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Facts – Observations – Short Portraits . . . . 4


Stuttgart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20


Bad Hersfeld . . . . . . . . . . . . 28


Bocholt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36


Showmen’s Transport Vehicles . . . . . . 42


Games and Snacks . . . . . . . . . . 44


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Ghost Train. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48


News from the Scene . . . . . . . . . 52


Mandel-Brennerei . . . . . . . . . . 54


Crazy Town . . . . . . . . . . . . 58


Reports about Specially Selected Events . . 60


European Star Award 2014 . . . . . . . 72


Coaster History from a Scientific Perspective 102


Parks & Social Media . . . . . . . . 110


Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . 114





Presented: The “Beach

Ball” game booth, Damian

Traber and Franziska Koch


Text & Photo: Michael Petersen

In a ceremonial act at

the city hall on fairground

Monday, showman

Hans Göbel was

honoured for his merits

to the largest fair on the

Rhine by the Düsseldorf

Mayor Conzen.

Text & Photos: Norman Vogt

At the Maimess in Mannheim,

Damian Traber and

Franziska K och fr om

Freiburg celebrated a

successful première with

their brand ne w electr o-

nic “Beac h Ball” ball

throwing attraction, b uilt

by the Dietz firm.

Due to its “beach” theme,

with the front area featuring motifs of the popular

beach sport, painted by Daniel Geibel, the

spacious wagon makes a highly appealing impression.

The lighting is a combination of LED

and neon lighting, so that the single letters of the

name sign can shine in different colours, and to

the right and the left of the attraction there are

two decorative palm trees. All in all, there are five

differently coloured games tables, each of them

with five holes that have to be scored by the

balls. Once a ball falls into a hole, the number of

points is shown on an electronic display in the

upper section and there is a sound effect. If a

ball hits the hole in the middle, the player has

free choice. However, there is a rotating disc in

front of each hole, so that there are only a couple

of seconds to hole a ball.

Before the new attraction was purchased,

Damian Traber performed in his parents’ stunt

show, and Franziska Koch worked in her father’s

travelling gastro operation after she had

successfully served her apprenticeship. This

year, “Beach Ball” has already been, and will still

be presented at, among other venues, Goslar,

Geldern, Passau, Kapfham, and Erbach. ■


Text & Photos:

Kai Morawetz

In an entertaining

speech, the Worms

showman expressed his

thanks for the long-term

cooperation with the city

authorities and the

Schützen. He gave an

outline of his career as a

showman and gave

special thanks to his

wife Christine and his


The newly purchased “Happy Cars” kiddie ride

from Petra Hadlok from Güterfelde went into operation

in Potsdam.

According to the of owner the attraction, mounted on a

wagon was ordered at the GeRe-Games Ltd and built in

Slovakia according to DIN EN 13814. For Petra Hadlok,

the most important considerations for the purchase were

the kiddie carousel’s compact dimensions and its low

total weight of 2,500 kg, due to which it can be quickly

relocated with a larger regular motor vehicle or a van.

Further decisive features were the short build-up time of

only 2 hours and the small diameter of 8 metres. The

mounts in the shape of various vehicles and animals

accommodate 20 passengers. Due to the LED-lighting,

the carousel has electrical requirements of only 5 kW.

Petra Hadlok tours “Happy Cars” throughout the east of

Germany. The tour schedule included the Hanse Sail in

Rostock and the Rudolstadt Vogelschießen. ■



Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

For 30 years, Thomas Blum from Kaiserslautern

has been touring the “Telstar” Twister.

The ride was built in 1972 by the French Reverchon

firm for Fritz Becker from Kaiserslautern and was

also under the ownership of Hans Becker, before it

came to Thomas Blum after some 12 years. Every

winter break, the ride’s visual appearance and

technology are overhauled. Last winter, for

example, the 12 gondolas, the visors and the arms

were newly painted. Moreover, the electronic components

were replaced and the construction was

partially rewired, and it will not be long before the

centrepiece will also be newly painted. As a result,

the immaculately maintained Twister, which is now

42 years old, is always presented in excellent condition.

The ride is built up, dismantled and

relocated by Thomas Blum and operated by his

daughter Nancy, who has been the manager for the

“Telstar” for some time. The ride is a regular guest

at events in the south west of Germany, first and

foremost in Rhineland-Palatinate, the Saarland and


The “Telstar”

Twister from the Thomas Blum

family. The ride is operated by

daughter Nancy


With the outbreak of the Fir st W orld W ar in

August one hundred y ears ago, the sho wman

industry also f ound itself in a dramatic

situation, as most of the Volksfest events were

either cancelled or at least subject to considerable

restrictions, as well as man y other

reasons imposed by the conflict.

Dr. Michael H. Faber, freelance editor of the

Kirmes & Park Revue of many years standing, is

currently investigating – for the first time in cultural

science – the situation of the showmen and Volksfest

events in the four war years. The Kirmes & Park

Revue will present the results of his efforts in an

extensive article. As there are hardly any photos

on this topic available in the archives, the Kirmes

& Park Revue would like to call upon the readers

for assistance. Urgently sought are privately

owned photos of exhibitions and fairgrounds, as

well as other documents concerning the showman

industry during the war years 1914 to 1918.

Photos and documents in jpg-format, with a minimum

resolution of 300 dpi can be sent to the editor

by email at ralf.schmitt@gemiverlag.de up until

late October 2014. Submissions can also be sent

to the editor by post. Original photos and documents

will be returned immediately after processing.

It goes without saying that the sources of the

photos and documents will also be published. All

the participants will receive a free copy of the

relevant Kirmes & Park Revue issue.




Michael Schottenloher’s

newly purchased attraction

“Donkey Kong”


With regar d to the

article about the revival

of the “Crazy Trip” Walkthrough


(Kirmes & P ark Re vue

No. 204, page 60), showman

Lutz Hofmann from

Rudolstadt inf ormed


“The Geisterhölle was

built exclusively according

to my own ideas and

by the mentioned craft

enterprises in 1988, and it

was the first two-storey

Walkthrough construction

in the GDR.”

Text & Photo: Helmut Bresler

At the Erlangen Bergkirchweih,

Michael Schottenloher celebrated

the première of his transportable

c limbing gar den “Donke y

Kong”, the onl y type of this

attraction in the whole of


On Family Day, he was hardly able

to cope with the crowd in front of

his attraction, due to the rush of

visitors. The first owner, Dutch

showman Klaas Verwijk from Amsterdam (see Kirmes

& Park Revue, August 2012), sold the construction to

the Belgian showman enterprise Michielsen-Boonen.

When Michael Schottenloher saw the attraction on

the Internet, he immediately contacted the owner.

Initially, the deal did not seem to work out as they

could not agree on the price. However, Michael

Schottenloher could not put aside the idea of an

experience course with a jungle decoration in the

style of the highly popular climbing gardens.

Eventually, a contract was entered into, and the construction

– so far transported on a trailer – was

changed in order to meet German statutory requirements

and recommendations, and specifically the

latest DIN standard 13814, as its owner informs us.

Along the 50-metre course, over hill and down dale,

visitors have to negotiate various obstacles such as

the balance beam and the chicken ladder, as well as

suspended and bouncing bridges. Every child is

secured by a solid safety chain, which is fastened

with the combined belt at the start and accompanies

every visitor on a guide rail through the adventure

course. As is to be expected in the jungle, various

animals are lurking along the course, amongst them

snakes, spiders, and crocodiles as life-size decoration

elements. The “Donkey Kong” has a front of 11

metres and is 9.5 metres deep with backflash. Its

name refers to a video game figure highly popular

with children. Further effects are currently being

prepared. Michael and Janet Schottenloher also

continue touring their historic fairy-tale carousel, as

well as the “Tool Time” hi-striker.


Andreas and Lena Schultze

and their kiddie track ride

“Dschungel Trip”

Text & Photos: Kai Morawetz

Andreas and Lena Schultze from Berlin purchased

the “Dschungel Trip” kiddie track ride from Manuel

Freiwald this spring.

The kiddie ride with a 3.50-metre high and 14-metre long

backflash spreading over the entire length of the ride was

built by the SBF firm in Italy in 1994. Due to its compact

dimensions the attraction requires only a small centre

trailer with twin axles. As loading the additional large paybox

is quite tedious, a new trailer – which is to be rebuilt

for transporting the second paybox during the winter –

has already been purchased. Before the Schultze family

started touring the attraction (the first venue was the

Baumblütenfest in Werder on Havel), it was partially overhauled.

The capped bulbs were replaced by LED-lights,

the running gear of the centre trailer was overhauled, and

a new crossbeam was mounted for the draw bar. Moreover,

large soft toys and a number of plants were

purchased as additional decoration elements. During

the winter break all vehicles are to be newly painted, and

a short waterfall is to be built into the attraction. The

kiddie track ride has a front length of 14 metres, is 7-

metre deep, and has electrical requirements of 10 kW. ■


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7 years, the Volksfest will once

again begin with the tapping of the

keg. Ever since 2007, the tapping

of the keg in the “Dinkelacker” tent

by the Lord Mayor had been postponed

to the evening hours, so

that the Volksfest opening could

be broadcast live by the SWR-TV,

although the rides on the fairground

had already been making

their rounds since 3 p.m. and beer

galore was already being served

at all beverage outlets as well as in

the Wasen tents. Indeed, in the last

few years, the breweries and

publicans had all laid claim to the

first keg tapped, and celebrated

their own pre-openings; this leading

to confusion and getting quite

out of hand. So now the Stuttgart

Lord Mayor Fritz Kuhn will tap the

very first keg on Friday, 26 th September

punctually at 3 p.m., and in

front of the other tents, heralds will

sound their bells for the official

beginning of beer consumption. At

the same time, a fireworks display

is to be held at the fruit column –

as could be read in the announcement.

One can only hope that the

organisers have taken into account

the fact that it will still be as

bright as day at this time of the


Shameful Scenes 2013

The Cannstatt Volksfes

in Stuttgart

Text: Ralf Schmitt

Photos: Norman Vogt, Ralf Schmitt,

in.Stuttgart/Thomas Niedermüller


Once a gain, as man y as 4 million visitor s are

expected to visit the largest Swabian fair, the

Canstatt Volksfest in Stuttgart. The 169 th Volksfest

on the Wasen-fairground – this year accompanied

by the “Landwirtschaftlichen Hauptfest” agricultural

fair according to an annual rotation – will

be opened on Frida y, 26 th September and celebrated

up until Sunday, 12 th October.

There will be an important change to the opening

ceremony on Friday. For the first time after a break of

Hopefully, the early opening will

also prevent last year’s shameful

scenes when drunken visitors

drowned Lord Mayor Fritz Kuhn’s

speech by whistling, shouting

loudly and sometimes insulting

him in the worst possible manner,

or at the very least prevent such

scenes from being broadcast live

to all the households in the SWR

broadcasting area. This time, the

regional SWR television station contented itself with a

report in the Landesschau programme on the evening

of the opening day. Andreas Kroll, chairman of the

organising in.Stuttgart firm commented, “I wanted to

have an opening, at the time the event is really

opened”, and regarding the missing live television

coverage he added, “There will be a two-hour SWR

programme on the Volksfest a week later instead. All

in all, this is a sensible solution.” On 22 nd August, the

Stuttgarter Nachrichten published a long article on the


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The “Äffle und Pferdle”

advertising the Volksfest in 1977


Opening hour s at the

Cannstatt V olksfest in


Monday to Thursday: midday

to 11 p.m., Friday: midday to

midnight, Saturday: 11 a.m.

to midnight, Sunday: 11 a.m.

to 11 p.m. Special opening

hours: Opening day (26 th

September) from 3 p.m. to

midnight, Thursday (2 nd October)

from midday to midnight,

Friday (3 rd October)

from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For

more information: www.cannstatter-volksfest.de

The site map 2014

(subject to change)

“Volksfest opening” topic, and the newspaper also

reviewed the SWR channel 3 live television coverages

from 2007 to 2013 in a humorous and scathing

commentary, “The regional television station broadcast

a 90-minute live coverage from inside the beer

tent – in a time slot well-known for generally succumbing

to music. For this reason the SWR television

station had announced that there would only be a live

coverage if there were “seven folk music top acts”.

The city authorities responded, “It is not only the hour

of folk music but also the Volksfest opening,” and

insisted on local acts, such as the “Zauberer Topas”

and the “Wirtschaftswunder” live band. In the following

years, mood music retaliated, with the SWR proving

true the ironic 'industry wisdom' “Three eyes see

better than two.” After all, once the SWR audience was

younger than the leading actors. Thus the audience

learnt that Heino was still alive, Tony Marshall was still

able to thrust his hands up melodramatically to the

sky, and the "Wildecker Herzbuben" duo had not yet

burst onto the scene. So much for the Stuttgarter

Nachrichten! One last thing on the topic of “SWR and

Cannstatt Volksfest”; recently an original sticker from

1977 has been found in the Kirmes & Park Revue

archive showing the “Äffle und Pferdle” (little monkey

and little horse) – the popular cartoon figures from the

Süddeutsche Rundfunk (now Südwestrundfunk, or

SWR) – advertising the “Canstatt Volksfest mit Landwirtschaftlichem

Hauptfest 1977”. And we already

have the keynote to the next festival theme: As is the

case every four years, the Canstatt Volksfest on the

Wasen fairground will be accompanied by the “Landwirtschaftliche

Hauptfest” once again this year from

27 th September to 5 th October, resulting in less space

for the showmen. At the LHW, “the largest farm in

Baden-Württemberg”, more than 600 exhibitors and

organisations inform visitors about the latest news

from agriculture, forestry, and dietetics.

Among the showman attractions presented at the

169 th Canstatt Volksfest, three constructions are


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Wasen impressions:

Dirndl, beer and crowded

beer tents

Local patriotism –

presented on the Volksfest

T-shirts and at the long

Volksfest procession

particularly heralded, namely the “Mega King Tower”

(Zinnecker) as the “tallest transportable Freefall

Tower”, the double-looping coaster “Teststrecke”

(Steiger Achterbahn firm), and the

“Skyliner” (Skyliner GmbH) as the

“tallest transportable observation

platform”. Among these three attractions,

only the Freefall Tower will be

presented at the Volksfest for the first

time – the construction has already

appeared at this year’s spring

festival in the Swabian metropolis,


Due to the agricultural exhibition

being held this year, there will be less

space available for the showmen. As

a result, a water ride will be missing

this time, and the “fun sector” will also

make a very modest impression. No

longer presented among the major

constructions in comparison to last

year will be, The “Berg & Tal” coaster,

“Spinning Racer”, “Psycho”,

“Freddy´s Company”, “Kristallpalast”,

Simulator, “Tower Event Center”, the second

Ferris Wheel, and – as previously mentioned – the

water ride.


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the balloon race (Sunday afternoon, 28 th September), when 15 hot-air

balloons and a number of gas balloons will rise up to the sky. Wednesdays

are the designated Family Days with price reductions and surprises

for the younger visitors to the Volksfest. For the finale of the Cannstatt

Volksfest on Sunday 12 th October, the sky above the Wasen-fairground will

be transformed into sea of lights and colours with the grand fireworks display

beginning at 9 p.m. The price for a litre of beer in the beer tents will

be between €8.90 and €9.40 this year – an increase of up to 30 cents. It

remains to be seen if there will be too few taxis for the Wasen visitors or

those going home once again this year. This was a big problem last year,

and the city authorities and the taxi office have already announced that

they will closely watch the situation. The organisers are expecting between

3.5 and 4 million visitors at the Volksfest, a figure comparable to

the 3.7 million people coming to the Cannstatt Volksfest last year. ■



Ralf Schmitt

Photo: Archiv Hohl/Pandel

As usual, the complete list of all the ride and funhouse attractions presented

at the 169 th Cannstatt Wasen will be available in the preview in the

rear section of the Kirmes & Park Revue issue.

Traditional Morning, Parade, Family Day and More

The most important events of the supporting programme: The “Traditionsmorgen”

(traditional morning) on the first Saturday (27 th September) will

be held together with the opening of the Landwirtschaftliches Hauptfest

this time. On the first Sunday (28 th September, from 11 a.m.) the long Volksfest

parade with about 3,500 participants proceeding from the Kursaal

through the historic alleys of Bad Cannstatt to the Wasen-fairground will

attract up to 250,000 visitors. The parade is organised by the Cannstatt

Volksfestverein, which was founded in 1994 to preserve the Cannstatt

Volksfest tradition and has about 560 members. Another highlight will be

He will be sadly missed

at the 169 th Cannstatt

Volksfest: the

chairman of the

Showman Association

Süd west, and

Stuttgart Chairman of

many years standing,

Joachim (Jogi) Hohl.

On 8 th April this year,

the Stuttgart showman

veteran lost his fight

against a serious illness,

and passed away at the age of only 58 years in his home

town. His last trip was in an ambulance from the university

hospital in Heidelberg to a hospital in Stuttgart, and his closest

friends (Martin Blume and “Wasendoktor” Rolf Kübler to name

but two) as well as his family made the impossible possible –

making Joachim Hohl’s last wish come true; namely, to see “his”

Wasen once again, where the spring festival was being built up

at that time. And when the ambulance eventually reached his

beloved and familiar fairground - Joachim Hohl was deeply

moved and filled with happiness once again. A few days later,

he succumbed to his illness and passed away. An enormous

crowd of people bade farewell to Joachim Hohl – who leaves

his wife Eveline, his daughter Carolin, his son-in-law David and

his grandson Pauli – at the funeral service in Stuttgart on 14 th

April. At the funeral service, the Stuttgart Volksfest organiser,

Marcus Christen, said, “He leaves a large void on the Wasen,

as he had fought, above all, for the most vulnerable among the

side stall operators”, and Karl Maier (“Göckelesmaier”), Hohl’s

deputy at the Showman Association Südwest added, “Jogi’s

commitment was overwhelming. He knew everyone and everything,

and was respected by the showmen and officials

throughout Germany.”




Text: Ralf Schmitt

Photos: Official programme magazine of

the city of Stuttgart,1959

Of course, the

landmark of the festival was the

cover picture of the 1959 official

programme of the city of

Stuttgart: the Fruchtsäule.

The published site map gave a

rather vague idea about which

attractions were presented on

the Wasen-fairground

It goes without saying that in 1959, issue No. 20 of the

official programme of the state capital Stuttgart,

which was also dubbed as the “newsletter for the

members of the Stuttgart tourist office”, was completely

given over to the Cannstatt Volksfest. It was the 114 th

Volksfest, which began on 26 th (Saturday) and not – as

printed on the cover picture by mistake – on 27 th

September, and closed on Wednesday, 7 th October.

The greeting read in part, “The spacious Cannstatt

Wasen will once again be the meeting point for those

who treasure spending a couple of hours among

happy people. May all our worries disappear like

autumn fog in the sun at the – hopefully – gloriously

sunny 114 th Cannstatt Volksfest. No matter how cosy

the atmosphere in the magnificent beer tents may be,

at some point in time everybody will want to have a look

at the new attractions that can be encountered at the

fair this year. An umbrella would only be a hindrance

when doing so.”

While the editorial text was lacking any further details,

and the site map (lovingly drawn, it must be said) also

provided only at best a rough overview of the type and

number of attractions – identifying, for example,

merely 3 roller coasters and 2 Ferris wheels – the

advertisements for a number of showmen's operations

actually provided much more information about the

rides and tracks offered at the 114 th Volksfest.


The owner of the “Calypso” (without the name

being given) for example advertised: “The big

hit; the Calypso novelty; appearing in Stuttgart

for the first time”! The effusive showman went

on to promise “only smiling faces due to the

beautiful and pleasant ride provided!” Hugo

Haase from Hannover heralded “the vast roller

coaster offering speedy rides” as well as the

“Zeppelin-Wolkenflug”, George Malfertheiner

preferred “the unique jungle and tropical show”,

and Rudolf Feldl presented the “Original

Münchner Teufelsrad”.

The Löffelhardt firm announced two attractions,

“Löffelhardt brings America’s ride hit No. 1 Hula-

Hoop – a wonderful new ride for the Volksfest!

Moreover, the Mars-Express proclaimed multilevel

horror; laughter in the dark”, and the “Roxi-

Betriebe” (R. and J. Kinzler) advertised the

“Cortina-Bob”, “Etagen-8-Schleife” and “Die

Tombola”. Also mentioned were the large and

small beer tents, their publicans presenting at

the Volksfest 1959 the Dinkelacker Beer Tent

(Paul Greiner), the Stuttgarter Hofbräu Beer Tent

(Göckelesmaier), the Schwabenbräu Beer Tent

(Willi Grob), the Wulle Beer Tent (Willi Schropp), the

Plochinger Waldhornbrauerei Beer Tent (Erich

Geissler), and the Walter Weitmann's Max Weigel

brass band, that lured the visitors to the “Stimmungsvollen

Alpenglühen” spectacle in the Schwanenbräu

Nagold Beer Tent. The most important events of the

not yet very substantial supporting programme at the

114 th Cannstatt Volksfest: The opening ceremony at the

fruit column with a speech given by Lord Mayor Dr.

Arnulf Klett accompanied by music performances of

“Im schönen Schwabenland”, “Drobe uff d’r rauhe Alb”

and “Uff de schwäb’sche Eisebahne”. Moreover, a

procession was held on the first Volksfest Sunday, and

a fireworks display on the first Wednesday as well as

the second Tuesday of the Volksfest. In addition, there

were tips on what was on offer in Stuttgart by way of

nigh time entertainment, such as the “Maxim” Cabaret-

Dance-Bar presenting a “Pariser Wäscheschau”, or

Paris Lingerie Show, with the 15 Maxim catwalk

models and “Daily Dance from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.” ■



979. Bremer Freimarkt

17. Oktober – 2. November 2014

täglich von 12 – 23 Uhr, freitags und samstags bis 24 Uhr,

am Eröffnungstag ab 16 Uhr

montags bis samstags ab 20 Uhr – Bremer Freimarkt – Halle 7

17. Oktober, 16 Uhr – Eröffnung des kleinen Freimarkts auf dem Marktplatz

17. Oktober, 18 Uhr – Eröffnung auf der Bürgerweide – Bayernfesthalle

17. Oktober, 21.45 Uhr – Großes Höhenfeuerwerk

25. Oktober, 10.30 Uhr – Freimarktsumzug



The 979 th Bremen Freimarkt will be celebrated

from 17 th October to 2 nd November on the Bürgerweide-fairground

this y ear. In ad dition, the

nostalgic “small” Freimarkt will entice the public

to the market in the city centre.

Even though the Osterwiese in spring alleviates the

wait until the Freimarkt, the Bremen residents and

visitors from near and far nonetheless eagerly

anticipate the autumn Volksfest. Fairground director

for the second time since the end of the Freimarkt

2012, Raimund Klug, and the most important

contact person for both the media and showmen

regarding the Freimarkt, the Osterwiese and the

Christmas market ever since, has been in charge of

the selection and placement of the attractions. Of

course, he also has to take some criticism, such as

the complaints from showmen and their spokesmen

about the late issuing of approvals and rejections

prior to this year’s Freimarkt. Apparently, the showmen

received them only in late August, so the showmen

had no way of reliably planning their tour

schedules. Even Wolfgang Ahrens, the new

manager of the Bremen Showman Association and

former Bremen fairground director, considers this to

be far too late, and would also like the showman

associations to have a stronger say in the placement

of approved attractions. Taking a first look at the site

map of the 979 th Freimarkt one will find hardly any

novelties among the ride and funhouse attractions,

and a second, closer look reveals that a number of

familiar attractions will be missing. Let’s start with the

novelties that are to welcome the guests, which will

include the “City Skyliner” viewing tower – the first

large attraction built up directly at the main

entrance to the Bürgerweide-fairground (on last

year’s “Transformer” site). By the way, in the late

1990s – as some of our readers may still recall – the

slightly taller viewing tower “Top of the World” from

the Finnendahl firm was built up almost on this very


New: “City Skyliner” and “Down Town”

Another novelty among the funhouse constructions

on the Bürgerweide-fairground will be the “Down

Town” labyrinth from Lutz Hofmann, which has been

allocated one of the Walkthrough construction topend

sites in the final third of the course circuit.

Further along the course visitors will encounter yet

another novelty; the “Atlantis Rafting” water ride

from Jens Vorlop making its Freimarkt debut on last

year’s site for the “Bayern Rutsch’n”, and the very

site held in the past by the “Wild ‘n Wet” from

Löwenthal, which went into operation in 2005 and

has no longer been on tour since 2011, but rather

Last year’s Bremen

Freimarkt from the Ferris Wheel

perspective. Back then nobody

knew that it would be the last

appearance of the “Frisbee” in

its home town

Text: Ralf Schmitt

Photos: Ralf Schmitt, Heiko Schimanzik



The site map of the 979 th

Bremen Freimarkt

(subject to change)

has found a new home in the Allgäu-Skyline Park in

Bad Wörishofen. The other novelties at the Freimarkt

2014 may be considered to be “type of attraction

known, but version/owner presented for the first

time”, such as the “Looping the Loop” (Marquis instead

of Olnhausen), “Psycho” (Bergmann), “Musik

Express” (Baier, instead of Krause last year and

“Troika” the years before), as well as the Mondial

turbine “Gladiator” (Kriek) instead of “Flasher”


Returning to the Freimarkt after shorter or longer

breaks will be the “Tower Event Center” (Blume),

Parkour (Aigner), “Daemonium” (Blume), “Commander”

(Hanstein), “Alex Airport” (Goetzke),

“Toboggan” (Fischer), “Flash” (Weber), “Black

Hole” (Schierenbeck), “Alpina-Bahn” (Bruch) and

the “Hexentanz” (Markmann). They will be joined by

attractions also presented last year; namely, “Breakdance”

(Dreher), “Happy Traveller” (Gack & Co.),

“Happy Sailor” (Howey), “Wellenflug” (Hanstein),

“Top Spin” (Ludewigt), “Euro-Rutsche” (Kuschenbauer-Roden),

“Rotor” (Pluschies), Riesenrad

(Steiger), and – despite rumours to the contrary –

the large water ride from Löwenthal. The “Frisbee”,

a cult ride of many years, will no longer be presented.

After its appearance at the Hamburg Sommer-

Dom, it was sold to Dubai and therefore cannot

celebrate its 20 th birthday in Bremen. In other words,

the Bürgerweide-fairground will provide many changes

and a comeback for many familiar attractions –

but the bottom line is that, apart from the viewing

tower and the labyrinth, there will not be anything

extraordinary or truly new. True, there have not

actually been too many genuine novelties this

season, but why will none of the new tall Freefall

Towers be presented on the Bürgerweidefairground?

Moreover, wouldn’t it have been

possible to present the large show attraction (from

a showman not exactly unknown in Bremen) that has

only just celebrated its world première at the Munich

Oktoberfest as a still “brand new” novelty also to the

public at the Freimarkt – thereby honouring the

showman’s willingness to invest?

Noticeable also is that a ride from “Polyp” type –

truly a “must” at the Freimarkt due to its great

popularity – will be missing. Even more noticeable

is the fact that after very many years, the attraction

contingent in Bremen will not include a “Wilde Maus”

type coaster – also enjoying outstanding popularity

with the public – either. Neither the “Wilde Maus

XXL” from the Eberhard firm, a prominent novelty

very well received and frequented in Bremen last

year, nor the standard-size “Wilde Maus” from the

Kinzler firm, a regular participant of many years, will

be presented.

With the “Höllenblitz” yet another large track ride,

also ranking among the regular participants at the

Freimarkt up until recently, will be missing for the

second successive time. Not even small coasters,

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The Freimarkt hit 2013, the

“Wilde Maus XXL”, will not be

presented this year – and no

other standard Wilde Maus either!

popular at many events and available in multiple

versions – are not very popular with the organisers

in Bremen. As far as the placing of the large

attractions at this year’s Freimarkt is concerned, the

only issues presenting a possible problem are the

two major rides, the “City Skyliner” and the “Tower

Event Centre” being built up rather close to each

other, and the viewing tower with rotating gondola

at the main entrance being directly followed by the

viewing tower with Walkthrough construction set up

as second-largest attraction in the circuit course.

The fairground map shows where to find the

attractions; for example, the fact that “Cafe Grell”

which has moved to a different site after quite a long

time, while the gastronomic operation “Schau’s Grill”

(Uhse) with seating possibilities is built up on its

traditional site. The Freimarkt used to be one of the

first large German Volksfest events to be presented

on the internet. As far as graphics, contents and updates

are concerned, the now ageing Freimarkt

website urgently requires “renovation”.

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Text: Ralf Schmitt

Photos: Ralf Schmitt, BTAG-Grafik

The site map of the

Bremen Freimarkt 1994 and

several Freimarkt novelties

from that year: “Krinoline”,

“Old Flying Machine”, “Wilde

Maus” as double-Mouse,

“Grüne Hölle” and the

“Speedy” built by Huss

The list of attractions at the Freimarkt 1994 gave

the following information: Ferris Wheel (Steiger),

4-loop“Thriller” (Bruch), Wilde Maus (Kinzler,

double-Mouse from Maurer), Alpen Express

(Nülken), Magic Mountain (Renoldi), Wildwasser 3

(Löwenthal), Evolution (Eberhard), Frisbee

(Robrahn), Old Flying Machine (Schäfer), Top Spin

(Ludewigt), Alte Liebe (Schneider), Take Off (Rüth &

Rasch), Commander (Hanstein), Can Can (Schneider),

Krinoline (Roie), Breakdance (Dreher), Happy

Traveller (Gack & Co.), Tornado (Fehrensen), Magic

(Robrahn), Krake (Uhse), Wellenflug (Hanstein),

Happy Sailor (Howey), Super Musik Express

(Ahrend), Grüne Hölle (Blume), Rotor (Pluschies),

Super Mario World (Markmann), Magischer Tempel

(Kinzler), Das Omen (Hempen), and the dodgem

tracks from Robrahn, Robrahn/Van der Veen, and

Vespermann-Hartkopf. Peculiarities, curiosities, and

strange stories from the Freimarkt 1994: Due to a

technical fault, the “Can Can” from the Schneider

firm – presented in Bremen in the “tuned-up” version

for the first time – had to be dismantled during the

event. The “Speedy” from Ludewigt was built up on

its site on short notice. Even though the largest transportable

water ride from Joachim Löwenthal had

already had gone into operation two years before –

it made its debut at the local Freimarkt only in 1994,

when a second base for the huge construction was

available, due to which the attraction could be

relocated from Stuttgart to Bremen in good time.

Records also show the fares for a number of rides.

The price at the “Can Can” and the “Old Flying

Machine” was DM 5,00 per person, DM 3,50 (adults)

and DM 2,50 (children) at the “Krinoline”. For the

world novelty “Frisbee”, the price was DM 6,00

(adults) and DM 4,00 (children). The relatively new

Freimarkt fair passes provided 8 rides for adults for

DM 26,00 or 12 rides for children for DM 20,.00.

Twenty years later, as many as 8 larger ride

attractions, already presented in 1994, can still be

encountered at the Freimarkt, namely the Top Spin,

Happy Traveller, Breakdance, Commander, Ferris

Wheel, Wellenflug, Rotor, and the large water ride. ■



On Monday, October 13 th , Hersfeld

residents, or “Herschfeller”,

as rendered in the local dialect,

will once again celebrate their 8-

day Lullusf est, the oldest

Heimatfest in Germany. The

nationally reno wned fair is a

showcase event for the city, just

as a f ootball team fr om the

German premier lea gue w ould

be for other locations.

Text & Photos:

Helmut Bresler

Accompanied by the impressive battle

cry “Enner, zwoon, dräi – Bruder Lolls“, or

“One, two, three – Brother Lolls”, the

Lullus bonfire will be lit precisely on the

stroke of 12 on “Lolls-Monday”. The ceremonial

lighting of a woodpile on the

market square dates back to a medieval

custom. The “Fierche” was the symbol of

the “Lullusfreiheit”, or the exemption from

municipal duties and taxes during the

festival. Moreover, the Lullus bonfire is

also of practical use. In low temperatures,

a stroll across the fairground is more than

conducive to a good warming up.

According to an ancient custom, the

children throw chestnuts into the fire and

enjoy their bursting in the embers. The

fairground will be built up on the market

square, and every square centimetre will

be put to use. Each year, the organisers

under the management of Wilfried Roßbach

take up the huge challenge of

organising “the best Lollsfest ever”,

where visitors will encounter the most

Bad Hersfeld

spectacular novelties from the showman

industry chosen from 400 applicants.

In addition to speedy hightech

constructions, the event

concept also focuses on familyfriendly

attractions, offering an all inclusive experience

appealing to every generation – from grandchildren to

grandparents. According to a rotation scheme, the

“Bellevue” Ferris Wheel from Bruch is the main

attraction at the Lollsfest every second year. The

Ferris Wheel, which was already approved for its first

appearance at the event during manufacture, and has

been on tour for 20 years now, will be presented at the

event for the 11 th time this year.

Ample Cornucopia of Attractions on

Limited Space

Several Lolls novelties 2014 come from the show and

fun sector. Making its debut will be the “Traumgenerator”

from Häsler & Lemoine, with crazy film and

picture sequences on its exterior getting the visitors

attuned to the not in the least usual journey inside the

“machine”. Another Lolls première will be celebrated

by the “Big Bamboo” (Hempen) built by the Dietz from

the neighbouring city of Schwalmstadt in 2011,

bringing back memories of summer, sun and the

beach in autumn. Also presented once again will be

the “Mäuse-Spektakel” from Henschel/Landwermann,


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First-time appearance:

Hempen’s “Big Bamboo”

The focus of interest:

the Lullus bonfire

as well as the already well-known “Flip Fly” over-thetop

swing from Thomas Clauß, and the “Phoenix”

looping ride from Gusowski. The big Lolls novelty

among the rides will be the “Kick Down” from Maik

Landwermann, contracted once again after a long

absence, as will be the “Nessy”, Europe’s largest

touring swing (Markmann), as well as the “Petersburger

Schlittenfahrt” from Burgdorf, and younger

Lullusfest visitors will be able to enjoy the “Montgolfière”

from Zarnikau. Moreover, the “Traumland-

Reise” from Barth, the “Fantasia” from Bodem, the

“Traumwelt” from Berger, and the “Piratentrip” under

the management of Hardt will also lure the public. The

nostalgic sector will be represented by the Ernst firm

with the well-looked-after Gallopers providing a

romantic atmosphere at the fairground. A proper fairground

includes not only attractive rides and funhouses,

but also good gastronomic operations and

snack booths. The ample selection in Bad Hersfeld

offers something for everybody’s taste, be it sweet or

spicy, and covers the gamut from vegetarian

specialities, shish kebab, bratwurst, salmon flambé

and Langos, to sweet chestnuts, almonds and

delicious fish rolls, brezn and crêpes. Cosy beer tents

will round off the product choice.

Ample Supporting Programme

All in all, 51 showmen have received one of the

coveted contracts for the traditional city festival. With

19 enterprises making their debut and 53 percent of

the approved showmen having been replaced vis-à-vis

last year, the fairground will once again provide a completely

new overall image. The highlights at the city

festival will be the Lollsball in the civic centre (11 th

October), the church service at Distel’s dodgem track

(12 th Oct.), the lighting of the Lullus bonfire and the

procession on Lolls Monday (13 th Oct.) dedicated to the

motto “Lolls – jeder feiert mit.” (Lolls – everybody celebrates

together) Further highlights will be the Lullus

bric-a-brac market with 130 sales stalls on Wednesday

(15 th Oct.) and the open shopping Lolls-Sunday (19 th

Oct.), when the local retailers with their full product

range will also open from midday to 6 p.m. On Lolls

Sunday at 8 p.m. a fireworks display accompanied by

music will once again be held on the tower of the nearby

Stadtkirche church by the pyrotechnic specialist

Woesch from Würzburg. The final day (20 th Oct.) will

once again be a family day with reduced prices. Last

year, the burning of the Lolls devil, symbolising the

burning of all the previous year’s sins, was revived. The

Lolls devil, having already been presented at the procession

on Lolls Monday, will once again make an

appearance in a repeat event at the Feuergrube on 15 th

October at 11:30 p.m. due to the good attendance.

The Origin

The Lullusfest is held in honour of the city’s founder, the

Mainz Archbishop Lull (710 to 786), a pupil of holy

Bonifatius, known as the Germans’ apostle, who

founded the future imperial abbey Hersfeld in 769. The

church festival was created to mark the canonisation of

Archbishop Lull in 852 attended by pilgrims travelling to

the shrine in the newly built abbey. The pilgrimages

resulted in an important market with merchants, jugglers

and cheerfully celebrating participants. While the pilgrimages

became less important, the Lullusfest

developed into a Volksfest event. Nowadays, the Lullusfest

is deeply embedded in the hearts of people throughout

the entire region. In October the “Lolls”, as the locals

call their market, will take place, and a visit to the event

is simply a must: No excuses accepted; the entire region

has a soft spot for the Hersfeld event! The festival opening

has a special, noteworthy feature: it is the only Volksfest

event in Germany that begins on a Monday. With the

Lollsfest a new calendar, the “Lolls Year”, begins for the

“Herschfeller”, who divide the year into “before the Lolls”

and “after Lolls”. The Lollsfest differs from other Volksfest

events due in particular to its tradition, the affinity between

the residents and their event, and the showman



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Wilfried Roßbac h is called “Mr .

Lolls” in Bad Hersfeld. He is the

indispensable organiser, now

working together in a team with

Julia Sc holz and Helg e Assi.

Since 1980, he has been

responsible for the event, and

thus he celebrates a rare anniversary;

he is no w the fairground

director for the 35 th time.

Mr. Roßbach, which operations were presented

in your first year, 1980?

The Lullusfest was smaller in those days. There

were 36 operations – as opposed to 51 operators

these days. I recall very well the Filmrakete from Kalbfleisch

– a season novelty back then - the Ferris Wheel

from Willenborg, the Animal Show from Sindermann

and the Twister from Nier.

How ha ve re venues fr om fair ground f ees

developed ever since?

Naturally, they have increased over the years.

From Euro 25,000 in 1980 to some Euro 160,000 today.

The Lullusfest 1989 was held shortly before the

German reunification and the opening of the

border between W est and East German y. What

happened in 1990?

We were hardly able to cope with the new mass

of visitors. All of a sudden, Bad Hersfeld was no longer

located in the border zone area – but in the middle of

Germany! Visitors came from, among other towns,

Erfurt, Gotha and Eisenach, and of course we extended

our advertising campaign. It was a big boost to the

Lullusfest, no question about it.

Bad Hersfeld has about 30,000 residents. How

many visitors do you record at the Lullusfest?

attraction and we are proud of it. At the same time, it

is an incentive and obligation to keep the Lullusfest

attractive and alive into the future.

How many applications do you receive?

Currently there have been 432 applicants. There

were years with some 800 inquiries - of every conceivable

quality, it must be said. The introduction of an

application fee some years ago separated the wheat

from the chaff.

Which festivals do you go and see?

This changes annually. A “must” for me is the Allerheiligenkirmes

in Soest every year. Schweinfurt and

Würzburg are also on my tour list. On average, there

are about ten events that I get my inspiration from.

Many times that number; all in all we have about

half a million visitors. This proves the event's power of

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shortly before the lighting of the Lolls bonfire?


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Mayor Thomas Fehling himself. Of course, he is

provided with the current facts. The speech must be

finished precisely at the stroke of 12. Then the

dialogue with the “fire-master” begins. Finally, the

mayor takes over the torch from him and throws it into

the prepared woodpile.

How impor tant is the dialogue between the

“fire-master” and the mayor?

for the dozens of participants. This means that of

course there are discussions about the attractions as

well as participants. More precisely, there were 88

showmen on the short-list for the 51 contracts available

this year. The decisions are made by this


In February, eight months bef ore the Lullusfest,

you introduce the novelties to the public. Why

that early?

It is a traditional custom, handed down from

earlier times, and is simply indispensable. Now everybody

knows – the Lullusfest is about to begin. Then the

music starts playing and the rides open up.

This y ear, it is the turn of the Ferris Wheel

again, a classic ride at the Lullusfest?

Yes, without a doubt. The Bellevue Wheel from the

Bruch firm is popular with all age groups. At the same

time, the arrival of the 20 containers and the build-up

with a 160-ton crane is always a logistical feat – but the

response is impressive.

The nostalgic trend is s weeping the fairgrounds.

Is this also a topic in Bad Hersfeld?

No, it is not a new topic for us. We always present

one nostalgic attraction, for example “Hex‘n Wippn”

from Michael Zehle last year, or currently the Gallopers

from Dieter Ernst. I would like to have a big organ.

How are decisions made in the Lullusf est

commission? Do y ou still discuss the issue of


There is a session paper with the layout concept

Because people are curious and “their appetite

is to be whetted” - and of course, to afford the showmen

planning reliability. Further decisive factors at this

point in time are the events taking place at the same

time – such as the Lukasmarkt in Mayen or the fair in


What is dear to your heart this year?

Among other things, the campaign against

broken glass. We want to tackle this problem head-on,

intensify searches and appeal to the visitors’ common

sense. The last resort would be a ban on glass on the

entire fairground.

How can you explain the success of the Lullusfest?

In addition to an appealing fairground with an

interesting offering for all ages and visitor groups, I

think the citizens’ affinity with their event is particularly

important. This is what my work depends on. I am

proud that we succeeded in embedding the Lullusfest

deep in the hearts of the people, and that the event

enjoys unflagging popularity every year. We bring

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Stadtmarketing in Bocholt is in charge of numerous

and varied events. Apart from the local population,

many visitors from the neighbouring Netherlands

also participate in the ample choice of events in the


Particularly enjoyable is a visit between 17 th and 20 th

October, when Bocholt is truly buzzing once again with

activities for the four-day Bocholt fair. Every year, this

event not only enthrals hundreds of thousands of visitors

from near and far, but even the participating showmen,

as it is one of the events with the highest turnover in

Germany. The fair is spreading from the Berliner Platz,

Schanze, Rathausplatz, Gasthausplatz and Meckenemstraße.

A couple of novelties carefully chosen – this year

three attractions will celebrate their Bocholt première –

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always easy, as the new security concept and lack of

space sets limits to the layout, but the safety of visitors

always comes first. Last year, there was no Ferris Wheel;

instead the “City Sky Liner” smoothly whisked the visitors

high up into the sky, providing them with a magnificent

view. This year however, a Ferris Wheel will be presented

again. The “Europa Rad” from the Kipp family will

certainly be an eye catcher. The second towering

attraction will be accommodated on the Berliner Platz.

After a long absence, the “Power Tower 2” (Schneider)

will make an appearance. With its varied ride programme

it will provide superb ride fun with many thrill effects. The

“Schloss Dracula” ghost ride (Schütze) will move to the

outer row, and with the “Octopussy” (Markmann),

“Breakdance” (Bruch) and “Shake” (Schäfer) the three

open round ride classics will be presented once again.

Also providing rides for the whole family will be the chain

ride from Fuhrmann and Heitmann’s “Disco Jet”. Moreover,

the two dodgem tracks from Schmidt and

Schneider will be built up on the Berliner Platz. Salto

Mortale” from Gusowski-Langenberg will offer visitors

“over-the-top” enjoyment, and in Bruch’s “Spinning

Racer” coaster fans will get their money's worth. On the

access road to the Bayernfesthalle beer tent, visitors will

this year encounter the “Looping the Loop” (von Olnhausen).

The family will also present the second

debutante for Bocholt, the “Villa Wahnsinn”, which will be

placed on Meckenemstraße (along with the “Jump

Street” Miami from Klaasen). Further along in the

direction of the city centre, the “U 3000” (Ahrend) will be

built up on the Schanze-fairground as the third novelty.

The top-end site will be occupied by the “XXL” swing

(Kipp-Denies), followed by the “Venezianische Pferdekarussell”

(Langenberg), and the “Circus Circus”

(Bruch-Gründler) will await the visitors in front of the city

hall. The Twister from Berghaus, often called a “Bocholt

fixture” will be located on the Gasthausplatz, slightly off

the circuit course, and Schäfer’s “Turbo Force” will make

its rounds in front of the grammar school. This appealing

cornucopia of attractions will offer something for everybody's

taste. The large Bayernfesthalle beer tent will

offer an impressive programme throughout the event,

such as the traditional opening of the fair on Friday at 9

p.m., and the seniors already partying inside the tent in

the afternoon. Moreover, a “Bavarian Evening” on Thursday

– when the fair is still closed – will get the public

attuned to the event. On Saturday, with the guests from

the Netherlands celebrating the fair in their very special

way, orange will be the predominating colour inside the

beer tent. On Sunday, the ample music programme with

Olaf Henning, Luna, and other popular pop stars will lure

the public into the Bayernfesthalle. Monday will be completely

devoted to the local music groups, closing the fair

with a terrace party. Further highlights will be the happy

hour on Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the fireworks

display at 8.30 p.m.

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The new “Happy Clowns”

games booth from Vermolen

Frederico Vermolen

“Happy Clowns” was

chosen as the “best game” at

the Tilburg Fair. Jan (l.) and his

son Frederico presenting the


Text: Ton Koppei

Photos: Ton Koppei, Patrick Vanstipelen

Jan Vermolen comes fr om one of the oldest

Dutch showman families, and his profession is

dear to his hear t. V ermolen, who has been

successfully operating se veral gastr onomic

operations for some years now, has had plans

for a second career within the famil y so to

speak, for some time; namely a games booth,

operated the wa y true sho wmen do, with

announcements over the micr ophones, show

and close contact with the public.

In 2012, Vermolen happened to see a photo of an

old game focussed on beautifully designed and

colourfully decorated clown figures as the main

focus. Even though he immediately began to

search, it soon became apparent that there were

hardly any games of this type left, and that production

had already stopped

many years ago. From the

1930s, the game was known as

“Laughin' Clown Game” and

quite common mainly in the USA

and in England up to the 1960s.

As previously mentioned, Jan

Vermolen had searched in vain

for a manufacturer for a long

time, so that when he finally hit

lucky and got into contact with a

company, who were able in

January 2013 to rebuild a new

game from polyester according

to a still existing original, he

commissioned 14 examples with little ado. At the

same time, he set out to arrange for an appropriate

arcade wagon and venues for the coming season.

As many Dutch fairground directors were enthralled,

Vermolen succeeded in presenting his

novelty game at almost all the prestigious events

this season. It is a completely mechanical game,

with a small ball disappearing in the mouth of the

moving clown and showing up again on one of the

9 numbered tracks. The player gets 5 balls and at

the end of the game the numbers are added up.

The higher the number of points, the larger the

prize one can choose. While Jan Vermolen will

continue to concentrate on his gastronomic

operations, his son Frederico will be in charge of

the “Happy Clowns”. With his passionate and

entertaining moderating, he even succeeded in

winning the award for the “best game” at the

Tilburg fair 2014.



The ghost ride from


Ever since 1996, Anka Grölle and

Daniel Hahnemann from Uftrungen

in the southern Harz Uplands

have been touring a ghost

ride that the y took o ver fr om

Horst Thieme fr om Naumb urg.

The more than 60-y ear-old construction

was rebuilt as a modern

ghost ride with centre trailer

b y the ride man ufacturer H.

Strempel in W eilburg/OT W aldhausen,

Hesse in 1998/99. Even

though the ghost ride was repeatedly

rebuilt and modernised

after that, its simple and successful

basic structure has been

preserved to this da y. Kirmes &

Park Revue has documented the

most important build up phases.

Text & Photos: Rolf Orschel

Ghost Ride

Once the two transport vehicles (one

articulated lorry and one centre-station

trailer) have been relocated to the new fairground,

the articulated lorry is uncoupled on the

left side next to the measured site, while the

centre trailer is manoeuvred to the very centre

of the front, hydraulically elevated, and the axles

extended. After being lowered and balanced,

the support sections of the station are carefully

propped up with solid, square-sectioned timber

and wooden panels to provide a stable foundation.

This done, the base segments are laid out

behind the station. (1)

Once the centre trailer has been unfolded,

the balcony is folded upwards and locked

into position. Next, the annexes on the

right and on the left side can be pulled out

and mounted. This done, the platform is

installed, balanced and propped up in front of

the station and the paybox is manoeuvred into

its position. (2 and 3)

Once the assembly of the station has been completed,

the base segments for the hall are laid

out at right-angles and connected, set horizontally

with the aid of a spirit level and propped up

with pyramids and wood at regular distances.


Next the floor segments are manually laid out in

6 rows. (5)





This done, the front is put up, for which the front

sections are unfolded and lifted with the aid of

two booms and cable winches mounted to the

balcony. Having erected the front, the supports

are installed on the rear side and the running

boards are mounted. (6 and 7)

Once the rafters have been mounted over the

side sections of the front, the heavy entrance

and exit gates are fitted and the figures are





Technical Data:

■ Front: 21.5 m

■ Depth: 16 m

■ Height: 8 m

■ Power: 35 kW

■ 2 transport vehicles





mounted to the balcony. (8 and 9)

Next, the hall scaffolding is built up. First, the

posts and roof connectors are laid out on the

floor, before the posts can be elevated one after

the other, and the roof connectors are fitted. Next

the braces are mounted between the posts and

the floor segments and secured by bolts. (10)

After the build-up of the scaffolding, the side

platforms of the hall are mounted, after which the

earth cable for the power supply of the gondola

engines is bolted into position, before the some

150-metre track is laid out and the individual

track segments are bolted together and also





The tracks were

screwed together and then

to the floor segments


bolted to the floor segments. (11, 12

and 13)

Once the track has been laid out, the

paintings of the blind front are

mounted to the right and the left side

of the station. Next, the tarpaulins are

pulled up, tied together and laid out on

the roof frame. (14 and 15)



This done, the interior of the ghost ride

is decorated, the figures are deployed,

and the opaque curtains are mounted.

After cabling, several test runs,

cleaning, the mounting of the loudspeakers,

and after completion of all

the maintenance work, the attraction is

ready for some creepy fun. ■






Text & Photos:

Kai Morawetz

The new beverage

outlet from the Hamburg firm,

the “Schnaps Drossel”

The Hamber ger famil y fr om

Rostock have been specialising

in tra velling gastr onomy f or

some decades now; their snack

and be verage operations

“Schlemmer Kate”, “Piraten

Grill”, “Sc hlemmer Stube” and

“Old Mill” ranking among popular guests at many

events. With the “Sc hnaps Dr ossel”, a ne w

beverage outlet has been ad ded to the copious

selection of attractions.

Punctually completed and delivered according to

schedule by the Dietz firm, it was possible to open the

“Schnaps Drossel” at the Peenefest in Demmin. The

axles of the compact construction can be hydraulically

lowered, and the name sign and the roof framework

are folded down for relocation. The attraction was

equipped with modern, power-saving appliances. In

addition to refrigerators, an ice crusher and dish

washer, a refrigerated display the same length as the

counter was incorporated. Apart from several types of

beers, the ample beverage choice also includes

various types of high-quality wine and champagne. Of

course, non-alcoholic beverages, cocktails and long

drinks are served as well. The beer kegs are stored in

a cooler next to the counter and can also be used as

a standing counter; the kegs are however connected

with the peripheral beer taps via hoses. The “Schnaps

Drossel” has ground measurements of 7 x 5 metres

and electrical requirements of about 5 kW. The

Hamburg family present their attractions mainly in

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-

Anhalt, Thuringia, Brandenburg and Berlin. Moreover,

they have made guest appearances also at a number

of events in Hamburg for many years.


Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

Daniel Beisel and his

new snack booth

Daniel Beisel fr om Bad Dürkheim,

Palatinate, presented her

brand new “Dannys Grillhütte”

snack booth for the first time at

the city festival in Mannheim in


The modern 2-axle sales trailer,

built by Spezialfahrzeugbau Pfaff

in Buchheim, near Leipzig, has a

rustic-styled design. The chassis

is hydraulically lowered and the

canopy is also hydraulically folded. The Grillhütte

has been equipped with a telescopic counter,

sliding side windows and electric aluminium blinds.

The roof and the dormer are covered with genuine

wood clapboard. At the rear side, there is an extendible

bay with a built-in oven for the rolls. The highquality

steel frills were built by the KSF firm. The

name sign on the roof was built as a flaming LED

sign by the Reckmann firm in Oberhausen. The

lighting system consists of ball-shaped LED lamps

enhancing the rustic-style appearance of the

attraction. In the sales area there is a flat screen display,

on which commercials for the upcoming

events can be shown. The menu mainly provides

Pfälzer Bratwurst, Saumagen (a pig’s stomach

stuffed with meat and vegetables), Winzersteak

(vintners' steak), fried chips, game specialities and

chilli sausages, as well as a pan-fried dish for

vegetarians. The construction has ground measurements

of 6 x 3.5 metres and is 5 metres high. It takes

about 30 minutes for build-up; when fully-assembled

the draw bar can be folded to the side. “Dannys

Grillhütte” was presented at, among other events,

the Hessentag (Hessen Day) in Bensheim, various

wine and street festivals in the Bad Dürkheim region,

and at the fair in Bad Kreuznach. In addition to the

Grillhütte, Daniel Beisel also tours a kiddie railway

attraction and a crêpe wagon.




The new “Mandel-

Brennerei” from Martina


A look inside the attraction.

The family (f. l. t. r.): Brother

Timo Meyer, little Manuel

Janßen, the owner Martina

Janßen, Jette Janßen, and father

Martin Meyer. On the right in this

photo, inside the attraction:

a portrait photo of the

unforgettable Manuel Janßen (†)

Text & Photos: Nils Benthien

Martina Janßen from Bersenbrück presented her

brand ne w sales wa gon “Mandel-Brennerei” at

the Stoppelmarkt in V echta. Her father , Mar tin

Meyer, is a roasted almond veteran, and is wellknown

throughout the region.

Tragically, Martina Janßen’s husband, Manuel

Janßen, died in a traffic accident this May before the

completion of the “Mandel-Brennerei”. The Dietz firm

realised many of the ideas and wishes

of his in the manufacture of the

wagon, which was designed by the

afaw firm after his tragic death. LED

lights were installed for lighting the

attraction, boasting ground measurements

of 9 x 4 metres (including

pulled-out bay). On offer are fine confectioneries,

freshly roasted almonds, delicious chocolate-coated

fruits, candy floss, fresh popcorn and much more.

Martina Janßen has been energetically supported by

her father, her deceased husband’s family, and Harry

Wegener. The “Mandel-Brennerei” will be presented

at many events in Lower Saxony, North-Rhine Westphalia

and North Hessen. This year its tour schedule

includes Oldenburg, Lohne, Nordhorn and



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“Crazy Town” from

Wagner in current design

Glass lab yrinths at V olksfest

events and markets ha ve a long

tradition. In the 1990s, the

Moonen brothers from Holland –

known in the industry for original

funhouses and ghost rides –

introduced a new labyrinth to the

fairground circuit, which despite

being compact has tw o le vels

when assembled.

Text: Ralf Schmitt

Photos: Ralf Schmitt, Archiv, Norman Vogt

Enrico (l.) and Ricardo Wagner

Crazy Town

The attraction was sold to Germany after two

seasons. Back then, the Stuttgart Renz firm

bought the attraction, probably as an interesting

alternative to the

“Hollywood” funhouse

(also owned by

the family) that was in

particularly strong

demand. Being on

tour under the

management of Renz

from 1998 to 2004, the attraction

repeatedly featured large and small

changes in decoration, light and design,

the most prominent being the new

painting introducing funny elements to

mere animal motifs. Later on, the affix “Der

verrückte Urwald” was added to the “Crazy

Jungle” name sign at the top of the front.


In the winter of 2004, the Renz family parted with

the attraction and sold it to Enrico Wagner from

Karlsruhe, who thereby changed from the ride to

the fun sector – energetically supported by his

son Ricardo. In the course of the new redesigning

the Jungle theme was finally discarded and

the attraction was renamed to “Crazy Town”. The

staircases into the attraction are now also

“history”. They have been replaced by an

additional fun course (built by the Gosetto firm)

with many effects forming the entrance to the

second level built on in front. As a result, visitors

are now offered three walkthrough levels.

Naturally, the labyrinth made of

glass and mirrors – now supplemented

by many classic fun effects

– is and remains the core of the

“Crazy Town”.

According to Enrico Wagner, a new

light concept is currently being

realized to perfectly round off the

attraction’s visual appearance. The

measurements of the “Crazy Town”: front 20 m,

depth 9 m and height 11m.

“Crazy Town” details

The construction over

the times: 1996 under

management of first owner

Gebr. Moonen from Holland

(l.). Next: 1998 under

management of the Renz firm

with new painting

Under Renz management

in 1999 a new name “Der

verrückte Urwald” (l.), later it

became the “Crazy Jungle” and

“Crazy Town” – until rebuilding

in 2014 with a staircase






the Düsseldorf fair skyline

at night

At the opening: Schützen

President Lothar Inden (2 nd f.l.)

and Fairground Director

Thomas König (r.)

“Flasher” and “Krumm

& Schief Bau” in Düsseldorf

Text: Michael Petersen

Photos: Michael Petersen, Norman Vogt

Final results at the lar gest fair on the

Rhine were relativel y modest this y ear.

“Only” 3.6 million visitors enjoyed themselves

on the largest fair on the Rhine between

the Rhein-Knie and the Oberkasseler

Bridg e; some 600,000 visitor s

less than last year.

Several negative factors affected the showmen

and brought about modest overall

results. As is well-known, expectations are

very high in Düsseldorf. The Düsseldorf

Rheinwiese fair is normally a guarantee for

good financial results; within just a couple of

hours extremely high turnover can be

achieved – in good weather for hours and

even days – and last year even throughout

almost the whole event. These results were

clearly remembered by all participants.

While this year’s opening day was slightly

weaker than last year, the first Saturday

turned out satisfactorily for the majority of

participants, as turnover almost lived up to

that of the previous year. Sunday was the first big

turning point though. The finale of the FIFA World Cup

in Brazil, Germany vs. Argentina, mesmerising the

population was held at 9 p.m. There was no other

subject for discussion in Germany, and with people

leaving already in the late afternoon, the Düsseldorf

fairground was completely empty at the time of the

finale. The beer tent operators had prepared themselves

for the mega event, and succeeded in retaining

some visitors with giant screens. Germany

became world champion and night was turned into

day; there was extensive partying everywhere.

As a result, the usually strong-turnover Pink-Monday

was also a failure. Apparently, the party-goers were

exhausted! Moreover, the countless world champion

parties had cost a great deal of money, which was

now not available for a proper fairground tour.

Certainly, school holidays in North-Rhine Westphalia

also resulted in low visitor attendance at the largest

fair on Rhine. On top of all this, temperatures steadily

rose Monday, reaching their maximum at the weekend.

It was unbearably hot, particularly in the afternoon,

with temperatures between 30°C and 35°C. In

the sweltering afternoon, only a few visitors by


Düsseldorf standards strayed out to the wonderful

fairground. In short, there was the proverbial gremlin

at the event this year. Well worth mentioning were the

security measures for the fair; everything worked out

perfectly. The police review was equally positive. The

number of thefts was very low, and only two extremely

drunk visitors were arrested – a stark contrast with the

Munich Oktoberfest 2013, when 750 people were

“requested” to sober up. Moreover, only 220 illegally

parked vehicles were towed away; a historic low. 80%

of the visitors arrived by way of the Rheinbahn public

transport system - a record number.

The number of novelties for Düsseldorf was manageable.

With the family coaster “Willy der Wurm” from

Frank Roos, engaged after the cancellation of the

“Schnauferl”, visitors were able to encounter one

attraction completely new for Düsseldorf. The “Super

Chaos” novelty, built up on the traditional “Nessy”

site, was presented without backflash – thus providing

an unattractive view of the baggage van and a

toilet wagon. On its new site “in the bay”, “Nessy” did

not fare very well. Actually, only the “Flasher” did

good business in this section, its site being perfect

with the gondolas racing up the slope towards the

arriving visitors. The unparalleled “Toboggan” from

Fischer, on the other hand, achieved better results on

its new site compared to its previous experience at

the bay. Nevertheless, this unique fun ride truly

deserves a top site too. However, Oberschelp’s “High

Impress” may well have been allocated the worst site

among all the novelties. Built up at the end of the

circuit course – and partially eclipsed by a continental

pick stand offering floral prizes, the fastest

frying pan in the world made a slightly dismal

impression. There was some “light and shade” with

regard to the beer tents on offer. The changes in the

“Alpenwelt” from Renoldi were very well received by

the visitors, and proved really quite compelling with

its spacious beer garden with additional roofing, its

good music programme and its ample range of

dishes, it was very well attended throughout the

event. The open design of the “Schumacher-

Scheune” tent with adjoining beer garden was also

very effective. The “Füchschen” tent is in a class of

its own – first class in all sectors – and is just not to

be beaten. As the elation about the return of the

Uerige brewery to the Rheinwiese fair was considerable

in the run-up to the event, disappointment about

the very simple and plain design of its tent may well

have exceeded the initial elation.



According to tradition, the

largest fair on the Rhine is

opened by the Düsseldorf

Lord Mayor. That has

always been the recognised

“norm”. And

what about this year?

Where was Mr. Elbers?

The Düsseldorf Lord

Mayer was voted out of

office in a second ballot;

the election results being

a true punishment. Even

though he remained in

office up until 1 st September,

the official end of his

term, he was seen in

public only every now

and then. The Düsseldorf

residents were highly disappointed

about the

conduct of their former

Oberburgermeister. As a

result, the opening ceremony

was held by his

popular junior, Mayor,

Friedrich G. Conzen. ■


Text & Photo:

Nils Benthien

The lar gest villa ge fair in the Münsterland was

celebrated in the comm unity in the three-to wn

triangle Dortmund, Hamm and Münster from 26 th to

28 th July.

The Jacobi-Kirmes is organised by fairground director

Rolf Kehrenberg from the community. In addition to

traditional rides, spectacular attractions, sweet

delicacies and creative handicrafts entice the visitors.

The fair was opened on Saturday after the church

service at 6 p.m. by deputy mayor, Maria Schulte-Loh

and showman spokesman, Klaus Rasch. After short

speeches ride chips were showered on the visitors and

the traditional stroll across the fairground was held

afterwards. Built up on Himmelstraße were the

“Adrenalin” Freefall Tower (Bügler) and the “Jump

Street” Miami (Klaasen). On Konermannstraße, where

the “Musik Shop” (Rasch) made its rounds this time,

residents had come up with a special idea. They put

up a banner saying “VIP Lounge” to emphasize the

very good relationship between the showmen and the

“Jump Street” Miami

in Ascheberg



residents and on the opposite side the "Auto-Discothek”

(Strothenke) was built up. While the “Salto

Mortale” (Gusowski & Langenberg) occupied Katharinenplatz,

the Wave-Swinger (Wendler) was presented

on the Kirchplatz. Moreover, the younger visitors were

able to enjoy several kiddie rides and a Punch and

Judy show. A number of concession stalls rounded of

the cornucopia of attractions. On Sunday and Monday

a bric-a-brac market was held on Sandstraße and,

according to tradition, Monday was dedicated entirely

to the fire brigade, with events beginning at 10 a.m.

with a major spectacular fire fighting exercise. ■


Text & Photos:

Rolf Orschel

Ferris Wheel and ghost

ride in Zerbst

Simulator “6. Dimension”

and “Atlantis” Labyrinth at the

Heimat und Schützenfest

in Zerbst

The Zerbst Heimat und Sc hützenfest,

held fr om 1 st to 11 th August,

is the largest and longestrunning

Volksfest in Saxony-Anhalt.

Ever y y ear, the e vent attracts

thousands of visitors from

near and far to the to wn in the

Anhalt-Bitterfeld district, where

Schlossfreiheit and the castle

garden are transf ormed into a

large am usement area f or the

duration of 11 days.

More than 70 showmen built up an

appealing Lunapark offering racy

and family-friendly attractions on

the festival grounds. At the main entrance, Sobczyk’s

“Breakdance” made its rounds, and on the area next

to the castle ruins visitors encountered Schleck’s

“Europa Rad” along with the ghost ride (Hahnemann)

and the “Star Drive” dodgem

track (Engelbrecht). Moreover,

the fairground's grassy

areas and the castle garden

accommodated the “Musikpalast”

(Jacob), the “Atlantis”

labyrinth (Siewiera & Drechsler),

the “6. Dimension”

simulator, and “Super Hopser”

(Weiß), as well as the

“Magic” (Herrmann). The

younger visitors enjoyed the

“Super 8 Truck” kiddie track

ride (Katzschmann), kiddie

railway (Eckermann), kiddie

carousel (Haase), pony ride

(Glaß), horse carousel

(Siewiera & Drechsler), “Safari

Jet” (Walz) and a Bungee-

Trampoline (Krebs). A Continental

pick stand and a

number of games booths

rounded of the entertainment

contingent. Snack, beverage

and confectionery booths, as

well as several local gastronomic

operations provided visitors with an ample

selection of food and drinks. However, there were

several drawbacks in the layout, as due to the low

number of top-end sites compromises had to be made,

and several attractions had to be fitted between the

trees. The supporting programme: During the first

weekend, equestrian sports fans got their money’s

worth. From 1 st to 3 rd August, the horse riding, jumping

and driving tournament with participants from several

federal states was held for the 58 th time. Moreover,

there were the 10 th Schleifchen Badminton tournament

on 3 rd August, the crossbow shooting on both weekends,

and a skat tournament on the second Sunday.

The lucky draw of the now 113 th “Zerbst Pferdemarktlotterie”

by the town’s Tourist Agency may well be

unique in Saxony-Anhalt; this year’s main prizes being

a car as well as 665 gifts and cash prizes. Further highlights

were the Raketenabend (Rocket Night) with a

short fireworks display on the Thursday and the two

Family Days on the Wednesday and the second Monday.

The “crowning” of the Heimat and Schützenfest

was a brilliant fireworks display under the motto “Ein

Himmel voller Farben und Musik”, or “A sky full of

colours and music” held again in the castle garden on

the second Sunday at 10.30 p.m The event’s financial

results did not entirely live up to the showmen’s

expectations this year as, there were sometimes very

few visitors on the fairground due to rain (at times,

torrential) with heavy gusts of wind and high




Text & Photos:

Helmut Bresler

With about 110,000 visitor s, the three-da y “Klein-

Amerika” e vent in the Upper P alatinate in earl y

August ac hieved ne w recor d-breaking visitor

numbers. On the final day, traffic came to a standstill

all over the region – everybody wanted to go to

the German-American V olksfest in Graf enwöhr.

Some 75 hectolitres of beer and shandy, as well as

12 hectolitres of non-alcoholic be verages were

sold inside the beer tent.

After last year’s cancellation due to the Americans’ costcutting

measures, this year’s event brought about highly

satisfying business, with many stalls being completely

“sold-out” on the final day. As usual, the 56 th German-

American Volksfest in Grafenwöhr, organised by the US-

Army Garrison Grafenwöhr and the German-American

Gemeinsame Ausschuss Grafenwöhr (DAGA), was held

in the military training area. On the festival ground in

Camp Kasserine, a large fairground accommodating

ride constructions, including those from the firms Kollmann

(Allround), Mölter (Super Tower), Denk (Simulator),

Perz (Dodgem Track), Armbrecht (Nightstyle), Schinkel

(Polyp), Zinnecker (Rol Over) and Sipkema (Projekt 1)

lured the public. The show and fun sector was represented

by the Hofmann-Jehn firm with “Freddy’s

Company”. In addition, more than 100 stalls with

souvenirs and gifts, as well as an ample international

selection of dishes, such as American ice cream,

hamburgers, cheeseburgers, barbeque ribs, tacos,

barbeque chicken, Hot Dogs, steaks, baked potatoes,

Gyros, smoked fish, chicken, grilled pork and egg rolls.

As is tradition, an exhibition of equipment from the

German Armed Forces and the US Army accompanied

the event. The shuttle buses, providing a smooth journey

to and from the event, still enjoy unflagging popularity. At

peak times, 20 buses, all of them working at maximum

capacity, were running up until well after midnight on four

routes. As was the case in all the proceeding years, the

organiser's revenues from the Volksfest were spent on

social projects, such as the youth and students’ exchange

programme between

Germany an America, charitable

institutions, schools, kindergartens,

kiddie playgrounds, retirement

homes and needy people in the

north of the Upper Palatinate. “This

year, the German-American Volksfest

exceeded all expectations. All

the participants are happy,” the

German organiser, showman Peter

Renner summarized the event.

Colonel Mark A. Colbrook is the new

commander at the US-Army base

Grafenwöhr and a Volksfest fan.

As commnder he is also responsible

for the good connections and cooperation

with the municipality in the

Upper Palatinate, and the friendship

of Germans and Americans. Everybody

hopes that he will continue to

speak up for the event. About 35,000

US-Americans are living in the Upper

Palatinate. Last year, the US-Army

Garrison Grafenwöhr was renamed as

US-Army Garrison Bavaria. ■

(f.l.t.r.) James Federline


Association), Organiser Peter

Renner, Brigadier General

Christopher Cavoli, Mark

Colbrook (Commander)

Helmuth Wächter, Lord Mayor

a.D. Grafenwöhr, Showman

Fred Hofmann and Jeffrey

Huggins (Sergeant)




Text & Photos:

Nils Benthien

“Disco Jet” and

“Breakdance” in Greven

The fair in the Münsterland city

of Gre ven was held in the city

centre from 23 rd to 25 th August.

140 showmen were approved for

the event under the management

of fairground director Christoph


On Rathausplatz visitors encountered

the “Phoenix” (Gusowski),

the “New World 3000”

simulator (Welte), “Disco-Jet” (Heitmann), “Crazy

Mouse” (Janßen), the “Formel 1” dodgem track (Heitmann),

“Top Drive” (Ahrend) and the “X-Factor”

(Deinert). Built up on the Wilhelmsplatz were the “Highway

No. 1” (Schneider), “Jekyll & Hyde” propeller

(Thelen), “Wellenflug” (Wendler), “Breakdance”

(Piontek), the kiddie ride (Wöstmann) and the “Jumboflug”

(Wegener). Moreover, the younger Volksfest

visitors were able to enjoy the kiddie chain ride (Altrogge),

the “Zauberwelt” kiddie ride (Wegener), the

“Wilder Clown” kiddie coaster (Weber), the minidodgem

(Wegener) and the Jet Ride (Stippich).

Numerous confectionery stalls, snack booths, games

booths, beverage outlets and sales booths rounded off

the selection off attractions.

On Saturday afternoon the fair began with fully oneand-a-half

hours of “happy hour” time at the ride

attractions. At 3:30 p.m., Mayor Peter Vennemeyer and

the showman spokesman, Philipp Heitmann, opened

the fair at the Westphalia Puppenbühne (puppet

theatre) from Adolf Horz. During the ceremony, the fairground

organ donation of €250 for residents – which

was disrupted by a storm - was handed over by

Philipp Heitmann to the city. The opening was followed

by a performance of the Westphalia Puppenbühne

and the traditional stroll across the fairground. On

Saturday evening a fireworks display was held after

dark, and on the Monday morning the event was

closed with the Lambertusmarkt, where market

merchants offered many useful items for daily life. ■

Impressions of the 66 th

Volkach Weinfest


Text & Photos:

Helmut Bresler

In five da ys, the 66 th Wine Festival

in the 9,000-resident to wn of

Volkach, located in Lo wer Franconia

between Sc hweinfurt and

Würzburg, attracted about 50,000


The Franconian wine festival calendar

gives hundreds of events like this

throughout this wine-growing region,

many of them without showman participation. This is

absolutely not the case in Volkach, where the seating

possibilities under chestnut and plane trees along the

Stadtallee are surrounded by renowned snack

booths, serving products from self-promoting wine

growers, as well as local wine grower cooperatives.

In addition to more than 150 wines served during the

five-day festival, visitors are able to enjoy a fairground

further along the road, on which the Uebel & Sachs

firm from the Schweinfurt district as the lease holder

sets up the “X-Flight” swing, the “Jumper” Miami, and

the dodgem track.

Other attractions presented were the “Super Tower”

Freefall Tower and the shooting gallery from the

Coburg Mölter firm, as well as the classic kiddie ride

from the Aalen Kübler firm. While entry to the wine

festival area is 1.50, admittance to the fairground is

free. The shuttle bus was permanently crowded. The

supporting programme includes the Wine Princesses’

Wunderkerzenzauber, or sparkler event, as well

as a varied music programme. As a number of bus

companies offer day trips to the wine festival, the

7,000 available seats were occupied throughout the





Text & Photos: Michael Petersen

It is W endsche Kärmetz e

Impressions of the

Kärmetze in Wenden

(this time fr om 16 th to 19 th

August) – and the car park

accommodating almost

1,000 vehic les is deser ted.

What had happened? Heavy

rain falls during the week of

build up had made the large

car park located at the

entrance of the city impassable,

so the entrance gate

remained closed on opening

day, causing chaos on the community’s roads.

As the few other car parks were occupied in no time, it

took many visitors quite some time to find a free parking

space. Those who eventually reached the fairground

were rewarded for their patient search for a parking spot

with an attractive fair and an adjoining bric-a-brac

market. Built up on the spacious fairground grassy areas

were the “Columbia” Ferris Wheel, the Wave-Swinger,

the Musik Express and the large “Breakdance”, along

with the “Revolution”, “Burg des Grauens” ghost ride

and the “Wilde Maus”. In the city centre, the “Flash”

towered over the colourful fairground. Moreover,

younger visitors were able to enjoy a number of kiddie

rides. After a somewhat quiet start in the early afternoon,

the crowd on the fairground and the streets steadily increased,

and in the evening hours there was barely any

room left to move. A special crowd puller was the party

mile on the market square with live music, food and

drinks, friendly conversation and amicable celebrating

with non-resident visitors. The highlight of the evening

was the brilliant fireworks display that truly enthralled the

crowd. On the Sunday morning, the party went on with

a morning pint event accompanied by the Heid music

band. Monday was a ‘day off’ - although not completely,

it must be said, as there was extensive partying at the

“Flunkyball”, the “Stammtisch Schützenfest” and the

merry “Planwagen-Fahrten” (trips on covered wagons).

The bric-a-brac market, also including sales stalls and

events from local restaurants and retailers, offering a

varied and interesting product choice once again, and

the large animal show on Tuesday marked the end of the



Text & Photo:

T. Schuster

This year, the build-up of the Rutenfest (25 th to

29 th July) proved a feat of organisation, with the

majority of sho wmen arriving and commencing

the build-up of their attractions more-orless

on the same day.

The fairground directors having prepared themselves

for this situation in good time, were able to

guarantee a smooth, problem-free build-up procedure

without long waiting times for the showmen.

Not even the arrival with caravans at 2 a.m.

deterred them from welcoming the new arrivals in

person and allocating sites for caravans and

baggage vans. During the build-up, the showmen

proved very cooperative and considerate. Rides

presented on the fairground were “Rio Rapidos”

(Kaiser), “Devil Rock” (Steffen), “Transformer”

(Schmidt) “Musik Express” (Kinzler) “Nessy”

(Markmann) “Wellenflug” (Baumgartner), “Jupiter”

Ferris Wheel (Barth-Kipp), “Traumgenerator”

(Häsler-Lemonie), and Dodgem Track (Vogt),

along with a number of kiddie rides. When the

Rutenfest was opened with the traditional canon

salute on Ruten Friday at 5 p.m. in perfect

The Ravensburg Rutenfest from

the Ferris Wheel perspective



summer weather, the public rushed to the fairground

and sat in the beer gardens enjoying the

delicacies offered by the sales stalls. While the

weather was rainy on Saturday and rather

unpleasant on Sunday, beautiful weather during

the historic procession on Ruten Monday resulted

in high visitor attendance. Despite forecast rainfalls,

the weather was dry on Tuesday, when a fireworks

display was held. All in all, the Rutenfest

Commission, the showmen and all the stall

operators could look back on a successful and

peaceful event.


Meeting point for young

people: Engelbrecht’s


With the “Star of Berlin”

(Lorenz), an attractive Ferris

Wheel came to Röbel/Müritz

Text & Photos: Kai Morawetz

The Seefest in Röbel on the shore of Lake Müritz is

one of the most popular Volksfest events throughout

the surrounding region. As a rule, the annual

highlight in the calendar of events of the small town

in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is held on the

third weekend in July.

This year, the 59 th edition of the most popular event on

Lake Müritz, held between the town harbour and the

medieval town centre of Röbel from 18 th to 20 th July,

offered three days of music, fun and high spirits once

again. The highlights of the Seefest were, among

others, the Neptune and Kiddie Festival on Friday, the

marketer mile in the fishermen's village on Saturday

and Sunday, as well as

the traditional ‘morning

pint’ event on Sunday.

Moreover, the event

was accompanied by

various musical and

dancing events. In

addition, visitors were

able to enjoy a fair built

up in the festival area in

the harbour, organised

for some years now by

the showmen Jens

Hamberger and Rainer

Taube. For the small

town, the entertainment

contingent offered

on the fairground was once again quite impressive

this year. Even though a “big hit” was missing, the

attractions built up offered something for all visitor

groups. Attractions presented were the “Breakdance”

(Th. Engelbrecht), the “Star Drive” dodgem track (S.

Engelbrecht), the family coaster “Tornado” (Domke),

the simulator “Time Visitor” (Walkhoefer), and the “Star

of Berlin” Ferris Wheel (Lorenz), offering visitors a

magnificent view across Germany’s largest lake.

Moreover, the newly designed Walkthrough construction

“Fantastic World” built by Rick Hamberger

himself some years ago, provided special 3D effects

and fun for the whole family, and younger visitors were

able to enjoy the nostalgic kiddie carousel (Harndt)

and a modern kiddie carousel from Probst. In addition

to two Continental pick stands, visitors also encountered

a shooting gallery and a ball throwing booth, as well

as the “Whirl Ball” attraction from Simone Freitag, built

by the Dietz firm, celebrating a successful première.

Among the beverage outlets, Jens Hamberger not only

presented his “Old Mile”, but also his new “Schnaps

Drossel” attraction, providing the visitors with drinks

and food, along with other drink, snack and sweets

booths. On Friday and Saturday, two fantastic fireworks

displays were held on Lake Müritz, the “Trilogie

des Feuers” to mark the opening on Friday evening –

financed by the showmen – and another brilliant fireworks

display that transformed the Röbel sky into a

colourful sea of flames. Despite tropical temperatures

throughout the event, the Seefest was very well

attended by locals and visitors from throughout the

surrounding region alike.



Text & Photos:

Norman Vogt

With 1.3 million visitors, this year’s Tilburg fair held from 18 th to

27 th July attracted fewer guests to the Dutch city in the province

of Nordbrabant than in the last few years.

One reason for the decrease in visitor numbers may well have been

the high temperatures of much more than 30°C at lunchtime on the

first opening weekend which, understandably enough, led to the

luring of only a couple of visitors to the 4.5-km festival-mile. Therefore

it was no wonder that a number of showmen did not open their

attractions at midday as usual, but somewhat later. Moreover, the

atmosphere was subdued this year due to the MH 17 plane crash

(as reported in the September issue), and a fire on the first opening

day that affected several attractions. The largest fair in the Benelux

once again proved tempting with a number of novelties and fast

rides. While the “Teststrecke” coaster, once again built up at the railway

underpass, was presented for the third time, the large

“Monster” swing and the “Tower Event Center"” were new for Tilburg.

Among the other debutantes were “Der Burner” (Meisel), the

“Hangover” swing, the “Das Omen” Walkthrough construction, the

“Dragon” family coaster, the “Commander” (Hanstein), the “Geister

Villa” ghost ride and the purple Ferris Wheel (Bruch). In the

nostalgic section, magnificent and well looked after carousels were

built up, taking one or two visitors back to the good old days. The

event was accompanied by a varied supporting programme including

the popular Roze Mandag and the fireworks display on the final

opening day.



First-time appearance

at Tilburg: The “Sky Lounge

Wheel” from Bruch

Impressions of the

Tilburg Fair



Happy passengers

Magnificent historic

attractions could be admired

in the nostalgic section again

Unusual urinal

On the opening evening,

a fire on the fairground affected

several attractions


European Showmen’s Union

Europäische Schausteller-Union

Union Foraine Européenne

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

President Albert Ritter

125 Jahre Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain

Scottish Parliament Recognises Showmen Work

of the British association on the 19th of August in Glasgow. The Scottish

Parliament recognised the work of showmen and show-women during

a plenary session.

: Representatives of the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain followed the debate

in the Scotish Parliament regarding the showman profession, among them

President David Wallis (front) and Alex James Colquhoun, President of the

Scottish section (first f.l.)

Photo: ESU

For a proud 125 years, the British association, the Showmen's Guild of

Great Britain, also member of the European Showman's Union, has

been fighting for the rights and interest of its members, as well as the

Volksfests. A very special honour was awarded to the Scottish section

Representatives of the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain, among them President

David Wallis and Alex James Colquhoun, President of the Scottish

Showmen’s Guild, followed as invited guests the speeches of the parliamentary


The Parliament initially congratulated the showmen on the 125th association

anniversary and wished them much success for the future. The representatives

further referred to the historic, cultural, and economic meaning

of Volksfests. The showman profession is an essential and integral part

of Scottish culture. The presentations and family friendly offers are unique.

The show-women and our showmen offer visitors an experience world that

one cannot experience anywhere else. At the same time they are experts in

the organisation of the events, and the safety of the ride constructions,

games and attractions. For this, the showmen and show-women deserve

the respect of the Parliament and the people of the country.

Keyword: Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain

The British showman association was initially founded in 1889 as the United

Kingdom Van Dwellers Protection Association in England's Salford. In 1917

the name was changed to the Showmen’s Guild of Britain. The trade association

represents these days the interests of around 4,700 members and

their families in ten regional sections, among them Yorkshire, Southern

Wales and Scotland.

Obituary – Gust Dillen

The European Showman Union is

mourning Gust Dillen, member of the

board of the Belgian showman association

VBF/DFB and Belgian delegate

of the ESU, who passed away on the 17 th

August at 69 years of age.

With the passing of Gust Dillen, the

European showman family has lost a

personality, who through his tireless

engagement earned endless respect.

Gust Dillen was an important trailblazer

for the future of the Belgian and international

showman profession, and is a

role model for our youth.

In his own typical showman and collegial

ways, he fought his whole life long Gust Dillen (f.r.), at the ESU Congress in October 2012 in

for the symbol and support of our profession.


Photo: ESU

The European Showman Union honours the memory of Gust Dillen. We wish to convey our deepest

sympathy to his family in the name of the complete association.

Presidium of the European Showman Union

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Europa-Park was again very

convincing and elected as

Europe’s Best Theme Park in the

third European Star Award. The

family-operated park’s outstanding

position is secured by its innovations

and large investments.

Almost every season sees the

opening of a large attraction,

which naturally leads to an increase in visitors annually.

No other park has the good fortune of its operating

family being simultaneously a manufacturer of attractive

rides. And so Europa-Park is not only a tourist and

popular recreation destination, but at the same time is

a showcase for Mack Rides. This year’s new development

“Arthur und die Minimoys”, which reached second

place in the category “Europe’s Best New Rides”

should also be viewed from this aspect.


Quite rightly, the Spanish theme park

PortAventura has been voted 2 nd

place once again this year. Located in the

immediate vicinity of the Mediterranean

in sunny Spain, the park has a great

holiday atmosphere often remaining

open until midnight, and the mixture of

family friendly and breathtaking attractions make Port-

Aventura a unique experience that is attractive to both

families and young people. Additionally there are very

few parks in Europe that have made such large

investments as the theme park resort located near

Barcelona, presenting an unparalleled large attraction

almost every year.

thrills the European Star Award


The French Disneyland counts

without any doubt amongst the

best of the best. Added to that, this

European Disneyland contains

more thrill attractions (among them

two Looping Coasters) than any other Disneyland Park

in the world by far. So it’s not without good reason that

the Disneyland Park Paris has been voted to be in the

top positions again, as it not only offers enough variety

for children, but also for teenagers and adults. ■


At over 60 years of age the theme park resort in the

Netherlands stands for fairytales, fun, and entertainment.

It is a huge fairytale land for children, as well

as being a large theme park for young adults and

adults alike. The 200 hectare sized area also contains

the extensive holiday village “Bosrijk” in the style of a

small village. Particular value is also attached to high

quality shows such as “Raveleijn” and “Aquanura”. ■


The oldest, still existing

amusement park already

opened in 1843, and is still

located in the heart of the

capital city of Denmark. It is

not only an attractive theme

park dedicated to both tradition as well as thrillseekers,

but is also “Copenhagen’s parlour”, with

restaurants and concerts inviting guest to visit every

evening. Being open until midnight, the park offers all

night owls attractive rides, very often a party atmosphere,

and a fantastic sea of lights.

thrills the European Star Award




The largest resort in Europa by surface area and

visitor numbers is Disneyland and stands as a synonym

for a theme park. There’s not a second park that

brings such a sparkle into children’s eyes as far as fantasy,

adventure, and experience goes. The Resort with

its two parks, huge hotels and varied entertainment

possibilities each evening, is an individual holiday

destination, and in particular a universe for children.

There’s no other park that contains such strong trademarks

as Mickey Mouse, Cars & Co as Disneyland. ■


The earlier fairytale park has developed into a high

value theme park over the past decades with many

breathtaking ride attractions, which mostly do not exist

anywhere else. However the classic fairytale has never

been lost sight of, in fact quite the opposite. The fairytales

here often experience an interactive renaissance

that not only fascinates children. Connected up with

the park owned hotels and the huge overnight accommodation

resort, Efteling offers the perfect conditions

for the multi-day visitor.

thrills the European Star Award


The Hansa-Park is located directly on the Baltic Sea

coast. This fact alone makes it something special.

However optically the park also has unique characteristics:

the theme areas are dedicated to the history of

the Hanse. Enriched with interesting attractions, the

park offers young thrill seekers enough large attractions,

for example the coaster “Fluch von Novgorod”,

as well family experiences. The beautifully growing nature

and the breathtaking view of the Sea make Hansa-

Park a real pearl in the theme park landscape. ■


The German Legoland is a success

model, which over the

past years in particular was continually

extended in the direction of

a multi-day resort. In the meanwhile

there are almost 1,000 beds

– more than in any other Legoland

worldwide. The focus naturally is

on the park where there is not only the obligatory Miniland

made of hundreds of thousands of Lego bricks,

but also a number of unique attractions for Lego,

among them for example the “Flying Ninjago” from

Gerstlauer. The secret of the success of all Legoland

parks worldwide however is the intergenerational fascination

for the small colourful plastic bricks that are

loved by both children and their parents alike. ■


The Belgian Meli-

Park, operated by

honey producer Florizoone

between 1936

and 1999, already had

a bee-theme in those

days. However with the

takeover by the Belgian

company Studio 100, the very popular honeybee

Maya found a permanent and “real” home here a few

years later. Additionally the Plopsa Group extended its

home-park consistently, in order to present other well

known comic characters such as the little Viking

Wickie. In addition to over 30 ride attractions, the first

class theming that is attuned to popular European kiddie

series can really be considered as remarkable. ■

thrills the European Star Award




It is one of the most popular

tourist attractions on Canary

Island’s Tenerife – not only due

to its large number of slide

varieties, but also because the

water park that opened in

2008 has an unusual Thai theming,

as the name suggests.

Added to that, all the slides are

so well integrated into the

craggy terrain, so that there

was no need for any of the

often obligatory steel slide towers. Whilst a number of

the slides travel through pools occupied by sea

dwellers – such as through a shark pool – the 18.5 hectare

sized Siam Park also has the longest Lazy River

and a wave pool with the highest artificial breakers.

And last but not least, due to exemplary water management,

it is the first company in Europe that carries

the prestigious title “Green Water Park”.


The half Caribbean half Sesame Street designed

water park at the PortAventura Resort was opened

in 2002, and in 2013 was generously extended to twice

the size. Now available are 16 water slides from Pro-

Slide, a large wave pool, a children’s bathing area that

is just as large, and a huge relaxation lagoon area.

Costa Caribe also promises all thrill-seekers as well as

all children many refreshing moments under the

Spanish sun.

There is not

only the 31 metres


water slide in Europe, but also many set pieces from

Sesame Street, which has existed in the neighbouring

theme park since 2011. Four park-owned theme hotels

round off the portfolio perfectly.

thrills the European Star Award


Atop class subtropical


world now exists on

an area where once

a huge airship was to be built. Tropical Islands has in

the meantime spread in the largest unsupported hall

in the world, with a tropical bathing paradise containing

two swimming bays, a slide tower, a kiddie playground,

a number of restaurants and bars, and a huge

nude sauna world. Overnight accommodation is available

in the countless suites, in simple tents, or simply

on the loungers on the sandy beach. There is aroundthe-clock

pool operation under the more than 100 metres

high dome – found nowhere else in the world. ■


Most probably the most beautiful holiday resort in

Turkey is situated directly on Mediterranean near

Izmir, and offers a gently

sloping sandy beach

with bars, a number of

(indoor) pools, and

2,500 beds. The heart of

the large and most successful


in the county is the

water park opened in

2000, which in those

days had been constructed

by the Texan

firm NBGS. In the meanwhile

the most modern

slide attractions from

Turkish manufacturer Polin dominate, and are almost

a type of showcase at the park.


The Slide Galaxy

is part of the largest

thermal bath

complex in Europe,

located not far

from the Munich

airport. In addition

to the bathing

area for families

and the large sauna

world for adults

only, the Galaxy is

one of the main

components. The

roof of this indoorslide

world can be

opened, however even the outside area for summer

operation has been strongly extended this year with a

large slide complex from Wiegand-Maelzer. ■

thrills the European Star Award




Europe’s most varied

coaster opened

this year at the

Swedish theme park

Liseberg. “Helix” not

only has seven completely

different inversions,

but also two

launch sections, a track difference of 51 metres, and

a track length of an unbelievable 1,300 metres. Additionally

the ride experience from Mack Rides plays

through without any pause for breath on a green hill in

the middle of Göteborg, and there’s nowhere in the

park that the track course is completely visible. This

leads to many surprising moments – for both the

passengers as well as park visitors.


The longest part of the 505

metres track course of

“Arthur” runs under the 16 metres

high dome of “Arthur – Im Königreich

der Minimoys”. It’s the

world’s first Inverted Powered

Coaster, in other words a coaster

with permanent current collector with hanging cars

that can even rotate horizontally. Simultaneously the

construction is a type of Darkride with skillful theming

and a brilliant onboard-sound system with a perfectly

coordinated movement sequence. Children can partake

in the four-minute coaster experience already

from a height of 100 centimetres.

thrills the European Star Award


This coaster is not for the fainthearted,

because what Premier

Rides has realized here is a construction

for genuine white-knuckle-fans.

The 12-seat train is catapulted

into the skies by way of a

strong LIM drive, after which at the

highest point of almost 46 metres a

Heartline-Loop is experienced as

well! The 263 metres long and 99

kilometres per hour Vertical

Coaster “Sky Scream” extends the

ride portfolio of the park in the

Palatinate brilliantly.


Phantasialand has built a “state of

the art” ride in every respect with its

new water attraction “Chiapas”. Almost

all components are prototypes and innovations

from Intamin, for example

the switch-system that brings the boats

from one water canal to the other at

lightning speed. Additionally the new

construction has been themed in detail

fittingly to the Mexican theme area

where it has been wonderfully integrated

– as is usual for Phantasialand. ■


The first large Turkish coaster is

simultaneously a breathtaking

and top class construction. The

Launch Coaster from Intamin catapults

its ride guests 45 metres into the

skies directly after the kick-start. The

immediately following vertical drop is

even more exciting because the attractive “Top Hat”

element has been erected over a cliff of an earlier

quarry. This unique location goes for all of Vialand

Park, opened last year: the first modern theme park in

Turkey that to be located on an Istanbul hill. With its

new 660 metres long and 110 kilometres per hour

coaster, it can already be seen from far away. ■

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The coaster from B&M that opened in 2012, has a track

difference of 78 metres and is not only the highest in Europe

but continues to be the best. In actual fact it’s not only the height

that speaks for “Shambhala”, but also the consistently stringed

together parabola formed hills, which paired with the usual B&M

smooth course characteristics, also offers breathtaking airtime.

The 1,564 metres long airtime orgy is only interrupted by an overbanked

turnaround in the form of a standing eight, and the

nonetheless breathtaking view of the Mediterranean nearby. ■


Voted right to the top again this

year is the coaster that already

opened in 2001 from Intamin. The

location of the 52 metres high and

over 1,200 metres long “Expedition

GeForce” is Holiday Park. In addition to its smooth ride

characteristics thanks to the perfectly worked bends

and a varied layout with parabola hills, airtime hills, and

steep curves, the first drop offers an 80° steep descent

with simultaneous 90° rotation of the track axis. ■

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There has been quite a row of the so-called Family

Suspended Coasters realized by Vekoma. However

the customised example at Denmark’s Fårup

Sommerland really is something despite its manageable

track length of 453 metres, and it was considered

to be one of the best steel coasters in Europe this year.

It offers a number of airtime sequences at a continuous

high pace, several “near misses”, a spectacular

underwater tunnel, and a track course leading mostly

over the water surface.


The spectacular Inverted Coaster “Oz-

Iris” at Parc Astérix has justifiably been

voted to a top position once again. The construction

not only has a very attractive track

course and an underwater tunnel, but the complete

tracks are – as is usual for B&M – is perfectly constructed.

The result is 35 metres of height and 1,030

metres of lengthy first class riding pleasure. ■


The first Looping Coaster of their own production

was erected by the Mack family in 2009 in its own

theme park – and with that set new standards that are

of interest to many parks. The result is that there are

now a number of constructions of this type, some even

as a 1:1 copy. The 1,056 metre long and 38 metre high

“blue fire” at Europa-Park offers an intensive experience,

and simultaneously very high ride comfort. ■

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Since the beginning of our

awards, “Colossos” and

“Balder” have been in a neckand-neck

race. This year

Heide-Park’s gigantic coaster is

well in the lead again. Europe’s highest wooden coaster

captivates with perfectly designed parabola formed

hills resulting in maximum airtime. “Colossos” was

opened in 2001 and its 52 metre high and 1,344 metre

long ride offers accelerations from +4.5 g to -1.5 g. ■


The special characteristics

of both

coasters “Balder” and

“Colossos” is the fact

that the wooden

tracks of both constructions

were prefabricated


according to calculations per CNC-milling, and with

that make possible an unusually and relatively smooth

ride experience for wooden coasters. The 1,070

metres long wooden coaster at Sweden’s Liseberg has

been erected on relatively compact grounds, however

without it being deprived of abundant airtime

moments. There are even many “near misses” whilst

travelling through its own wooden structure. ■

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The fact that wooden coasters don't

always have to be big in order to

offer fun is proved impressively by the

2011 opened "Twister" at Gröna Lund

in Sweden. Airtime, lateral forces, crazy curves and

near-misses, as well as exciting turns make this Hybrid

Coaster (wooden tracks on steel supports) from The

Gravity Group absolutely unique.


This wooden coaster is both a

very stately and rare construction,

as in comparison to the USA

there are very few Racing Coasters

in Europe. One of these rare

examples is at the same time a

large-scale structure, as both

courses of “Joris en de Draak” from

Great Coasters are 720 metres

long and 22 metres high. Additionally

the tracks don’t always run parallel

to one another, so that in this

respect one could even talk of a

Duelling Coaster. Since the

opening in 2011, the ride offers a

whole lot of fun at Efteling in the



The fact that theme parks with well under one million

visitors can annually can erect and operate a very convincing

wooden coaster has been proved by the very likeable

Erlebnispark Tripsdrill. The 860 metres long and 30 metres

high “Mammut” from Cordes Coasters has been spoiling

park guests since 2008 with distinctive drops, sharp curves

and great airtime sections. Additionally there are also the sophisticated

theming and a surprising Darkride sequence. ■

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Avery unusual interpretation of a

Water Coaster is located at

Italy’s Mirabilandia. This successful

combination of coaster and

water attraction by the name of “Di-

Vertical” from Intamin begins with

a 55 metres high vertical lift. This is

followed by a deep drop and a

short dip into the cool wet, before

the speedy coaster sequence is

reached. As a finale there is more

water, this time however considerably

more refreshing. The total

length of this attraction is 800

metres (550 metres of the length

are coaster tracks).


The attraction at Europa-Park is also a so-called

Water Coaster as it links together real roller coaster

elements with the advantages of a refreshing water

attraction. Two lifts have been built into the 836 metres

long and 23 metres high “Poseidon” from Mack Rides.

Each is followed by a coaster sequence with a subsequent

water sequence. The final drop has a built in

intensive airtime hill. Additionally, the water coaster

has been successfully integrated into the Greek

theme area and is also an optical pleasure. ■

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The perhaps highest, but definitely

most unusual Rapid Ride worldwide

can be experienced at Phantasialand.

Due to little space available, the

340 m long course is located on a number

of levels. The 20 m high vertical lift is followed by a

number of drops – the largest is 11 m deep! A whirlpool,

and even a freefall sequence – an enormous torrent of

water rips the round boats downwards – make "River-

Quest" from Hafema an innovative and unique Rafting. ■


The indoor water ride at

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

has a length of 610 metres,

and a height difference of 18

metres. However it’s the incomparable

overall concept

(Design from Sarner; effects

from Technifex), that makes

the “Valhalla” from Intamin

something very special: the

elaborate design, the grandiose

effects, the variations in

temperature of – 20° to + 40°

Celsius, and – typical England

– the unbelievable degree of

wetness, are the outstanding



With the new 2013 opened Sea

Life Abenteuer Park, the Merlin

Entertainments Group has

brought another attractive product

into its portfolio: the extension of the

popular SeaLife aquarium to an integral

theme park experience. And the main attraction

at the first park of this type is the water attraction “Pinguine!

Abenteuer Antarktis” from abc rides. Built into

the 250 metres long course there are a 14 metres high

drop and a ride through a penguin habitat – a very rare

combination in Europe.

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The Freefall attraction at Disney Studios Park Paris has been chosen as

the best Darkride in Europe for the third time. Themed Freefall Towers

are extremely rare – especially when they as high as this one. The enormous

amount of ride fun with multiple falls is not for the faint-hearted, but in

this case everything simply fits correctly – even the waiting area is part of

the experience. The excellent overall design, the fantastic inside architecture

and the perfectly coordinated sequences make the 55.8 metre high

“Tower of Terror” with a lift system from Otis into a unique attraction. ■


An unusual update of an already existing

attraction celebrated its reopening this

year: based on the video game “The Raving

Rabbids” from the French firm Ubisoft. Jora-

Vision developed a completely new, completely

wild and crazy experience with five

scenes, three-dimensional full HD-technology,

special effects and animatronics. ■

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It’s very seldom that an indoor coaster is convincing from beginning to

end. However the situation is quite different in the case of “Van Helsing’s

Factory” from Gerstlauer: starting with the queuing area over the station,

the ride itself right up to the exit, Movie Park Germany has managed to

create a consistent overall total experience, even though the attraction

itself is merely 400 metres long and has a maximum height of 7.7 metres

with two lifts.


The indoor fairytale attraction that scheduled to

open in 1992 (the year when Disneyland Paris

started) was ready in 1993. The ride is enjoyed in open

suspended gondolas that carry passengers through

five different scenes. The 425 metre long ride taking

six minutes was realised under the direction of

Efteling. Playing an essential role was also the Trans

Lift firm which built the transport system with hanging

and rotating gondolas. The highlight is the coasterstyle

spiral, which conquers a height difference of 13

metres. The attraction was completely worked over for

the 2013 season.


Last year there was a world première

at the Austrian Fantasiana Erlebnispark

Strasswalchen. For the first

time a number of effects were combined

with each other in the indoor Freefall

Tower from abc rides, which

opened in 2013: before the fall takes

place from a 16 metres height, the 10-

seat “Knights Ride” gondola stops on various levels

where animatronics and video projectors present mystic

elements. The freefall also has two inbuilt features,

which are generally known from 3D-cinemas – achieved

by way of strips of rubber around the foot area,

riding guests have the experience of spiders climbing

up their legs, as well as the feeling that a thorn is

“boring” into their backs.

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Europe’s longest battle boat ride from Mack Rides opened this year:

“Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom”. The 323 metres long water

canal winds and meanders through the imposing and artificial temple

landscape of Cambodia. It takes a whole ten minutes for to enjoy the very

wet adventure at the Spanish PortAventura Resort that is operated without

any age restrictions whatsoever – in other words a real family ride. ■


This attraction is the perfect “beginner”

coaster for future coaster fans for whom

Hansa-Park naturally also offers a lot of

variety right next door. However the nine metre high and

200 metre long “Schlange von Midgard” is convincing

with a lively layout, good ride characteristics and great

theming. There is even an indoor sequence with lift before

the ride proceeds into the outdoor area offering a

number of thoroughly speedy drops and curves over a

water surface. All park guests with a minimum height

of one metre may partake of the ride.

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Wickie the Viking has moved into Plopsaland De Panne and at the same

time also brought along a complete Viking village together with two

attractions. “De Grote Golf” is a 40-seat “Disk’O Coaster” from Zamperla that

has been thematically embedded into a rock massif and at the same time

marks the entrance to the new “Wickie Land”. The waiting area of the 92.5

metres long and up to 15.5 metres high comfortably running ride has also

been successfully designed.


It is the nightmare of every

skier: the crash of a ski lift

gondola. This however is

exactly what visitors can be

experienced at the Switzerland’s

Connyland as though

it were real. And if there

would have been a category


Thrill Rides”, the new ride

construction called “Mammut

Tree” from Swiss Rides

would have won hands

down, as the attraction is

the perfect combination of

cable railway and breathtaking special effects.

The 16-seat gondola is brought to a controlled

crash in complete darkness, before returning again to

the lower station – a really innovative ride concept. ■


The theme park OK Corral in the south of France

opened a “Jet Ski” attraction this season from

Zierer, which is most probably the most beautifully

themed of its type. Not only are there nine gondolas for

two persons each, designed as alligators, but at the

edge of the major ride lurks a fine specimen of the

species that appears to be only waiting for one of the

other passenger to be thrown off.

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The“Vertigo”, which opened at Denmark’s Tivoli in 2009, is one

of the most unusual rides ever. The ride that at first glance

appears to be one of the current and popular “Propeller” major

rides produced by various manufacturers actually turns out to be

at second glance an innovative attraction, on which ride guests

can influence the ride sequence with two joysticks. In the case of

the 37 metres high “Flying Fury” (Technical Park term), one of four

passengers per gondola determines just how intensively the flight

manoeuvre should be experienced – at up to an impressive 100

kilometres per hour and with g-forces of up to 5.2 g. ■


The “Top Spin” is one of the biggest sales hits for manufacturer Huss Park

Attractions, located in Bremen. The 18 metre high suspended-version can

be met up with at all the parks in the world, but it’s particularly the 2007 erected

“Suspended Top Spin” at Phantasialand that imparts a great and exciting

ride feeling due to its intensive theming for all the senses: water and fire effects,

and a setting that half encloses the ride is simply impressive.

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The ride experience of

the “SkyFly” attraction

from Gerstlauer is simply

innovative. The wind current

is quite enough to be

used cleverly by passengers

to cause a number

of inversions with a huge

sail – as many as one

wants. Every passenger

can decide just how thrillheavy

the ride experience

should be. The first

attraction from this construction

series is located

at Legoland Deutschland.


It was one of the world’s first

and Europe’s first “Giant

Frisbee” from Huss Park Attractions,

when it went into

operation in the 2004 season

at Belgian’s Bobbejaanland.

And with an outward swing to

the side of 120° – in the case

of a normal “Frisbee” it was generally

90° – a maximum flight

height of 42 metres and a

speed of up to 110 kilometres

per hour, the ride experience

was at that time still novel. A

ride on such an attraction remains

spectacular even these



The manufacturer Mondial also offers such a large

swing construction with a rotating gondola. “Syn-

Kope” has been whirling passengers into the lofty

heights at the Spanish theme park Terra Mitíca since

2004. This attraction has a ride height of 35 metres and

reaches speeds of up to 90 kilometres per hour. ■

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Europe’s best water park also contains

Europe’s best water slide, as this year the

novelty “Kinnaree” stands right at the top for

the first time. Manufacturer of this combination

slide from the year 2012 is the Canadian company

ProSlide. This attraction that combines

various slide types offers a funnel slide, a sidewinder

(or rather the function of a steep curve as on a

coaster), and a number of tunnel sequences on a 200

metre length. Large four-passenger rafts provide for an

adequate capacity and disorientating spins on its own

axis. Despite its respectable size it could be perfectly

integrated into the sloping terrain, as with all other

constructions at Siam Park.


The colourful and up until now unrivalled

“King Cobra” water slide

from Polin attained first place twice,

but was narrowly beaten this year.

However it still reached a substantial

second place.

The construction that

was erected in 2012 at

the French Aqualand

Fréjus Park was the very

first of quite a number of

structurally identical examples

produced. It initially

offers water park

visitors a type of figure-

8-sequence that is partly

roofed over before it

flows into an eight metre

deep and surprising

airtime drop. A sidewinder element awaits the passengers,

which is recreated as a snake head that sprays

water onto bathing guests. It features two side by side,

mirrored, courses that unexpectedly bring guests

together in the final sidewinder element.

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The combination of “Mega Tubes” in three different

lengths, each of which is connected with an open

and curvy sequence is the symbol of the “Family

Rattler” from Canadian manufacturer WhiteWater. The

four-person round “Mega Tubes” in which riders rise in

a Halfpipe style on both sides a number of times, have

a diameter of up to five metres. A 134 metres high

attraction has been erected on the Black Sea Coast in

the Georgian city of Anaklia, and is part of the water

park called Aqua-Lazika.


Avery unusual Bodyslide went into operation

at the Galaxy slide world that

opened in 2007 at Therme Erding: the

“High Fly” from Wiegand-Maelzer.

Viewed from the side it appears similar

to a ski jump, however in this case

there is no use of skis, but lying down

in a bathing costume. The start height

is a considerable 12 metres, and the

total length is 32 metres. Due to the

free flight there are strong restrictions:

only bathing guests from 15 years of

age and with a weight of between 50 and 85 kilos are

allowed to measure their flight.


Four slides in the

first five placing

make it very clear

what is the current

trend: the combination

of various slide

styles to bring about

a new and unique experience. And the 21 metres

high “Super Combo” from Polin at the Turkish water

park Aqua Fantasy is no exception. It unites four elements

that have never existed in this combination before:

a pipe slide, a bowl-sequence, an uphill-slide and

a new type of sphere. These completely varied elements

are experienced in two-seat rubber tubes. ■

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The "Berg und Talbahn"

(1913) at the Lunapark in

Harnburg-Altona; the park

was taken over by Hugo

Haase in 1922

Approaching a fair ground or a

theme park, one of the fir st

things visitor s see is a hug e

steel construction, already visible

fr om afar, soaring into the

sky, and from it come hysterical

screams accompanied by a low,

rattling, rumbling sound. It truly

is a “scream machine”, known

as “roller coaster”, which really

is a “thrill ride”.


Dr. Sacha Szabo

Photos: Archiv Szabo, Archiv Lanfer

Two European coaster

constructions in Paris in the

18 th century

Roller Coaster History from

The history of this attraction goes back to Saint

Petersburg in the 17 th century, when in wintertime

the local population built huge wooden scaffolding

with a sloping ramps. Water was poured

over the slopes and it would freeze, and the Saint

Petersburg residents would slide down over them.

True to the motto “faster, higher, larger”, familiar

right up to our current day, these constructions

started to grow increasingly taller even way back

then. Some were up to 21 metres tall, and from this

perilous height, thrill seekers sped down the icy


During the Napoleonic Wars, French soldiers saw

these unfamiliar constructions and took them home

to France, where the first constructions erected

were named “Montagnes Russes” (translation:

“Russian Mountains”) after their origin.

A particularly beautiful construction was the “Promenade

Aerienne”, with the attraction being integrated

into the architecture of the building and already

featured the first curves. This example shows

that coasters are an architectural ride experience,

and that architecture can be experienced as an

immediate body sensation; something that cannot

be felt elsewhere, with the exception perhaps of lifts

and escalators, which are also fixtures in fairground



a Scientific Perspective

This is only one lineage of the modern roller coaster

however. Another comes from North America,

where the “Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway” is

the forefather. In Pennsylvania, gravity was used to

transport coal to the valley from a coal mine. Coal

was loaded at the top of the hill and the little wagons

simply rolled down. Wagons in the valley were

towed back up the hill again by donkeys. Upon

reaching the top of the hill, the donkeys were

placed without further ado into some of the wagons

and sent back down the hill. On perceiving that the

donkeys actually enjoyed the downhill ride, the

workers – never at a loss for ideas – thought that

might be fun for them as well, and so also sat in the

wagons and rode down the hill! Already a few years

later, this construction was used for transporting

coal in the mornings only, and carried passengers

from throughout the entire region in the afternoons.

All roller coasters, from the first stationary wooden

coaster right up to the modern Looping, Launch

and Hyper coasters, derived from these two ancestors.

What can be seen in both these lineages, from

Russia and the USA, is actually quite typical of

every amusement attraction. They are technical

installations created to provide fun. Originally, many

attractions like these are technical installations that

have been removed from their industrial production

context to produce non-industrious, intangible,

plain good thrills.

The "Hochschaubahn" at

the Vienna Prater (built 1909)

The North American

predecessor of the modern

coaster: the "Mauch Chunk

Railway" (left) and the

"Switchback" at Coney Island


In central Europe it

was the transportable coasters

from 1909 that caused a furore:

the pioneer and carousel king

Hugo Haase travelled with a

number of structurally identical

constructions to the American

models simultaneously; one

notes the "8" on the tower peak

as his trademark

Roller Coasters with

elaborate theming very soon

made their appearances in

theme parks, often named as


here earlier examples from 1913:

the Luna-Park am Halensee

(Berlin) and the Lunapark in

Leipzig-Wahren (right)

There are two types of thrilled feelings aroused by

a roller coaster; firstly a bodily or physical thrill, and

secondly a psychological one. Physical thrill is

stimulated by directly addressing the body. The

basic element of a roller coaster is the up and down

movement. This comprises two essential construction

elements, one of them creating the experience

of negative g-forces. The train travels up a hill, and

the moment it crests over the top of the hill and

drops down, the passengers are briefly catapulted

upwards. They seem to float out of their seats, experiencing

negative g-forces, or weightlessness;

“airtime” as this effect is called in official, 'roller

coaster language'.


By contrast, positive g-forces are experiences

when the train travels through a valley, travels up

again or into a loop. At this very point of the ride

passengers are subjected to a the multiplying of

their body weight. This lasts only for some seconds

however, before airtime occurs once again. As a result

a coaster ride is a kind of choreography, taking

the body to its limits and thus

creating a profound physical

experience for passengers

at the same time. This enhancement

of the body's

normal experience is one of

the reasons why roller coasters

have boomed during the

last few years.

In addition, a roller coaster

ride also appeals to the psyche.

Already during the runup

to a coaster ride, the

excitement builds up. Even

days in advance, excitement grows and grows, and

increasingly so with every step prospective passengers

take as they approach the construction on

the 'big day'. Eventually they find themselves standing

in the queue – another important element for the

roller coaster experience, as on the one hand they

hear the screams, which increase excitement yet

Heinrich Mack from

Waldkirch was very soon

strongly involved in the

construction of transportable

track attractions (all of wood):

the Bob Sleigh coaster (1952

upper left), the Monorail coaster

(1955 up left) and the “Turmbahn”

with a spiral lift (1921, left)

Popular at the beginning

of the 20 th century were also the

multi-month appearances of

exhibitions for which very often

a complete theme park was

erected; here the British Empire

Exhibition in Wembley in 1924


The oldest still operating

coaster in Europe is the "Rutschebanen"

at Tivoli – a classic

Gebirgs-Szeneriebahn from the

year 1914

The "Big Dipper" has been

enjoyed by all visitors at Blackpool

Pleasure Beach since 1923

The "Hullámvasút" has

been operated since 1926 at Budapest

Zoo (earlier Vidámpark)

again, and on the other hand, they see the safely

disembarking passengers, which inspires confidence

that the infernal ride will end well! Of course,

a ride on a roller coaster is also a test of courage,

yet it is much more than just that. Those who have

taken a ride on a roller coaster know the two ideal

types of riders; those holding tight and closing their

eyes and those, more often than not sitting directly

next to them, shooting their arms up in delight.

As different as these manifestations are – the introverted

holding fast, the extroverted screaming and

arm-waving with delight – both types of riders have

the same ride experience, and are focused on

thrills. Psychologists distinguish between 'ocnophils',

that is to say 'lovers of thrills' and philobats,

or those erring towards hesitation, if one will. According

to Michael Balint, both types follow different

strategies to reach the same goal; namely to be

at 'one with the world'. For him, as an advocate of

Sigmund Freud’s theses, the world is represented

by the mother’s breast. It is characteristic of lovers

of thrills that when breast-fed they spat out their

mother’s breast and went back to it again in order

to make sure of 'being one with it' through this

primary interaction. Lovers of hesitation, on the

other hand, clung to the breast and did not want to

let it go, in order not to give up this pleasant bonding


This psychological typology can easily be applied

also to other everyday phenomena, such as horror

films. Some people cannot watch and keep their

eyes closed, while others expose themselves to

these impressions seemingly full of self-confidence.

These films are often called thrillers or

psychological thrillers, featuring the term Balint

uses for this phenomenon, namely thrill. Thus the

term “thrill rides” is highly appropriate for a roller



But why is it attractive to expose oneself to thrill or

fear? Human beings are one of the few creatures

with a reflective self-awareness, which has the

advantage that they can form an opinion of themselves

and their environment. The price for this ability

is the awareness of their own vulnerability and

mortality. These are two elementary anthropological

anxieties, mythologically adapted as the biblical

'expulsion from Paradise'. Human beings learn

that they are mortal. However, death is an experience

that cannot be grasped cognitively as nobody

can imagine their own death. This thought is so

painful that human beings try to avoid it. These anxieties

are joined by everyday worries. Will everything

work out with my job? Will there be problems

in my relationship? What about money? Anxieties

can have physical effects that can cause further


The special feature of the unique medium, roller

coaster, is its ability to make one forget all these

worries by providing a thrill. At the point of maximum

thrill, all existential worries are forgotten. This

experience is combined with a substantial enhancement

of bodily experience, providing for a

short-term unity of body and mind. Passengers

experience a state beyond daily life; it

is a train journey to Paradise. This way,

roller coasters have an important function;

they expose humans to an immediacy

they rarely experience in

daily life, but which is necessary to experience

reality in an unreserved way.

For the duration of a roller coaster ride,

humans are natural beings. Thus the

roller coaster is a good example for a

special feature of human culture,

which on the one hand is based on removing

human beings from their naturalness, thus

creating culture. At the same time however, human

beings have to experience their naturalness to feel

themselves as vital beings. In this way, culture provides

gates to a world beyond daily life; it creates

wormholes to the extraordinary.

This feat makes the roller coaster a cult object of

popular culture, where this function is used as a

symbol, from pulp fiction series, such as John Sinclair

with the meaningful title “Rollercoaster into the

Afterlife”, biographies such as “Das Leben ist eine

Achterbahn” (“Life is a Rollercoaster”) by Martin

Semmelrogge, or guide books on raising children

The first attempts to

turn passengers upside down

were already taking place since

the middle of the 19 th century

(see poster from London);

looping constructions called

"Flip Flap Coaster" were being

erected from 1900 in the USA

(photo above in Atlantic City,

photo under in Brooklyn)

The double coaster by the name

of "Loop-the-Loop" was erected on Coney

Island in 1901, and already had elliptical

steel loops


Roller coaster post

cards from showman and park

owner Hugo Haase

with the title “Rollercoaster to the First Milk Tooth” to

serious scientific literature, such as the guide book

on depressions called “Roller Coaster of Sensations”.

Naturally, there are a high number of advertising

photos featuring roller coasters in the background

and, of course, roller coasters also appear

in essential films scenes; for example most notably

in the film “Rollercoaster” with George Segal and

Richard Widmark. This pop cultural inclusion is

rounded off by pop music ranging from characteristically

German Schlager, as well as pop and rock

music (for example by Rosenstolz or Die toten

Hosen) to internationally successful songs, not to

forget the probably best known title “Life is a Roller

Coaster” by Ronan Keating.

However, the metaphor of the roller coaster for

human life is far more than mere symbolism, as the

coaster ride itself makes passengers experience

human life sensually. This is wonderful to see in

modern Launch Coasters, where the train is

launched from the dark station by a linear drive, and

travels on through different inversion elements after

the first hill. Symbolically interpreted, this means

that human beings are launched from the uterus

into life, the first hill is childhood, the first drop

puberty, from where the turbulent journey goes on

to first love, school-leaving, family, divorce, unemployment,

new job, up to a smooth braking into

retirement. However, many roller coaster rides end

just as abruptly as real life.


The following publications

that were also used as

sources for the speech and the

text are recommended for

further information about the

history of roller coasters:

■ “Volksbelustigungen” by

Florian Dering (Delphi Verlag,

Nördlingen, 1986)

■ “100 Jahre Achterbahn” by

Frank Lanfer (Gemi Verlag,

Reichertshausen, 1998)

■ “Rausch und Rummel” by

Sacha Szabo (Transcript,

Bielefeld, 2007)

■ “Kultur des Vergnügens” by

Sacha Szabo (Transcript,

Bielefeld, 2009)



Mass action: Port

Aventura involved their community

of fans in breaking a

world record – the largest

photo mosaic with 183,713

photos in just three months

The social netw ork becomes

more and more popular and important,

also in respect of

marketing strategies and publicity

measures. What earlier was

known as "w ord of mouth recommendation"

has long since

been o vertaken b y the internet

and online ser vices suc h as

Facebook, Twitter & Co. Therefore

it's all the more impor tant

that this social trend is researched

more precisely regarding the

amusement industr y. The Linkfluence

Institute has compiled

one of the fir st studies w orldwide

regar ding this branc h. Initially

the lar ger German theme

parks have been taken into consideration,

b ut without a doubt

findings and results will e xtend

to other countries in Eur ope as

well. Yannick Rieder, Digital Research

Manager at Linkfluence ,

introduces the study.


Yannick Rieder

Photos: Linkfluence,

PortAventura Resort

Park mentions: 23,520 /

Mentions have been counted

here; the numbers diverge from

the total value as a number of

theme parks were referred to in

one posting

Parks and Social Media

We wish to introduce the first results of our

theme park monitoring. These results will

convey how relevant social media is for this branch.

Additionally we hope that it may well inspire you to

further ideas and suggestions, for further analysis.

We have been observing the discussion volume on

the web with our tool "Radarly" since the middle of

April 2014, in respect of the following theme parks:

Europa-Park, Phantasialand, Tripsdrill, Movie Park

Germany, Heide-Park, Legoland Deutschland,

Hansa-Park, Belantis, and Holiday Park.

Our tool gathers information in addition to mentioning

websites (for example Blogs), about social networks

such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram

also. Additionally we measure the performances

of the Twitter and Facebook channels of

the various theme parks, as well as their relative


Discussion Volume (Total)

We were able to identify 22,652 mentions in the

period between 01.05 and 13.08.2014. During the

season it could be observed that the discussion

volume increased considerably during the summer.

The largest volume was generated by the following

social media channels: Twitter (11.2K), Facebook

(3.8K) and Foren (863). Media sites (e.g. Spiegel

Online) generated 1.5K and other websites (5.1K),

also playing an important role.

Considerably fewer contributions were observed

on Blogs (81) and YouTube (66). As these types of

entries are of a bigger effort and mostly of a higher

content quality, the volume should be classified as


The large number of Twitter entries is due to two

reasons: firstly the younger target group (< 20 years

of age) is very active (35% is active). Secondly the

low privacy settings allow for a better observation

of the channel.

Total Volumes

As already apparent during the process, the

volume in general is of a very high standard. Even

without discussions in the social web fuelled by

advertising promotions and other actions, smaller

parks also reached over 500 mentions in the course

of time. Europa-Park has the most mentions by far,

which can be led back to a very strong media presence

(due to events such as the Miss WM voting).

Heide-Park and Phantasialand each drop by 3,600

mentions, which on an average means 34 posts a



Total discussion volume

day. Movie Park and Legoland with 2,114 and 1,347

mentions respectively, are slightly behind. Holiday-

Park, Hansa-Park, Belantis and Tripsdrill have approximately

2,500 postings. When one compares

these rankings with the visitor numbers, there is a

similar picture (cf. Global Attraction Attendance

Report 2013, own data).

Media Channels

During channel comparison one can clearly recognize

the relevance of Twitter, with the larger theme

parks in particular having the bigger share of Twitter

mentions. Europa-Park in comparison has a lower

proportion, but this is compensated for by the very

high number of Facebook mentions. Media and

similar websites enjoy on average one-third of the

mentions. Infrequently contributions could be

identified in forums and blogs. In addition to already

referred-to reasons, very often the motive of the visitor

to make a posting is to inform friends what they

are currently doing, for which fast-paced mediums

such as Twitter and Facebook are more ideal.

Performance of the Social Media Profile

In the following section we have analysed the profile

of a number of theme parks by comparison: the

data relates to the month of June, and each of the

changes relate to the previous month. The engagement-rate

is calculated by the number of the

interactions (Favs, Likes, Shares, and Re-Tweets)

divided by the number of followers/fans. This is an

established indicator suitable for the measuring of

activities on certain channels.


In the case of mentions only explicit references to

the channels are intended (in the case of Twitter the

linking with a @ sign). Europa-Park has by far the

most fans, but it can be seen however that only a

low proportion of its followers move to interaction,

such as the case of Heide-Park. This phenomenon

is shown often in channels with many followers, as

there are frequently "fake fans" among them.

Despite the high potential, the examined theme

Peak (1) refers to

28.05.2014; On that day two

employees were injured during

work on the coaster "Arthur";

Peak (2) on the 30.05.2014 leads

back to the Miss WM voting,

which took place at Europa-

Park, and about which many

media sites (yellow) reported;

through shares, the number of

mentions increased on Twitter

and Facebook also on that day

Number of mentions

according to media channels



Performance of the

social media profile: Twitter

Performance of the social

media profile: Facebook

Performance of the park


Impressions and themes:

Pictures from the entrance and

Family videos are popular

parks play scant attention to the Twitter channel,

and post little of their own subject matter. Three of

the five theme parks posted under 10 articles in the

past 3 months. Additionally, the channels are mostly

treated as "poor relations" and mostly and often

consist of only copies of Facebook communications

(for example @legoland_DE or @holiday-

ParkHP). Belantis has even waived the Twitter

profile completely.


Facebook is substantially more established in the

theme park branch. Each park has its own page

and fills it more or less regularly with contents. In

the following diagram the number of postings has

been shown as a comparison. For example Europa-

Park shows that theme parks are self-propelling,

and even without activation measures, can generate

high engagement rates. The outstandingly high

number of commentaries on the Phantasialand

postings can be led back to a competition, whereby

free tickets were raffled among the commenting


The fan numbers and the engagement rates of

theme park profiles are comparable to large international

brands: IKEA Germany (680,637 Fans; E-

Rate: 0.21), Burger King Germany (674,100 Fans;

E-Rate: 0.06), DB Bahn (332,400 Fans; E-Rate:

0.19). In comparison to the German fan pages such

as "Places / Event-Locations", in Germany, the rankings

of Phantasialand, Europa-Park, Heide-Park

are under the Top-10, and Movie Park is in 13 th place

(cf. Socialbakers 2014).

Performance of the Websites

The page ranking is a key performance indicator

introduced by Google that can accept the values of

1-10. As comparison: t-online.de has a page rank

of 6 – mentions refer to the references/linking of

websites in the complete data record. The website

of the parks shows a similar picture. The number of

mentions depends strongly on the PR-activity

altogether, and the news on each of the relevant

sites. Europa-Park and Legoland are very active in

this area. An additional reason for the very good

page ranking of Legoland could well be that the

park guests are younger, and that the website is an

important information channel for the parents.




and themes:

Selfies and Onridepictures

via Twitter

Impressions and User Themes


The contents that are disseminated are mostly very

visual. Subsequently we have closely examined a

number of themes and situations that can be frequently

identified. The way to the theme park is captured;

the entrance to the park is one of the most

popular motives. And the attractions are photographed

from outside and from the cars – similar to

a trophy. A Selfie is a must for most visitors in a ride

construction or during a break, and they are a widely

spread phenomena particularly among the

younger generation. Definition of a Selfie is a photo

taken with a digital camera, showing mostly the

photographer together with others in a special location

or in a particular situation. It is a snapshot

taken with the idea of making it public in social

networks (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Very

often social networks offer additional functions

such as filters or the possibility of integrating tags.

We also discovered another phenomenon: young

families posting elaborately arranged compilations

of their theme park visit.

The theme park discussions volume is of a very

high standard, when compared to other branches.

Contributions from visitors predominate in volume.

It's the younger visitors in particular who use Twitter

and other channels in order to give account of their

experiences and fun. The articles are predominantly

positive and non critical. Communication

media that are visual and fast-paced such as

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are mostly used.

Unused potential: despite less activity by theme

parks on the various channels, the follower/fan

numbers are on the same level as large international

brands such as Burger King, Adidas and

others. The users integrate with the profiles without

invitation and even place postings (for example

with @ at Twitter).

Due to the positive tonality, social media is perfect

for bringing increased attention with low triggers.

That means that a positive posting for a theme park

is classic word-of-mouth propaganda, and therefore

is of particular value.

A general media presence

leads in the case of Europa-

Park to a considerably increased

presence in the

web, mainly driven by media

sites. Negative catch lines

can be noticed in the discussion

volumes, which can

spread. Another interesting

phenomenon could be discovered

on YouTube: young

families making their visit to

a theme park public with

elaborately arranged compilations.

Overall it is shown

that a visit to a park is of huge

emotional value for the visitor,

similar to a concert visit

or a classic holiday. ■


Linkfluence is a specialist

in the area of Social Media

Intelligence, and was

founded in 2006. The company

has offices in France

and Germany; and comprises

of around 70 experienced

social media experts,

web analysts, market

researchers, and ITspecialists.

The data from

this study was made possible

with the assistance of

the Linkfluence developed

social media monitoring

tool "Radarly". The complete

study may be downloaded

at no charge from:





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

October in alphabetical order. Additional information about

individual events is listed below.

A■ Ahlen/Westfalen 03.10.-07.10.

■ Aken/Elbe 02.10.-05.10.

■ Alpen 11.10.-13.10.

■ Altenburg/Thüringen 25.10.-02.11.

■ Altlußheim 25.10.-28.10.

■ Altötting 27.09.-05.10.

■ Amberg 26.09.-05.10.

■ Andernach-Kell 18.10.-20.10.

■ Andernach-Miesenheim 18.10.-21.10.

■ Anröchte 10.10.-13.10.

■ Apen 25.10.-27.10.

■ Arberg/Mittelfranken 16.10.-20.10.

■ Assamstadt 03.10.-05.10.

■ Augsburg-Lechhausen 18.10.-26.10.

■ Augustdorf 10.10.-12.10.

■ Aurich 25.10.-28.10.

B■ Bad Bergzabern 25.10.-02.11.

■ Bad Falingbostel 10.10.-12.10.

■ Bad Feilnbach 10.10.-12.10.

■ Bad Hersfeld 13.10.-20.10.

■ Bad Lippspringe 10.10.-13.10.

■ Bad Nauheim 03.10.-07.10.

■ Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 03.10.-07.10.

■ Bad Rappenau 17.10.-20.10.

■ Bad Säckingen 18.10.-26.10.

■ Bamberg 10.10.-26.10.

■ Bautzen 03.10.-12.10.

■ Bebra 02.10.-06.10.

■ Bellheim 11.10.-14.10.

■ Belm 10.10.-12.10.

■ Bergheim 24.10.-02.11.

■ Bergkamen 10.10.-13.10.

■ Berlin-Hohenschönhausen 02.10.-05.10.

■ Berlin-Marzahn 26.09.-05.10.

■ Berlin-Mitte-Wedding 27.09.-05.10.

■ Bernstadt-Kemnitz 26.09.-05.10.

■ Bielefeld 24.10.-02.11.

■ Bitterfeld-Wolfen 17.10.-20.10.

■ Bitterfeld-Wolfen 23.10.-26.10.

■ Bocholt 17.10.-20.10.

■ Bochum-Wattenscheid 03.10.-07.10.

■ Bockum-Hövel 17.10.-20.10.

■ Bönen-Altenbögge 10.10.-12.10.

■ Boppard 26.09.-05.10.

■ Bräunlingen 17.10.-20.10.

■ Brandenburg/Havel 22.10.-26.10.

■ Braubach 03.10.-06.10.

■ Braunschweig 26.09.-05.10.

■ Breitungen 02.10.-05.10.

■ Bremen 17.10.-02.11.

■ Bremervörde 03.10.-06.10.

■ Bückeburg 24.10.-27.10.

■ Burg auf Fehmarn 03.10.-06.10.

■ Burgstädt 02.10.-05.10.

■ Butzbach 25.10.-28.10.

■ Buxtehude 24.10.-26.10.

C■ Chemnitz 10.10.-12.10.

■ Crottendorf 31.10.-02.11.

■ Cuxhaven 03.10.-07.10.

■ Dahlenburg 31.10.-02.11.

■ Darmstadt 26.09.-06.10.

D■ Darmstadt-Arheilgen 31.10.-04.11.

■ Delitzsch 10.10.-13.10.

■ Dietzenbach 31.10.-04.11.

■ Dingolfing 17.10.-22.10.

■ Dinklage 18.10.-20.10.

■ Dörpen 10.10.-12.10.

■ Dresden 11.10.-02.11.

■ Dülmen 10.10.-13.10.

■ Düsseldorf-Urdenbach 03.10.-06.10.

■ Duisburg-Neumühl 02.10.-06.10.

E■ Ebersdorf/Coburg 17.10.-20.10.

■ Eberswalde-Finow 31.10.-09.11.

■ Einbeck 10.10.-12.10.

■ Elmshorn 17.10.-20.10.

■ Eltville/Rhein 31.10.-03.11.

■ Emmerich-Elten 04.10.-06.10.

■ Eppingen 03.10.-06.10.

■ Eppingen-Elsenz 25.10.-27.10.

■ Erfurt 27.09.-12.10.

■ Erwitte 03.10.-06.10.

■ Esens 17.10.-20.10.

■ Essen-Steele 11.10.-14.10.

■ Euskirchen 25.10.-28.10.

■ Eutin 10.10.-13.10.

F■ Falkensee/Berlin 17.10.-26.10.

■ Fellbach/Neckar 10.10.-13.10.

■ Flörsheim/Main 18.10.-27.10.

■ Frankfurt-Sossenheim 03.10.-06.10.

■ Frechen 03.10.-06.10.

■ Freiburg 17.10.-27.10.

■ Freisen 03.10.-07.10.

■ Fürth 03.10.-15.10.

G■ Geesthacht 25.10.-27.10.

■ Geilenkirchen 10.10.-13.10.

■ Gelnhausen 10.10.-13.10.

■ Gera 18.10.-02.11.

■ Gera 02.10.-05.10.

■ Gersdorf 10.10.-12.10.

■ Gersthofen 10.10.-20.10.

■ Gießen 27.09.-05.10.

■ Gnarrenburg 17.10.-19.10.

■ Goch 25.10.-28.10.

■ Gottmadingen 04.10.-06.10.

■ Gronau 10.10.-13.10.

■ Großefehn 31.10.-02.11.

■ Großrosseln 11.10.-14.10.

■ Grünberg 11.10.-19.10.

■ Gütersloh 27.09.-05.10.

H■ Hainburg-Hainstadt 11.10.-20.10.

■ Hamburg-Bramfeld 17.10.-19.10.

■ Hamburg-Lohbrügge 27.09.-05.10.

■ Hamburg-Volksdorf 24.10.-26.10.

■ Hameln 24.10.-27.10.

■ Hanerau 17.10.-19.10.

■ Hannover 19.09.-05.10.

■ Haselünne 25.10.-27.10.

■ Haßfurt 17.10.-21.10.

■ Hassloch 25.10.-28.10.

■ Heddesheim 18.10.-20.10.

■ Heide 23.10.-28.10.

■ Heiligenstadt 10.10.-13.10.

■ Heilsbronn 11.10.-13.10.

■ Herford 09.10.-13.10.

■ Hersbruck 17.10.-20.10.

■ Hildburghausen 01.10.-05.10.

■ Hilden 24.10.-27.10.

■ Hilzingen 17.10.-20.10.

■ Hitzacker 10.10.-12.10.

■ Hövelhof 03.10.-05.10.

■ Hoyerswerda 25.10.-02.11.

■ Hückelhoven 10.10.-13.10.

■ Hünxe 18.10.-20.10.

I■ Idstein 10.10.-13.10.

■ Ingelheim/Rhein 27.09.-05.10.

■ Ingolstadt 26.09.-05.10.

K■ Kaiserslautern 17.10.-27.10.

■ Kamen 17.10.-20.10.

■ Kandel 25.10.-28.10.

■ Karlsruhe 31.10.-10.11.

■ Kassel 24.10.-28.10.

■ Kassel-Waldau 18.10.-20.10.

■ Kempten/Allgäu 24.10.-02.11.

■ Kerpen 24.10.-27.10.

■ Kiel 03.10.-12.10.

■ Kirchardt 25.10.-27.10.

■ Kirchhain 25.10.-26.10.

■ Kirchheim/Teck 31.10.-03.11.

■ Kitzingen 17.10.-26.10.

■ Kitzingen-Sickershausen 02.10.-06.10.

■ Kleinblittersdorf 05.10.-07.10.

■ Klötze 23.10.-27.10.

■ Köln-Chorweiler 17.10.-20.10.

■ Köln-Deutz 31.10.-09.11.

■ Köln-Junkersdorf 03.10.-07.10.

■ Köln-Porz 10.10.-12.10.

■ Königswinter 03.10.-06.10.

■ Konstanz 19.09.-05.10.

■ Kornwestheim 25.10.-27.10.

■ Krautheim 18.10.-20.10.

■ Krefeld 03.10.-12.10.

■ Künzelsau 25.10.-28.10.

L■ Lage/Lippe 25.10.-27.10.

■ Lage/Lippe-Pottenhausen02.10.-06.10.

■ Leck 10.10.-13.10.

■ Leer/Ostfriesland 08.10.-12.10.

■ Leipzig 02.10.-26.10.

■ Lemberg 18.10.-20.10.

■ Lichtenau 18.10.-20.10.

■ Limburg/Lahn 16.10.-21.10.

■ Lingen/Ems 03.10.-07.10.

■ Lippstadt 18.10.-26.10.

■ Löhne 02.10.-05.10.

■ Löningen 11.10.-13.10.

■ Lohne/Oldenburg 10.10.-12.10.

■ Ludwigsfelde 17.10.-20.10.

■ Ludwigshafen/Rhein 30.10.-04.11.

■ Lüdinghausen 17.10.-20.10.

M■ Magdeburg 26.09.-19.10.

■ Mainburg 10.10.-13.10.

■ Mannheim 27.09.-12.10.

■ Marburg 10.10.-13.10.

■ Marktbreit 03.10.-06.10.

■ Marne 03.10.-05.10.

■ Marsberg 16.10.-19.10.

■ Mauer 25.10.-28.10.

■ Mayen 11.10.-19.10.

■ Meckesheim 17.10.-20.10.

■ Meinerzhagen 11.10.-13.10.

■ Memmingen 11.10.-19.10.

■ Meppen 17.10.-20.10.

■ Merzig 27.09.-05.10.

■ Michelstadt 03.10.-06.10.

■ Mindelstetten/Pförring 10.10.-13.10.

■ Mölln 31.10.-03.11.

■ Mönchengladbach 11.10.-13.10.

■ Mörfelden-Walldorf 25.10.-28.10.

■ Mühlheim/Main 25.10.-28.10.

■ München 20.09.-05.10.

■ München-Au 18.10.-26.10.

■ Münster 25.10.-02.11.

■ Munster 03.10.-05.10.

N■ Nauheim 03.10.-07.10.

■ Naumburg/Saale 27.09.-05.10.

■ Neubrandenburg 26.09.-05.10.

■ Neu-Isenburg 10.10.-14.10.

■ Neulußheim 18.10.-21.10.

■ Neumünster 17.10.-20.10.

■ Neunkirchen/Saar 24.10.-26.10.

■ Neuruppin 30.10.-09.11.

■ Neustadt/Holstein 24.10.-27.10.

■ Neustadt/Weinstraße 02.10.-13.10.

■ Nidderau-Windecken 10.10.-13.10.

■ Niederkassel-Ranzel 24.10.-27.10.

■ Niederkassel-Rheidt 10.10.-13.10.

■ Nohfelden 04.10.-06.10.

■ Norden 18.10.-21.10.

■ Nordhorn 24.10.-28.10.

■ Nordwalde 03.10.-06.10.

■ Nortorf 31.10.-02.11.

O■ Oberhausen 23.10.-26.10.

■ Oberhausen-Königshardt 03.10.-06.10.

■ Oberndorf/Neckar 03.10.-05.10.

■ Oberursel 17.10.-21.10.

■ Offenbach/Main 27.09.-05.10.

■ Oftersheim 18.10.-21.10.

■ Oldenburg 26.09.-05.10.

■ Olpe/Kürten 24.10.-26.10.

■ Ortenberg 24.10.-28.10.

■ Osnabrück 24.10.-02.11.


P■ Paderborn 18.10.-26.10.

V■ Vechta 24.10.-26.10.


■ Parchim 31.10.-03.11.

■ Petershagen/Weser 03.10.-05.10.

■ Pfullendorf 17.10.-20.10.

■ Potsdam 02.10.-19.10.

R■ Raschau 24.10.-26.10.

■ Ratzeburg 24.10.-26.10.

■ Rauenberg 11.10.-13.10.

■ Recklinghausen-Süd 31.10.-02.11.

■ Reilingen/Main 25.10.-28.10.

■ Rheda-Wiedenbrück 03.10.-06.10.

■ Rheine 17.10.-20.10.

■ Rheinfelden/Baden 27.09.-05.10.

■ Riedlingen/Donau 10.10.-14.10.

■ Riesa 02.10.-05.10.

■ Rimbach 31.10.-03.11.

■ Rinteln 31.10.-03.11.

■ Rockenberg 03.10.-06.10.

■ Roßdorf 03.10.-07.10.

■ Rot am See-Musdorf 11.10.-16.10.

■ Rothenburg/Tauber 25.10.-02.11.

■ Ruppichteroth 18.10.-20.10.

S■ Saarbrücken 26.09.-06.10.

■ Velbert 03.10.-06.10.

■ Viersen 03.10.-07.10.

■ Villingen-Schwenningen 09.10.-13.10.

■ Voerde 03.10.-06.10.

W■ Waldfeucht-Haaren 10.10.-12.10.

■ Walldorf 25.10.-28.10.

■ Walsrode 31.10.-02.11.

■ Warburg 27.09.-05.10.

■ Warendorf 18.10.-22.10.

■ Warendorf-Freckenhorst 10.10.-13.10.

■ Warstein 17.10.-20.10.

■ Wedel 10.10.-13.10.

■ Wegberg 04.10.-06.10.

■ Weingarten 18.10.-19.10.

■ Weißwasser/Oberlausitz 10.10.-19.10.

■ Werne 25.10.-28.10.

■ Wertheim 03.10.-12.10.

■ Westerstede 31.10.-03.11.

■ Wetzlar 16.10.-19.10.

■ Wietmarschen 04.10.-06.10.

■ Wittmund 25.10.-26.10.

■ Worms 24.10.-02.11.

■ Wuppertal-Oberbarmen 03.10.-06.10.

■ Wurzen 31.10.-09.11.

■ Wyk auf Föhr 17.10.-20.10.

■ CH Steinen 04.10.-06.10.

■ CH Steinhausen 24.10.-26.10.

■ CH Thalwil 25.10.-27.10.

■ CH Urdorf 03.10.-05.10.

■ CH Vaduz/Lichtenstein 03.10.-05.10.

■ CH Willisau 18.10.-20.10.

■ F Albertville 18.10.-02.11.

■ F Ancenis 04.10.-03.11.

■ F Bordeaux 10.10.-05.11.

■ F Charleville-Mézières 04.10.-19.10.

■ F Dijon 25.10.-12.11.

■ F Epernay 20.09.-01.10.

■ F Epinal 20.09.-12.10.

■ F Firminy 11.10.-19.10.

■ F Forbach 10.10.-19.10.

■ F Gisors 18.10.-16.11.

■ F Lyon-Croix Rousse 05.10.-08.11.

■ F Mans, le 25.10.-16.11.

■ F Nancy 25.10.-16.11.

■ F Nantes 06.09.-05.10.

■ F Paris 29.08.-12.10.

■ F Paris 06.09.-05.10.

■ F Péronne/Somme 27.09.-05.10.

■ F Perpignan 25.10.-23.11.

■ F Rouen 24.10.-23.11.

■ F Toulouse 27.09.-19.10.

■ F Vannes 18.10.-02.11.

■ NL Gorinchem 31.10.-08.11.

■ NL Leiden 02.10.-03.10.

■ NL Nijmegen 04.10.-12.10.

■ NL Rotterdam 22.10.-02.11.

■ NL Sittard 17.10.-22.10.

■ NL Venlo 17.10.-26.10.

■ NL Weert 26.09.-01.10.

■ NL Winschoten 29.10.-03.11.

■ NL Zoetermeer 17.10.-26.10.

■ NL Zuidlaren/Tynaarlo 17.10.-22.10.


F Paris

■ Fête au Bois (Neu-Neu)

until 12.10.


F Nantes

■ Grande Fête Foraine until 05.10.

F Paris

■ Fête de St. Cloud until 05.10.


■ Saarlouis 02.10.-05.10.

■ Salzbergen 11.10.-13.10.

■ Sankt Georgen 02.10.-06.10.

■ Sankt Ingbert 11.10.-19.10.

■ Sankt Leon-Rot/Wiesloch 04.10.-07.10.

■ Sankt Wendel 18.10.-26.10.

■ Schlangen 31.10.-02.11.

■ Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock18.10.-20.10.

■ Schneverdingen 17.10.-19.10.

■ Schüttorf 11.10.-13.10.

■ Schwäbisch Gmünd 17.10.-20.10.

■ Schwerte 24.10.-27.10.

■ Schwetzingen 24.10.-28.10.

■ Siegen-Weidenau 31.10.-04.11.

■ Sittensen 03.10.-05.10.

■ Solingen-Mitte 24.10.-26.10.

■ Soltau 24.10.-26.10.

■ Sondershausen 31.10.-03.11.

■ Speyer 23.10.-02.11.

■ Stadthagen 17.10.-21.10.

■ Staßfurt 11.10.-19.10.

■ Steinfeld/Oldenburg 04.10.-06.10.

■ Steinfurt-Borghorst 25.10.-27.10.

■ Stendal 24.10.-02.11.

■ Stuttgart 26.09.-12.10.

■ Stuttgart-Degerloch 25.10.-27.10.

■ Suhl/Thüringen 03.10.-05.10.

T■ Tauberbischofsheim 17.10.-20.10.

■ Tengen 24.10.-27.10.

■ Thum 11.10.-13.10.

■ Traunreut 26.09.-02.10.

■ Trier 31.10.-09.11.

U■ Uchte 17.10.-20.10.

■ Uelzen 17.10.-19.10.

■ Unna 31.10.-03.11.

Z■ Zülpich 03.10.-07.10.

■ Zwickau 26.09.-05.10.


■ A Adlwang 04.10.-19.10.

■ A Graz 02.10.-06.10.

■ A Hallein 17.10.-19.10.

■ A Klagenfurt 18.10.-20.10.

■ A Linz 27.09.-05.10.

■ A Lustenau 11.10.-12.10.

■ A Niederwölz/Murtal 10.10.-13.10.

■ A Saalfelden 10.10.-12.10.

■ A Sankt Veit/Glan 27.09.-06.10.

■ A Unterpremstätten 17.10.-25.10.

■ A Wolfsberg 10.10.-13.10.

■ B Beveren-Waas 18.10.-26.10.

■ B Boom 11.10.-13.10.

■ B Liège=Luik=Lüttich 04.10.-11.11.

■ B Lier=Lierre 31.10.-17.11.

■ B Maasmechelen 18.10.-21.10.

■ B Meeuwen 12.10.-16.10.

■ B Oostende 03.10.-02.11.

■ CH Affoltern a.A. 25.10.-02.11.

■ CH Basel 25.10.-09.11.

■ CH Dietikon 17.10.-19.10.

■ CH Dübendorf 18.10.-20.10.

■ CH Gais/Arh. 04.10.-06.10.

■ CH Herisau 03.10.-06.10.

■ CH Kreuzlingen 25.10.-27.10.

■ CH Küssnacht/Rigi 11.10.-13.10.

■ CH Laufenburg 10.10.-12.10.

■ CH Luzern 04.10.-19.10.

■ CH Rüschlikon 03.10.-05.10.

■ CH Sankt Gallen 09.10.-19.10.

■ CH Schmerikon 18.10.-19.10.

■ CH Schwyz 10.10.-13.10.

■ CH Solothurn 11.10.-19.10.

■ GB Abingdon, Berks 06.10.-07.10.

■ GB Banbury, Oxon 15.10.-17.10.

■ GB Bedford 09.10.-19.10.

■ GB Belper, Derbys 30.10.-01.11.

■ GB Bridlington, Yorks 22.10.-26.10.

■ GB Chichester 20.10.-20.10.

■ GB Chorley, Lancashire 16.10.-19.10.

■ GB Haverfordwest 01.10.-04.10.

■ GB Houghton-le-Spring 03.10.-11.10.

■ GB Hull, H'Side 10.10.-18.10.

■ GB Ilkeston, Derbys 15.10.-18.10.

■ GB Marlborough 18.10.-18.10.

■ GB Menai Bridge 24.10.-24.10.

■ GB Milton Keynes 30.10.-09.11.

■ GB Newbury, Berks 15.10.-18.10.

■ GB Northampton 25.10.-28.10.

■ GB Nottingham 01.10.-05.10.

■ GB Pembroke, 09.10.-11.10.

■ GB Peterborough 16.10.-26.10.

■ GB Petersfield, Hants 06.10.-07.10.

■ GB Pontefract 29.10.-03.11.

■ GB Ripley, Derbys 22.10.-27.10.

■ GB Salisbury, Wilts 19.10.-22.10.

■ GB Scarborough 01.10.-04.10.

■ GB Sherborne, Dorset 09.10.-13.10.

■ GB Stratford, Warks 10.10.-11.10.

■ GB Tavistock, Devon 07.10.-11.10.

■ GB Tewkesbury 09.10.-10.10.

■ GB Woodstock, Oxon 06.10.-07.10.

■ GB Worksop, Notts 09.10.-18.10.

■ GB Yarm N.Yorkshire 16.10.-18.10.

■ I Legnano 18.10.-16.11.

■ L Dudelange 18.10.-26.10.

■ MC Monaco 25.10.-16.11.

■ NL Amsterdam 09.10.-19.10.

■ NL Bergen op Zoom 18.10.-26.10.

■ NL Breda 17.10.-26.10.

■ NL Echt 04.10.-12.10.

■ NL Enschede 11.10.-19.10.

■ NL Gennep 11.10.-19.10.

30169 Hannover

■ Oktoberfest until 05.10.

ArGe für Volksfeste/Hannover

Wilde Maus, Around the World, Kuddel der

Hai, Wildwasserbahn, Rocket, Riesenrad, Air-

Crash, Heisse Räder, Schlittenfahrt, Breakdance,

Magic, Shaker, Altweibermühle, Remmi

Demmi, Schloss Dracula, Kristallpalast

Participants: ca. 180

78465 Konstanz

■ Deutsch-Schweizer Oktoberfest

until 05.10.

Fa. H.Gebauer/Konstanz

Breakdance, Disco Flyer, Musik Express, Happy

Monster, Water-Walkingballs, Bungee-



80336 München

■ Oktoberfest mit Oide Wiesn

until 05.10.

Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft

Alpenrausch, Fahrt zur Hölle, Krinoline, Sky

Fall, Zugspitzbahn, Nostalgie-Riesenrad, 2 x

Top Spin, Big Bamboo, Alpina-Bahn, Wellenflug,

Steile Wand, Münchner Rutsch’n, Skater,

Höllenblitz, Rund um den Tegernsee, Revue

der Illusionen, Parkour, Wilde Maus, Toboggan,

Nostalgie-Geisterbahn, Flipper, Wildwasserbahn,

Jumanji, Fünfer-Looping, Odyssee,

Cyber Space, Schichtl, Riesenrad,

Lach+Freu-Haus, Taumler, Floh-Circus, Alex

Airport, Feuer & Eis, Playball, Frisbee, Irrgarten,

Flip Fly, Hexenschaukel, Rio Rapidos, Encounter,

Techno Power, Omni, Shocker, Power

Tower, Mondlift, 2 x Breakdance, Teufelsrad,

Looping the Loop, Mäuse-Circus, High Energy,

Rotor, Magic, Freestyle, Cobra, Geisterschloss,

Kettenflieger, Lachen am laufenden

Band, Calypso, Raupenbahn, Hex’n Wippn,

Marionettentheater, Velodrom, Fahrt ins Paradies

Participants: ca. 600

F Epernay

■ Fête Patronale

until 01.10.

F Epinal

■ Fête de la Saint-Maurice

until 12.10.




02748 Bernstadt-Kemnitz

■ Oktoberfest until 05.10.

08054 Zwickau

■ Oktoberfest

until 05.10.

Zwickauer Volksfeste GbR/Peter Walz

Riesenrad, Top Spin, Breakdance, Musik

Express, Walzerfahrt, Freddy’s Company

Participants: ca. 50

12679 Berlin-Marzahn

■ Oktoberfest EastSide until 05.10.

17033 Neubrandenburg

■ Mecklenburger Oktoberfest

until 05.10.

26121 Oldenburg

■ Kramermarkt until 05.10.


Toboggan, Event Tower, Super Marci World,

Traumgenerator, Spukschloss, Geisterstadt,

Top Spin, Konga, Raupenbahn, Voodoo Jumper,

2 x Breakdance, Wellenflug, Musik Express,

Octpussy, Take Off, Riesenrad, Spinning

Racer, Wildwasserbahn, Schlittenfahrt,

Tom der Tiger, Looping the Loop, Piratenrutsche

Participants: ca. 270

38104 Braunschweig

■ Oktobermesse until 05.10.

Braunschweiger Schützengesellschaft 1545

Breakdance, Jaguar Express

39104 Magdeburg

■ Herbstmesse until 19.10.

V.S.G. GmbH/Magdeburg

Riesenrad, Hyper X, Wilde Maus, Magic, Shake,

Musikladen, Geisterbahn

Participants: ca. 80

56154 Boppard

■ Weinfest until 05.10.

Closed from Tuesday to Thursday

64289 Darmstadt

■ Herbstmesse until 06.10.


Starlight, Skipper, Breakdance, Geisterbahn,


Participants: ca. 120

66115 Saarbrücken

■ Oktoberfest until 06.10.


Polyp, Tropical Trip, Music Swing, Blue Hawaii


Participants: ca. 45

70372 Stuttgart

■ Cannstatter Volksfest until 12.10.

in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungs GmbH

Teststrecke, Wilde Maus, Go-Kartbahn, Mega

King Tower, Hot Shot, Wellenflug, Polyp, Revolution,

Transformer, Gladiator, The King,

XXL, Flipper, Star Flyer, City Sky Liner, Musik

Express, Musik-Shop, Happy Sailor, Breakdance,

Shake, Disco-Fieber, Circus Circus,

Riesenrad, Daemonium, Geisterschlange,

Aqua Velis, XXL Funhouse, Geheimnisse des

Orients, Rutsche

Participants: ca. 335

83301 Traunreut

■ Herbstfest until 02.10.

85049 Ingolstadt

■ Schanzer Herbstfest until 05.10.


Wildwasserbahn, Breakdance, Gaudi-Hütt’n,

Flipper, Water-Walkingballs, Super-Hupferl,

Black Hole, Riesenrad

Participants: ca. 140

92224 Amberg

■ Herbst-Michaeli-Dult

until 05.10.

Amberger Congress Marketing

Top Spin, Hawaii Swing (Twister), Freak, Star

Dancer, Hawaii Swing (Schlittenfahrt)

Participants: ca. 55

NL Weert

■ Stadskermis until 01.10.


06618 Naumburg/Saale

■ Herbstfest until 05.10.


13405 Berlin-Mitte-Wedding

■ Berliner Oktoberfest / Zentraler

Festplatz until 05.10.

Schaustellerverband Berlin e.V.


Participants: ca. 50

21031 Hamburg-Lohbrügge

■ Herbstmarkt until 05.10.

Closed from Monday to Wednesday

33332 Gütersloh

■ Michaeliskirmes

until 05.10.

Fa. A.Schneider & Söhne/Lippstadt

Achterbahn, Riesenrad, Tanz der Vampire,

The Beast, Big Monster, Star Club, Crazy Island

Participants: ca. 150

34414 Warburg

■ Oktoberwoche until 05.10.


Musik Express, Bungee-Trampolin, Simulator,

X-Factor, Breakdance, Haunted Mansion, Twister-Coaster,

Super Tower, Alpha 1

Participants: ca. 55

35390 Gießen

■ Herbstmesse until 05.10.

Gießen Marketing GmbH

Polyp, Rainbow, Twister

Participants: ca. 50

55218 Ingelheim/Rhein

■ Rotweinfest mit Kerb until 05.10.

63065 Offenbach/Main

■ Oktoberfest until 05.10.

66663 Merzig

■ Oktoberfest until 05.10.


68169 Mannheim

■ Oktobermess until 12.10.

City Events, GrossMarkt Mannheim GmbH

Monster, Wilde Maus, Chaos Airport, Eclipse,

Bayern-Breaker, Wellenflug, U 3000, Go-Kartbahn,

Beach Party, Magic, Flipper, Doggy

Dog, Geisterhöhle, Freddy’s Circus

Participants: ca. 135

79618 Rheinfelden/Baden

■ Herbstfest

until 05.10.

84503 Altötting

■ Kirta until 05.10.


99084 Erfurt

■ Oktoberfest until 12.10.


Riesenrad, Artistico, Wildwasserbahn, Commander,

Breakdance, Pirates Adventure, Fun


Participants: ca. 40

A Linz

■ Urfahraner Herbstmarkt

until 05.10.

Wildwasserbahn, Breakdance, Chaos, Crazy

Surf, Crazy Mouse, Geisterbahn, Kettenflieger,

Magic, No Limit, Schlittenfahrt, Playball,

Riesenrad, Tagada, Simulator, X-Treme

Participants: ca. 360

A Sankt Veit/Glan

■ Wiesenmarkt until 06.10.

F Péronne/Somme

■ Foire de la Saint Michel until 05.10.

F Toulouse

■ Fête de la Saint-Michel until 19.10.


98646 Hildburghausen

■ Theresienfest until 05.10.

GB Haverfordwest, Pemb

■ October Fair until 04.10.

GB Nottingham

■ Goose Fair until 05.10.

GB Scarborough

■ Fair until 04.10.


01587 Riesa

■ Oktoberfest until 05.10.

Dresdner Schaustellerverband e.V.

04177 Leipzig

■ Herbstkleinmesse until 26.10.

Leipziger Schaustellerverein

Der Burner, Breakdance, Magic, 2 x Musik Express,

Achterbahn, Hurricane, Geisterbahn,

Crazy Outback

06385 Aken/Elbe

■ Wiesenfest until 05.10.

07545 Gera

■ Höhlerfest (Stadtfest) until 05.10.

09217 Burgstädt

■ Altstadtfest until 05.10.

K.& R.Illgen OHG/Chemnitz

Kettenflieger, Comic Trip, Raupenbahn

13051 Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

■ Erntefest until 05.10.


14471 Potsdam

■ Herbstfest until 19.10.

BSV GmbH/Berlin

32584 Löhne

■ Oktoberfest

until 05.10.

A.& D.Küchenmeister GbR/Herford

32791 Lage/Lippe-Pottenhausen

■ Reinholdi-Markt until 06.10.


Musik Express, 1001 Nacht, Top Spin, Speedy

Gonzales, Time Factory, Krumm & Schief

Bau, Frisbee, Shake, Wellenflug

36179 Bebra

■ Erntedank- und Heimatfest

mit Kirmes until 06.10.

47167 Duisburg-Neumühl

■ Revierfest until 06.10.

66740 Saarlouis

■ Oktoberfest until 05.10.


Crazy Town, Taiga Jet

67433 Neustadt/Weinstraße

■ Winzerfest until 13.10.


78112 Sankt Georgen

■ Erntedankfest until 06.10.

Fetscher C.B./Markdorf

97318 Kitzingen-Sickershausen

■ Kirchweih until 06.10.

98597 Breitungen

■ Kirmes until 05.10.


A Graz

■ Herbstmesse mit Vergnügungspark

until 06.10.

Tagada, Airmaxx, Riesenrad, Monster, Schiff

Ahoi, Tornado, Magic, Dance, Tower, Breakdance,

Kettenflieger, Drachenpalast, Crazy

Wave, Simulator, Drop Zone, Geisterbahn,

Black Out

Participants: ca. 70

NL Leiden

■ 3-Oktoberfeesten until 03.10.


02625 Bautzen

■ Herbstkirmes until 12.10.

Lausitzer Schaustellerverband/Joe Probst

Nostalgie-Riesenrad, Magic, Kettenflieger,

Crazy Trip

Participants: ca. 30

23769 Burg auf Fehmarn

■ Jahrmarkt until 06.10.

24103 Kiel

■ Herbstmarkt until 12.10.

Closed on Wednesday



25709 Marne

■ Herbstmarkt until 05.10.

27419 Sittensen

■ Herbstmarkt until 05.10.

27432 Bremervörde

■ Herbstjahrmarkt until 06.10.

27479 Cuxhaven

■ Herbstfleckenmarkt until 07.10.


29633 Munster

■ Herbstjahrmarkt until 05.10.

32469 Petershagen/Weser

■ Herbstmarkt until 05.10.

33161 Hövelhof

■ Hövelmarkt until 05.10.

Verkehrsverein Hövelhof

33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück

■ Herbstkirmes Wiedenbrück

until 06.10.


Amazonas, Simulator, High Impress, Musik

Express, Jekyll & Hyde, Riesenrad

Participants: ca. 65

35519 Rockenberg

■ Kirmes until 06.10.

40593 Düsseldorf-Urdenbach

■ Kirmes until 06.10.

41747 Viersen

■ Herbstkirmes

until 07.10.


Street Fighter, Dschungel Express, Breakdance


42277 Wuppertal-Oberbarmen

■ Kirmes until 06.10.

Schaustellerverein Wuppertal e.V.

65929 Frankfurt-Sossenheim

■ Kirchweih until 06.10.

Tourismus+Congress GmbH


42551 Velbert

■ Herbstkirmes until 06.10.


Breakdance, Musik Express, Simulator

Participants: ca. 30

44866 Bochum-Wattenscheid

■ Herbstkirmes until 07.10.

Bochum Marketing GmbH

Phoenix, Love Express

46145 Oberhausen-Königshardt

■ Wottelkirmes until 06.10.

46562 Voerde

■ Nottekirmes until 06.10.

Geschwister Eul GbR/Voerde

47799 Krefeld

■ Herbst-Sprödentalkirmes

until 12.10.


Riesenrad, Euro-Rutsche, Atlantis Rafting, G-

Force, Twister, Rock & Roller Coaster, Mach 5,

Breakdance, Schlager Express, Hexentanz,

Geistervilla, Crazy Jungle, Simulator, Happy


Participants: ca. 115

48352 Nordwalde

■ Kirmes until 06.10.


49809 Lingen/Ems

■ Herbstkirmes until 07.10.

50226 Frechen

■ Innenstadtkirmes until 06.10.


51143 Köln-Junkersdorf

■ Kirmes until 07.10.


53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

■ Kirmes Bad Neuenahr until 07.10.


Musik Express, Shaker, Crazy Mouse, Avenger,

Magic House, Nessy, Rutsche

Participants: ca. 55

53639 Königswinter

■ Winzerfest, Kirmes until 06.10.

53909 Zülpich

■ Michael-Kirmes until 07.10.

56338 Braubach

■ Winzerfest until 06.10.

59229 Ahlen/Westfalen

■ Herbstkirmes until 07.10.


Adrenalin, Breakdance, Apres Ski Party, Kick

Down, Double Jump, Music Shop, Riesenrad,

Participants: ca. 60

59597 Erwitte

■ Schlosskirmes until 06.10.


Night Style, Jump Street, Schlittenfahrt, Hip

Hop Swing, Breakdance

Participants: ca. 50

61231 Bad Nauheim

■ Kerb until 07.10.


64380 Roßdorf

■ Kerb until 07.10.

64569 Nauheim

■ Naumer Kerb until 07.10.

64720 Michelstadt

■ Weinbrunnenfest until 06.10.

66629 Freisen

■ Kirmes until 07.10.

75031 Eppingen

■ Kirchweih until 06.10.


78727 Oberndorf/Neckar

■ Gewerbeschau-Messe

until 05.10.

90762 Fürth

■ Michaelis-Kirchweih until 15.10.


Black Out, Horror World, Wellenflug, Sky Dance,

Old Shiniing House, Riesenrad, Space Party,

Domino, Simulator, Magic

Participants: ca. 270

97340 Marktbreit

■ Kirchweih until 06.10.

97877 Wertheim

■ Michaelismesse until 12.10.

Fa. Zöllner/Öhringen

97959 Assamstadt

■ Herbstmarkt until 05.10.

98529 Suhl

■ Oktoberfest until 05.10.

Schaustellerfachverband Thüringen e.V.

Cortina Jet

B Oostende=Ostende

■ Oktoberfoor until 02.11.

CH Herisau

■ Jahrmarkt until 06.10.

CH Rüschlikon

■ Chilbi until 05.10.

CH Urdorf

■ Chilbi until 05.10.

CH Vaduz/Lichtenstein

■ Jahrmarkt until 05.10.

GB Houghton-le-Spring

■ Feast until 11.10.


41844 Wegberg

■ Herbstkirmes until 06.10.

46446 Emmerich-Elten

■ Kirmes until 06.10.

49439 Steinfeld/Oldenburg

■ Herbstkirmes until 06.10.

49835 Wietmarschen

■ Kirmes until 06.10.

66625 Nohfelden

■ Erntedank- und Burgkirmes

until 06.10.

68789 Sankt Leon-Rot/Wiesloch

■ Kerwe until 07.10.


78244 Gottmadingen

■ Herbstmarkt until 06.10.


Tornado, Simulator

A Adlwang

■ Kirtag, Goldene Samstagnächte

until 19.10.

Only on Saturday and Sunday

B Liège=Luik=Lüttich

■ Foire d'Octobre until 11.11.

CH Gais/Arh.

■ Chilbi until 06.10.

CH Luzern

■ Lozärner Määs until 19.10.

CH Steinen

■ Chilbi until 06.10.

F Ancenis

■ Luna Park until 03.11.

F Charleville-Mézières

■ Fête Foraine d'Automne

until 19.10.

NL Echt

■ Kermis until 12.10.

NL Nijmegen

■ Najaarskermis until 12.10.


66271 Kleinblittersdorf

■ Kirmes until 07.10.

F Lyon-Croix Rousse

■ Fête Foraine until 08.11.


GB Abingdon, Berks

■ Michaelmas Fair until 07.10.

GB Petersfield, Hants

■ Taro Fair until 07.10.

GB Woodstock, Oxon

■ Street Fair until 07.10.


GB Tavistock, Devon

■ Goosey Fair until 11.10.


26789 Leer/Ostfriesland

■ Gallimarkt until 12.10.


Event Tower, Wellenflug, Riesenrad, X-Factor,

Simulator, 2 x Breakdance, Konga, Take Off,

Berg- und Talbahn, Musik Express, Voodoo

Jumper, Geisterbahn, High Explosive

Participants: ca. 250


32052 Herford

■ City-Kirmes until 13.10.

Pro Herford GmbH Stadtmarketing

Musik Express, Breakdance, Schwanenflieger,

Time Factory, Beach Jumper, Bayernwippe,

Jekyll & Hyde

Participants: ca. 80

78050 Villingen-Schwenningen

■ Villinger Herbstmarkt until 13.10.


Breakdance, Wellenflug, Simulator

CH Sankt Gallen

■ OLMA/Herbstjahrmarkt

until 19.10.

GB Bedford

■ October Fair until 19.10.

GB Pembroke, Wales

■ Michaelmas Fair until 11.10.

GB Sherborne, Dorset

■ Pack Monday Fair until 13.10.

GB Tewkesbury, Gloucs

■ Mop Fair until 10.10.

GB Worksop, Notts

■ Autumn Fair until 18.10.

NL Amsterdam

■ Dam-Najaarskermis until 19.10.


02943 Weißwasser/Oberlausitz

■ Oktoberkirmes until 19.10.

04509 Delitzsch

■ Oktoberfest until 13.10.


09111 Chemnitz

■ Oktoberfest until 12.10.

M.S.V. e.V. Chemnitz

09354 Gersdorf

■ Kirmes until 12.10.

22880 Wedel

■ Herbstmarkt until 13.10.

23701 Eutin

■ Herbstmarkt until 13.10.

Lübecker Veranstaltungs GmbH

25917 Leck

■ Herbstmarkt until 13.10.

26892 Dörpen

■ Kirmes until 12.10.

29456 Hitzacker

■ Gallusmarkt until 12.10.

Schaustellerverband Lüneburg

29683 Bad Falingbostel

■ Herbstmarkt until 12.10.

32832 Augustdorf

■ Herbstkirmes until 12.10.

33175 Bad Lippspringe

■ Herbstkirmes until 13.10.

35039 Marburg

■ Innenstadtkirmes until 13.10.


37574 Einbeck

■ Eulenfest until 12.10.

Werbegemeinschaft Einbeck

41836 Hückelhoven

■ Herbstmarkt until 13.10.

Ko-Lo GbR Hückelhoven

Top Spin, Dschungel Express, Walk of Fame,

Street Fighter, Disco Dancer, Take Off

Participants: ca. 75

48231 Warendorf-Freckenhorst

■ Freckenhorster Herbst mit

Kirmes until 13.10.

Werbegemeinschaft Freckenhorst

48249 Dülmen

■ Viktor-Kirmes until 13.10.




66352 Großrosseln

■ Kirmes until 14.10.


48599 Gronau

■ Herbstkirmes

until 13.10.


49191 Belm

■ Kirmes until 12.10.

49393 Lohne/Oldenburg

■ Herbstkirmes

until 12.10.


51143 Köln-Porz

■ Herbstmarkt until 12.10.


52511 Geilenkirchen

■ Herbstkirmes until 13.10.


52525 Waldfeucht-Haaren

■ Haarener Oktoberfest until 12.10.

53859 Niederkassel-Rheidt

■ Volksfest until 13.10.

59192 Bergkamen

■ Herbstkirmes until 13.10.

59199 Bönen-Altenbögge

■ Herbstkirmes until 12.10.

59609 Anröchte

■ Herbstkirmes until 13.10.


Avenger, High Impress, Big Monster, Jump

Street, Breakdance, Musik Express, Schwanenflieger,Gaudi-Hütt’n,


Participants: ca. 110

61130 Nidderau-Windecken

■ Volksfest until 13.10.

63263 Neu-Isenburg

■ Isenburger Kerb until 14.10.

63571 Gelnhausen

■ Schelmenmarkt until 13.10.

Geisterhotel, Drop Zone, Taumler, Brasil, Super

Mouse, Wellenflug, Breakdance, Rutsche,


65510 Idstein

■ Oktoberfest until 13.10.

70734 Fellbach/Neckar

■ Herbstvolksfest until 13.10.

83075 Bad Feilnbach

■ Apfelmarkt until 12.10.

84048 Mainburg

■ Gallimarkt until 13.10.


Tropical Trip, Top Spin, Super-Hupferl, Kettenflieger,

Devil Rock, The Beast

Participants: ca. 45

86368 Gersthofen

■ Kirchweih until 20.10.


Bavaria Dance, Kettenflieger

88499 Riedlingen/Donau

■ Gallusmarkt until 14.10.


Feuer & Eis, Free Style, Wellenflug, Crazy


91332 Heiligenstadt

■ Herbstkirchweih until 13.10.

93349 Mindelstetten/Pförring

■ Markt und Volksfest until 13.10.

96047 Bamberg

■ Herbstplärrer until 26.10.

A Niederwölz/Murtal

■ Maxlauner Markt until 13.10.

A Saalfelden

■ Pinzgauer Herbstmesse

until 12.10.

A Wolfsberg

■ Kolomonimarkt until 13.10.

CH Laufenburg

■ HELA until 12.10.

CH Schwyz

■ Chilbi until 13.10.

F Bordeaux

■ Foire aux Plaisirs until 05.11.

F Forbach

■ Fête Foraine, Kirb de Forbach

until 19.10.

GB Hull

■ Fair until 18.10.

GB Stratford, Warks

■ Mop Fair until 11.10.


01307 Dresden

■ Herbstfest until 02.11.

Dresdner Schaustellerverband

Riesenrad, Monster, Breakdance, Musik Express,

Geisterbahn, Scheibenwischer

Participants: ca. 45

09419 Thum

■ Kirmes until 13.10.

35305 Grünberg

■ Gallusmarkt until 19.10.


39418 Staßfurt

■ Herbstmarkt until 19.10.

41061 Mönchengladbach

■ Spätkirmes mit Stadtfest

until 13.10.

45276 Essen-Steele

■ Herbstkirmes until 14.10.

46519 Alpen

■ Kirmes until 13.10.

48465 Schüttorf

■ Herbstkirmes until 13.10.

48499 Salzbergen

■ Kirmes until 13.10.

49624 Löningen

■ Oktobermarkt until 13.10.

56727 Mayen

■ Lukasmarkt until 19.10.


Cobra, Air-Crash, Magic House, Breakdance,

Haunted Mansion, Nightstyle, Verrückte Farm,

Simulator, Joker, Wellenflug, Beach Party

58540 Meinerzhagen

■ Herbstkirmes until 13.10.

63512 Hainburg-Hainstadt

■ Kerb und Nachkerb until 20.10.

Closed from Wednesday to Friday

66386 Sankt Ingbert

■ Kirmes until 19.10.

Closed on Wednesday and Friday


Rio, Polyp, Miami, Musik Express, Telstar, Kettenflieger

Participants: ca. 55

69231 Rauenberg

■ Winzerkerwe until 13.10.


74585 Rot am See-Musdorf

■ Musdorfer Muswiese until 16.10.

Closed on Monday

76756 Bellheim

■ Kirchweih until 14.10.


87700 Memmingen

■ Jahrmarkt mit Vergnügungspark

until 19.10.

Fun Fair from Tuesday to Thursday

Top Spin, Magic, Playball, Tornado, Wilde

Maus, Musik Express, Amazonas


91560 Heilsbronn

■ Kirchweih until 13.10.

A Lustenau

■ Kilbi until 12.10.

B Boom

■ Jaarmarktkermis until 13.10.

CH Küssnacht/Rigi

■ Chilbi until 13.10.

CH Solothurn

■ Kilbi until 19.10.

F Firminy

■ La Vogue des Noix until 19.10.

NL Enschede

■ Herfstkermis until 19.10.

NL Gennep

■ Kermis until 19.10.


B Meeuwen

■ Oktoberkermis until 16.10.

Closed on Wednesday


36251 Bad Hersfeld

■ Lullusfest

until 20.10.


Kick Down, Nessy, Big Bamboo, Phoenix,

Montgolfiere, Flip Fly, Schlittenfahrt, Mäuse-

Spektakel, Riesenrad, Traumgenerator

Participants: ca. 50


GB Banbury, Oxon

■ Michaelmas Fair

until 17.10.

GB Ilkeston, Derbys

■ Charter Fair

until 18.10.

GB Newbury, Berks

■ Michaelmas Fair

until 18.10.

34431 Marsberg

■ Allerheiligenkirmes until 19.10.


35579 Wetzlar

■ Gallusmarkt until 19.10.

65549 Limburg/Lahn

■ Oktoberfest until 21.10.


91722 Arberg/Mittelfranken

■ Kirchweih until 20.10.

GB Chorley, Lancashire

■ Cake Street Fair until 19.10.

GB Peterborough, Cambs.

■ Bridge Fair until 26.10.

GB Yarm N.Yorkshire

■ Fair until 18.10.


06749 Bitterfeld-Wolfen

■ Herbstfest Bitterfeld until 20.10.


14621 Falkensee/Berlin

■ Herbstfest until 26.10.

14974 Ludwigsfelde

■ Wiesenkirmes until 20.10.

Lausitzer Schaustellerverband/H.Probst

Free Fall, Twister, Gaudi-Schunkler, Comic

Trip, Crazy Trip

Participants: ca. 30

22179 Hamburg-Bramfeld

■ Herbstmarkt until 19.10.

24534 Neumünster

■ Herbstjahrmarkt until 20.10.


25557 Hanerau

■ Herbstfest until 19.10.

25938 Wyk auf Föhr

■ Herbst-Jahrmarkt until 20.10.

26427 Esens

■ Herbstmarkt until 20.10.


27442 Gnarrenburg

■ Herbstmarkt until 19.10.


28195 Bremen

■ Freimarkt

until 02.11.

Stadtamt Bremen, Marktverwaltung

Parkour, Musik Express, Psycho, Event Tower,

Breakdance, Toboggan, Happy Traveller,

Alex Airport, Wellenflug, Commander, Down

Town, Happy Sailor, Gladiator, Euro-Rutsche,

Wildwasserbahn, Top Spin, Hexentanz, Looping

the Loop, Rotor, Black Hole, City Skyliner,

Riesenrad, Atlantis Rafting, Flash

Participants: ca. 335

29525 Uelzen

■ Martinimarkt

until 19.10.

29640 Schneverdingen

■ Herbstmarkt until 19.10.


31600 Uchte

■ Herbstmarkt until 20.10.

Gemeinde & Schausteller


31655 Stadthagen

■ Herbstkrammarkt until 21.10.


Breakdance, Musik Express, Freddy’s Company,

Top Spin, Simulator, Walk of Fame, Riesenrad,

Kuddel der Hai, Rutsche

Participants: ca. 160

35335 Elmshorn

■ Herbstmarkt until 20.10.


46399 Bocholt

■ Kirmes until 20.10.

Stadtmarketing GmbH & Co. KG

Turbo Force, U 3000, XXL, Circus Circus, Twister,

Villa Wahnsinn, Jump Street, Kettenflieger,

Spinning Racer, Octopussy, Disco Jet,

Power Tower, Schloss Dracula, Shake, Breakdance,

Riesenrad, Looping the Loop, Salto


Participants: ca. 285

48431 Rheine

■ Kirmes until 20.10.


2 x Breakdance, 2 x Musik Express, Konga,

Super Marci World, Revolution, Wilde Maus,

Take Off, Booster, Geisterstadt, Voodoo Jumper,

Avenger, Pirates Adventure, Devil Dance,

Wellenflug, Riesenrad, Willy der Wurm

Participants: ca. 250

49716 Meppen

■ Herbstkirmes until 20.10.


50765 Köln-Chorweiler

■ Herbst-Kirmes until 20.10.


59075 Bockum-Hövel

■ Herbstkirmes until 20.10.


59174 Kamen

■ Severinsmarkt until 20.10.


59348 Lüdinghausen

■ Herbstkirmes until 20.10.


Participants: ca. 35

59581 Warstein

■ Herbstkirmes until 20.10.

Verkehrs- und Gewerbeverein

61440 Oberursel

■ Taunuskerb until 21.10.


67653 Kaiserslautern

■ Oktobermarkt until 27.10.


Old Shining House, Wilde Maus, Cyber Space,

Riesenrad, Taumler, Transformer, Breakdance,

Wellenflug, Musik Express, Aqua Labyrinth,.

Looping the Loop, Rutsche

Participants: ca. 135

73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd

■ Kirchweihmarkt mit

Vergnügungspark until 20.10.

Touristik- und Marketing GmbH

74906 Bad Rappenau

■ Oktoberfest-Kirchweih

until 20.10.


74909 Meckesheim

■ Kirchweih

until 20.10.

78199 Bräunlingen

■ Kilbig

until 20.10.


Riesenrad, Happy Monster, Simulator

Participants: ca. 15

78247 Hilzingen

■ Kirchweih until 20.10.


Breakdance, Free Style, Freddy’s Circus, Kettenflieger

Participants: ca. 15

79098 Freiburg

■ Herbstmesse until 27.10.

Freiburg Wirtschaft & Tourist.

Chaos Airport, Hopser, Dance Express, Crazy

Town, Rutsche, Artistico, Fahrt zur Hölle, Wellenflug,

Breakdance, Around the World, Extrem,

Riesenrad, Doggy Dog, Flipper

Participants: ca. 120

84130 Dingolfing

■ Kirta until 22.10.


Devil Rock, Chaos, Riesenrad, Himalaya, Hupferl

Participants: ca. 55

88630 Pfullendorf

■ Kirchweihmarkt until 20.10.

91217 Hersbruck

■ Kirchweih until 20.10.

96237 Ebersdorf/Coburg

■ Kirchweih until 20.10.

97318 Kitzingen

■ Etwashäuser Kirchweih

until 26.10.


97437 Haßfurt

■ Kirchweih until 21.10.


97941 Tauberbischofsheim

■ Martini-Messe until 20.10.


A Hallein

■ Tennengauer Messetage

until 19.10.

A Unterpremstätten/Graz

■ Oktoberfest Schwarzlsee

until 25.10.

Only on Saturday and Sunday

CH Dietikon

■ Chilbi until 19.10.

NL Breda

■ Najaarskermis until 26.10.

NL Sittard

■ Oktoberfeestkermis until 22.10.

NL Venlo

■ Centrum-Kermis until 26.10.

NL Zoetermeer

■ Kermis until 26.10.

NL Zuidlaren/Tynaarlo

■ Zuidlaardermarkt until 22.10.


07545 Gera

■ Herbstvolksfest until 02.11.

Kultur- & Veranstaltungsmanagement/Gera

26506 Norden

■ Beestmarkt until 21.10.


33098 Paderborn

■ Herbst-Libori-Kirmes until 26.10.


Shaker, Crazy Mouse, Musik Express, Remmi

Demmi, Jekyll & Hyde, Riesenrad, 1001 Nacht,

Participants: ca. 65

33758 Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock

■ Pollhansmarkt Schloß Holte

until 20.10.


Riesenrad, Simulator, Gaudi Hütt’n, Mega

King Tower, Musik Express, Horror-Lazarett,

The King, Nostalgie-Riesenrad, Kettenflieger

Participants: ca. 400

34112 Kassel-Waldau

■ Waldauer Enten-Kirmes

until 20.10.

46569 Hünxe

■ Honigkirmes

until 20.10.

48231 Warendorf

■ Fettmarktkirmes

until 22.10.


49413 Dinklage

■ Fettmarkt

until 20.10.

53809 Ruppichteroth

■ Kirmes until 20.10.


56626 Andernach-Kell

■ Kirmes until 20.10.


56626 Andernach-Miesenheim

■ Kirmes until 21.10.


59555 Lippstadt

■ Herbstwoche until 26.10.

Lippstadt Marketing, KWL GmbH

Big Spin, Jekyll & Hyde, Shaker, Musik Express,

Fun Street, The Beast, Riesenrad, 1001

Nacht, Schlittenfahrt, Crazy Island, Breakdance,

Big Monster

Participants: ca. 200

65439 Flörsheim/Main

■ Kerb und Nachkerb until 27.10.

Closed from Wednesday to Friday


66606 Sankt Wendel

■ Wendelinuskirmes

until 26.10.


Telstar, Spin Ball, Safarie Express, Simulator,


Participants: ca. 20

66969 Lemberg

■ Kerwe until 20.10.

68542 Heddesheim

■ Kerwe until 20.10.


68723 Oftersheim

■ Kerwe until 21.10.


68809 Neulußheim

■ Kerwe until 21.10.


74653 Krautheim

■ Jagsttaler Volksfest u. Herbstmesse

until 20.10.

77839 Lichtenau

■ Kirchweih until 20.10.

79713 Bad Säckingen

■ Herbstmarkt until 26.10.


81541 München-Au

■ Kirchweihdult until 26.10.

Stadt, Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft

86199 Augsburg-Lechhausen

■ Lechhauser Kirchweih

until 26.10.


88250 Weingarten

■ Kirchweih-Jahrmarkt

until 19.10.

A Klagenfurt

■ Ursulamarkt until 20.10.

B Beveren-Waas

■ Oktoberkermis

until 26.10.

B Maasmechelen

■ Oktober-Kermis

until 21.10.

Participants: ca. 60

CH Dübendorf

■ Herbst-Chilbi

until 20.10.

CH Schmerikon

■ Schmerkner Chilbi

until 19.10.

CH Willisau

■ Chilbi until 20.10.

F Albertville

■ Fête Foraine d'Automne

until 02.11.

F Gisors

■ Fête Foraine de la Saint Luc

until 16.11.

F Vannes

■ Foire aux Oignons

until 02.11.

GB Marlborough, Wilts

■ Big Mop Fair

until 18.10.

I Legnano

■ Luna Park until 16.11.

L Dudelange

■ Hierschtkiermes

until 26.10.


NL Bergen op Zoom

■ Najaarskermis until 26.10.


GB Salisbury, Wilts

■ Pleasure Fair until 22.10.


GB Chichester, W.Sussex

■ Sloe Fair until 20.10.


14770 Brandenburg/Havel

■ Herbstfest

until 26.10.

BSV GmbH/Berlin



GB Bridlington,


■ Autumn Fair

until 26.10.

GB Ripley, Derbys

■ October Fair

until 27.10.

NL Rotterdam

■ Najaarskermis

until 02.11.


06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen

■ Herbstfest Wolfen

until 26.10.


25746 Heide

■ Herbstmarkt until 28.10.


38486 Klötze

■ Martinimarkt

until 27.10.


Riesenrad, Jet Force, Free Fall, Shake, Jaguar,

Twister, Tornado, Simulator, Crazy Trip,

Happy Family

Participants: ca. 85

46045 Oberhausen

■ City-Fest until 26.10.

CityO.-Management e.V.

67343 Speyer

■ Herbstmesse until 02.11.


Chaos, Breakdance, Riesenrad, Taiga Jet, Sky


Participants: ca. 80


08352 Raschau

■ Kirmes until 26.10.

K.& R.Illgen OHG/Chemnitz


21614 Buxtehude

■ Herbstmarkt until 26.10.

22359 Hamburg-Volksdorf

■ Herbstmarkt until 26.10.

Bezirksamt Wandsbek

23730 Neustadt/Holstein

■ Herbstmarkt until 27.10.


23909 Ratzeburg

■ Herbstmarkt until 26.10.

29614 Soltau

■ Herbstfest

until 26.10.

31675 Bückeburg

■ Herbstmarkt until 27.10.


Polyp, Shaker, Musik Express, Schwanenflieger,

Verrückte Farm, Simulator

Participants: ca. 100

31785 Hameln

■ Rattenfänger-Herbstkirmes

until 27.10.

Deister Event/Lauenau

33607 Bielefeld

■ Herbstkirmes until 02.11.


G-Force, Music Shop, Flying Swing, Geisterbahn,


34125 Kassel

■ Casseler Freyheit

until 28.10.

Schaustellerverband Kassel-Göttingen

39576 Stendal

■ Oktoberfest until 02.11.

40724 Hilden

■ Itterfest mit Herbstkirmes

until 27.10.

Hildener Werbegemeinschaft eV

42650 Solingen-Mitte

■ Brückenfest (Stadtfest)

until 26.10.

Frank Decker Veranstaltungen Solingen

48529 Nordhorn

■ Herbstkirmes until 28.10.


Around the World, Salto Mortale, Booster,

Schlittenfahrt, Crazy Outback

Participants: ca. 70

49074 Osnabrück

■ Herbstjahrmarkt until 02.11.


Big Spin, U 3000, Fun Street, Round Up, Crazy

Farm, Schlittenfahrt, 2 x Musik Express, Top

Spin, Breakdance, Kettenflieger

Participants: ca. 150

49377 Vechta

■ Thomasmarkt until 26.10.


50126 Bergheim

■ Hubertusmarkt until 02.11.

F.von der Gathen/Elsdorf

Time Factory, Riesenrad, X-Factor, Top Spin,

Breakdance, Beach Party, Achterbahn, Haunted

Mansion, Kiddy-Coaster

Participants: ca. 100

50169 Kerpen

■ Kolpingkirmes until 27.10.

51515 Olpe/Kürten

■ Herbstmarkt until 26.10.


53859 Niederkassel-Ranzel

■ Kirmes until 27.10.


58239 Schwerte

■ Herbstkirmes until 27.10.


Musik Express, Simulator, Geisterhotel, Breakdance

Participants: ca. 55

63683 Ortenberg

■ Kalter Markt until 28.10.


Frisbee, Street Style, Lach+Freu-Haus, Beach

Jumper, Starlight

66538 Neunkirchen/Saar

■ Oktoberfest until 26.10.

Stadt und Verkehrsverein

67549 Worms

■ Herbstmarkt until 02.11.


68723 Schwetzingen

■ Kerwe until 28.10.

78250 Tengen

■ Schätzelemarkt until 27.10.


Feuer & Eis, Riesenrad, Magic, Intoxx, Booster

Maxxx, Freddy’s Circus, Simulator

Participants: ca. 30

87435 Kempten

■ Kathreinemarkt until 02.11.


Techno Power, Happy Monster, Amazonas,


Participants: ca. 35

CH Steinhausen

■ Chilbi until 26.10.

F Rouen

■ Foire de la Saint-Romain

until 23.11.

GB Menai Bridge, Anglesey

■ Street Fair until 24.10.


02977 Hoyerswerda

■ Herbstkirmes until 02.11.

Adelheit Bausch Forst/Sacro

04600 Altenburg

■ Herbstmarkt until 02.11.

Schaustellerfachverband Thüringen e.V.

21502 Geesthacht

■ Herbstjahrmarkt until 27.10.


Breakdance, Super-Hopser, Walzerfahrt

Participants: ca. 60

26409 Wittmund

■ Letztmarkt until 26.10.

26603 Aurich

■ Herbstmarkt until 28.10.

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

26689 Apen

■ Herbstmarkt until 27.10.

32791 Lage/Lippe

■ Martinimarkt until 27.10.


35274 Kirchhain

■ Martinsmarkt

until 26.10.

Verkehrsverein Kirchhain e.V.

35510 Butzbach

■ Katharinenmarkt until 28.10.


47574 Goch

■ Flachsmarkt

until 28.10.


48143 Münster

■ Herbstsend until 02.11.


48565 Steinfurt-Borghorst

■ Borghorster Muffen-Markt

until 27.10.


49740 Haselünne

■ Herbstkirmes until 27.10.

53879 Euskirchen

■ Simon-Juda-Markt until 28.10.


Booster Maxxx, Jump Street, Crazy Jungle,

Octopussy, Hawaii Swing, Pirates Adventure,

Raupenbahn, Rocket

Participants: ca. 150

59368 Werne

■ Sim-Jü-Kirmes until 28.10.


Wellenflug, Musik Express, Geisterbahn, Shake,

Riesenrad, Twister, Voodoo Jumper, Mega

King Tower, Nessy, XXL Fun House, Konga,

Breakdance, Sky Trip

Participants: ca. 250

63165 Mühlheim/Main

■ Oktoberfest until 28.10.

Ferling GbR Offenbach/Main

64546 Mörfelden-Walldorf

■ Walldorfer Kerb until 28.10.

Gebr.Hausmann GbR Darmstadt

67454 Hassloch

■ Herbstkirmes until 28.10.

68799 Reilingen/Main

■ Kerwe until 28.10.

68804 Altlußheim

■ Kirchweih until 28.10.

69190 Walldorf

■ Kerb until 28.10.

Gebr.Hausmann GbR/Langen

69256 Mauer

■ Kerwe until 28.10.

Kerweverein und Gemeinde

70597 Stuttgart-Degerloch

■ Kirchweih until 27.10.

70806 Kornwestheim

■ Kirbe until 27.10.

74653 Künzelsau

■ Volksfest until 28.10.

H.+M.Oswald GbR/Möckmühl-Korb

74912 Kirchardt

■ Kirchweih until 27.10.

75031 Eppingen-Elsenz

■ Kirchweih until 27.10.


76870 Kandel

■ Oktobermarkt until 28.10.


76887 Bad Bergzabern

■ Herbstmarkt until 02.11.

91541 Rothenburg/Tauber

■ Herbstmesse mit Volksfest

until 02.11.


CH Affoltern a.A.

■ Herbstchilbi until 02.11.

CH Basel

■ Herbschtmäss

until 09.11.

Messen und Märkte

Riesenrad, Musik Express, Rutsche, Flying

Swinger, The Game, Swing Up, Free Style,

Euro-Coaster, Disco-Labyrinth, Allotria, Maxximum,

Panic Room, Super Chaos, Discovery,

Spring Tower, Breakdance, The Tunnel, La

Sauterelle, Calypso, Swiss Tower, Sky-Flyer,

VIP-Schaukel, Freddy’s Company, Crazy Run,

Surf Dancer, Simulator, Telecombat, Prater-

Geisterbahn, Fun House, Take Off, Silbermine

Participants: ca. 500

CH Kreuzlingen

■ Herbst-Chilbi until 27.10.

CH Thalwil

■ Chilbi until 27.10.

F Dijon

■ Fête de la Foire Gastronomique

until 12.11.


F Mans, le

■ Foire de la Toussaint until 16.11.

F Nancy

■ Foire d'Automne de la Pépinière

until 16.11.

F Perpignan

■ Foire Saint-Martin until 23.11.

GB Northampton

■ St. Crispin Street Fun Fair

until 28.10.

MC Monaco

■ Foire Attractive until 16.11.


GB Pontefract, W. Yorks

■ Statutes Fair until 03.11.

NL Winschoten

■ Adrillenkermis until 03.11.


16816 Neuruppin

■ Martinimarkt until 09.11.

67059 Ludwigshafen/Rhein

■ Herbstzauber until 04.11.


Himalaya, Simulator

Participants: ca. 30

GB Belper, Derbys

■ Autumn Fun Fair until 01.11.

GB Milton Keynes

■ Fun Fair until 09.11.


04808 Wurzen

■ Herbstvolksfest until 09.11.


09474 Crottendorf

■ Schützen-Kirmes until 02.11.

16225 Eberswalde-Finow

■ Eberswalder Herbstkirmes

until 09.11.

19370 Parchim

■ Martinimarkt

until 03.11.


Riesenrad, Mega King Tower, The King, Breakdance,

Musikpalast, Voodoo Jumper, Spukschloss,

Simulator, Fantastic World, Crazy


Participants: ca. 85

21368 Dahlenburg

■ Martini-Markt b

is 02.11.


23879 Mölln

■ Herbstmarkt until 03.11.


Konga, Viva Mexico, Breakdance, High Impress

Participants: ca. 175

24589 Nortorf

■ Herbstmarkt

until 02.11.


26629 Großefehn

■ Martinimarkt until 02.11.

26655 Westerstede

■ Herbstmarkt until 03.11.

29664 Walsrode

■ Herbstmarkt

until 02.11.

31737 Rinteln

■ Herbstmesse until 03.11.


Nostalgie-Riesenrad, Jump Street, Musik Express,

Wellenflug, Twister-Coaster

Participants: ca. 160

33189 Schlangen

■ Herbstkirmes until 02.11.

45661 Recklinghausen-Süd

■ Allerheiligenkirmes

until 02.11.

Schaustellerverein RE/Marl

50679 Köln-Deutz

■ Herbstvolksfest

until 09.11.


54293 Trier

■ Allerheiligen-Messe until 09.11.

57076 Siegen-Weidenau

■ Allerheiligenkirmes until 04.11.


Breakdance, Aqua King, Musik Express, Looping

the Loop

Participants: ca. 35

59423 Unna

■ Katharinenkirmes until 03.11.

Stadthalle Unna

Breakdance, Musik Express, Apres Ski Party,

Riesenrad, Scirocco

Participants: ca. 90

63128 Dietzenbach

■ Kerb until 04.11.


64291 Darmstadt-Arheilgen

■ Kirchweih until 04.11.


64668 Rimbach

■ Kerb until 03.11.

65343 Eltville/Rhein

■ Weinlesefest und Kappeskerb

until 03.11.

73230 Kirchheim/Teck

■ Gallusmarkt mit Vergnügungspark

until 03.11.


Adrenalin, Musik Shop, Miami, Rio

Participants: ca. 30

76137 Karlsruhe

■ Herbstjahrmarkt

until 10.11.


Cobra, Wilde Maus, Breakdance, Shake, Go-

Kartbahn, Riesenrad, Nostalgie-Kettenflieger,

Intoxx, Dance Express, The Beast, Old Shining

House, Mäusestadt, Monsterhaus, Crazy


Participants: ca. 130

99706 Sondershausen

■ Martinimarkt until 03.11.

B Lier=Lierre

■ Novemberfoor until 17.11.

NL Gorinchem

■ Najaarskermis until 08.11.

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Altöttinger Hofdult

vom 30. Mai bis 08. Juni 2015

Die Altöttinger Hofdult ist ein traditionsreiches

Volksfest mit Warenmarkt. Die Dult findet seit

über 625 Jahren in der Fronleichnamswoche statt.

Platzbewerbungen für Geschäfte aller Art werden

bis spätestens 31. Oktober 2014 erbeten an die

Stadt Altötting • Herr Ritter

Kapellplatz 2a • 84503 Altötting

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Zu verkaufen! Planen Sie für 2015

Original Elektronik-Western-Schießen

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Fabrikat Karussellfabrik Zierer

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Hartmut Willenborg • Tel. 0172-899 69 77

Karussells der Spitzenklasse


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For Sale: Technical Park

Trailer mounted

very good condition


with control-paybox

built July 2004


Mercedes Ateco

Sehr gepflegt


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Erstzulassung 10/2001

km-Stand 243.542

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In October & November the

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• Stuttgart Cannstatter Volksfest (26. 09. bis 12. 10.) bei "Aqua Velis"

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• Hövelhof Hövelmarkt (03. 10. bis 05. 10.) bei "Momtgolfiere"

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• Uelzen Martinimarkt (17. bis 19. 10.) bei "Happy Family"

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Rolf Auf dem Berge


Focal point: transportation law and claims for damages

Member of the Association of Transportation Law

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Am Markt 14

49565 Bramsche

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Hagener Straße 244 • 44229 Dortmund

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Mobil: 0171 / 828 58 68

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Gerd Römgens

Expert appraisal for the Showman Industry, Damages,

Conservation of Evidence, and Appraisal Reports

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“Ostervolksfest – Auf der Freiheit”

04. April bis 12. April 2015

Die Herforder Osterkirmes 2015 zum 4. Mal als Innenstadt-Kirmes

auf der Hauptverkehrsachse der Schaustellerstadt.

Die Kirmes findet statt mit großem Rahmenprogramm unter

Beteiligung der Herforder Vereine und Kaufmannschaft.

Bewerbungsschluss: 15. November 2014

Die Bewerbungen müssen enthalten:

- Vor- und Zuname des Bewerbers mit ständiger Anschrift und Telefon-Nr.

- Erforderliche Stromanschlüsse sind anzugeben (KW-Zahlen)

- Angabe der Anzahl der Wohn- und Packwagen

- Abmessungen des Geschäftes einschl. blinder Fronten (Front, Tiefe, Höhe)

- Ein neuzeitliches Lichtbild des Geschäftes

- Für jedes Geschäft ist ein gesonderter Antrag zu stellen

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Lorenweg 2

32423 Minden

Nach Bewerbungsschluss eingehende und unvollständige Bewerbungen nehmen am Auswahlverfahren nicht teil. Fallen zugelassene Geschäfte aus,

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Die Zulassungebescheide werden bis Ende Januar 2015 zugestellt. Betriebe, die bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt keinen Bescheid erhalten haben,

können leider nicht berücksichtigt werden. Ein gesonderter Bescheid erfolgt nicht.


vom 20. bis 24. März 2015


vom 16. bis 20. Oktober 2015

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Anschrift mit Telefon, die genaue Bezeichnung des Geschäftes mit Beschreibung

und Darbietung, Angaben der Warengattung und Foto sowie den konkreten

Flächenbedarf und den genauen Anschlusswert für Licht und Kraftstrom sowie

Größe und Anzahl von Wohn- und Packwagen enthalten.

Bewerbungen sind bis zum 31. Oktober 2014 an die Stadt Stadthagen,

Fachbereich II, Rathauspassage 1, 31655 Stadthagen, zu richten.

Führerschein weg? MPU Problem? Wir helfen!

Mit May zurück zum Schein:

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Zertifiziert nach ISO 9001

Kostenlose Infos unter

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178 Jahre Wolfhager

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vom 16. bis 19. Juli 2015

Das größte VOLKS- UND HEIMATFEST im Landkreis Kassel

Zeitlich und geographisch günstig für Sie zwischen dem

Fritzlarer Pferdemarkt und dem Paderborner Liborifest gelegen.

Bewerbungen interessierter Inhaber (auch Stammbeschicker) von

Verkaufs-, Vergnügungs- und Fahrgeschäften bis 01.12.2014

(Farbfoto mit Rückporto) an den Magistrat der Stadt Wolfhagen

Andreas Schmidhuber, Burgstraße 33-35, 34466 Wolfhagen

Fax 05692/602-77 131, Tel. 05692/602-131

E-Mail: andreas.schmidhuber@wolfhagen.de

Bewerbungen ohne Farbfoto werden nicht berücksichtigt.


Ihr Partner für das Schaustellergewerbe

D-34613 Ziegenhain • Kasseler Str. 44 • Tel. 0 66 91 / 35 36 • Fax 0 66 91 / 59 97

Verkaufswagen bis 3,5 to

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Tel. 06195-960507


Anzeigenschluss für

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10. Oktober



• Groß-Geisterbahn (30 x 18 m) hat

noch Termine frei. Tel.: 0170-8061982

• Hochfahrgeschäft (Freak Out-

Schaukel) frei am 4. Sonntag im September

sowie ab Oktober, Süddeutschland.

Kontakt: www.uebel-und-sachs.de

oder Tel. 0171-6209348

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frei. Tel.: 0178-7228059


• Scheibenwischer frei am 1., 2. und

4. Sonntag im Oktober. Tel.: 0170-


• Kinderschleife (16 x 10 m) frei im

Oktober. Tel.: 0171-5154715

• Bungee-Trampolin-Anlage hat

Termine frei. Tel.: 0157-83034461

• „Airgate” (Familien-Hochfahrgeschäft,

20 m, mit Ausflug 23 m) hat noch

Termine frei. Tel.: 0174-8990055

• Water-Walkingballs hat Termine

frei. Tel.: 0157-83034461

• Willy der Wurm hat noch Termine frei.

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