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Facts – Observations – Short Portraits . . . . 4


Mega King Tower – Swiss Tower . . . . . . 8


Recklinghausen – Hannover . . . . . . . 10


Lunaparks in France / 2 . . . . . . . . 14


The Crazy Frogs . . . . . . . . . . . 24


Kiddie Railways in the GDR . . . . . . . 26


Reports about Specially Selected Events . . 36


Exhibition Stuttgart . . . . . . . . . . 42


Kirmes-Highlights en miniature . . . . . . 44


Hades 360 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50


Wallace & Gromit. . . . . . . . . . . 52


Skandinavia . . . . . . . . . . . . 54


Parks in Cuba. . . . . . . . . . . . 62


Parkprojects Turkey . . . . . . . . . . 68


Current News from the Park-Scene . . . . 74


Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . 78






Archiv SBF/Visa

Tremendous success:

25,000 people slid down the

“Super Bowl Toboggan Run”

over four days; among them

also many prominent visitors,

such as the Mayor of New York

For a four-day period, a

giant slide was built up between

the skyscrapers in

the middle of Main Street in

Manhattan, on the occasion

of the most important

sports event in the USA –

the “Super Bowl” no less!

The 60-metre-long and 18-

metre-tall slide equipped with eight tracks had

been ordered from the SBF/Visa firm by the Super

Bowl organizer, the NFL. According to the wish of

the NFL, it was a version with special LED lights on

the tracks along with the name logo, and completely

enclosed on three sides. SBF/Visa delivered

the item precisely as requested, and a team of

employees from the manufacturer built up the construction

under extreme weather conditions (-20

degrees Celsius!) within two days. Prior to the

“Super Bowl”, 25,000 paying visitors made use of

the slide – it was talked about by everybody and

constantly covered by the media – for four full days!

After this rather unusual appearance, the slide was

sold on to a park.

For the 20 th time:

The “Anno Dazumal” market

in Mechernich-Kommern


Photos: LVR Kommern

A world sensation will await visitors to this

year’s “Jahrmarkt anno dazumal” at the LVRopen

air museum in Kommern from 19 th to 27 th

April. Marking the 20 th anniversary of the nostalgic

market, Europe’s largest high wire troupe

Geschwister Weisheit ® Gotha will present its

world novelty “Artistik von Turm zu Turm”, or

Artistic from Tower to Tower throughout the


The high wire walkers and several motorbikes,

under which artists present their acrobatic tricks on

trapezes suspended on wires of more than 100

metres in length, will start at a height of 12 metres

from a huge ramp construction. The highlight of the

one-hour show will be Peter Mario Weisheit’s

performance on the swaying whip mast of the

tallest touring performance tower (62 metres) in the

world. Apart from this colossal show, the motorbike

act – which goes back to the 1960s – will be

presented in the new modern museum section

“Marktplatz Rheinland”, and the Geschwister

Weisheit’s historic high wire programme presented

at roughly the half-way point of 90 rides, while the

show booths and stalls in the museum section


“Westerwald” are somewhat more sedentary. But

these romantic and enjoyable high wire acts,

including traditional “classics” from the 18 th and the

19 th century such as wheelbarrow riding or pancake

baking, will also take visitors’ breaths away. Among

the show booths characterizing the image of the

"Jahrmarkt anno dazumal”, no longer presented

anywhere else, will also be an “Anatomisches

Kabinett”, or Anatomical Cabinet for the first time.

Opening hours: Museum 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., nostalgic

market 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The standard museum

entrance fee is: Adults € 6.50, children and

adolescents under 18 years of age admitted free,

parking fee: € 2.50.


A fire-breather in action


Text & Photos:

Rolf Orschel

As his planned ride project “Paris Extrem” was not

realised due to the new safety standards of the new

European norm 13814, the Coburg showman

Matthias Mölter has searched for a compact

alternative for quite some time; and now he has

taken over the KMG Speed “Extrem” from the Boos

brothers of Magdeburg.

The compact major ride, mounted on a single vehicle,

was built for the Swiss showman H.P. Maier by the

Dutch ride manufacturer KMG in 2005, and celebrated

its première at the Knabenschießen event in Zurich in

September. Two years later, it was taken over by the

Boos brothers, who presented the attraction at many

events in Germany and abroad up until the end of last

year’s season. After Matthias Mölter had convinced

himself of the construction’s perfect condition and a

purchase price had been agreed upon, the attraction

was transported to the property of Mölter’s friend and

colleague, Terry Fertsch, in Lauterbach near Coburg

on 6th February, where the propeller was built up and

dismantled under the guidance of Vernom Bakker, who

had operated the major ride for the Boos firm for

several years, as well as some helpers. All this was

achieved within a couple of hours and without any

haste just two weeks later.

Due to the integrated hydraulic system the ride builds

up almost by itself. The tower is automatically elevated

and the two gondola arms are unfolded. The platform

is manually unfolded, and once the stairs, fences and

handrails have been mounted and the paybox built up,

the attraction is ready to operate. The well-thought-out

construction allows for short build-up and dismantling

times so that the ride can be relocated in a short time.

After the test build-up, the capped bulbs of the tower

were replaced with LEDs, and the writing was

equipped with the latest RGB-LEDs. The now ageing

interior furnishing of the paybox was removed and

newly constructed by a carpenter. Moreover, a small

station is currently being built. After the planned

première at the Frühlingsmarkt in Fürth, and its appearances

at the spring festivals in Weiden and Coburg,

the “Extrem” will mainly tour through Southern


Matthias Mölter from

Coburg and his newly

purchased “Extrem” during

the test run in Lautertal




The “Night Fly” may

well be the most attractive ride

novelty for Belgium this

season. At the control desk:

junior owner Philippe Lainez

Text & Photos:

Patrick Vanstipelen

Presented in Aalst at the

beginning of the season: the

“Psychodelic” as well as the

“Spookslot” in a completely new

look and under new management

Traditionally, the Winterfoor event in Aalst is the

first large fair event of the year in Belgium, and at

the same time the first venue for the season’s


The fair was opened already on 21 st February (one

week prior to carnival) – and even during the build-up,

a large major ride drew the attention of passers-by:

namely; the “Night Fly”. The Lainez family took over

this Mondial ride of Type Inferno, originally operated in

Germany by the Munich showman firms Kaiser and

later on Rosai, from the Boisseau firm. This season the

“Night Fly” will appear as a novelty in Halle, Moeskroen,

Kortrijk and Antwerp.

The “Spookslot” surprised visitors with a new bricklook

and many new “animatronics”. There has also

been a change of ownership of this attraction; during

the winter break, the Vanbesien/Dewingaerden firm

took over the ride from Marco Rosa, and later on the

“Psychodelic” Walkthrough construction with “large

spectacles” had also appeared at many events in

Belgium. Ritchie Bodet now presents the other

example, taking the visitors back to the days of

“Flower Power”.




This is a letter to the editor pertaining to the

article in the Kirmes & Park Revue 2/2014 issue,

regarding the “Great Dorset Steam Fair”.

Hello Kirmes & Park Revue,

As I had yet again visited the Great Dorset Steam

Fair in the south of England last year, I was delighted

and most interested to read your article about same

in the February issue. I especially focussed on your

remarks about the nostalgic section. Being a lover

of fairground organs, I was slightly disappointed

however, as you failed to even mention them in your

report. According to the organiser about sixty (!)

exhibits of different sizes were presented - a

number not to be found anywhere else! The organ

fans (unless not preoccupied with German instruments)

certainly get their money's worth at this

event. The organs, well-spread over the entire area,

provide visitors with musical entertainment and

nostalgic flair. A number of large organs are

equipped with a stage in the front, such as the

former huge organ from the Munich Oktoberfest,

which found a new home in England a few years ago

(see photo).

Dear editorial staff, my letter is not meant to be

criticism but rather an amendment to your article. In

my opinion, organs are an essential part of the

nostalgic section at Steam Fairs, and truly deserve,

if not a photo (some are enclosed), at least being


Yours sincerely

Klaus Straßer, Plüderhausen

A collection of exhibited

fairground organs, photographs

taken by KPR reader Klaus Straßer


Text & Photos: Michael Petersen

During the winter break,

Frank Oberschelp redesigned

his “High Impress”

to some significant extent.

The form of the name sign

was slightly changed and

painted in a completely new

colour scheme to match the

overall appearance of the

ride. Moreover, the entrance-waiting

area was

equipped with tubes, barrels

and lighting. At the ride’s

appearance at the Dortmund

carnival fairground

event at the beginning of the

season, the redesign had

not yet been completed.

Currently the additional

small name signs are being

illuminated, and it will not be

long before fire will be shooting

up into the sky from large

tubes. By the time of

staging the Easter Bend in

Aachen, reconstruction

work is to be completed. ■




Shortly before

completion: “Mega King Tower”

Photos: Archiv Funtime

The countdown has begun: upon the publication of

this issue, it will only be a couple of days until the

first appearance of the “Mega King Tower” Freefall

Tower from Andreas Zinnecker at the Palmkirmes

in Recklinghausen.

Shortly before the time of going to press, we received

these photos from the premises of the manufacturer

Funtime in Dölsach, Austria, where the construction

was built up for the first time. This was followed by the

construction being tested, inspected by TÜV and

being finished off before it could be dismantled,

loaded and set out on its journey to Recklinghausen.

After the closing day in Recklinghausen (Sunday 13 th

April), the construction has to be rapidly relocated, as

the “Mega King Tower” will be one of the top attractions

at the Spring Festival in Stuttgart just a few days

later (Saturday 19 th April), where the attraction will be

officially inaugurated “with all the trimmings”. ■

Under construction:

“Swiss Tower"



Norman Vogt

Photos: Archiv Funtime

It will not be long before Swiss people will be able

to experience freefalls from a height of 80 metres.

Already from March this year, Hans-Peter Maier

from Frauenfeld will go on tour with the “Swiss


The tower is currently being built by the Austrian Funtime

firm. After Goetzke’s “Sky Fall” last autumn and

Zinnecker’s “Mega King Tower” in March 2014, the

construction for Maier will already be the third

example of this Freefall Tower type, built by the

Austrian firm. Maier’s “Swiss Tower” will be painted all

in white, the passenger gondola will be a bright green

with light blue seats, and a crown will be installed at

the top of the tower. While the lighting system is

supplied by the Kairies Elektrotechnik firm, the Uhlenbrock

firm will deliver the sound system, and the two

pay boxes ordered will come from Italy. For the time

being, the construction will have to do without a backflash,

as it is not required at the planned and scheduled

venues. The official inauguration and première is

to take place at the Frauenfeld Chilbi on 14 th June. As

early as the second and third week of May, a so-called

“Pre-Opening” will be held in Urdorf near Zurich,

where the “Swiss Tower” will be introduced for the first




Michael Petersen

beautiful overall image of the Palmkirmes.

The “Mega King Tower”

from Andreas Zinnecker will celebrate

its première (called “Launchdate”

by the owner) in Recklinghausen.

“Mega King Tower”

Text: Michael Petersen

The estimated 1 million visitors to

the Palmkirmes in Recklinghausen

(4 th to 13 th April) will probably

hardly believe their eyes upon

stepping onto the fairground,

wondering if it really is their Palmkirmes.

There may well never have

been as many novelties on the

Saatbruch-fairground. As many as

nine attractions will make their

debut at the event – including a

tower première and the redesigned

example of a major ride.


The new fairground director Robert Liebich has made his own, clearly

noticeable by the distinctive marks on the event. “A fair event also lives

on its variety, visitors want to see new attractions and changes,” Robert Liebich

told the Kirmes & Park Revue. That’s the spirit! After all, taking its place

among the leading spring events, the Palmkirmes sometimes made a

somewhat well-worn and rather outdated impression. This is now rapidly

changing. However, it will be difficult to repeat this high number of novelties

in the coming years. The organisers have also learned from last year’s

minor mistakes. After the bad experience of last year, the call for bids for

the two fireworks displays were modified. There is however no way around

the extra wide escape routes and the anything but beautiful signposts required

by the building authorities. These areas are to be appealingly designed

with colourful tarpaulins however, and measures raise hopes for a

The 80 metre-high free fall tower will

be the landmark of the Palmkirmes

clearly visible from afar. The tower

is to be placed near the southern

entrance. The same showman firm

will also bring the Loopfighter “The

King” to Recklinghausen for the

first time. Löffelhardt’s “Predator”

(with a new ride name and under

new management) will also be a

debutante. The spectacular major

ride used to be operated under the

name of “Star Gate” and “Star Trip”.

Other novelty attractions at Recklinghausen

will be the “Roue Parisienne”

Ferris Wheel (Burghard/

Kleuser) and the “Konga” Swing

from Sebastian Küchenmeister.

Moreover, Charles Blume will present

his “Event-Tower” on the Saatbruch-fairground

for the first time.

Simultaneously, the announced

new ride course is to go into operation.

The “Spuk” Ghost Ride, the

combination of a coaster and a

ghost ride, the “Traumgenerator”

(Häsler/Lemoine), and Hempen’s

“Big Bamboo” will be further

debutantes in Recklinghausen.

However, well-known and successful

attractions will not be neglected.

Apart from the two dodgem tracks

from Hartkopf/Osselmann and

Petter, the “Disco-Jet” from Heitmann

will also be presented. With

the “Spinning Racer” (Bruch) and

the “Auf Manitus Spuren” water ride

(Heitmann KG) visitors will also encounter

two large attractions, along

with the “Wellenflug” (Barth/Eberhardt),

Schäfer’s “Shake”, Bonner’s

“Breakdance” and the “Kristallpalast”

from Sturm. Wow! The

Palmkirmes, offering fireworks displays

on the two opening Fridays

and a Family Day with reduced

prices on Wednesday, will be

opened at the “Dorfwirt” from

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Text & Photos:

Uwe Holzmann

This year on 19 th April, an

anniversary event of the Frühlingsfest

Hannover will be opened.

The spring fair event will be

held in the capital city of Lower

Saxony now for the 60 th time. Up

until 11 th May, visitors from both

the city and the surrounding

region, as well as from all over

Northern Germany, will be able

to pay one or several visits to

this large and colourful springtime


To mark the anniversary, the

organising “AG Volksfeste Hannover”

has gone out of its way to present

an appealing fair event well-worth seeing, taking

place on the Schützenplatz conveniently centrally

located near the Maschsee. The Ferris wheel from the

Wilhelm firm will tower over the fairground, and a

number of novelties and popular classics will bring

new highlights to the fairground. These will include the

“Euro Coaster” from Fackler offering a speedy ride

experience “below the track” for the first time, the

“Fliegende Teppich aus 1001 Nacht” from Hartmann,

swinging almost 30 metres up into the sky, and the

“Booster” from Löffelhardt boasting a speedy ride with

a tilted looping. A classic ride that has not appeared

in Hannover for a long time will be the “Hully Gully” from


Further racy ride fun at this year’s spring fair will be

provided by the “Breakdance” from Hainlein, “Take

Off” from Langenscheidt, the “Wellenflug” from

“Wendler, the “Petersburger Schlittenfahrt” from Burgdorf,

the “Heisse Räder” Musik Express from

Armbrecht, and the innovative “Kick Down” ride from

Maik Landwermann. Moreover, the “Air Crash” from

Wingender and the “Rocket” swing from Weber will

whisk plucky passengers up to the sky. Of course,

there will also be a number of Funhouse and Walkthrough

constructions once again. Visitors will

encounter the “Große Geisterbahn” from Schütze, the

“Aqua Velis” water labyrinth from Hofmann,

the “Gaudi Hütt’n” from Hartmann,

the “Fantastical Trip” from Kunze and the

“Apres Ski Party” from Fackler on the

Schützenplatz-fairground. Classics as

well as modern popular attractions in

Hannover will be the water ride “Auf

Manitus Spuren” from the Heitmann KG,

the “Bayern-Rutsche” from Schierenbeck

and the dodgem tracks from Armbrecht,

Dieckmann, and Thelen. Younger visitors

will once again be able to enjoy a number of kiddie

rides, jet and track rides, with the “Piraten Trip” from

Hardt and “Crazy Jungle” from Luxem being novelties

this year. Traditional gastronomic operations will

provide visitors with food, drinks and snacks, and

Continental pick stands and games booths will add up

to a fairground leaving nothing to be desired for young

and old alike. Moreover, different and varied entertainment

programmes will be offered in the large beer

tents, with cosy beer gardens from the travelling

restaurateurs Marris and Ahrend. An ample choice of

special actions to further enhance the appeal of the

Spring Festival will include the fireworks displays from

the Prinz firm on Fridays, the Family Day with reduced

prices at rides and games booths, and many special

offers at sweets, snack and drink booths on Wednesdays.

Also presented will also be the popular Punch

and Judy show (Mario Osthold), kiddie make-up event

and the Volksfest rally, and there will be special offerings

for children’s birthdays and discounts for public

transport tickets. It goes without saying that there will

also be an extensive advertising campaign on the

occasion of this anniversary spring fair. A number of

huge billboards, posters and banners, advertising on

buses and trains, as well as radio commercials will

invite the public to the 60 th spring fair.

“All there?” – Osthold’s

Punch and Judy show will once

again be presented in Hannover

Classic ride for young

and old at the Frühlingsfest:

the “Wellenflug”



A warm summer night

at “Azur Park” Lunapark in

Saint Tropez

Last summer, numerous Lunaparks

(introduced in Part 1 of

this report in the February issue)

not only enticed the public on

the Golfe du Lion, but also along

another Mediterranean coastline,

the Cóte d’Azur.

Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

Lunaparks France (Part 2)

The first stage of the trip began in the west of the

Cóte d’Azur.


Go-Kart track and

“Geister Schlucht” in Fos

The community of Fos-sur-Mer, where the Park

d’Attractions was held from 13 th July to 18 th August, is

located some 50 kilometres north-west of Marseille on

the mouth of the Rhóne. The gravel- covered fairground

on the outskirts of the town accommodated

more than 20 ride and Funhouse


The condition of the fairground

caused the showmen

some problems though, as it

was very dusty on hot days

and transformed into a mud

pool with large puddles on

rainy days. The layout of the

fairground made a rather unappealing

impression and

provided hardly any flair,

offering neither seating possibilities

nor rest areas. While

the “Black Out” Loop Fighter

was presented as a novelty,



The “Safari Folie”

Walkthrough construction and

the looping ride “Black Out” in


the convertible Matterhorn “Blues”

- making its rounds not far from the

Loop Fighter - numbers among the

long-running hits at this Lunapark.

Apart from the indispensable

dodgem track, a go-kart track was

also available to visitors. Other

attractions presented were a slide and the Walkthrough

construction “Safari Folies”, the very popular

coaster “Taxi Driver” and a chain ride, with the

“Geister Schlucht” once travelling throughout

Germany rounding off the selection of large

attractions. While a number of games and Funhouse

attractions were built up, it was noticeable that only

one snack booth and a couple of confectionery

booths supplemented the entertainment contingent.


The “Magic World”, on the outskirts of the city in the

harbour of Hyéres-les-Palmiers, was the first Lunapark

in the region to launch into the summer season.

Opening on 25 th May, it operated daily from 8 p.m. to

2 a.m. until 7 th September. The whole area was fenced

in and could be entered only through the brightly

illuminated entrance. The Lunapark area providing

numerous palm trees, plants and rest area made a

well-maintained impression, with a number of permanent

snack booths emphasizing the park character.

The water ride, a fixture at the park, provided a long

and exciting ride through a western city and a rock

massif. True, the large gastronomy enterprise “El

Pueblo” built up directly opposite provided ample

seating possibilities, but some of the fast food

classics such as burgers, hot dogs and pizza on the

menu were extremely expensive.

At regular intervals, special events were held in the

park. At the time of our visit, for example, a local football

team made a guest appearance in the park, not

A mysterious carriage in

front of the “Psychos” Ghost

ride in Hyéres



“Cobra” coaster in


A spectacular show

of attractions at the “Magic World”

Lunapark in Hyéres


only diligently signing autographs, but also trying out

many an attraction. At several rides however, the

muscular sportsmen had difficulties closing the bars.

Repeatedly, two staff members had to push the bars

to their bodies with all their strength until they locked!

Further special events were the discount and seniors'

days. This time, the ejector seat “La Boule”, the

“Vertical Limit” (KMG-propeller) and the classic

“Banzai” formed the skyline of the area. The regular

Ferris Wheel was no longer presented and could not

be replaced either. New attractions presented were

the “Extreme” swing, the “Top Buzz” Top Scan, and

the “Tropical Dance” ride. The classic “Winkinger”

swing, the “Cobra” coaster, “Flash Dance”, the Walkthrough

constructions “Magic Circus” and “Indiana

Jones”, a dodgem track, a go-kart track, the

“Scirocco” Alpine Bob, toboggan, simulator, bumper

boats, the “Magic Pomme” family coaster and the

“Psychos” ghost ride, as well as a number of kiddie

rides, made up the remaining entertainment


Saint Tropez

In the 1950s, the small port in the Départemant Var

developed into a popular meeting point for artists and

noble and wealthy society, and became known

above all for its yacht harbour and the Baie de

Pampelonne, the longest sandy beach on the Cóte d’

Azur. The “Azur Park” held there every year numbers

among the largest of its kind, scoring well with its

presentation of many a top attraction. It is located

directly on the main street and is well attended by a

large number of tourists locals and holiday-makers.

A perfectly preserved

“Bayern Kurve” in Saint Tropez

A highly futuristic

looking “Rotor” as well as

simulators galore in Saint




Impressions from

“Azur Parkin Saint Tropez

This time, the “Sky Coaster” simulating flights à la

“Superman” was visible from afar. There, after been

whisked up to the heights, passengers are released

and free-fall some 50 metres. The rides were almost

always accompanied by loud screaming that could

be heard far into the night. The unique “XXX”, with its

gondola similarly being whisked high up in the air and

plunging towards the ground before soaring up again,

was just as popular with thrill-seekers. Passengers experienced

racy forward and reverse rides, certainly

providing more than just a stomach-churning

sensation! With the “King”, the largest transportable

coaster in France was also presented. Apart from the

family coaster “La Pomme”, the “Jamming”, also

making a guest appearance, is a coaster on which the

train is pulled up a spiral ascent before racing through


a number of curves. As a special feature, the

gondolas rotate on their own axis during the ride.

Moreover, visitors encountered two Schwarzkopf

classics produced in Germany; a Grand Canyon-style

“Bayern Kurve” and the “Dschunke”. While the “Stargate”

rotor in futuristic appearance was a novelty very

well attended by the public, the Ferris Wheel, a water

ride, “Play Ball”, “Kheops Labyrinthe”, “Geister

Schloss”, Balloon Ride, go-kart track, the Funhouse

attractions “La Fiesta” and "Fun House”, chain ride,

dodgem track and two simulators were presented at

the park once again. Moreover, the highly appealing

kiddie switchback “Dragon” was presented as a

novelty. While the steel giants caused quite a furore in

the rear section of the park, almost all the ride

attractions were spread over the front section.

“Jamming” coaster and

chain ride in Saint Tropez


The steel towers at the Lunapark in Frejús, located

about half an hour from Saint Tropez by car, soared

into the night sky. Over the past few years, the walkways

and the size of the laid-out area have

Classic and novelty attractions

at the Lunapark in Frejus



The “Megadancer”, the

strange paintball construction,

and the climbing wall in Frejus

Many possibilities to

have fun in Frejus

repeatedly changed in Frejús, where the “Sky Rider”

Sky-Coaster standing directly at the entrance belongs

among the contingent of permanent attractions. Built

up in its direct vicinity, the “G-Force” Propeller whirled

its passengers through the skies. The “La Bomb”

attraction (a jump into a net from way up in the air) was

no longer available in the “Adrenalinpark” section

though. It was replaced by a 1,000-square metre

paintball construction, quite atypical of a fairground

where, having paid a fee, visitors in appropriate outfits

were able to duel with “enemies” between various

obstacles. One could easily ask the question if a

construction like this is suitable for a Lunapark. The

“Star Flyer” chain ride, built up in close proximity to

the “Big Ben Tower” Freefall Tower, provided its

passengers with a magnificent view of the sea. Due

to its modest height, the Ferris Wheel was hardly

noticeable among the countless tower constructions.

The “Magic Mountain” coaster, having appeared in

Frejús for several years now, was once again built up

in the centre of the park. Other rides presented were

the “Crazy Mouse” and the “Pirate Adventure”. Quite

surprisingly, visitors could also encounter the “Gaudi

Schaukel” (a Viking boat from Zierer) well-known in

Germany, and the Huss “Mega Dancer” also brought

back memories of its German past. With its lighting

system still faulty after all these years, the latter did

not make a well-honed impression though.

According to an annually changing schedule of

presentation at the different Lunaparks on the Cote

d’Azur, the “Ufo” ride appeared in Fréjus this year.

Presented as a novelty, the “Drop Zone” Loop Fighter

immediately enjoyed great popularity with the visitors,

and the “King Kong” Ghost ride built up opposite a

family coaster provided a creepy atmosphere. Moreover,

the Walkthrough construction “American

Circus”, in which visitors had to negotiate a course

with more than 30 obstacles leading over three levels,

made a highly appealing impression. The “Olympic



Getting lost in the

“Edelweiss” labyrinth

City” Caterpillar ride, “Walking Waterballs”, a “Shake”,

simulator and the “Palais du Glaces” rounded off the

ample and varied cornucopia of attractions. Moreover,

the youngest Lunapark visitors were able to

enjoy many attractions in the “Babyland” section

opposite the entrance area.


The city of Cannes is mainly associated with the

annual film festival, providing much glitz and glamour

and ending with the “Golden Palm” Award for the best

film. The worst film is awarded the “Golden

Raspberry”, of course. If prizes like these were

awarded to the French Lunaparks, the Mauryland

Lunapark in Cannes-la-Bocca would receive the

“Golden Raspberry”, due to its very unappealing and

boring atmosphere. For this reason, it is hardly

surprising that the number of visitors is quite low

Modest visitor

attendance at the Lunapark in




Parade of attractions in


compared to the other Lunaparks on the Cóte d’Azur.

At times, the rides made their rounds with only one

passenger or stood still for a long time. While the park

presented the most superb and latest attractions 15

year ago, it is now a park full of dreariness. Apart from

just a few notable exceptions, many ride and Funhouse

constructions make a forlorn impression, and

the excess supply of bouncers rather resemble a

sales presentation. Moreover, the bouncers on the

festival area were encircled by construction fences

and could be entered by the kids only through an

entrance, and for the “Crazy Dance” there were

simply not enough adolescent visitors. Even the seats

on the Miami ride “Miami Surf” were not fully occupied,

and the “Dancing Fly” built up directly at the entrance

was completely ignored, certainly at the time of our

visit. The “Edelweiss” labyrinth, one of the regular

participants in the event, was also quite deserted.

Only the “Rodeo” bull riding provided any real fun.

While the two-level Walkthrough construction “Il

Castello” hailing from Italy urgently required a new

paint job, the “Super Autoroute” kiddie ride was a true

eye catcher.


The last large park on the Cóte d’Azur is Antibes Land

located between Nice and Cannes. By day, many

tourists visit the Azurpark with its various slides and

water attractions. When the park closes in the

evening, Antibes Land located opposite opens is

gates. To the left and the right of the entrance gates

featuring the name of the park in large letters, there

are two eye-catching fire pillars. During the last few

years, the Lunapark has been continually modernised,

extended and up-dated with a harmonious


mixture of permanent and transportable attractions.

From 29 th June to 1 st September, speedy and familyfriendly

ride attractions were available to the visitors,

daily from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. One highlight was

the “Sky Tower” Freefall Tower from Italy, at the top of

which passengers could enjoy a magnificent view of

the sea before the gondola raced down to the ground

from a height of about 50 metres. Also from Italy came

the “Crazy Round 2” Matterhorn and the “Revolution”

presented in Antibes.

“Adrenalin” is the name of the Sky-Coaster “at home”

in the park for many years now. As another major ride,

the giant chain ride “Twister” replaced a Ferris Wheel

this time, and the “Rolling Stones” looping swing and

the “Movida” ride were presented as novelties. Other

attractions presented were the “Wilde Maus”, the

kiddie chain ride “Crazy Clown”, the “Rainbow”, the

“Aloha” labyrinth, a family coaster, the Funhouse “New

York New York”, a water ride, the “Shark”, the ghost

ride “Psychos”, the “Paradise Island” (bumper boats),

and the track ride “Peter´s Island”, as well as the

simulator “5D-Cinema”. For younger visitors there

were only two ride attractions, a kiddie track ride and

the “Adventure de Disney”. Moreover, cosy gardens

invited the visitors to linger and enjoy.

There were different

ways to enjoy the view from

high up in the skies




For three years Daniel and Julia

Pieper from Bad Rappenau have

been successfully travelling

through Southern Germany with

the games pavilion “Frosch-Angeln

– Fang die verrückten Frösche”,

or Hook-a-Frog – Catch

the Crazy Frogs.

Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

The large frog pan is the

focus of interest

Before he acquired a profession, Daniel Pieper had

learnt the showman trade at the business of his

parents, who toured a dodgem track. After he had

graduated from school, he initially worked as a

manager of a ride before founding his own

showman business with a used ball throwing

pavilion that he bought four years ago. After

the takeover, the attraction was completely redesigned

and equipped with a modern LED

lighting system. Shortly after that, the pavilion

was redesigned into a Froschangeln (Hook-a-

Frog), which was very well received by the

visitors. The pavilion is decorated with an

ample selection of prizes, spurring visitors to

have a go. Daniel and Julia Pieper praised

Zöllner and the Hahn families, and were very

grateful for having been energetically

supported by them at the not always easy

beginning of their business. This season the

attraction will appear at, among other venues,

the Kehl Easter Market, the May Festival in

Heilbronn, the Wine Festival in Oberkirchen, in

Gunzenhausen, and at the Volksfest in Ulm.

The pavilion is 6 metres in diameter

and has electrical requirements of

about 10 kW. There is yet another

games booth under Pieper

management: during the winter

2012/2013, Daniel Pieper built the

games booth “Crazy Ducks” and

then had it painted by the Atelier Ek

firm. Ever since, the Piepers have

travelled with both attractions. Well

worth mentioning is the fact that the young showman

couple run their business without any staff, and therefore

are always present at the attractions. ■

Daniel and Julia Pieper tour the frog

game and the “Crazy Ducks” hook-a-duck



The kiddie railway from

Illgen (built in 1919) has been

under the ownership of the

family since the 1950s

A “Kiddie Railway” is a transportable

railway, as a rule powered

by electricity, presented as a

kiddie attraction at Volksfest

events. From the 1920s, they

were offered as touring attractions

with a single track circle and

a 600-millimetre gauge by a

number of ride manufacturers.

Touring in the GDR were 10

kiddie railways, which either had

survived the Second World War

well hidden away, or were built

mostly out of pieces from ruined

railways in the 1950s.

Kiddie Railways in the GDR

Text: Rolf Orschel

Photos: Rolf Orschel und Archive Dirk

Eckermann, Eberhard Malfertheiner,

Olaf Liebold, Kai Morawetz,

Susanne Fredebeul, Rolf Orschel

A modern depiction of

Trevithick’s “Steam Circus”

Railway attractions riding in circles have already

been known since the beginning of the 19 th

century. In 1808, British inventor, engineer and

machine builder, Richard Trevithick, built a small

two-axle high-pressure steam locomotive with a

vertical cylinder powering the driving wheels by the

aid of a crank. The locomotive with a 1,435-millimetre

gauge, which later became the standard railway

gauge, and a coach-like carriage

ran along a fenced-in track circle at

a maximum speed of 19 km/h on

Torrington Square in London, near

today’s Euston station. For a shilling

per person, the public could ride in

circles a number of times in Trevithick’s

“Steam-Circus”. In Germany,

a steam locomotive with a couple of

wagons took the paying public on a

ride along a circuit in the courtyard

of the “Königlichen Eisengießerei zu

Berlin” (Royal Iron Foundry in

Berlin) in June 1816. In 1879, the

Siemens & Halske firm built an exhibition

railway with a small two-axle

electric locomotive with a 500-millimetre

gauge, which was to be used

as a colliery railway in Cottbus. The train travelled

along a 300-metre circuit with three open wagons,

accommodating 6 people sitting back to back. From

May to September 1881, this railway attraction also

made its rounds at the “Allgemeinen Patent- und

Musterschutz-Ausstellung” (General Patent and

Registered Designs Exhibition) in the Palmengarten

(botanical garden) Frankfurt/Main.


With the “Bimmelbahn” (narrow-gauge railway with

a warning bell) a smith in Saxony built the first kiddie

railway as a completely new travelling kiddie

attraction in 1919. After the carousel industry had

been at a standstill during the First World War and in

the post-war years, it once again began to develope

and built carousels and the first “Liliputeisenbahnen”

(Lilliput railways) from the mid-1920s. In the same

year, the Neustädter Karussellindustrie (Neustadt

Carousel Industry), founded in Neustadt on Orla in

1924, was one of the first carousel manufacturers to

build a “Liliputbahn” for the Fürth showman Franz

Voll, and then placed advertisements for their

“appealing train novelty” in the Komet magazine.

However, all travelling kiddie railways in the GDR

were built according to the same construction plans,

differed in size of track circles, their designs, and the

locomotive control system. The trains consisting of

two to three passenger carriages, as a rule, were

towed by strongly simplified, mostly two-axle steam

locomotives. At several kiddie railways, rail buses

and trams carriages also did their rounds. For the

locomotives and carriages the axles and bases of

narrow-gauge railway tipper wagons were used. The

locomotive frames and carriage bodies were made

of metal sheet and wood. The track circles were 11

to 18 metres in diameter and were laid out from

robust 600-millimetre narrow-gauge railway tracks.

As a rule, the track sections had 4 steel sleepers and,

depending on the diameter, 10 to 12 track sections

were screwed together with plain fishplates forming

the track circle. To provide the locomotive’s safe

running along the tight track circuit without derailment,

the axles of the train were conically aligned to

the centre of the circuit. Additionally, this alignment

of the axles had a positive effect on the outer track

heads' inner edges as well as the flanges of the

outer wheels with regard to life span of the material.

In the centre of the circuit there was the so-called

centre house, with the mast for the electricity supply

of the drive engine being mounted on its centreof the

roof. On all the kiddie railways in the GDR, electricity

was conducted to the locomotive engine by the aid

of a collector on top of the mast, consisting of slip

rings and carbon brushes, via rotating overhead

wires. Rotation speed was controlled by a water

motor, normally located in a small paybox in the

station. However, there were also a number of kiddie

railways, where the children were not allowed to ride

on the locomotive as it had to be controlled by a

qualified person.

The ground measurements of the stations were

adapted to the track circuit, resulting in front lengths

ranging from 5 to 7 metres. Their construction resembled

traditional carpenter construction

methods. The platforms were 2 to 3 metres wide and

about 3 metres high. The roofs were supported by 8

pillars, each bolted to the bases by hinges, and 8

storm poles. As a rule, the small pay boxes were built

up on the left side of the platforms and the rounding

boards were painted with fairytale figures, figures

from the GDR children’s TV, or scenes matching the

railway’s theme. Several kiddie railways featured a

tunnel located opposite the station. While the lower

half of the tunnel

supports consisted

of wooden boards,

the upper parts

were built from

round steel bars,

open above the

middle of the track

due to the locomotives'


poles, and covered

with a tarpaulin.

The exhibition railway

from Siemens & Halske at the

trade show 1879 in Berlin

Advertisement for the

Neustadt Karussellindustrie in

the “Komet”, in the late 1920s



The “Bimmelbahn” from Illgen

at the summer festival in Halle

in 1990, and one of many

elaborate details

95 years old this year:

Illgen’s “Bimmelbahn” in its

current condition

On the outside, the tunnel walls and gates were

painted with crushed stone, fairytale motifs, or landscape

scenes. All railways ran clockwise at a low

speed of 8 to 10 km/h. To prevent visitors from

running onto the track, the constructions were

completely fenced-in and could be entered only at

the platforms. Apart from a couple of touring

examples, most of the kiddie railways were shut

down in the 1990s and then scrapped.

The oldest kiddie railway in the GDR built by a smith

in Saxony in 1919 has been under the ownership of

the Illgen family from Chemnitz since the 1950s. (See

Kirmes & Park Revue, June 2010 issue). During GDR

times, the station, the centre house, the tunnel, the

paybox, the fences, and the car bodies were rebuilt

according to the originals and painted by ride

painter Horst Patzer. In the 1990s, even the locomotives

and the tender were rebuilt true-to-original.

Even though Klaus Illgen has mainly been touring

with two Continental Pick Stands, he is still preserving

and caring for his “Bimmelbahn”, which he

regularly presents at its best appearance at Volksfest

events in Chemnitz and the surrounding region.

He is particularly proud of the fact that the attraction,

which has been under the permanent ownership of

the family for almost 60 years, is probably the oldest

still travelling nostalgic kiddie railway in Germany.

The largest GDR kiddie railway was built in 1927 as

“Schwäbische Eisenbahn” (Swabian Railway) with

an oval track course. Since 1936, a narrow-gauge

diesel locomotive from the Diepholz Maschinenfabrik

Fritz Schöttler (DIEMA) has been used on this

construction, the diesel engine of which was



The Leipzig “Schwäbische

Eisenbahn” in its original


replaced by an electric motor after 1945 (See Kirmes

& Park Revue, May 2006 issue). Due to effects of war,

the tunnel and the track system were damaged and

replaced by a track circuit with an 18-metre diameter

without a tunnel. After a number of ownership

changes, the Leipzig showman Günther Weber took

over the kiddie railway, which he toured for almost 40

years. In October 2010, he sold the attraction to

Enrico Volklandt from Zwenkau near Leipzig, who still

presents the railway three times a season – twice at

the Leipzig Kleinmessen fairs and at the Christmas

Market in Jena. Both these railway attractions have

survived the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the

Second World War, and the GDR, and are still among

the very popular guests at the Volksfest events in

Saxony and Thuringia.

Originally the locomotive

was a narrow-gauge railway

locomotive built by the Diema

firm. Up until six years ago,

Günther Weber’s railway was

integrated into a small park

landscape at the Leipzig


In 2010, the Weber firm

sold the railway to Enrico

Volklandt, and it is still built up

at the Leipzig Kleinmesse

events and at the Jena

Christmas Market



The railway built by

Karl Weckner largely preserved

in its original condition, and

under the ownership of Otto,

in Suhl in 1981

and animal figures. The station was equipped with a

functional exit signal, the sashes of which were

positioned during the ride by bolts at the locomotive’s

buffer beam and on the last wagon via a

lever and rods. The steam locomotive had three

axles and striking proportions.

Herbert Otto always wore

the German Reichbahn uniform

while operating the railway

One of the most beautiful GDR kiddie railways was

built by the locksmith Karl Weckner from Roßla in the

Harz Uplands after the Second World War, who

learned his trade at the ride factory from Hugo

Haase, based in Roßla up until 1952. Due to his experience

in ride manufacturing, his lovingly detailed

kiddie railway became a true showpiece with a track

circuit diameter of 12 metres. Its most striking

features were the beautiful train with a steam locomotive

with tender and three wagons, as well as the

landscape decorated with many moving fairytale

Carriage, centre house and baggage wagon

Herbert Otto (r.) wearing

the German Reichbahn winter

uniform with Ernst Malfertheiner



The train of the “Otto-

Bahn” was newly painted in

Ohrdruf in 1987 Below: the new

paybox- station and baggage

wagon with cabin in timber

frame look

The cylinders were equipped with moving but

functionless pistons and connecting rods bolted to

the wheels of the rear axle. The passenger carriages

with roof lights and chassis with sketched truss

works accommodated up to 12 children each sitting

on padded seats. The three carriage bodies were

painted green, red and blue, just as the passenger,

fast train and the sleeping carriages of the German

Reich railways at that time. Karl Weckner lovingly

and passionately operated the railway attraction up

until he went into retirement. In April 1972, he eventually

sold the attraction to Herbert Otto from Schlotheim,

who operated the railway just as lovingly (and

always wearing the GDR German Reich railways uniform).

He toured the kiddie railway up until the early

1980s before he handed it over to his son Gunter.

Under the latter’s management, the now ageing

attraction was renovated and redesigned into the

“Santa Fe Express”. In addition to the locomotive

being newly painted, the tunnel wall was painted in

a western-style and desert landscape by Willi

Mathei in Steinach. In the late 1980s, Gunter Otto

built a combined paybox, station and baggage

wagon with living quarters to supersede one of

originally three transport vehicles. Initially painted in

timber-frame optic, the wagon was once again repainted

with motifsfrom the animated film “Beauty

and the Beast” later on. As the wagons were yet

again repainted simultaneously, the attraction was

renamed “Otto’s Phantasia Bahn”. Gunter Otto

toured the kiddie railway up until late 1998, when he

traded the attraction in for a concession stall at the

Reppel firm. Shortly after that the attraction was

taken over by showman Erhard Zier from Kirchheilingen,

Thuringia. Whether or not he is still touring

with the attraction is not known.

In 1954, the Heyn firm in Neustadt/Orla built a “Liliputbahn”

for Lothar Liebold from Bad Lausick near

Leipzig. The train featured two carriages with

dummy roof lights and was towed by a plain, twoaxle

steam locomotive replica.

The track circuit was 12 metres in diameter, and the

small station did not have any platform; the pillars

were anchored to the ground.

The landscape was decorated with container plants,

fairytale figures, a small fountain, and many garden

gnomes. Lothar Liebold presented the “Liliputbahn”

mainly in the former Leipzig district up until 1961 and

then sold it to the zoo in Eilenburg, where it fell victim

to a flood later on.

In 1960, the Magdeburg showman Reinhold Seeger

built a 12-metre diameter “Rundfahrt Schmalspur-

The “Otto-Bahn” as “Santa

Fé Express” in Arnstadt in 1992



The “Liliputbahn” from

Lothar Liebold

Train and locomotive of

the “Liliputbahn” from Liebold

The centre building and

the construction draft of the

“Liliputbahn” from Liebold

The kiddie railway from

Jürgen Eckermann in the early

1970s. Up until it was scrapped

in 1995, it was rebuilt and

renamed several times


ahn” (Round Trip Narrow Gauge Railway)

with the tracks of a ruined railway. In 1966, the

railway was taken over by Helmut Sobczyk

from Magdeburg and resold it to local showman

Jürgen Eckermann a year later, who rebuilt

it repeatedly until the 1990s, gradually redesigning

it into a western-style railway.

Originally the axles of the locomotive and

wagons were equipped with roller bearings.

As a result, the whole train was “long-legged”.

For this reason, Jürgen Eckermann equipped

the wheels of the wagons with bearing seats

The railway from

Eckermann in different designs:

with “Windmühlenhausen”

station and as “Bördeexpress”

at the autumn fair in Magdeburg

in 1991. Left: the construction


The railway from Preuß – to the

left in the picture under difficult

build-up conditions



The railway went from Preuß

to Heidelore Gärtner afterwards.

The photos show the

railway in Suhl in 1988 as

well as the transport


In 1968, this railway (built

in 1927) appeared under the ownership

of the Gerhard family in

Weimar. Then it was transformed

into the “Westernbahn” under the

ownership of Hartmut Weber, before

it came to the Gärnter family in 1996

that put together a new railway from

the base of their two railways

and antifriction bearings so that the wheels were no

longer rigidly connected to the axes and the wagons

were lowered by 15 cm. The railway had been under

the ownership of the Eckermann family for almost 30

years, before it was scrapped in 1995 after two

modern kiddie railways had been bought.

The “Kinderland Express” from Heidelore Gärtner

from Meiningen (See Kirmes & Park Revue January

2007 issue) was previously operated by the showman

Rudolf Rennert from Gotha (up until 1967),

Klaus Brocke from Dresden (1967 to 1969), and

Hans-Joachim Preuß Sr. from Weimar (1970 to 1985).

It was shut down and put into storage in the early


The “Westernbahn” from Hartmut Weber from

Ohrdruf was built in 1927 as a kiddie railway, the

manufacturer however is unknown. Hartmut Weber

took over the kiddie railway from the Gerhard family

from Apolda and redesigned it into the “Westernbahn”,

which ranked among the most beautiful

kiddie railways in the GDR. In 1996, Hartmut Weber

parted with the attraction. New owner was Heidelore

Gärtner from Meiningen, who built a new attraction

using the substances of her two railways.

The “Elektroeisenbahn” (electric railway) was built as

a Liliputbahn from the Neustadt Karussellindustrie in

Neustadt/Orla for the great-grandfather of Manfred

Lorenz from Halberstadt, and was under the ownership

of the family up to the 1990s. On this railway


The “Schwäbsche

Eisebahne” from Weise for


The “Elektroeisenbahn”

from Lorenz in Eisleben in 1991

A rail bus with carriage ran

on the “S-Bahn Berlin” from


attraction, the centre house was a castle with waterfalls.

Originally the train was a four-axle steam locomotive

with spring mounted axles – which were

replaced by a newly built two-axle steam locomotive

later on – a tender, and four passenger wagons. The

track circuit consisted of 8 track sections and was

12 metres in diameter. Some years ago, the railway

was taken over by an organizer of Christmas


In addition to these kiddie railways, showman Heinz

Weise toured a “Schwäbische Eisenbahn” in an

earlier Dresden district, and in the former Rostock

district Fritz Roggelin toured his “S-Bahn Berlin

attraction which featured a railcar making its rounds

with a trailer.

Some of the GDR kiddie railways were on tour for a

number of decades and could be enjoyed by children

from several generations.




A success: The 7 th

historic fairground in the

Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum


Michael Petersen

Photos: Michael Petersen, Nils Benthien

The Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, used as an

event hall for art, music and culture for

several years, ranks among the most beautiful

monuments to the showman industry in the

Ruhr region. For several years, the historic

factory building has been a unique setting for

the historic fair; and for this year’s 7 th staging

of this event the hall was open to the friends

of nostalgic fairground attractions on the first

three weekends in February.

This time, Europe’s largest roofed historic fairground

was built up on an area of about 6,000 m 2 .

The beautiful ambience together with the historic

fairground attractions enticed thousands of

visitors once again. The entrance fee of €12.50

for adults and €9.50 for children included free use

of all attractions. The youngest visitors up to 80

cm in height were admitted free. As the choice of

true historic attractions is highly limited, and as

“polyester nostalgia” is not approved to the

historic fairground, the nostalgic rides and

vehicles presented were largely the same as last

year. The Ghost ride, driver-operated dodgem,



horse carousel, a Ferris Wheel dating from 1884,

the Caterpillar ride from 1926, the looping swing,

the “Fahrt ins Paradies”, and a swing boat took

the visitors back 100 years in time. Moreover,

circus performances, Punch and Judy shows and

a flea circus enthralled young and old visitors

alike. Also on show were tractors, baggage vans,

caravans and ride mounts, accompanied by

barrel organ and nostalgic music. Nor were the

most popular fairground delicacies missing


In addition to the usual fair event there were also

attractive special events. The Pink-Day, held for

the second time, was postponed to Friday. A new

feature was the Rocabilly event “Rock anne

Raupe”, or Rock at the Caterpillar, held on 14 th

February, was from the outset very successful. ■




Beginning of the season

at the Sankt Petri-Markt in


“Breakdance” (Schneider)

and one of the festival miles

Text & Photos: Nils Benthien

The Sankt-Petri-Markt, or St-Peter’s-Market, held

from 21 st to 23 rd February was the beginning of

the new season in East Westphalia.

The market was opened by Deputy Mayor Horst

Hardiek, together with the showman spokesman

Klaus Rasch, with a lottery offering attractive prizes,

as well as many free ride chips showered on the

crowds from the local fire department's rotating fire

tender and the traditional stroll across the fairground.

This time, the “Konga” swing from Küchenmeister

was built up directly at the station once

again. Münsterstraße accommodated the “Jumpstreet”

Miami (Klaasen), the “Dschungelreise”

(Kleuser), the “Little Fantasy Drive” kiddie dodgem

track (Wegener), the “Racing Cars” dodgem track

(Tovar), and as a novelty the “Piraten Trip”.

On the Ringallee visitorsencountered the “Musik

Shop” (Klaus Rasch), Schneider’s “Formel 1”

dodgem track, the kiddie ride from Thelen,

Stippich’s “Flying Toys” Jet Ride, as well as the “Big

Spin” (Deinert) as yet another novelty for Versmold.

Built up on the car park at the Sparkasse bank were

Bügler’s “Adrenalin” Freefall Tower and the

“Bonanza” pony ride. On Altstadtstraße, the

“Remmi Demmi” Walkthrough construction (Janssen)

and the kiddie wave-swinger “Zirkuswelt”

(Schneider) awaited the visitors. Moreover, the

“Jumper” bungee-trampoline (Risse) was presented

on Wiesenstraße, and at the city hall the selection of

ride attractions ended with the “Altdeutsche Riesenrad”

(Lotte), the “Breakdance” (Schneider) and the

“New World 3000” simulator (Welte). A number of

games and snack booths rounded off the entertainment

contingent at the Sankt-Petri-Markt. On Saturday

afternoon, there was the popular Happy Hour

(pay once – ride twice) at the ride attractions, and in

the evening a fireworks display was held. In

addition, an open shopping Sunday enticed the

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This year the carnival

season reached its peak

only at the beginning of

March – and in many places

warm spring weather

brought the carnival markets

mostly satisfying results.



The “Määnz Fassenacht”

numbers among the most

traditional and largest carnival

events. During the fifth season,

there were not only a high

number of stage shows and

television broadcasts, but also

the Fastnachtsmesse fair event

(1 st to 4 th March). Some years

ago, the fair event was still held on the now no longer

available fairground on the Rhine. Most showmen do

not feel particularly sorry about it though, as visitor

attendance and results decreased from year to year at

this location. Now many beverage outlets, permanently

besieged, entice the public throughout the city in

addition to a selection of concession stalls. A new

addition this year was the gastronomic experience of

the “Almhütte” or “Almdorf” from the Becker family,

where hardly any room was left and which had to be

temporarily closed due to overcrowding, especially

after the legendary Carnival Monday Parade. Built up

next to the cathedral was the dodgem track from

Spagerer, and Wingender’s “Air Crash” was once again

available as a major ride. The younger visitors enjoyed

not only a classic ride, the “Euro Car”, and the “Zauber

der Phantasie” track ride, but also a mini-dodgem.



The fun-mile of the Mannheim Fastnachtsmarkt spread

from the water tower to Paradeplatz. Many societies had

built up their tents and provided guests with food and

drink. Moreover, “Guggemusik” was played and

“guardsman dances” were presented. Making their

rounds once again in front of the water tower were the

“Colossus” Ferris Wheel from Göbel and the “Beach

Party” next to it. A kiddie ride, a bungee-trampoline and

‘front’ rides rounded off the selection of attractions at the

water tower. Peak day was Tuesday, with shops in and

around Mannheim closing already at noon for the

beginning of street carnival, for which even the trams are

diverted. Street carnival is celebrated far into the night,

and once the rides and booths close, the celebration is

continued in the surrounding pubs until the morning. ■


At carnival from Thursday, 27 th February to 4 th March,

the Palatinate industrial city of Ludwigshafen also held

a small Fasnachtmarkt carnival market, organised by

LUKOM. The small fairground, which is also the venue

for the Frühlingszauber spring event and the Herbstmarkt

in autumn, is located in the centre of the city.

During the carnival parade on the Tuesday, some

300,000 carnival aficionados lined the roadsides to

watch the spectacle in sunny weather. The showmen

were also pleased with the high number of guests from

near and far. Rides presented were the “Taiga Jet”

(Spangenberger) and a dodgem track. Children could

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Last year, the 75 th Stuttgart Spring Festival was celebrated in

the Swabian metropolis.

We have already reported on the special “Historic Wasen”

exhibition initiated to mark the occasion. Due to the lack of space

however, we were not able to include the historic and showman

traction units also exhibited on this occasion in this report (Kirmes

& Park Revue issue 8/2013). We would herewith like to make up

for this omission.



Some of the historic

showman tractors and wagons

exhibited on the occasion of

the “75 th Frühlingsfest”

anniversary in Stuttgart




Group photo of the fairground

model exhibitors in

Erfurt (f.l.t.r.): Stephan

Hirschfeld, Ramon Böse,

Artur Fritscher, Annalena Marx,

Christian Geist, Willi Geist and

Uwe Hirschfeld

After last year’s successful première,

the second staging of the

“Erlebniswelt Modellbau”, organised

by the Idecon-team

Eventmanagement und TV Produktionsgesellschaft


was held on the exhibition

grounds Erfurt from 21 st to 23 rd

February. Due to the positive

response to the first event the

model construction exhibition

lasted 3 days this year. As some

500 model builders and exhibitors

from all federal states,

200 more than 2013, presented

their models, the exhibition area

was extended by another hall,

resulting in an exhibition space

for presentations and shows

twice as large as last year.

In exhibition halls 2 and 3, numerous associations,

companies and model builders presented a world

in which scale, attention to detail, and perfection are

the measure of all things. The exhibition once again

provided visitors with extensive and interesting insights

into the fascinating world of model construction

and presented a vast array of the almost

limitless possibilities of today’s model construction.

Visitors were able to experience model railways,

trucks, tanks, excavators, land and construction

vehicle, ships, aeroplanes, helicopters and much

more in action on a number of courses. While it was

rather quiet in the truck trial and military model construction

section, the drifters or the 1:8-scale off-road

race course provided visitors with spectacular and

speedy action. Apart from numerous truck models,

construction vehicles and much more could be seen

at work on the mini truck course. Visitors were able

to experience the daily routing on Germany’s streets

and construction sites built to a 1:16 scale. Also presented

were larger model cars and true-to-original

Formula 1 racing car models, the builders of which

compete in races on an appropriate course. In the

model railway installation section, visitors were able

to admire many model railways. On show were not

only reproductions of original railway lines, but also

well-designed models constructed according to the

builders’ own ideas. Moreover, many aeroplanes and

ships built to different scales were presented, including

an “Indoor Flying” – with small aeroplanes

climbing into the air inside hall 2, held for the first

time, and in a large water tank the sinking of the

Titanic including the infamous collision with the iceberg

was presented. However, visitors could not

Text & Photos:

Rolf Orschel

The exhibition booth from

Stephan Hirschfeld



Ramon Böse’s 1:13-scale

miniature fairground

merely watch, but also their active participation was

explicitly encouraged. Children and adults were

allowed to try their patience and skill in “take-part”

events such as the Carrera racing course, “mate’s

certificate” for amateur captains, train driver

diploma, taster flying for everybody, mini trucks for

kids, games world with a large ludo game, turning

and handicrafts, as well as sailor’s knot exercises.

Moreover, some trade merchants had come to the

exhibition and offered for sale model construction

sets and accessories, such as machines and tools,

components and decoration elements.

Fairground Model Construction in Hall 3

Annalena Marx from Cologne presented a magnificent

miniature fairground, built from countless Lego

bricks. Apart from a number of operational and almost

true-to-original rides, including a perfectly

designed Breakdance, visitors were able to admire

several concession stalls, traction units, caravans

and baggage vans. The installation was crowded by

1,500 Lego figures, patiently spread and arranged

on the fairground by Annalena Marx. Due to its excellent

quality, attention to detail and high precision,

the fairground models exhibited magically attracted

the visitors and became a highly popular muchphotographed



Text: Rolf Orschel

An addendum to the

novelties from the fairground

model construction

sector at the International

Toy Fair in Nürnberg

in the Kirmes & Park

Revue March issue:

In exhibition hall 3, a number of fairground model

builders presented their models in Erfurt for the first

time. Ramon Böse from Bad Dürrenberg near Leipzig

had come with a small miniature fairground with

a chain ride, a nostalgic Ferris Wheel, a (not yet

finished) slat-roofed caravan with roof lights and two

bays and traction units, as well as a number of 1:13-

scale concession stalls. With a Musik Express

model, a shooting gallery, a confectionery stall, and

a large Continental pick stand, Christian Geist from

Hemsbach in Baden-Württemberg presented the

finest 1:16-scale fairground models. Apart from

several Faller models, H0-scale ride models from

small series manufacturers largely built true-tooriginal

could be seen at the skilfully designed and

presented miniature fairground from Stephan and

Uwe Hirschfeld from Bad Arolsen. With this model

fairground, the model builders spectacularly

demonstrated 1:87-scale perfection attainable today.

On a 7 m 2 area, Artur Fritscher and his partner

Artur Fritscher presented his “Lego”

Breakdance. Below: The Musik Express and the

Continental pick stand from Christian Geist

After last year’s success

with a branded “Smart”

model, the Busch model

construction firm also

launched a “Merz &

Pilini” model car in 2014.

It is a blue, white and red

MB Citain in the livery of

the event circus Merz &

Pilini, which will be available

at specialist traders

from May. The

photo at the bottom

shows Busch Project

Manager Jürgen Hohenadel

(l.) and Merz &

Pilini owner Thomas

Merz at the presentation

at the fair in Nürnberg. ■


European Showmen’s Union

Europäische Schausteller-Union

Union Foraine Européenne

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

President Albert Ritter

Demonstration of European Showman Strength in Essen

German Reception of the ESU – "Goldenes Karussellpferd" for Bundestag President Norbert Lammert

Handing over the "Golden Karussellpferd 2014": (f.l.)

ArGe NRW-Board Member Hansi Luxem, EU-Parliament

President Martin Schulz, Bundestag President Norbert Lammert,

President Albert Ritter.

60 years of the European Showman Union, the working

team of the showman association in North Rhine

Westphalia(ArGe) for 35 years, 95 years of the showman

association Essen/Ruhrgebiet von 1919 e.V. –

simultaneously three great association anniversaries

were celebrated at the Zeche Zollverein in Essen on

the 7th March. With showman colleagues from Ireland,

Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg the Netherlands,

the ceremony became an impressive demonstration

of European showman strength.

Hundreds of guests from the areas of politics, administration,

economy and showman associations accepted

the invitation to the listed UNESCO World Heritage Site

(since 2001) of the industrial monument. In a rousing

speech, Albert Ritter, President of the European and German

showmen, demanded more support from polit-

icians in the safeguarding of the Volksfests and showman

industry in Europe. Whether it was exemptions in

environmental zones, a unified implementation of the

der Europanorm 13814 for ride constructions, or the acceptance

of the European Volksfests in the UNESCO

World Heritage list – President Ritter made the showman

themes impressively clear to the political guests, among

them Bundestag President Norbert Lammert, EU-Parliament

President Martin Schulz, the NRW-Minister Michael

Groschek (traffic) and Thomas Kutschaty (justice) and

Landtag President Carina Gödecke.

Accompanied by thunderous applause Ritter demanded

more support for the showmen as it was an impossible

situation of opera houses being assisted and not the centuries

old fairground culture. "That was bad legislation"

said the showman President. For his service in the retention

and support of the Volksfests, fairgrounds, and

EU-Parliament President Martin Schulz (left) with President

Albert Ritter (centre) and General Secretary Steve Severeyns.

Christmas markets in North Rhine-Westphalia, showman

Bundestag President Norbert Lammert was honoured

with a "Golden Carousel Horse" at the annual reception.

The laudatory speech was given by EU-Parliament President

Martin Schulz, who had won the sought-after prize

the year before.

Flag stream from President Martin Schulz in celebration

of the 60th anniversary of the European Showman Union

Professional Driver Qualifications: ESU Demands Exceptions for Showmen

Presidium Present at Hearing Regarding Transport Issues in Helsinki

Drivers male or female who are employed or selfemployed,

who freight goods or transport passengers

for commercial reasons must be able to prove

their qualifications in Europe, according to the European

"Richtlinie 2003/59 über die Grundqualifizierung

und Weiterbildung der Fahrer bestimmter

Kraftfahrzeuge für den Güter- oder Personenkraftverkehr".

The European Showman Union demands a

European wide exception rule for the showman industry.

On the 11th February President Albert Ritter, General

Secretary Steve Severeyns, as well as the Finnish Showman

Association President Tuomo Seiterä and Lulu Suomen

took part in a hearing regarding transport issues at

the Finnish Ministry of Transport in Helsinki. In the presence

of government and parliament representatives,

the ESU-Presidium had sufficient opportunities to present

the position of the showman branch, and to request

an exemption to the rule for Finnish colleagues as well ,

as is already the case in the Netherlands, Switzerland,

Belgium and Germany.

ESU conversation partners in Helsinki: (f.l.) Kalle Jokinen,

member of the Finnish Transport Committee; President Albert

Ritter; Tuomo Seiterä, President of the Finnish Circus and

Showman Association; Silja Ruokola, Director of the Finnish

Ministry of Transport, General Secretary Steve Severeyns.

The ESU referred to the EU-Guideline, where in Article 2

it is quoted: "This guideline does not apply to drivers of

(…) g) Vehicles used for the transport of materials or

equipment that is used by the driver for use in his/her profession,

so long as the driver is not practicing his profession

as a driver".

During discussions mediated by the Finnish Showman

Association with Silja Ruokola, Director of the Finnish Ministry

of Transport, and Kalle Jokinen, member of the Finnish

Transport Committee, President Albert Ritter emphasised

the fact that showmen are not professional

drivers, and that they transport their own fixtures in order

to reach the Volksfest locations to earn their wages.

According to Ritter there is a clear differentiation between

professional goods transport and the showman industry.

The ESU-President: "We as showmen do not earn

our money by transportation. Consequently an exemption

for showmen from the professional driver qualification

is vitally needed in Finland as well."

As finale to the discussions the Finnish transport experts

promised to review the ESU-demands and to find a solution

to the problem.

Interchange between colleagues about current showman

themes in Finland.

Photos: ESU

European Showmen’s Union • Europäische Schausteller-Union • Union Foraine Européenne

German reception of the ESU in Essen

The ESU flag during the march-in of the traditional flags.

General Secretary Steve Severeyns (left) and Vice President

Franck Delforge.

Vice President Franck Delforge being congratulated in the

name of all Belgian showman colleagues

Two prize winners of the "Golden Karussellpferd": EU

Parliament President Martin Schulz (right) and the earlier NRW-

Internal Minister Dr. Ingo Wolf.

General Secretary Steve Severeyns hands over the ESU-


President Albert Ritter speaking to the guests.

Russel Perks (left), President of the Irish Showmen’s

Guild, presenting the new association flag of

the Guild.

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President Albert Ritter (left) thanking Vice President

Charles Senn for the good wishes from Swiss

showman colleagues.

General Secretary Steve Severeyns congratulating

Irish Showman President Russel Perks on

the 60th anniversary of the Irish Showmen’s Guild.

Bundestag President Norbert Lammert, prize

winner of this year's "Golden Karussellpferd 2014".

EU-Parliament President Martin Schulz holding

the laudatory speech for the prize winner of the "Golden

Karussellpferd 2014", Norbert Lammert.


Whilst the support of a

steel construction has been

retained, a traditional

wooden track has been used

for the looping – a first


From the beginning of coaster

history, designers have wanted

to go upside-down. However,

this quest has eluded those pursuing

an inversion with a traditional

wooden coaster track,

which was made only from layers

of wood. The typical solution

has been resorting to adding

steel to the track structure. One

recent option was supporting

the top two wooden layers with a

steel coaster-style track backbone.

And even more recently, a

steel track has been used with

layers of wood added under this

track to make it like that of a

wooden coaster. So what would

it take to create a wooden

tracked inversion?

Hades 360

Through the success of the first three coasters

that were purchased between 1995 and 1997 by

the park from Custom Coasters International (CCI),

Park boss Nick Laskaris dreamt of adding more unique

thrill rides to his park, and during brainstorming

with CCI, two rides stood out in particular. The first

was a wooden coaster themed to Hades, the Greek

god of the underworld, with plenty of long, underground

tunnels, and the second a wooden coaster

featuring a barrel roll.

As the park grew in the early 2000’s, brainstorming

sessions continued between the

park and the veteran design team from CCI,

then independently operating as The Gravity

Group. Finally in 2004, the time was ripe to

start one of these dreams. As making a big impact

in the tourist destination of Wisconsin Dells was a

must, the park owner knew he needed a big coaster

with a huge billboard-style structure by the main

thoroughfare for the area’s attractions. It was now

time for “Hades” and its signature element – an

underground tunnel with a total length of 427

meters, an unbelievable in those days 90° banking,

and a directional change on an “island” in the

middle of the visitor car park.



Michael Graham

The Gravity Group

The coaster was left as it

was, apart from the directional

change on the parking area,

and the tunnel travelled on both

sides connected to the rest of

the course


Fast-forward a number of years and Nick Laskaris

was again looking to make an impact with his park.

In a new brainstorming session, similar to those of

the 1990’s, the idea of going upside-down popped

up, and the fact was recognised instantly that transforming

the huge turnaround into a new inversion

was a must. With a newly-developed tighter-twisting

track and the now-proven Timberline trains, this

achievement was not only possible, but could drastically

reduce maintenance on the entire ride, now

dubbed “Hades 360°”.

Low maintenance could now be achieved by two

key developments. The first innovation was the

refined wooden coaster track, laid with a newly

developed precision positioning technique utilizing

a specifically developed adhesive, doubling

the track strength. In addition, the aforementioned

Timberline train, which is the only

wooden coaster train to steer around curves,

applies only a fraction of the typical force

onto the wooden track. The results of these

improvements have been astounding with

an over 90 percent reduction in typical track

wear and tear.

While this technical information and intriguing

history is wonderful, what really mattered

to the park is that it was able to take an

attraction and rebrand, remarket, and reintroduce

it with a cutting edge signature

track element for a bargain price. ■

Owners Nick and Eva Laskaris


■ Type: Hybrid Coaster (track:

wood, structure: steel)

■ Opening: 14 th May 2013

■ Track length: 1,440 m

■ Track height: 41.5 m

■ Height difference: 42.7 m

■ Max. speed: 96 km/h

■ Inversion: Single-Corkscrew

■ Max. banking: 65°

■ Max. Lateral banking: 110°

■ Pure ride time: 2 min (with

30 sec for lift in between)

■ 1 train with 12 cars,

per car 2 pers.

■ Manufacturer: The Gravity

Group, Cincinnati (OH) USA

■ Operator: Mt. Olympus

Water & Theme Park,

Wisconsin Dells (WI), USA



Blackpool Pleasure

Beach has already had new

and popular residents since

the 2013 season

The “Thrill-O-Matic” ride sees

the coming together of two great

British institutions: Blackpool

Pleasure Beach and Aardman. It

turns out that it really is a match

made in heaven.

Wallace & Gromit

Text & Photos:

Justin Garvanovic

The “Nick-Photo”: Deputy

Park Manager Nick Thompson

together with Nick Park and

Nick Farmer (from right to left)

Aardman is world famous for its stop motion animation,

creating such classics as "Chicken

Run", "Shaun the Sheep" and "The Pirates! – In An

Adventure With Scientists". Probably their most beloved

creations though are Wallace & Gromit, the

homely “man and his dog” who get themselves embroiled

in all sorts of mischief. They’ve been to the

moon in a "Grand Day Out" to get some cheese, and

took part in a jewel heist in "The Wrong Trousers".

From Disney onwards, a large amount of animated

characters have been sequestered by various

parks, to varying levels of success. In fact, Blackpool

Pleasure Beach added the Nickelodeon area

to the park in 2011, so it does seem odd that it has

taken until 2013 for Wallace & Gromit to make their

park debut.

Nick Park, the creator of Wallace & Gromit, was born

in Preston, just a few kilometres south east of Blackpool,

and visited Blackpool Pleasure Beach regularly

as a child, so bringing Wallace & Gromit to the

park does not come as that much of a surprise. Situated

in what used to be the Gold Mine ride, “Thrill-

O-Matic” was created in close cooperation with the

creative team at Aardman. Nick Farmer of Farmer

Attraction Development, created the overall theme

and look of the ride. Other companies involved


include WGH Transportation Engineering who built

the ride system, which used the old Gold Mine track

but with new slipper themed cars. Paragon Creative

put together the props and sets, with KD Theming

Technologies being responsible for turning 24 centimetres

high plastacine figures into full sized animating


To create the models for the ride, the originals were

laser scanned, with the measurement data then

used by a robot arm cutting system to create perfect

full-sized versions. Re-creating the characters

is the key to what makes “Thrill-O-Matic” so impressive.

When this ride was first mooted, it must have

been tempting for Blackpool Pleasure Beach to

work on a whole new story for Wallace & Gromit – "A

Grand Day Out At The Pleasure Beach" if you will –

but what the park did is probably what most people

would have hoped for – a lavish recreation of some

of the duos finest moments.

The four plus minute ride starts with Gromit taking

on-ride photos of ride guests and carries on through

scenes from "A Grand Day Out", including the rocket

taking off, with the mice brilliantly all lowering goggles

over their eyes as it launches. Scenes from "The

Wrong Trousers" include Wallace hanging from the

ceiling by his braces, and Wallace stealing the diamond

and finally catching the penguin mastermind

in the milk bottle. Numerous scenes from "A Close

Shave" simply delight, and the "Ghost" inspired potter’s

wheel scene from "A Matter of Loaf and Death"

is sure to raise more than a few juvenile sniggers.

What “Thrill-O-Matic” isn’t though is a state of the art,

7D (or whatever the current in vogue number is) extravaganza.

There are no life-like animatronics, 4K

video projection systems and cars that can spin in

every direction imaginable, plus a few more for luck.

If any of the above had been tried or if it was “interactive,”

all of the charm would have been lost.

What “Thrill-O-Matic” is though, is a love letter to

simplier times: times that are epitomised by Wallace

& Gromit. It feels as if maybe Wallace & Gromit built

it themselves, which is exactly how it should ■



The “Juke Box” is a

modern “Polyp” in


In the Scandinavian countries

there are a vast number of traditional

theme parks, among them

many that have been enormously

upgraded, and many which

have installed and commenced

to operate diverse new attractions

– primarily coasters and

towering chain rides. In-depth

reports and information have already

been given about these.

However the current report will

concentrate on those ride constructions

and attractions that

have been disregarded, but

which have served the parks

faithfully for many years, and

which are highly esteemed and

frequented by the park visitors.

Text & Photos: Uwe Holzmann

Wheels from Schwarzkopf

(1967) and Bussink (2012)



In Göteborg, located on the west coast and being

the second largest city in Sweden, is Liseberg.

Northern Europe's largest park was founded in

1923, and entices its guests with the large coaster

"Lisebergbanan" (1987, Zierer and Anton Schwarzkopf),

the wooden coaster "Balder" which has won

awards on several occasions (2003, Intamin/-

Cordes), the acceleration coaster "Kanonen" (2005,

Intamin), the over 100 metres high Freefall Tower

"AtmosFear", (2011, Intamin), and the almost 60

metres high Ferris Wheel "Lisebergshjulet" (2012,

Bussink), which initially stood in

Göteborg Harbour for a couple of

years but is now at the park,

erected on the highest point on a

hill. For 2014, a 1,400 metres long

coaster from Mack has been announced.

There are countless popular and classic ride constructions

at Liseberg, which originate from Germany,

such as the following from Anton

Schwarzkopf: Ferris Wheel "Pariserrad" with a 25

metres height (1967), the fairytale attraction

"Märchenschloss" (1968) and the Waltzer "Wirbelwind"

(1969). A Schwarzkopf-"Monster" was replaced

by a newer model from Gerstlauer, a "Juke

Box" with 25 whirling veteran type-gondolas. In addition

to the "Lisebergbanan", the Wave Swinger

(1989) and the new kiddie coaster "Rabalder"

(2009), which is located in Kaninchenland also


come from Zierer. This area also harbours countless

attractions for children from Zamperla, Metallbau

Emmeln, and Preston & Barbieri. The beloved

"Teacup Ride" (1985) and a park version of the

Seastorm attraction (1988) have been supplied by

Mack. The dodgem track "Radiobilerna" was

equipped with new vehicles by Preston & Barbieri

in 2010. High flying at a speedy pace in the mountain-located

huge swing is offered by the "Uppswinget"

(2007, S&S) as well as on two Freefall and

viewing towers (S&S), on the "Spinrock" swing

(2002, Zamperla), as well as "Hanghai" (2009, Zamperla).

The park offer at Liseberg is rounded off by

the large water attraction (1973, Arrow) and the rafting

ride "Kållerado" (1997, Intamin). An almost historic

amusement attraction and very worthwhile

seeing for nostalgia fans is the mirror maze "Kristallsalon"

from the year 1962.


The two attractions –

“Flygande Mattan” from Zierer,

and “Bla Taget” from Gosetto

Gröna Lund’s “Lustiga Huset”

and the “Kärleks Tunneln”

Gröna Lund

In 1883 Jacob Schultheiss from Germany leased a

property on the Stockholm Island of Djurgården in

order to establish an amusement park with

"carousels and other amusement equipment". Tivoli

Gröna Lund (Green Grove) developed from this

step, which continued to be operated by the descendants

of the Schultheiss family, the Lindgren

family, until only a few years ago.

Gröna Lund, which also has limited space and

therefore its attractions are built very close together,

is in the meantime also dominated by coasters: the

star here is the large steel coaster "Jetline" that was

built according to plans from Anton Schwarzkopf

and construction from Werner Stengel, by BHS and

Zierer in 1988. However the planned mountain

massif for the attraction was never realised. In addition

to the "Jetline", there are also the "Vilda Musen"

(2003, Gerstlauer), the Suspended Family Coaster

"Kvasten" (2007, Vekoma), the turbulent and 36 metres

high ZacSpin-Coaster "Insane" (2009, Intamin),

and as newest attraction the wooden coaster

"Twister" (2011, Gravity Group), together with a large

Tivoli coaster (1975, Zierer) and a "Tuff-Tuff-Zug"

(Zamperla) as coaster offspring.

Towering above these attractions is the 122 metres

high Starflyer "Eclipse" (Funtime) that opened in

2013. Further tower constructions are the two

Freefall Towers from S&S (55 metres high, 1998) and

Intamin (80 metres high, 2004). Considered of particular

importance at Tivoli Gröna Lund are the traditional

ride classics and amusement attractions,

such as the "Lustiga Huset" stemming from the year

1917, and the love tunnel "Kärleks Tunneln". Both of

these constructions were renovated and modernised

in 1987. And cult status at Gröna Lund was

achieved by the Ghost ride "Blå Tåget" (Blue Train),

which came into being in 1932 and has been rebuilt

and renamed a number of times over the years, the


last in 2011 by Gosetto. During the past 30 years it

was quite a matter of course that various ride constructions

and carousels made a stop at Gröna Lund

– and are still currently in operation: the Flying Carpet

"Flygande Mattan" (1983, Zierer), the Roundabout

"Rock Jet" (1976, Reverchon), Breakdance

"Pop-Expressen" (1996, Huss) and the "Wave

Swinger" that due to shortage of space has been

built onto swimming pontoons (1997, Zierer), together

with the Polyp "Bläckfisken" (2000,

Schwarzkopf). The coffee cup ride "Tekopparna"

(2008, Mack) is still popular with both young and

old. Further permanently popular attractions at

Gröna Lund are the 1920 attraction that was modernised

with Bertazzon-cars in 2000, the dodgem

"Radiobilarna" and the Walkthrough attraction

"Spoekhuset" (1991). An old horse carousel "Circuskarusellen"

with German origins as well as other

ride constructions for children round off the ride and

amusement offers at Gröna Lund.

A very special guest appearance was experienced

by Stockholm residents and visitors to Gröna Lund

in 1996 when the Looping Coaster "Thriller" from

Oscar Bruch made a one season appearance at the

Swedish theme park (also due to the purchase of

the "Euro Star").


Also located on the Stockholm Island of

Djurgården is the first museum of its

type, the open air "Skansen", opened in


Over 150 buildings from the 18 th , 19 th ,

and 20 th centuries originated from all

areas of Sweden and were re-erected in

typical village centres, gardens and

natural areas. With that, a unique and

living museum came into being together

with animal enclosures accommodating

around 300 animals

from North

European countries.

“Polyp” from Schwarzkopf

/ “Pop-Expression” from Huss

Historic attractions at the

open-air museum Skansen


Two of the six Bakken

coasters: “Racing” from Zierer

and the historic wooden

coaster “Rutschebanen”

The “Safari” attraction and

the Funhouse “Hurlumhej”

We discovered in the octagonal brick tower

"Bredablick" located in the centre of Skansen at a 30

metres height and from 1876, an operating nostalgic

kiddie carousel that clearly and unequivocally came

from the manufacturer company Hennecke from

Uelzen in Germany. In addition to the kiddie

carousel we also discovered a station area of a very

large kiddie traffic garden fitting in well into the park

grounds from the Ihle firm, on which many classic

Ihle-vehicles of Type Mercedes-KSA (kiddie sports

car) were underway.

Very interesting also is the building with an auditorium

and cinema from 1895 from Uppsala, and an

old and operating garden skittle alley – its origins

being Linköping in 1850.


One of the oldest Scandinavian theme parks is

Dyrehavsbakken, generally called the short version

"Bakken", located in the Danish capital. A spring

was discovered in the woods and natural park north

of Copenhagen in 1583, which developed into an

excursion destination. Later in 1795 an excursion

pub and amusement park was opened.

And even these days Bakken shines with a kind of

nostalgic charm and with a special flair. Interesting

is the fact that the entrance into the park grounds is

almost free, and coupons, special offer ribbons or

cash are used for payment for individual ride constructions.


The centre point and highlight at Bakken is the 1932

large wooden coaster "Rutschebanen", which is

around 22 metres high and has a good 850 metres

long track. Up until only a few years ago the old

classic coaster trains (with brake-man) made their

rounds at speeds of up to 75 km/h, which however

have been replaced in the meantime by modern versions.

Further coasters are the large Tivoli Coaster

(1981, Zierer), "Mine Train Ulven" (1997, Intamin),

the very speedy "Tornado" (2009, Intamin), and the

"Vilde Mus" (2012, Mack), located in the southern

area. Very popular also is the "Flitzer" coaster from

Zierer, which is known and operated as "Racing" at

the park since 1980.

Further offers on ride constructions and amusement

attractions are very varied, and the following constructions

have been located at Bakken for a number

of decades: the Ghost ride "Spoegelsesslottet",

an interactive adventure ride equipped with laser

pistols, "Safari", the go-kart attraction "Rodeobanen",

the dodgem track "Radiobilerne", the

"Polyp" (Schwarzkopf), the "Vikingeskibet Dragen"

(Zierer) and the historic horse carousel, which

toured for many years in Denmark and Sweden but

has been making its rounds at Bakken for a long time


Other and modern amusement attractions are the

30 metres high Freefall and viewing tower "Tarngyset",

the "Samba-Tower", a water ride, an interactive

water-cannon ride, a chain ride, the fun steamer

"Hurlumhej", the newer ride attraction "Extreme"

(2005, Mosers Rides), the lively water carousel

"Dillen/Crocodile Run", and the hopping "Kaenguru"

(Zamperla). Additionally, a 5D-cinema, a circus

show, an animal show and a cabaret show provide

for all kinds of entertainment at Bakken.

“Extreme” from Mosers

Rides and “Vikingeskibet

Dragen” from Zierer

A historic horse carousel

and the “Rodeobanen”


Two newer attractions at

Tivoli: “Aquila” from Zamperla

and “Vertigo” from Technical


Two older attraction:

“Flyvende Kuffert” from Mack

and dodgem Radiobilen”


The Tivoli Gardens that opened in 1843 in the inner

city of Copenhagen is an amusement and recuperation

park. Decorated with its many flower beds and

countless springs between the city hall and the

central railway station, it is visited annually by

around four million guests from both inland and


The Copenhagen Tivoli has developed a romantic

flair, especially when in the evenings thousands of

lights and lanterns colourfully and fantastically

illuminate the pagoda on the lake, restaurants,

theatre, and pavilions of the park.

The main historic attraction is the wooden coaster

"Rutschebanen" built in 1914, which has a track

length of 720 metres and a height difference of 13

metres. The speed of the trains that is still regulated

by a brake-man reaches a maximum of 50 km/h and

travel for a good two minutes on the track that is

connected up with a tunnel and dark sections in the

mountain massif, offering lots of fun. 2014 will be the

wooden coaster's 100 th birthday, which will result in

an elaborate overhaul and extension of the mountain


In addition to the "Rutschebanen" there are also the

Floorless-Looping-Coaster "Dæmonen" (2004,

B&M), the Powered-Coaster "Odin Express" (1985,

Mack) and, mainly for the smaller visitors, the Tivoli-

Coaster "Karavanen" (1999, Zierer) available at

Tivoli. A Powered-Coaster by the name of "Jule

Expressen" (2008, Technical Park) only goes into

operation during the Christmas period.

Tivoli has upgraded enormously during the past

years, and has re-decorated a number of new and

large constructions in the imaginative "Jules Vern"

style: the 80 metres high Starflyer "Himmerlskibet"

(2006, Funtime), the "Nautilus" (2007, Zierer) and the

looping attraction "Aquila" (2013, Zamperla). High-

Flyers such as the "Golden Tower" (1999, S&S) and

a 40 metres high Looping-Flight, the "Vertigo" (2009,

Technical Park) are offered as being for the fearless.

Speedy rides can be enjoyed by the park guests on

the Breakdance "Snurretoppen" (1988, Huss), in the

Flic-Flac "Dragon" (Huss) and in the Flying-

Suspended-Carpet "Monsunen" (2001, Zierer).

Themed rides through 32 fairytale scenes are

available on the "Fliegenden Koffer" (1993, Mack)

and the water-grotto ride "Minen" (2003, Mack),

through the mountain massif of the wooden roller


More tranquil and comfortable rides can also be

enjoyed at Tivoli and are offered on the 19 metres

high Balloon Ferris Wheel erected already in 1943,

the veteran ride from 1959, the dodgem "Radiobilen"

from 1964, the 1937 Switchback (which in the meanwhile

has been designed as the Seastorm ride

"Galejen") and the classic Galloper with various

animal mounts from 1920.



Overall view of the

popular amusement park

Isla de Coco in Havana

Cuba is a communist country

embroiled in a bitter trade embargo

with the USA, and given

the close proximity of the countries

it’s naturally having an impact

on the Cuban economy.

Cuba had once been the playground

of wealthy Americans,

who introduced amusement

parks to the country. In fact

Havana was home to a much larger

number than there are today,

with many disappearing during

the revolution.

Text & Photos: Marcus Gaines

Mainstreet/entrance in

Cuban: Isla de Coco

Parks in Cuba

However even these days, the relatively small

island is home to at least six amusement

parks. Four of them are located in the capital city

of Havana, two of which have benefitted from

recent major investment from China.

La Isla de Coco

The amusement park called La Isla de Coco may

not be the newest but it is the most modernised

of all the parks in Cuba. It first opened in the 1950s

as Coney Island and was owned by an American

business man.

The park was taken over during the revolution,

and the businessman was executed in 1961 for

using the park to oppose the revolution.

Although the park continued to operate, over the

years a complete lack of investment and maintenance

meant the park and rides, like much of

the city, was left to decay. That was until 2007

when along came Chinese investment that

brought the park back to life, reopening in 2008

as La Isla de Coco (Coconut Island).

The park now however looks like the catalogue of

Beijing Shibaolai Amusement Equipment. It

would appear that nearly every ride in the park


has been supplied by the one manufacturer, even

the kiddie playground. One exception is the “Dive

Bomber”, which looks so old and rickety that it

could be the single remaining ride from the

original days of Coney Island.

The park ‘s design is loosely themed to the popular

comic stories of Elpidio Valdes, but the theming

really is just a series of statues of the characters

scattered liberally around the park, and a few

rides featuring the cartoon stars as ride vehicles.

The park’s idyllic location, next to the sea and with

a beach, makes it very popular for Cubans on a

sunny afternoon. Visitors must pay admission to

the park and walk down a long road lined with

stalls selling cheap plastic toys and buckets and

spades, before getting to the entrance of the park

proper. Once inside it’s a case of paying per ride,

buying tokens from the many pay boxes.

La Isla de Coco feels very much like a kind of

modern but lifeless and heartless amusement

park. The concrete paths are lined with rubbish

bins, the rides are just placed where ever, and

there are young flower beds trying to add some

colour and softness to the park.

Nevertheless for a country like Cuba this amusement

park is one of the major leisure attractions,

and the sound of happy voices and the laughter

of children is a sign of how welcome the Chinese

investment is. The clean and colourful park is a

stark contrast to the magnificent crumbling city

that it serves.

The park doesn’t cater to tourists; it’s very much

a park for local Cubans. In Cuba there are two

currencies, the local Cuban Peso and the convertible

Cuban Peso. Tourists are only permitted

to have or use the convertible Peso which is worth

considerably more than the local

Peso. La Isla Del Coco only

accepts convertible Peso for

admission and to pay for the

rides, 6 Peso each (0.20 Euro).

The thoroughly extensive

offer on ride constructions

at Isla de Coco, unfortunately

some are no long operable


Impressions of the kiddie

park La Maestranza

A unique attraction for

Cuba at Parque Mariposa:

a large Ferris Wheel and a

Looping Coaster

With the rides being fairly new they looked in good

condition and not lacking in maintenance, but

they are of the usual Chinese knock off quality with

some areas of concern. The park’s star attraction

is an attractive family coaster. A good selection of

thrilling and family rides means all ages will find

something to enjoy.

Parque Infantil La Maestranza

In the old town and tourist Mecca area of Havana

is a small amusement park aimed purely at little

children. Parque Infantil La Maestranza is more of

a playground with a few basic rides. Despite its

location, once again it’s not really for tourists. The

park is very tatty and dirty, there were broken sections

of high walkways on playground equipment,

weeds growing through crawl tunnels and the

rides, some of which looked to be homemade,

were very run down.

Jalisco Parque

The other city centre amusement park, Jalisco

Parque, is nestled between a number of rundown

apartment blocks. The dilapidated park is home

to half a dozen rides for children that all seem to

be homemade. The only exception is a small

kiddie coaster that appears to be made by Fred

Miler, and possibly predates the revolution.

Parque Mariposa

Parque Lenin is located on the outskirts of

Havana. The 670 hectares of countryside is popular

with residents looking to escape the city for

fresh air and open space. On weekends locals

head to the park to have barbeques, drink beer,

play football with the family, or go for horse rides.

In the centre of Parque Lenin is the other large

amusement park in Havana, Parque Mariposa,


surrounded by a high fence to separate it from the

main park. Parque Mariposa is vast, with rides

well spread out amongst mature trees and

gardens. Even if visitors don’t like rides, they can

enjoy the tranquillity of the scenic park with a

pleasant walk without being pestered by vendors.

Picturesque open spaces, tall trees and lakes

make it the complete opposite to the concrete of

La Isla de Coco.

Parque Mariposa has a virtually identical ride line

up to La Isla De Coco as it too has received significant

investment from China, only the coasters

and a giant observation wheel are different models.

Much like La Isla De Coco, statues of the characters

from “Elpidio Valdes” are liberally scattered

across all areas of the park, and the carousel

is themed with identical horses. Once again the

quality of the Chinese built rides lead to some

concern about safety, from the movement on the

carousel that could cut off toes, to the unprotected

drops on the playground structure, one needs to

be on guard.

The park clearly pre-dates the investment that

came around 2005, as there are areas that lie

abandoned; torn down street lights, concrete

patches that must have had rides on them, and

straws huts that presumably were once food outlets

but now sadly are used as toilets, can be

found on the far side of the amusement park.

Tourist currency unfortunately is not accepted

here, so it’s wise to have the correct type of money

on hand, or hope for the pity of the individual

ride operators. And in actual fact some of them

are so stunned at seeing a tourist that they let

them on for the novelty of it all.

Todo en Uno

The seaside resort of Varadero, two hours from

Havana, is where one finds the final park in Cuba.

Major Rides at Parque


The offers on round and

major rides at Parque Mariposa

is almost identical to those at

Isla de Coco



The rides are also run

down at Todo Un Eco

Todo en Uno features several

juvenile rides and

“Montana Russa”, a standard

family coaster similar to

an SDC Galaxi.

The amusement park Todo

en Uno is located next door

to Josone Park, an area of

ornamental gardens and

water features that provide

a variety of colour away

from the golden sandy

beach, and, noted by sideline,

provides the best Pina

Coladas in Cuba.

Being in a tourist area

surrounded by the all-inclusive

beach hotels that

greet visitors from across

the world, with the exception

of the USA, the park

accepts tourist currency.

This makes it the only

amusement park in Cuba

that actually caters to

tourists and is pain-free to

visit. Don’t get caught out

by the dual price lists

however, as one is the local

currency and the other is the tourist price. Being

next to the main residential area of Varadero

means it proves just as busy with locals as it does

with tourists.

The park is virtually on the boundary between the

local housing and a long peninsular of mammoth

hotel complexes. The ten pin bowling alley is

especially popular with the Cubans. Todo en Uno

means “All-in-One”, so the park also provides

restaurants, bars and shops.

Much like La Isla De Coco, the park is just a

collection of rides on concrete next to the sea. The

difference though is the rides were not purchased

from China and were all supplied by Sartori

Amusement Rides, so there’s an obvious difference

in quality.

Cuba may not be home to the biggest, fastest,

most extreme coasters, but the amusement parks

are well worth a visit if only to experience parks

that are different to other Western facilities. One

must however be prepared for the dual currency

system, and not be too disappointed when not being

able to ride everything wanted. The country

may need to focus on improving the living standards

of its residents, and really amusement parks

shouldn’t be a priority. But it’s obvious to see that

the investment in rides so far is having a positive

effect, providing relatively modern entertainment

to a developing country.

Impressions of the

beach park Todo Un Eco


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The Mall of Istanbul is

almost completed

The first modern theme park in

Turkey was opened last year: the

Vialand in Istanbul (see KPR

8/2013). However there are further

large projects underway –

not just in Istanbul but also in

other parts of Turkey.

Park Projects in Turkey


Verena Kagelmann,

Frank Lanfer

Photos: divers

The project Tema

Istanbul will also contain a very

ambitious theme park

Mall Of Istanbul

It is the eleventh large shopping mall for Istanbul,

and maybe not as overdone as it seems in a metropolis

with 14 million residents and additionally almost

10 million tourists annually. As is the case of

the realised Vialand project of last year, with one of

the most important economic factors of containing

a luxury outdoor shopping mall, this same combination

of shopping centre and theme park will exist

a second time in Istanbul very soon – expected to

be in May 2014. However the Mall of Istanbul is all

classic indoor: with 350 shops as well as a theme

park. This concept is not new for Istanbul however,

as the second largest shopping centre in Europe,

the Cevahir Mall in the district of Sisli, which opened

already in 2005, already contains a small indoor

park with a coaster. The name is not by

chance as there is already the Mall Of America, the

Mall Of Dubai and, with a number of years delay,

very soon the (Great) Mall of China, currently under

construction. The Canadian company Triple Five

however does not stand behind these facilities but

instead the Turkish company Torunlar, which steps

up as project developer, investor, and operator in

personal union.

The architecture for the complete project was developed

by the Development Design Group (from

USA), whilst the 12,000 square metres indoor park

MOIpark, was contracted to the specialists at Forrec

(from Canada).

Among other manufacturers, the attractions will be

delivered by EPY Rides & Attractions, Gosetto,

Heimotion, Technical Park, and Zamperla.


Tema Istanbul

A somewhat new and different type of concept has

been followed by the urban development project

named Tema Istanbul, which composes of three

combinations: Tema World (an outdoor theme

park), Tema Plaza (an almost 20 hectare sized

shopping mall) and a residential area with 3,600

apartments for up to 11,000 persons, divided into

a number of 30-storey buildings, as well as even

three hotels.

The 150 hectare ground area is located in the

immediate vicinity of the international airport at

Ataturk. The master plan was the responsibility of

the American architecture company Gensler, the

residential section was designed by 2DG, and for

the 38 hectare theme

park (design and choice

of attractions) Jora Vision

and Jora Entertainment

from the Netherlands

was engaged. Annual

park visitor numbers are

expected to be around 3


Tema Istanbul is a Joint

Venture of four Turkish

companies Mesa, Artas,

Öztas and Kantur &

Akdas. The total project

is expected to be completed

by 2016.


Tema Istanbul’s very

atmospheric sketches

Safari in Ankara

Following mega-city Istanbul, other cities in Turkey

are also becoming active. Ankara at long last will

also receive a theme park. Target groups in particular

are the locals, as foreign tourists travel either

to enjoy a cultural holiday in Istanbul, or to experience

the Turkish Mediterranean.

Behind the new project stands Melih Gökcec, Lord

Mayor of the Turkish capital of Ankara, who is considered

as a glamorous personality of the AKP

Party, and also known in this country for his hashtags

on Twitter, where he periodically and gladly interferes

in German politics. He is currently forcing

the “Anka Safari and Theme Park”. Building is currently

underway on a 2,000,000 square metres

ground area, in order to be complete for the planned

opening on the 30th March 2014 – something

that is more than a little ambitious.

The “Ankapark” as called by its shortened name, is

something relatively new for the region, as it offers

two differed theme parks in the one. In addition to

the classic theme park there will also be a safari

area and zoo. Visitors will drive through the area in

large safari busses to experience the animals in

their natural habitats.

More interesting however is the theme park. There

will be ten different areas on the grounds, among

them with indoor games, lasers and a dinosaurarium.

One of the highlights will be the 10-inversion

coaster from Intamin with a total length of 900


Among the other rides and attractions, there will be

a “Jet Ski” Coaster from Intamin (known amongst

others as “Jet Rescue Roller” at Sea World

Australia and as the “Juvelen” Family Coaster at

Djurs Sommerland), with a total length of 500 metres

and a maximum speed of 70 km/h. In the case

Ankara’s Lord Mayor Melih Gökcec introducing his

current and favourite project to his business partners;

the project is already under construction


The master plans and

the model show the Ankapark

of this steel roller coaster, the friction drive wheels

on the two catapult stretches are powered by electric


Additionally there is to be a rafting ride and a huge

lake where a lighting laser show will take place.

Intamin also offers the most important aspects: the

Swiss-Lichtenstein producer will also equip the new

safari and theme park with a 50 metres high “Flying

Island” as well as an additional number of water



At the Crossroads of

Anatoly Resort, nation and

culture are connected as was

long ago

Photos on the opposite

side: signs on the building

fences announce what will

come into being near Antalya

There will apparently be 50 rides

and attractions available – if

plans remain as up to now. In the

current phase many of the foundations

for attractions are already

been laid, however build up of

the constructions is still in the

future. Insofar the opening of the theme park area

of Ankapark could well be delayed to the end of the

year or even until next year.

Crossroads of Anatolya

Another theme park will probably come into being

to the west of Ankara, taking on the history of important

trade routes that cross here. The Crossroads

of Antatoly Resort will be realised by land

owner Toki on a 100 hectares sized area in the region

of Temelli. Parts of the project apart of the

theme park will be an indoor and outdoor water

park, a shopping mall, an entertainment district a

la City Walk, and three hotels. The park design is

from MLD.

Mega Park in Antalya

The recently re-announced park project from the

Rixos Group, which apparently will come into being

located around 30 kilometres from the tourist

stronghold Antalya on the main street to Kadriye,

actually sounds very promising and exciting. On

the other hand the idea to erect a theme park in this

part of Turkey has been around for years – more

precisely since 2010 – without anything ever being

done about it. This of course could be due to the

fact that the Turkish group “Rixos” has had no experience

in the park business until now. The very

young hotel group founded in 2000 has until now

solely opened hotels and has advanced to being

one of the leading players on the hotel and amusement

market in Turkey within the shortest of time.

Unclear however is who actually provided the

financial resources for the total of 12 hotels within

13 years; one clue could be the current executive

committee listing, which contains in addition to Turkish

members also investors from abroad (especially

from Kazakhstan and Russia).

In 2010, a total investment sum of an enormous 1.6

billion Euro was mentioned for a “Mega-Park” with



H. Jürgen Kagelmann

It’s trendy. Cable railways conquer cities –

recently for example in London and Hamburg.

Mostly there are two reasons: on the

one hand cable railways can serve as an

extension to the city transport system, and

on the other they are naturally an attraction

for the tourists.

Ankara will apparently also have a new cable

railway this year, connecting the Sentepe

suburb with the city (metro-station Yenimahalle).

The new cable railway will have an impressive

length of 3.2 km, 106 (heatable) cabins that

will accommodate up to 10 passengers (among

them 2 VIP gondolas), which in fact means

2,400 guests per hour. The average height from

the ground is 60 metres, the negotiating total

height difference 192 metres. The design of the

stations is unusually futuristic, and will also be

recognisable in the night by LED light illumination.

The construction of the attraction was contracted

to the Leitner (Sterzing) firm; the design

stems from Primavera.


hotel, exhibition centre, theatre,

theme park and water park on a total

ground area of 670,000 square metres.

And all of this for the target group

of young vacationers and families in

Antalya. Interesting but doubtful in

this instance is the large and impressive

name – Disney! It’s to be not more

and not less than a “Disneyland Turkey”.

And according to rumours, talks

have apparently even taken place

with the park-giant. In spring 2012

there were talks then of a slimmed

down version (300 million Dollars) but

nothing has happened to date! However

the fact that Vialand’s General

Manager Mehmet Emec was headhunted

shortly before the opening of

the Istanbul theme park speaks for a

speedy realisation. Currently this

means that from the end of 2015, the

63 hectare sized project will open

step-by-step. The first to be built will

be a hotel with 200 rooms, followed

later by a cinema, a theatre, a dolphinarium,

a water park and a theme

park. The delayed development may

well have many reasons: the “All Inclusive

Client” hardly ever leaves the

hotel resort; dolphinariums are very

much out of fashion due to animal

protection criticism, and the politically

unstable situation in Turkey results

in the recoiling from large projects. ■


The new kiddie theme land: “Reich der Sonnentempel” at the

East German theme park Belantis

The 60 metres high Ferris Wheel from Dutch Wheels on the

sea promenade in the capital of Baku in Belarus

Despite careful preparation of

our in depth New Product list for

2014 (see KPR 3/2014), a few

highlights of the season have

been missed. We are very happy

to include them now.


Frank Lanfer,

H. Jürgen Kagelmann

The new coaster at the

Norwegian Park Hunderfossen

■ Baku, Belarus: A 60 metres high Ferris Wheel

could already open in the Belarus capital of Baku

this year. This is a used construction from Dutch

Wheels. The attraction’s new location is directly

adjacent to the “Kristallpalast” that was especially

erected for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

Entertainment possibilities on the new sea promenade

“Bulvar” on the Caspian Sea included an old

Ferris Wheel that in the end was only used rarely

due to danger of collapse. Now it has been replaced

by the new attraction, which offers 30 cabins,

each accommodating 8 passengers. A maximum

of 1,200 persons per hour can enjoy the view

over the harbour, city, and sea. One ride costs a-

round 5 Euro. The name of the ride has not yet been

finally decided, but the press is tipping on “Baku

Eye” or “Devils Eye”,

but the final choice

will be made by the

President himself.

■ Belantis, Germany: The new kiddie area “Reich

der Sonnentempel” contains Germany’s first toddler

coaster. Children at the age of 3 can already take

part in the ride; unfortunately would-be accompanying

adults are not permitted on the 23 metres

long oval attraction, as only a maximum weight of

45 kilo is allowed. Further novelties are a kiddie

driving school, and a park railway (earlier from the

Franconian Wunderland).

■ Camel Republic, Thailand: A new theme park will

be erected directly next to the Santorini Amusement

and Water Park in the Region Cha-am that opened

last year, by the textile company Pena House

Group, and will already go into operation this season.

It has been named after the most well known

fashion label of the company: Camel Republic. The

park is divided into three sections: a zoo (where

camels can be ridden), a small shopping mall, and

a theme park. The last mentioned contains amongst

others a simulator, a “Drop’N’Twist Tower”, a 30


metres long Zipline, and as main attraction a “Sky

Fly” from Gerstlauer. The park came at an investment

amount of just 6.7 million Euro, and the

anticipated annual visitor number is 900,000.

■ Hunderfossen Familiepark, Norway: The park near

Lillehammer receives a Zierer Elevated Coaster with

a length of 550 metres and a height of 25 metres. A

speed of 65 km/h will be reached during the 90 seconds

ride. The steepest banking is 72°. The design

of the 14-seat train is very special and will cause a

surprise. The original sketches have been orientated

on the “Il Tempo Extra Gigante” from Kjell Aukrust

(came into being in cooperation with the Aukurst

Foundation), which Zierer’s artist Heinrich Richter

skilfully implemented. The opening for the new

coaster is planned for the end of May.

■ Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas, USA: The last year opened

Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas has reacted to the pending

new opening of the water park Cowabunga Bay,

and will present a new water slide this season: the

huge “Tornado” funnel slide from ProSlide. It is a 33

metres long pipe slide that ends in a large funnel

with a diameter of 13 metres.

■ Worldwide, No Location: Definitely confirmed

for the 2014 season, however without

revealing the location, Maurer Rides

has made known that it will be erecting a

Spinning Coaster “SC2000” with additional

Darkride-sequence in a shopping mall

in Northern China. And a Spinning Coaster

“SC3000” will be delivered to a shopping

mall in Eastern Europe.

The new “Sky Fly” at the

Thai Camel Resort

The new “Tornado” funnel

slide at Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas



After the Spanish PortAventura

Resort opened the highest

coaster in Europe with a height

of 76 metres in 2012, the park

now intends to extend the yardstick

again in 2016.

In two years, the new theme area “Ferrari Land” will

open – with Europe’s highest and fastest Accelerator

Coaster as main attraction!

Located on a new area of 75,000 m 2 – between the

Hotel PortAventura at the park’s entrance and the

park owned Convention Centre – there will still be

enough room even with a number of other rides

such as free falls, a car course, for the presentation

of the brand Ferrari. The attractions

on offer will be rounded off

with a top class 250-room hotel

together with a water park, in the

form of the front part of a racing


And it was not unlikely that there

would be cooperation with Ferrari,

as PortAventura is the sole

owner of the corporation Investindustrial,

which stems from

Italy and also invests in automobiles

(Aston Martin und Ducati).

Sergio Feder, PortAventura Executive

Chairman: “For us, it is

also an honour to collaborate

with such a worldwide recognized

brand. Since entry in 2009,

we implemented a long term

plan supported by well-known

international brands to increase

visitors to approximately 5 million

yearly, and to transform PortAventura into the best

destination resort in Europe.”

And in fact with the European wide unique “Ferrari

Land”, the new 5-Star-Hotel and then the two highest

coasters in Europe, the currently Number Two

amongst the European theme park resorts will without

a doubt generate new visitor groups, in order to

achieve its objectives.


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

in alphabetical order. Additional information about individual

events is listed below.

A■ Aachen 19.04.-05.05.

■ Aalen 26.04.-04.05.

■ Arnstadt 12.04.-21.04.

■ Augsburg 20.04.-04.05.

■ Augsburg-Gögging 28.03.-06.04.

■ Aurich 26.04.-29.04.

B■ Bad Bentheim 11.04.-13.04.

■ Bad Bergzabern 05.04.-13.04.

■ Bad Bramstedt 25.04.-27.04.

■ Bad Oldesloe 19.04.-21.04.

■ Bad Windsheim 19.04.-27.04.

■ Barmstedt 26.04.-28.04.

■ Bayreuth 19.04.-27.04.

■ Bergheim 19.04.-27.04.

■ Bergkamen 04.04.-07.04.

■ Berlin-Hellersdorf 12.04.-21.04.

■ Berlin-Hohenschönhausen 03.04.-06.04.

■ Berlin-Mitte-Wedding 28.03.-21.04.

■ Berlin-Neukölln 25.04.-18.05.

■ Berlin-Neukölln 04.04.-21.04.

■ Bernsdorf/Oberlausitz 30.04.-01.05.

■ Bielefeld 04.04.-21.04.

■ Billerbeck 26.04.-28.04.

■ Bitterfeld-Wolfen 10.04.-13.04.

■ Bochum 19.04.-27.04.

■ Bonn-Beuel 11.04.-21.04.

■ Borna 29.03.-06.04.

■ Bramsche 25.04.-28.04.

■ Braunschweig 28.03.-13.04.

■ Bremen 11.04.-27.04.

■ Bremen-Gröpelingen 02.04.-06.04.

C■ Chemnitz 25.04.-11.05.

D■ Damme 25.04.-27.04.

■ Deggendorf 04.04.-14.04.

■ Delitzsch 17.04.-27.04.

■ Detmold 11.04.-14.04.

■ Dillingen/Saar 11.04.-13.04.

■ Dortmund 12.04.-27.04.

■ Dortmund-Hörde 04.04.-06.04.

■ Dresden 12.04.-27.04.

■ Düsseldorf-Grafenberg 19.04.-27.04.

■ Duisburg-Rheinhausen 19.04.-27.04.

■ Duisburg-Rumeln 05.04.-07.04.

■ Durmersheim 29.03.-01.04.

E■ Egelsbach 26.04.-29.04.

■ Eggenfelden 19.04.-28.04.

■ Einbeck 11.04.-14.04.

■ Eisenach 28.03.-06.04.

■ Elsterwerda 25.04.-27.04.

■ Emden 30.04.-01.05.

■ Enger 25.04.-27.04.

■ Erfurt 05.04.-21.04.

■ Eschweiler 04.04.-07.04.

■ Esens 11.04.-13.04.

■ Essen-Altenessen 04.04.-06.04.

■ Essen-Borbeck 19.04.-27.04.

F■ Flensburg 04.04.-13.04.

■ Frankenthal 05.04.-13.04.

■ Frankfurt 11.04.-04.05.

■ Freilassing 30.04.-11.05.

■ Friesoythe 25.04.-27.04.

■ Fürstenfeldbruck 25.04.-04.05.

■ Fürstenwalde/Spree 11.04.-14.04.

■ Fürth 29.03.-06.04.

G■ Garching/Alz 25.04.-04.05.

■ Gera 26.04.-11.05.

■ Gießen 22.03.-06.04.

■ Gottmadingen 26.04.-28.04.

■ Großenkneten 05.04.-07.04.

H■ Hage 11.04.-14.04.

■ Hagen 19.04.-27.04.

■ Hagen-Haspe 11.04.-14.04.

■ Hallbergmoos 24.04.-27.04.

■ Halle/Saale 05.04.-23.04.

■ Hamburg 21.03.-21.04.

■ Hamburg-Bergedorf 26.04.-04.05.

■ Hannover 19.04.-11.05.

■ Heidelberg 05.04.-07.04.

■ Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen 05.04.-07.04.

■ Heilbronn/Neckar 30.04.-04.05.

■ Hemmoor 04.04.-06.04.

■ Heppenheim/Bergstraße 28.03.-01.04.

■ Herborn 25.04.-28.04.

■ Herford 19.04.-27.04.

■ Herten-Westerholt 25.04.-27.04.

■ Höhr-Grenzhausen 05.04.-07.04.

■ Höxter/Weser 19.04.-27.04.

■ Hohenfels 30.04.-04.05.

■ Homburg/Saar 19.04.-22.04.

■ Horn-Bad Meinberg 04.04.-06.04.

I■ Ibbenbüren 19.04.-21.04.

■ Iserlohn 19.04.-27.04.

J■ Jever 11.04.-13.04.

K■ Kamen 11.04.-14.04.

■ Karlshuld 30.04.-04.05.

■ Karlsruhe 12.04.-21.04.

■ Kassel 28.03.-13.04.

■ Kehl 19.04.-27.04.

■ Kiel 19.04.-27.04.

■ Kitzingen 19.04.-27.04.

■ Köln-Deutz 19.04.-04.05.

L■ Landau/Pfalz 26.04.-05.05.

■ Landshut 30.04.-11.05.

■ Langenfeld 11.04.-14.04.

■ Leipzig 30.04.-01.06.

■ Lengerich 11.04.-13.04.

■ Limbach-Oberfrohna 18.04.-21.04.

■ Lippstadt 20.04.-27.04.

■ Luckau 26.04.-27.04.

■ Ludwigsfelde 04.04.-07.04.

■ Ludwigshafen 04.04.-08.04.

■ Lüdinghausen 25.04.-27.04.

■ Lüneburg 25.04.-28.04.

M■ Magdeburg 28.03.-21.04.

■ Manching-Oberstimm 25.04.-27.04.

■ Mannheim 26.04.-11.05.

■ Marienhafe/Brookmerland04.04.-07.04.

■ Marl-Hüls 19.04.-22.04.

■ Mechernich-Kommern 19.04.-27.04.

■ Merseburg 05.04.-21.04.

■ Mettingen 25.04.-27.04.

■ Möckmühl 11.04.-14.04.

■ Mönchengladbach 19.04.-27.04.

■ Mönchengladbach 19.04.-22.04.

■ Mörfelden-Walldorf 12.04.-15.04.

■ Moormerland 04.04.-07.04.

■ Moosach/München 30.04.-04.05.

■ Mühlhausen/Thüringen 19.04.-27.04.

■ München 25.04.-11.05.

■ München-Au 26.04.-04.05.

■ Munster 25.04.-27.04.

N■ Naumburg/Saale 12.04.-21.04.

■ Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen 26.04.-29.04.

■ Neubrandenburg 19.04.-21.04.

■ Nienburg/Weser 04.04.-06.04.

■ Norden-Norddeich 17.04.-21.04.

■ Northeim 30.04.-04.05.

■ Nortorf 25.04.-27.04.

■ Nürnberg 19.04.-11.05.

O■ Oberhausen 30.04.-04.05.

■ Ochtrup 25.04.-28.04.

■ Öhringen 11.04.-22.04.

■ Oelsnitz/Erzgeb. 04.04.-06.04.

■ Oftersheim 05.04.-08.04.

■ Olbernhau 12.04.-21.04.

■ Osnabrück 04.04.-13.04.

P■ Paderborn 19.04.-27.04.

■ Passau 25.04.-04.05.

■ Petershagen/Weser 11.04.-13.04.

■ Pfarrkirchen 09.04.-14.04.

■ Pirmasens 30.04.-11.05.

■ Plauen 12.04.-21.04.

■ Plettenberg 25.04.-27.04.

■ Pohlheim 25.04.-04.05.

■ Potsdam 04.04.-21.04.

■ Puchheim 04.04.-13.04.

R■ Rastatt 25.04.-01.05.

■ Ratzeburg 25.04.-27.04.

■ Recklinghausen 04.04.-13.04.

■ Remscheid 25.04.-04.05.

■ Riegelsberg 26.04.-28.04.

■ Rosbach v.d. Höhe 25.04.-28.04.

■ Rostock 05.04.-21.04.

■ Rüsselsheim/Main 30.04.-04.05.

S■ Saarbrücken 25.04.-12.05.

■ Saarbrücken-Dudweiler 12.04.-15.04.

■ Saarlouis 04.04.-08.04.

■ Salzgitter-Bad 30.04.-04.05.

■ Salzgitter-Lebenstedt 19.04.-27.04.

■ Scheeßel 25.04.-27.04.

■ Schrobenhausen 29.03.-06.04.

■ Schweinfurt 25.04.-04.05.

■ Sendenhorst 26.04.-28.04.

■ Sittensen 04.04.-06.04.

■ Solingen 28.03.-06.04.

■ Soltau 25.04.-27.04.

■ Speyer 11.04.-21.04.

■ Stade 24.04.-28.04.

■ Stadthagen 04.04.-08.04.

■ Staßfurt 05.04.-13.04.

■ Stendal 25.04.-04.05.

■ Straubing 23.04.-27.04.

■ Stuttgart 19.04.-11.05.

U■ Uffenheim 30.04.-05.05.

V■ Varel 25.04.-28.04.

■ Vechta 26.04.-27.04.

■ Völklingen 12.04.-21.04.

W■ Wedel 25.04.-28.04.

■ Weiden 25.04.-04.05.

■ Weil am Rhein 29.03.-06.04.

■ Weißwasser 30.04.-04.05.

■ Wiesbaden 25.04.-28.04.

■ Wilhelmshaven 29.03.-06.04.

■ Witten/Ruhr 04.04.-07.04.

■ Wittmund 17.04.-21.04.

■ Würzburg 29.03.-13.04.

■ Wuppertal-Barmen 12.04.-27.04.

■ Wurzen 29.03.-06.04.

Z■ Zeven 25.04.-28.04.

■ Zschopau 28.03.-06.04.

■ Zwickau 25.04.-11.05.


■ A Dornbirn 03.04.-06.04.

■ A Klagenfurt 11.04.-13.04.

■ A Linz 26.04.-04.05.


■ A Oberalm/Salzburg 19.04.-21.04.

■ A Sankt Pölten 10.04.-13.04.

■ A Traun 11.04.-14.04.

■ A Wels 03.04.-06.04.

■ A Wolfsberg 25.04.-27.04.

■ B Charleroi 19.04.-11.05.

■ B Geel 11.04.-15.04.

■ B Genk 25.04.-05.05.

■ B Gent=Gand 22.03.-13.04.

■ B Halle 22.03.-06.04.

■ B Kortrijk=Courtrai 17.04.-04.05.

■ B Mouscron 04.04.-13.04.

■ B Oudenaarde 18.04.-27.04.

■ B Schaerbeek 22.03.-13.04.

■ CH Bellinzona 30.04.-18.05.

■ CH Bern 25.04.-04.05.

■ CH Bern 26.04.-11.05.

■ CH Bremgarten 20.04.-21.04.

■ CH Chaux-de-Fonds 05.04.-21.04.

■ CH Frauenfeld 25.04.-28.04.

■ CH Genève=Genf 05.04.-27.04.

■ CH Lugano-Viganello 11.04.-27.04.

■ CH Luzern 25.04.-04.05.

■ CH Rapperswil 12.04.-21.04.

■ CH Sankt Gallen 09.04.-13.04.

■ CH Uster 12.04.-13.04.

■ CH Zürich 26.04.-28.04.

■ CH Zug 12.04.-21.04.

■ CZ Praha=Prag=Praag 01.03.-21.04.

■ ES Palma de Mallorca 28.02.-28.04.

■ F Aix-les-Bains 05.04.-11.05.

■ F Arras 05.04.-21.04.

■ F Audincourt 25.04.-04.05.

■ F Aurillac 26.04.-25.05.

■ F Bayonne 05.04.-01.05.

■ F Belfort 12.04.-04.05.

■ F Blois 05.04.-27.04.

■ F Bressuire 04.04.-07.04.

■ F Caen 12.04.-05.05.

■ F Cholet 26.04.-04.05.

■ F Grenoble 12.04.-04.05.

■ F Hazebrouck 29.03.-13.04.

■ F Laval 12.04.-27.04.

■ F Lille 19.04.-18.05.

■ F Longwy 19.04.-04.05.

■ F Melun 26.04.-04.05.

■ F Millau 19.04.-11.05.

■ F Montpellier 05.04.-04.05.

■ F Nancy 28.03.-27.04.

■ F Nantes 29.03.-21.04.

■ F Niort 26.04.-04.05.

■ F Paris 29.03.-25.05.

■ F Pau 05.04.-21.04.

■ F Reims 29.03.-27.04.

■ F Saint-Dizier 19.04.-04.05.

■ F Saumur 12.04.-13.04.

■ F Senlis 26.04.-11.05.

■ F Sens 28.04.-13.05.

■ F Tours 25.04.-18.05.

■ F Verdun 26.04.-11.05.

■ F Vienne/Isère 12.04.-27.04.

■ GB Bedford 17.04.-26.04.

■ GB Birmingham 18.04.-05.05.

■ GB Blackburn, Lancs 12.04.-21.04.

■ GB Blackheath, South London 17.04.-21.04.

■ GB Bournemouth, Dorset 03.04.-13.04.

■ GB Bristol, Avon 09.04.-19.04.

■ GB Carlisle, Cumbria 17.04.-26.04.

■ GB Chingford Plain, London 25.04.-27.04.

■ GB Clapham Common, S. London 05.04.-27.04.

■ GB Conisbrough, Yorks 17.04.-18.04.

■ GB Coventry 17.04.-26.04.

■ GB Crystal Palace 17.04.-21.04.

■ GB Crystal Palace 28.03.-13.04.

■ GB Failsworth, Lancs 10.04.-21.04.

■ GB Grantham, Lincs 06.04.-09.04.

■ GB Great Yarmouth 24.04.-27.04.

■ GB Halifax, W. Yorks. 03.04.-06.04.

■ GB Hampstead Heath 18.04.-21.04.

■ GB Hampton Court 18.04.-22.04.

■ GB Harpenden, Herts 17.04.-21.04.

■ GB Heath 20.04.-22.04.

■ GB High Wycombe 18.04.-21.04.

■ GB Huddersfield 17.04.-22.04.

■ GB Kirkcaldy, Fife 16.04.-21.04.

■ GB Lincoln 18.04.-26.04.

■ GB London 16.04.-27.04.

■ GB London-East 17.04.-22.04.

■ GB London-North 17.04.-27.04.

■ GB Maidstone, Kent 25.04.-27.04.

■ GB Manchester 17.04.-26.04.

■ GB Mitcham, London 17.04.-27.04.

■ GB Neath, W. Glam. 01.04.-12.04.

■ GB Northampton 03.04.-19.04.

■ GB Norwich 17.04.-21.04.

■ GB Plymouth, Devon 07.04.-21.04.

■ GB Pontypridd 16.04.-26.04.

■ GB Reading, Berks 25.04.-05.05.

■ GB Southall 05.04.-27.04.

■ GB Southampton 17.04.-27.04.

■ GB Stamford, Lincs 31.03.-05.04.

■ GB Stevenage, Herts 03.04.-12.04.

■ GB Swansea 14.04.-26.04.

■ GB Wakefield 21.04.-22.04.

■ GB Wanstead Flats, 17.04.-22.04.

■ GB Whitley Bay 12.04.-21.04.

■ GB Worcester 17.04.-27.04.

■ GB York 17.04.-27.04.

■ I Varese 29.03.-27.04.

■ NL Almere-Buiten 09.04.-13.04.

■ NL Amsterdam 17.04.-01.05.

■ NL Apeldoorn 23.04.-01.05.

■ NL Bergen Zoom 12.04.-21.04.

■ NL Den Haag 18.04.-05.05.

■ NL Deventer 11.04.-21.04.

■ NL Drachten 17.04.-21.04.

■ NL Emmeloord 25.04.-04.05.

■ NL Enschede 12.04.-21.04.

■ NL Haarlem 24.04.-05.05.

■ NL Haarlem 16.04.-30.04.

■ NL Helmond 04.04.-10.04.

■ NL Hilversum 24.04.-05.05.

■ NL Leeuwarden 16.04.-21.04.

■ NL Maarssen 09.04.-13.04.

■ NL Nijmegen 16.04.-21.04.

■ NL Rotterdam 19.04.-05.05.

■ NL Schiedam 25.04.-30.04.

■ NL Utrecht-Tuinwijk-Oost 12.04.-21.04.

■ NL Veenendaal 28.03.-06.04.

■ NL Waalwijk 09.04.-13.04.

■ NL Woerden 23.04.-26.04.


ES Palma de Mallorca

■ Fira del Ram

until 28.04.


CZ Praha=Prag=Praag

■ Matejská Pout

until 21.04.


20359 Hamburg

■ Dom-Frühlingsmarkt until 21.04.

Closed on Good Friday

Behörde fürWirtschaft Verkehr Innovation

Cobra, Parkour, Wellenflug, Airwolf, Wilde

Maus XXL, Geisterhotel, Booster, Big Monster,

Sky Dance, Viva Mexico, Action, Rotor, Love

Dream, Frisbee, Dom-Dancer, City Skyliner,

Riesenrad, Atlantis Rafting, Shaker, Dom-Geister,

Krumm & Schief Bau, Happy Family,

Freddys Company, Mäuse-Spektakel, 2 x Irrgarten,

Alpen-Hotel, Pirates Adventure

Participants: ca. 250


35390 Gießen

■ Frühjahrsmesse until 06.04.

Gießen Marketing GmbH

Swing Time, Breakdance, G-Force

Participants: ca. 50

B Gent=Gand

■ Halfvastenfoor until 13.04.

B Halle

■ Karnavalkermis until 06.04.

B Schaerbeek/Brussel

■ Foire Annuelle until 13.04.


09405 Zschopau

■ Frühlingsfest until 06.04.



Participants: ca. 15

13405 Berlin-Mitte-Wedding

■ Frühlingsfest Zentraler Festplatz

until 21.04.

Schaustellerverband Berlin e.V.

Eclipse, Jet Force, Wilde Maus, Riesenrad,

Breakdance, Melodie Star, Geisterbahn, Rutsche

Participants: ca. 80

34125 Kassel

■ Frühlingsfest until 13.04.

Schaustellerverband Kassel-Göttingen

Gladiator, Frisbee, Take Off, Scirocco, Starlight,

Top Spin, Katz & Maus, Fantasy Drive,

Domino, U 3000,

Participants: ca. 45

38104 Braunschweig

■ Frühjahrsmasch until 13.04.

Braunschweiger Schützengesellschaft 1545

Booster Maxx, Aqua Velis, Geisterbahn, Jaguar,

Riesenrad, Astroliner, Schlittenfahrt, Breakdance,


Participants: ca. 70

39104 Magdeburg

■ Frühjahrsmesse until 21.04.

V.S.G. GmbH/Magdeburg

42655 Solingen

■ Frühjahrsvolksfest

until 06.04.


Rainbow, Fluch der Piraten, Geisterhotel , Musik

Express, Breakdance, Simulator

Participants: ca. 35

64646 Heppenheim/Bergstraße

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 01.04.


Breakdance, Streetfighter, Taiga Jet

Participants: ca. 20

86199 Augsburg-Gögging

■ Frühlingsfest until 06.04.


99817 Eisenach

■ Sommergewinn until 06.04.

Förderverein Sommergewinn e.V.

Devil Rock, No Limit, High Impress, Musik Express,

Geisterbahn, Scheibenwischer, Rutsche,

Fun Street, Mäuseschloss, Simulator,


Participants: ca. 50

F Nancy

■ Foire Attractive de Printemps

until 27.04.

GB Crystal Palace, London

■ Spring Fair until 13.04.

NL Veenendaal

■ Kermis until 06.04.


04552 Borna

■ Frühlingsfest until 06.04.

04808 Wurzen

■ Frühlingsfest until 06.04.

26352 Wilhelmshaven

■ Mega Frühlingsfest until 06.04.

76448 Durmersheim

■ Bickesheimer Frühjahrsmarkt

until 01.04.

79576 Weil am Rhein

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 06.04.


Miami, Safari Express, Kettenflieger

86529 Schrobenhausen

■ Frühlingsfest und Gewerbeaustellung

until 06.04.

90762 Fürth

■ Frühlingsmarkt Fürther Freiheit

until 06.04.

I.G. der Schausteller und Marktkaufleute

Extrem, Happy Butterfly

97076 Würzburg

■ Frühjahrsvolksfest until 13.04.


Riesenrad, Flip Fly, Amazonas, Dschungel-

Train, Wellenflug, Geisterbahn, Breakdance

Participants: ca. 55

F Hazebrouck

■ Grande Fête Foraine

until 13.04.

F Nantes

■ Grande Fête Foraine

until 21.04.

F Paris

■ Foire du Trône until 25.05.

F Reims

■ Foire de Pâques until 27.04.

I Varese

■ Luna Park until 27.04.



GB Stamford, Lincs

■ Mid-Lent Fair until 05.04.






GB Neath, W. Glam.

■ Spring Fair until 12.04.


28239 Bremen-Gröpelingen

■ Kirmes until 06.04.


13051 Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

■ Frühlingsfest until 06.04.


A Dornbirn

■ Frühjahrsmesse until 06.04.

A Wels

■ Frühlingsvolksfest until 06.04.

Thursday lighting experiment

GB Bournemouth, Dorset

■ Easter Fair until 13.04.

GB Halifax, W. Yorks.

■ Fair until 06.04.

GB Northampton

■ Sixfields Easter Fair until 19.04.

GB Stevenage, Herts

■ Spring Fair until 12.04.


09376 Oelsnitz/Erzgeb.

■ Frühlingsfest until 06.04.


12350 Berlin-Neukölln

■ Britzer-Baumblüte until 21.04.


Breakdance, Schunkler, Nessi, Simulator

Participants: ca. 40

14471 Potsdam

■ Frühlingsfest until 21.04.

BSV GmbH/Berlin

Riesenrad, Hyper X, Breakdance, Labyrinth

14974 Ludwigsfelde

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 07.04.

Lausitzer Schaustellerverband/H.Probst

Breakdance, Twister, Nostalgie-Riesenrad, Simulator

Participants: ca. 25

21745 Hemmoor

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 06.04.

24937 Flensburg

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 13.04.


Breakdance, Super-Hopser, Ultimate, Jumper,

Riesenrad, Drachen, Musik Express, Bungee-Trampolin,

Apres-Ski-Party, Spinning Coaster,

Pharaos Rache, Tai-Fun, Aqua King,

Flipper, 6D-Kino

26529 Marienhafe/Brookmerland

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 07.04.

26802 Moormerland

■ Frühjahrsfest until 07.04.

27419 Sittensen

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 06.04.

31582 Nienburg/Weser

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 06.04.


Polyp, Shaker, Breakdance

31655 Stadthagen

■ Frühjahrskrammarkt until 08.04.


Breakdance, Musik Express, Shaker, Flash,

Magic House, Remmi Demmi, Twister

Participants: ca. 120

32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg

■ Horner Frühlingsfest until 06.04.

33607 Bielefeld

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 21.04.

Closed from Monday to Friday before Easter


Musik-Shop, Flying Star, Crazy Dancer, Monster,

Horror House

44141 Dortmund-Hörde

■ Hörder Frühling until 06.04.


45329 Essen-Altenessen

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 06.04.

45659 Recklinghausen

■ Palmkirmes until 13.04.


Mega King Tower, Avenger, Predator, Riesenrad,

Konga, Event Tower, Spuk, Traumgenerator,

Big Bamboo, Disco Jet, Spinning Racer,

Wildwasserbahn, Wellenflug, Shake, Breakdance,


Participants: ca. 175

49074 Osnabrück

■ Frühjahrsjahrmarkt until 13.04.


2 x Musik Express, Breakdance, Airgate, Riesenrad,

Achterbahn, High Impress, XXL,

Ghost, Live Action Show, Rutsche

52249 Eschweiler

■ Inde-Kirmes until 07.04.

58452 Witten

■ Frühlingsvolksfest Witten-Annen

until 07.04.

Stadtmarketing Witten GmbH

59192 Bergkamen

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 07.04.


66740 Saarlouis

■ Osterkirmes until 08.04.


Doggy Dog, Rio, Magic, Chaos, Taiga Jet, Riesenrad

67059 Ludwigshafen

■ Frühlingszauber until 08.04.

82178 Puchheim

■ Volksfest until 13.04.

94469 Deggendorf

■ VDK-Frühlingsfest until 14.04.

VDK-Ortsverband Deggendorf

Riesenrad, Top Spin, Hawaii Swing, Super-

Gaudi, Star Dancer, Black Out, Kettenflieger,

Schunkler, Labyrinth

Participants: ca. 60

B Mouscron=Moeskroen

■ Foire du Printemps

until 13.04.

F Bressuire

■ Foire de Bressuire until 07.04.

NL Helmond

■ Voorjaarskermis until 10.04.

06108 Halle/Saale

■ Osterjahrmarkt until 23.04.

06217 Merseburg

■ Frühlingsfest until 21.04.

A.& P.Lutze/Teutschenthal

18055 Rostock

■ Ostermarkt until 21.04.

Großmarkt Rostock GmbH

Riesenrad, Bayernwippe

26197 Großenkneten

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 07.04.

39418 Staßfurt

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 13.04.

47259 Duisburg-Rumeln

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 07.04.

56203 Höhr-Grenzhausen

■ Frühlingsfest until 07.04.

67227 Frankenthal

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 13.04.


Revolution, Shake, Musik Express, Breakdance,


Participants: ca. 50

68723 Oftersheim

■ Frühlingsfest until 08.04.

69118 Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen

■ Frühlingsfest until 07.04.

69121 Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim

■ Frühlingsfest until 07.04.

76887 Bad Bergzabern

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 13.04.

99084 Erfurt

■ Altstadtfrühlingsfest until 21.04.


Mach 5, High Explosive, Magic, Rutsche, Musikpalast,

Geisterbahn, Chaos Airport

Participants: ca. 40

CH Chaux-de-Fonds, la

■ Fêtes de Pâques until 21.04.

CH Genève=Genf

■ Luna Park Plainpalais until 27.04.

F Aix-les-Bains

■ Mega Park until 11.05.

F Arras

■ Foire aux Manège

until 21.04.

F Bayonne

■ Fête Foraine until 01.05.

F Blois

■ Fête Foraine de Printemps

until 27.04.

F Montpellier

■ Foire aux Manèges

until 04.05.

F Pau

■ Fête Foraine de Printemps

until 21.04.

GB Clapham Common,

■ Bank Holiday Easter Fair

until 27.04.

GB Southall

■ Southall Park Fun Fair

until 27.04.

GB Grantham, Lincs

■ Mid-Lent Fair until 09.04.


GB Plymouth, Devon

■ Hoe Easter Fair until 21.04.


84347 Pfarrkirchen

■ Rottaler Volksfest until 14.04.

CH Sankt Gallen

■ Frühlingsjahrmarkt, OFFA

until 13.04.

GB Bristol, Avon

■ Easter Fair until 19.04.

NL Almere-Buiten

■ Kermis until 13.04.

NL Maarssen-Maarsseveen

■ Kermis Maarsseveense Plassen

until 13.04.

NL Waalwijk

■ Voorjaarskermis until 13.04.


06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen

■ Frühlingsfest Wolfen until 13.04.


A Sankt Pölten

■ WISA-Messe until 13.04.

Riesenrad, Speed, Ufo Swing, Twister, Sling

Shot, Breakdance, Drachenpalast, No Limit

XXL, Black Out, Sombrero, Tagada,Trampolin

GB Failsworth, Lancs

■ Daisy Nook Fair until 21.04.


15517 Fürstenwalde/Spree

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 14.04.

Lausitzer Schaustellerverband/H.Probst

Nostalgie-Riesenrad, Twister, Scheibenwischer,


Participants: ca. 20

26427 Esens

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 13.04.


26441 Jever

■ Jahrmarkt until 13.04.

26524 Hage

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 14.04.

28195 Bremen

■ Osterwiese

until 27.04.

Closed on Good Friday

Stadtamt Bremen, Marktverwaltung

Verrückte Farm, Bungee-Trampolin, Octopussy,

Commander, Double Jump, Flash, Happy

Sailor, Happy Traveller, Looping the Loop, Troika,

Wellenflug, Geisterbahn, Go-Kartbahn,

Down Town, Riesenrad, Breakdance, The

Game, Crazy Mouse, Simulator, Wildwasserbahn

Participants: ca. 195

32469 Petershagen/Weser

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 13.04.

Gewerbe- und Verkehrsverein


32756 Detmold

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 14.04.


Breakdance, Musik Express

37574 Einbeck

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 14.04.

40764 Langenfeld

■ Stadtfest until 14.04.

Frank G.Schmidt/Remscheid

Riesenrad, Big Wave, Kick Down, Simulator,

Walk of Fame, Kettenflieger

Participants: ca. 60

48455 Bad Bentheim

■ Frühlings-Kirmes until 13.04.

Heskamp Event/Rheine

49525 Lengerich

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 13.04.

53225 Bonn-Beuel

■ Osterkirmes until 21.04.

58135 Hagen-Haspe

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 14.04.

59174 Kamen

■ Frühlingskirmes until 14.04.


Salto Mortale, Phoenix, Time Factory, Musik

Express, Simulator, Rutsche

Participants: ca. 60

60386 Frankfurt

■ Dippemess im Frühjahr

until 04.05.

Tourismus+Congress GmbH

Riesenrad, Alpina-Bahn, Wildwasserbahn,

Wellenflug, Breakdance, Jaguar Express,

Night Style, No Limit, Alex Airport, Hip Hop Fly,

Hexentanz, Taumler, The King, Psychodelic,

Geisterbahn, Freddy’s Circus

Participants: ca. 150

66763 Dillingen/Saar

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 13.04.


Taiga Jet, Miami

67343 Speyer

■ Frühjahrsmesse until 21.04.


The Beast, Riesenrad, Fun Street, Wellenflug,

Doggy Dog, Breakdance, Himalaya

06618 Naumburg/Saale

■ Frühjahrsfest until 21.04.


Breakdance, Walzerfahrt, Nostalgie-Riesenrad,

Scheibenwischer, Mäuseschloss

08523 Plauen

■ Frühlingsfest until 21.04.


Magic, Breakdance, Walzerfahrt, Kettenflieger,

House of Horror

Participants: ca. 30

09526 Olbernhau

■ Osterfest until 21.04.

M.S.V. Chemnitz


Participants: ca. 15

12627 Berlin-Hellersdorf

■ Osterfest until 21.04.


42283 Wuppertal-Barmen

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

IG Schausteller Wuppertal

44145 Dortmund

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

S.V. Rote Erde/Dortmund

64546 Mörfelden-Walldorf

■ Mörfeldener Frühlingsfest

until 15.04.

Gebr.Hausmann GbR/Langen

66125 Saarbrücken-Dudweiler

■ Frühlingsfest until 15.04.

66333 Völklingen

■ Ostermarkt until 21.04.


Chaos, Super Jumper, Tarantella, Bungee-


Participants: ca. 45

76137 Karlsruhe

■ Frühlingsfest until 21.04.

Intoxx, Breakdance, Olympia Express, Dance

Express, Monsterhaus, Riesenrad

99310 Arnstadt

■ Frühlingsfest until 21.04.

Closed on Good Friday


GB Whitley Bay

■ Spanish City Fair until 21.04.

NL Bergen op Zoom

■ Bergse Kermis until 21.04.

NL Enschede

■ Paaskermis until 21.04.

NL Utrecht-Tuinwijk-Oost

■ Kermis until 21.04.

NL Wormerveer

■ Paaskermis until 21.04.


GB Swansea, South Wales

■ Easter Fair until 26.04.


GB Kirkcaldy, Fife

■ Links Market Fair until 21.04.

GB London

■ Easter Fair until 27.04.

GB Pontypridd, Mid Glam.

■ Easter Fair until 26.04.

NL Haarlem

■ Centrum-Kermis until 30.04.

NL Leeuwarden

■ Lunatokermis until 21.04.

NL Nijmegen

■ Paaskermis until 21.04.


04509 Delitzsch

■ Osterfest until 27.04.


GB London-East

■ Easter Fair until 22.04.

GB London-North

■ Easter Fair until 27.04.

GB Manchester

■ Easter Fair until 26.04.

GB Mitcham, London

■ Easter Common Fair until 27.04.

GB Norwich

■ Easter Fair until 21.04.

GB Southampton

■ Common Easter Bank Holiday

Fair until 27.04.

GB Wanstead Flats, E. London

■ Easter Fair until 22.04.

GB Worcester

■ Easter Bank Holiday Fair

until 27.04.

GB York

■ Easter Fair until 27.04.

NL Amsterdam

■ Dam Koningskermis until 01.05.

NL Drachten

■ Paaskermis until 21.04.


09212 Limbach-Oberfrohna

■ Osterfest until 21.04.

B Oudenaarde

■ Paasfoor until 27.04.


GB Birmingham

■ Star City Easter Fair until 05.05.

GB Hampstead Heath, London

■ Easter Fair until 21.04.

74219 Möckmühl

■ Frühlingsfest until 14.04.

CH Rapperswil

■ Osterchilbi until 21.04.

26409 Wittmund

■ Ostermarkt until 21.04.

GB Hampton Court, London

■ Easter Fair until 22.04.

74613 Öhringen

■ Frühlingsfest until 22.04.

Closed from Monday to Friday

A Klagenfurt

■ Frühjahrsmesse until 13.04.

A Traun

■ Frühlingsfest until 14.04.

Trauner Kirtags-Verein

Simulator, Crazy Show, Tagada, Kettenflieger,


Participants: ca. 20

B Geel

■ Palmenmarktfoor until 15.04.

CH Lugano-Viganello

■ Lunapark until 27.04.

NL Deventer

■ Paaskermis until 21.04.


01307 Dresden

■ Frühlingsfest until 27.04.

Dresdner Schaustellerverband e.V.

Riesenrad, Breakdance, Musik Express, Kettenflieger,

Geisterbahn, Drachen

CH Uster

■ Frühlingsmarkt until 13.04.

CH Zug

■ Osterchilbi until 21.04.

F Belfort

■ Fête Foraine until 04.05.

F Caen

■ Foire de Pâques until 05.05.

F Grenoble

■ Foire des Rameaux

until 04.05.

F Laval

■ Fête Foraine Grandes Angevines

until 27.04.

F Saumur

■ Foire aux Rameaux until 13.04.

F Vienne/Isère

■ Foire aux Manèges de Pâques

until 27.04.

GB Blackburn, Lancs

■ Easter Fair

until 21.04.

26506 Norden-Norddeich

■ Ostermarkt until 21.04.

B Kortrijk=Courtrai

■ Paasfoor until 04.05.

GB Bedford

■ Easter Fair until 26.04.

GB Blackheath, South London

■ Easter Fair until 21.04.

GB Carlisle, Cumbria

■ Easter Fair until 26.04.

GB Conisbrough, Yorks

■ Ticklecock Fair until 18.04.

GB Coventry

■ Easter Fair until 26.04.

Closed Sunday

GB Crystal Palace, London

■ Easter Fair until 21.04.

GB Harpenden, Herts

■ Common Easter Fair

until 21.04.

GB Huddersfield, W.Yorks.

■ Easter Fair until 22.04.

GB High Wycombe

■ Easter Fair until 21.04.

GB Lincoln

■ April Pleasure Fair

until 26.04.

NL Den Haag

■ Koningskermis

until 05.05.


17033 Neubrandenburg

■ Osterfest

until 21.04.

23843 Bad Oldesloe

■ Frühjahrsmarkt

until 21.04.

Lübecker Veranstaltungs-GmbH

24103 Kiel

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 27.04.

Closed on Wednesday


Breakdance, Riesenrad, Aqua King, Spinning

Coaster, Flipper

Participants: ca. 100



B Charleroi

■ Foire de Pâques until 11.05.


30169 Hannover

■ Frühlingsfest until 11.05.

ArGe für Volksfeste/Hannover

Euro Coaster, 1001 Nacht, Wildwasserbahn,

Salto Mortale, Rocket, Riesenrad,

Air Crash, Heisse Räder, Schlittenfahrt,

Breakdance, Kick Down, Take Off, Booster,

Hully Gully, Wellenflug, Apres-Ski-

Party, Gaudi-Hütt’n, Aqua Velis, Simulator

Bayern-Rutsch’n, Geisterbahn

Participants: ca. 160

32052 Herford

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

Mitteldeutscher Schaust.Ver. Herford e.V

Riesenrad, Frisbee, Around the World, Shaker,

Breakdance, Musik Express, Troika, Ghost

Participants: ca. 100

33098 Paderborn

■ Lunapark-Kirmes until 27.04.


Katz & Maus, Jekyll & Hyde, Breakdance, Musik

Express, Time Factory, Hippie-Trip

Participants: ca. 60

37669 Höxter/Weser

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

Siegfried Steuer/Lemgo

38226 Salzgitter-Lebenstedt

■ Ostermarkt until 27.04.

Vorlop GbR/Salzgitter

40235 Düsseldorf-Grafenberg

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

Schaustellerverband Düsseldorf

Breakdance, Rainbow, Musik Express, Speedy


Participants: ca. 40

41061 Mönchengladbach

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

41199 Mönchengladbach-Odenkirch

■ Osterkirmes until 22.04.

Schaust.Verb. MG/D.Dreßen

44791 Bochum

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

Bochum Marketing GmbH

45355 Essen-Borbeck

■ Oster-Kirmes until 27.04.

I.G.S. mbH/Ritter+Müller/Essen

45770 Marl-Hüls

■ Osterkirmes until 22.04.

Schaustellerverein RE/Marl

47226 Duisburg-Rheinhausen

■ Osterkirmes Hochemmerich

until 27.04.

Schausteller Duisburg Event GmbH

49465 Ibbenbüren

■ Osterkirmes

until 21.04.

Schaustellerverband Weser-Ems

50126 Bergheim

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

F.von der Gathen/Elsdorf

53894 Mechernich-Kommern

■ Jahrmarkt Anno Dazumal

until 27.04.

Rheinland Kultur GmbH

Kettenflieger, Raupenbahn, Nostalgie-Riesenrad,

Geister-Express, Anatomisches Museum,

Kuriositäten-Salon, Flohzirkus

Participants: ca. 70

58097 Hagen

■ Höinger Osterkirmes until 27.04.

Hagener Schaustellerverein 1907 e.V.

58636 Iserlohn

■ Osterkirmes until 27.04.

Schausteller Iserlohn GbR

66424 Homburg

■ Osterkirmes until 22.04.

Wolfgang Feix

Magic, Chaos, Miami

Participants: ca. 20

70372 Stuttgart

■ Frühlingsfest until 11.05.

Stuttgart Veranstaltungs GmbH

Höllenblitz, Shake, Musik Express, XXL, Geheimnisse

des Orients, Hot Shot, Star Flyer,

Haunted Mansion, Transformer, Disco Fieber,

Riesenrad, Booster Maxxx, Polyp, Lach+Freu-

Haus, Teststrecke,, Breakdance, Wilde Maus,

Voodoo Jumper, Go-Kartbahn, Flipper, Event

Tower, Wildwasserbahn, Geisterschlange,

Mega King Tower, Wellenflug, Revolution, Music-Shop,


Participants: ca. 215

77694 Kehl

■ Ostermarkt until 27.04.

Fa. Theo Hahn/Schwanau

Riesenrad, Magic, Free Style, Breakdance,

Tropical Trip, Musik Express, Rio, Wellenflug

Participants: ca. 40

84307 Eggenfelden

■ Gerner Dult until 28.04.

Gutsverwaltung Gern

Riesenrad, Geisterhöhle, Street Fighter, Joker,


Participants: ca. 35

90478 Nürnberg

■ Frühlingsfest until 11.05.


Top Spin, Wildwasserbahn, Go-Kartbahn, Riesenrad,

Wellenflug, Toboggan, Space Party,

High Energy, Cyber Space, Octopussy, Wilde

Maus, Musik Express, Power Tower, Raupenbahn,

Black Out, Rock & Roller Coaster, Breakdance,

Water-Walkingballs, Euro-Rutsche,

Bungee-Trampolin, Shining, Flohzirkus, Horror

World, Atlantis, Geisterstadt, Big Bamboo

Participants: ca. 170

91438 Bad Windsheim

■ Frühlingsfest until 27.04.

Kur-, Kongress- und Touristik-GmbH

Dancing Monster, Swing Time, Simulator

Participants: ca. 20

95444 Bayreuth

■ Frühlingsfest until 27.04.

Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH

Dschungel Train, Happy Monster, Super-Hupferl,


Participants: ca. 25

F Lille

■ Foire aux Manèges du Printemps

until 18.05.

F Longwy

■ Fête Foraine de Paques

until 04.05.

F Millau

■ Fête Foraine until 11.05.

F Saint-Dizier

■ Foire de Pâques until 04.05.

NL Rotterdam

■ Koningskermis until 05.05.


59555 Lippstadt

■ Osterkimes until 27.04.

S.V. Lippstadt e.V.

86153 Augsburg

■ Frühjahrsplärrer until 04.05.


Flipper, Top Spin, Wilde Maus, Nostalgie-Geisterbahn,

Breakdance, Riesenrad, Wellenflug,

Leopardenspur, Crazy Outback, Konga

Participants: ca. 85

CH Bremgarten

■ Ostermarkt until 21.04.

GB Heath

■ Common Easter Fair until 22.04.


GB Wakefield, W. Yorks.

■ Easter Fair until 22.04.


94315 Straubing

■ Familienfest until 27.04.

Austellungs- und Veranstaltungs GmbH

Hawaii Swing, Omni

NL Apeldoorn

■ Koningskermis until 01.05.

NL Woerden

■ Koningskermis

until 26.04.


21660 Stade

■ Frühjahrsmarkt

until 28.04.


Dancer, Musik Express, Round Up, Simulator

Participants: ca. 30

85399 Hallbergmoos

■ Volksfest until 27.04.

04910 Elsterwerda

■ Frühlings- und Gewerbefest

until 27.04.


Riesenrad, Jet Force, Raupenbahn, Scheibenwischer,

Free Fall, Kettenflieger, Fantastic


Participants: ca. 40

08059 Zwickau

■ Frühlingsfest until 11.05.

Zwickauer Volksfeste GbR/Peter Walz

Breakdance, Walzerfahrt, Nostalgie-Riesenrad,


Participants: ca. 45

09111 Chemnitz

■ Frühlingsfest Hartmann-Platz

until 11.05.

M.S.V. e.V. Chemnitz

Riesenrad, Magic, Breakdance, Juke Box,

Raupenbahn, Geisterbahn, Chaos Airport

Participants: ca. 50

12057 Berlin-Neukölln

■ Maientage until 18.05.


21335 Lüneburg

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 28.04.


Musik Express, Jumper, Breakdance, Happy

Family, Riesenrad

Participants: ca. 60

22880 Wedel

■ Ochsenmarkt until 28.04.


23909 Ratzeburg

■ Frühjahrsmarkt

until 27.04.

24576 Bad Bramstedt

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 27.04.

24589 Nortorf

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 27.04.


26169 Friesoythe

■ Maitage until 27.04.

26316 Varel

■ Frühjahrsfest until 28.04.

27383 Scheeßel

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 27.04.

27404 Zeven

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 28.04.

29614 Soltau

■ Frühjahrsfest until 27.04.

29633 Munster

■ Früjahrsmarkt until 27.04.

32130 Enger

■ Kirschblütenfest until 27.04.

Event Caterin Nuffer

Musik-Shop, Twister, Jump Street, Bungee-

Trampolin, Water-Walkingballs

Participants: ca. 80

50679 Köln-Deutz

■ Frühlingsvolksfest

until 04.05.


Wilde Maus., Sky Trip, Take Off, Flasher, Breakdance,

Musik Express, X-Factor, Traumgenerator,

Tal der Könige, Shake, Amazonas,

Geisterbahn, Riesenrad, Rutsche

52074 Aachen

■ Frühjahrsbend until 05.05.

Eurogress Aachen

97318 Kitzingen

■ Frühlingsfest until 27.04.


99974 Mühlhausen/Thüringen

■ Frühlingsfest until 27.04.


Drop Attack, Scirocco, Musik Express, Jump


A Oberalm/Salzburg

■ Osterdult Kirtag until 21.04.

GB Great Yarmouth, Norf

■ Easter Fair

until 27.04.

NL Haarlem

■ Zaanenlaan Kermis

until 05.05.

NL Hilversum

■ Koningskermis

until 05.05.

35415 Pohlheim

■ Wiesenfest until 04.05.

35745 Herborn

■ Frühlings- und Volksfest

until 28.04.

Veranstaltungsbüro Wagner/Buseck-Beuern

39576 Stendal

■ Frühlingsfest until 04.05.

ASV Stendal/Tangerhütte


42858 Remscheid

■ Große Maikirmes until 04.05.

Schützenverein von 1816/Remscheid

45701 Herten-Westerholt

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 27.04.

Schaustellerverein RE/Marl

48607 Ochtrup

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 28.04.


49401 Damme

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 27.04.

49497 Mettingen

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 27.04.


49565 Bramsche

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 28.04.

58840 Plettenberg

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 27.04.

Schaustellerbetr. H.Langhoff/Plettenberg

59348 Lüdinghausen

■ Frühlingsfest until 27.04.


61191 Rosbach v.d. Höhe

■ Blütenfest until 28.04.


65189 Wiesbaden

■ Frühlingsfest until 28.04.

Wiesbaden Marketing GmbH

Breakdance, Hollywood Star, Safari Trip

66115 Saarbrücken

■ Maifest until 12.05.


Polyp, Music Swing, Blue Hawaii, Safari Express

Participants: ca. 40

76437 Rastatt

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 01.05.


Hollywood Star, Spin Ball, Chaos, Himalaya,

Racing Coaster

Participants: ca. 40

80336 München

■ Frühlingsfest until 11.05.


82256 Fürstenfeldbruck

■ Frühlingsfest until 04.05.


84518 Garching/Alz

■ Volksfest until 04.05.

Fa. Malick

85077 Manching-Oberstimm

■ Frühlingsfest until 27.04.


92637 Weiden

■ Frühlingsfest

until 04.05.


Riesenrad, Extrem, Breakdance, Sky Rocker,

Musik Express, Fun Street

Participants: ca. 60

94032 Passau

■ Maidult until 04.05.

Passau Event GmbH

Riesenrad, Wellenflug, Super-Gaudi, Playball,

The Beast, Sling Shot, Roll Over, Twister-Coaster,

Future World, Gaudimaxx

Participants: ca. 100

97425 Schweinfurt

■ Vogelschuß- und Schützenfest

until 04.05.


A Wolfsberg

■ Lavanttal Messe until 27.04.

B Genk

■ Één Mei Kermis until 05.05.

CH Bern

■ BEA Messe until 04.05.

CH Frauenfeld

■ Chilbi until 28.04.

CH Luzern

■ LUGA, Luna-Park

until 04.05.

F Audincourt

■ Fête Patronale de Mai

until 04.05.

F Tours

■ Fête Foraine de Printemps

until 18.05.

GB Chingford Plain, London

■ Fair until 27.04.

GB Maidstone, Kent

■ May Day Bank Holiday Fair

until 27.04.

GB Reading, Berks

■ Carters Royal Berkshire Steam &

May Fair until 05.05.

NL Emmeloord

■ Koningskermis

until 04.05.

NL Schiedam

■ Centrumkermis until 30.04.


07545 Gera

■ Frühlingsvolksfest

until 11.05.

Kultur- & Veranstaltungsmanagement/Gera

15926 Luckau

■ Gewerbefest until 27.04.



Participants: ca. 25

21029 Hamburg-Bergedorf

■ Frühjahrsmarkt

until 04.05.

Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Stadt, Bezirksamt Bergedorf

25355 Barmstedt

■ Frühjahrsmarkt

until 28.04.

26603 Aurich

■ Ostermarkt

until 29.04.

V.r.Schausteller Ostfriesland e.V./Leer

41334 Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen

■ Frühkirmes until 29.04.

48324 Sendenhorst

■ Frühjahrskirmes

until 28.04.


48727 Billerbeck

■ Kirmes until 28.04.

49377 Vechta

■ Frühjahrsmarkt

until 27.04.


63329 Egelsbach

■ Frühlingsfest until 29.04.

Gebr.Hausmann GbR/Langen

66292 Riegelsberg

■ Frühjahrskirmes until 28.04.

68169 Mannheim

■ Maimess until 11.05.

City Events, GrossMarkt Mannheim GmbH

Doggy Dog, Bayern-Breaker, Wellenflug,

Beach Party, Magic, Horror-Lazarett, Simulator,

Der Burner, Devil Rock

Participants: ca. 140

73431 Aalen

■ Frühlingsfest until 04.05.

76825 Landau/Pfalz

■ Maimarkt

until 05.05.


Riesenrad, Breakdance, Rund um den Tegernsee,

Street Style, Apres-Ski-Party, Aqua-


Participants: ca. 110

78244 Gottmadingen

■ Frühjahrsmarkt

until 28.04.



81541 München-Au

■ Maidult until 04.05.

Stadt, Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft

A Linz

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until 04.05.

Wildwasserbahn, Black Out, Breakdance,

Chaos, Crazy Boat, Crazy Surf, Crazy Mouse,

Drachen, Drachenpalast, Bungee-Trampolin,

Geisterbahn, Kettenflieger, Magic, Magic Dreamland,

Panic, Schlittenfahrt, Playball, Riesenrad,

Sky Shot, Simulator, X-Treme

CH Bern

■ Lunapark Schützenmatte

until 11.05.

CH Zürich

■ Sechseläuten until 28.04.

F Aurillac

■ Fête la Saint-Urbain until 25.05.

F Cholet

■ Carnaval until 04.05.

F Melun

■ Foire aux Manèges until 04.05.

F Niort

■ Foire de Niort until 04.05.

F Senlis

■ Fête de la Saint-Rieul until 11.05.

F Verdun

■ Grande Fête Forain until 11.05.


F Sens

■ Foire de Sens avec Fête Foraine

until 13.05.


02943 Weißwasser/Oberlausitz

■ Maifest mit Hexenbrennen

until 04.05.

02994 Bernsdorf/Oberlausitz

■ Mai- und Schützenfest until 01.05.

04177 Leipzig

■ Frühjahrskleinmesse until 01.06.

Leipziger Schaustellerverein

Crazy Mouse, Breakdance, Magic, Musikpalast,

Hit In 3000, Scheibenwischer, Fliegender

Teppich, Geisterbahn, House of Horror, Freddy’s


Participants: ca. 100

26721 Emden

■ Borssumer Mai-Markt until 01.05.

37154 Northeim

■ Mai-Volksfest until 04.05.

H.Theile/Bad Gandersheim

38259 Salzgitter-Bad

■ Frühjahrsmarkt until 04.05.

Vorlop GbR/Salzgitter

46045 Oberhausen

■ Frühlingsfest until 04.05.

CityO.-Management e.V./Oberhausen

65428 Rüsselsheim

■ Main-Fest until 04.05.


Breakdance, Joker, Starlight, Adrenalin, Simulator,


Participants: ca. 75

66953 Pirmasens

■ Maimarkt until 11.05.


Himalaya, Alpha 1

Participants: ca. 40

74072 Heilbronn

■ Maifest until 04.05.

Zöllner Freizeittechnologie/Öhringen

Riesenrad, G-Force, Dance Express, Breakdance,

Jump Street, Kettenflieger, Rio, Silbermine,

Walk of Fame, Simulator, Looping the


83395 Freilassing

■ Mai-Wies'n until 11.05.

Zeltbetr. Hell/Freilassing

Top Spin, Magic, Simulator

84028 Landshut

■ Frühjahrsdult until 11.05.


Hupferl, Techno Power, Riesenrad, Fahrt zur

Hölle, High Speed, Around the World, Free

Style, Happy Sailor, Domino, Cobra, XXL-Krake

Participants: ca. 70

85665 Moosach

■ Maibaumfest until 04.05.


86668 Karlshuld

■ Donaumoosvolksfest

until 04.05.

Gemeinde + P.Winterholler

Bavaria Dance

92366 Hohenfels

■ Deutsch-Amerikanisches

Volksfest until 04.05.

Uebel & Sachs/Niederwerrn

97215 Uffenheim

■ Walpurgifest until 05.05.

Fa.Baumeister e.K/Uffenheim

CH Bellinzona

■ Luna Park until 18.05.


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Oktober. Tel.: 0171-5154715

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im November. Tel.: 0178-2024455

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Die Widerrufsfrist beginnt 3 Tage nach Datum des Poststempels meiner Bestellung. Zur Wahrung der Frist genügt das rechtzeitige Absenden.

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