until 03.07.

NL Laren ('t Gooi)

■ Kermis until 04.07.

No responsibility for accuracy!




In June & July 2013 the

is available at the following:

• Soltau Heidepark (von Juni bis Oktober)

• Saarbrücken Maifest (26. 04. bis 13. 05.) bei "Montgolfiere"

• Stuttgart Frühlingsfest (20. 04. bis 12. 05.) bei "Aqua Velis"

• Freiburg Frühjahrsmesse (17. 05. bis 27. 05.) bei "Aqua Velis"

• Menden Pfingstkirmes (18. 05. bis 21. 05) bei "Montgolfiere"

• Dülmen Dreifaltigkeitskirmes (24. 05. bis 27. 05.) bei "Montgolfiere"

• Karlsruhe Frühjahrsmarkt (30. 05. bis 09. 06.) bei "Montgolfiere"

• Landsberg Landsberger Wies´n (07. 06. bis 16. 06.) bei "Happy Family"

• Xanten Schützenfest und Kirmes (08. bis 10. 06.) bei Verlosung "Las Vegas"

• Chemnitz Ballonfest (14. 06. bis 16. 06.) bei "Montgolfiere"

• Willich Schützenfest (15. 06. bis 18. 06.) bei Verlosung "Las Vegas"

• Burgdorf Schützenfest (20. 06. bis 23. 06.) bei "Happy Family"

• Mainz Johannisfest (21. 06. bis 24. 06.) bei "Aqua Velis"

• Münster Sommersend (27. 06. bis 01. 07.) bei "Happy Family"

• Goch Sommerkirmes (29. 06. bis 02. 07.) bei Verlosung "Las Vegas"

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• 92224 Amberg, Kaiser-Ludwig-Ring 5

• 92318 Neumarkt, Bahnlinie 5/HBF

• 92637 Weiden, Bahnhofstr. 28

• 93047 Regensburg, Bahnhofstr. 18

• 94032 Passau, Bahnhofsplatz 29

• 94315 Straubing, Bahnhofsplatz 13

• 95028 Hof, Bahnhofsplatz 12

• 95326 Kulmbach, Bahnhofsplatz 1

• 95444 Bayreuth, Bahnhofstr. 20

• 95615 Marktredwitz, Bahnhofsplatz 7

• 96052 Bamberg, Ludwigstraße 6

• 96215 Lichtenfels, Bahnhofsplatz

• 96450 Coburg, Lossaustr. 4

✘ 97070 Würzburg, Bahnhofstr. 4

• 97424 Schweinfurt, Im Bahnhof

• 99084 Erfurt, Willy-Brandt-Platz 12


Rolf Auf dem Berge


Focal point: traffic law and claims for damages

Am Markt 14

49565 Bramsche

Telephone +49 (0) 54 61 / 30 30

Telefax +49 (0) 54 61 / 26 41

Mobile +49 (0) 1 72 / 301 9694

E-Mail: rae-auf-dem-berge@web.de


Gerd Römgens

Expert appraisal for the Showman Industry, Damages,

Conservation of Evidence, and Appraisal Reports

Tel. +49 (0) 171/ 264 89 29 and +49 (0) 2154/208308

Fax: +49 (0) 2154 / 20 83 13

Mail: sv-buero-roemgens@arcor.de

www.sv-roemgens.de u. www.roemgens.de

Gerd Römgens • Jupiterstr. 17 • 47877 Willich


Transport – Haftpflicht – Kfz

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Klaus Rübenstrunk

Hagener Straße 244 • 44229 Dortmund

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Mobil: 0171 / 828 58 68

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• Volksfest Deggendorf (31. Juli bis

5. August): Gesucht wird noch ein Hochfahrgeschäft

und ein Laufgeschäft. Stadt

Deggendorf, Abteilung V/SG 50, Oberer

Stadtplatz 1, 94469 Deggendorf. Tel.:


• Freimarkt Bremerhaven (15. bis

26. August): Restplätze für Reihen- und

Fahrgeschäfte außer Kika’s, Mandeln,

Crêpes, Greifer. Bewerbungen an: ARGE

Bremerhavener Märkte c/o Jürgen Fuhrmann,

Talstraße 6, 27570 Bremerhaven,

Mobil 0162/1307713


• 4-Etagen-Laufgeschäft hat Termine

frei. Tel.: 0178-7228059

• „Super Tower” frei vom 1. bis 4.

Sonntag im Juni sowie am 4. Sonntag im

Oktober. Tel.: 0170-2333387

• Riesenrad (38 m) frei am 4. Sonntag

im Mai und 4. Sonntag im Juni. Tel.: 0178-


• Bungee-Trampolin-Anlage hat

Termine frei. Tel.: 0157-83034461

• Flipper hat Termine frei. Tel.: 0163-


• Scheibenwischer frei vom 2. Sonntag

im Juni bis 1. Sonntag im Juli, 3. Sonntag

im August, 5. Sonntag im September

sowie 1. und 4. Sonntag im Oktober. Tel.:


• Breakdance hat Termine frei. Tel.:


• Etagen-Belustigung hat Termine

frei. Tel.: 0178-8362951

• Mitmachcircus, Spielmobil, Kettenflieger,

etc. haben noch Termine

frei. Tel.: 0173-3215800, www.circusevents.de

• Night Style (Überkopf-Fahrgeschäft),

19 x 12 (10) m hat Termine frei. Fa.

Armbrecht, Tel.: 0178-4979350 u. 0178-


• Flugsimulator hat Termine frei. Tel.:


• Kinderschleife (16 x 10 m) frei am 5.

Sonntag im März (Ostern), 1. Sonntag im

April, 1. und 2. Sonntag im Mai, 2., 3. und

4. Sonntag im Juni, 5. Sonntag im September

sowie im Oktober. Tel.: 0171-


• Water-Walkingballs hat Termine

frei. Tel.: 0157-83034461

• Super-Allround hat im Juni, Juli und

August noch Termine frei. Tel.: 0171-


• Familienfahrgeschäft hat Termine

frei: 3. und 4. WE im Mai, 1., 3., 4. und 5.

WE im Juni, 1. und 4. WE im Juli, 5. Sonntag

im September und 1. WE im Oktober.

Tel.: 0171-5450080

• Break Dance hat Termine frei. Fa.

Jansen, Tel.: 0157-72396598

• Karussellneuheit „Avenger” hat

noch Termine frei. Tel.: 0171-9130008

• Rundfahrgeschäft „Magic” hat im

August und Oktober noch Termine frei.

Fa. Kollmann, Tel.: 0163/4300381

• Hochfahrkarussell „Gladiator”

hat noch Termine frei. Fa. Kollmann, Tel.:


• Wildwasserbahn (42 x 20 m) frei am

2., 3., 4., 5. Sonntag im Juni und am 1.

Sonntag im Juli. Tel. 0177/7639744


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