Photo TR: Rheinkirmes Düsseldorf another funfair in Germany

3rd largest funfair in Germany + videos of the fireworkshow
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Photo TR: Rheinkirmes Düsseldorf another funfair in Germany

Postby Ledgy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:22 am

Since the last TPR-European Trip and their visit at a Würzburg funfair, to get ERT on Olympia Looping and the great experience the participants had, the interest on german funfairs might be rised, so I guess you like to see some pictures and information of other large funfairs in Germany; like I read before, it seems that many of the Würzburg fair attractions visiting Düsseldorf as well.

I proudly present you the...
Rheinkirmes in Düsseldorf
- 3rd largest funfair in germany -
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Rheinkirmes is called the largest funfair at the rhine. It has about 4 million visitors and is the 3rd largest funfair in germany. Octoberfest in munich with 6 million visitors and Cranger Kirmes with around 4.5 million visitors are the two larger ones - by the way, Cranger Kirmes is located in the near of Düsseldorf in Herne and starts after the Rheinkirmes. The most attractions which where located in Düsseldorf are going to the Cranger Kirmes as well (this year it will be from 06th - 15th August).

The Rheinkirmes starts annually in the 3rd July week and ends, like every year, with a great firework. - This year it was from the 17th-25th July.

Since I recognized here are many gay members on this side it might be interesting for them also... Monday is a huge traditional gay meeting there.

If you ever plan a visit, Phantasialand, Moviepark Germany and Toverland are around 1 hour by car from Düsseldorf away, so you have a great chance to combine the funfair with some theme park visit. By train it won´t be a problem, too.

There is a little tradition in the attractions placed there, because of that it is a long time ago, that the Olympia Looping was located over here. Most times we had the Eurostar, which is gone and selled now to Moscow, and in the last years, the Alpina Bahn was located at the funfair, most rides of the entertainer Oscar Bruch. There are 3 other coasters located at this funfair (Wild Mouse, Spinning Coaster and Höllenblitz indoor coaster). Every year they will put some new attractions in, but the coasters are most times the same - so I have a tradition in riding them ;)

Lets have a look at the pictures:

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I came from the oldtown part of Düsseldorf with a ferry over the Rhine to the funfair, so I start in the middle part of the fair next to Alpina Bahn:

This is an old traditional attraction - a swing, where you can do loopings
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Looping the Loop
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Happy Sailor
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"POWER TOWER II" - Drop Tower - (high 66meters)
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Go-Kart Track about two floors
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In the back: new attraction "Rocket"
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Oh, an international guest... Buddha... have fun over here, you´re welcome!
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Not only hidden mickeys are here... everywhere you can find hidden boobs ;)
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... there is also something for the women or men who like that ;)
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I like these Kiddie rides! Started with them as a child...
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If you want to get a little punched and hurt without riding a vekoma... go into this one... if you´re already drunken, forget it, your brain will hurt enough on the next day ;)
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That´s a better place... have fun, food and drink a lots of bavarian or Düsseldorf beer and listen to bands.
(Sidenote: In Düsseldorf the famous "Alt" beer brew is located and next to it in Cologne the "Kölsch" brew)
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inside the Alpenwelt
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And now, something you have waited for:

Yeah, Alpina Bahn!!! Although there are no loopings on that Schwarzkopf Coaster, it´s a really funny ride. Let´s see more pictures of the coaster...
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Alpina Bahn
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Want to see a small look offride video of Alpina Bahn...

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Crazy Outback - A great funhouse.
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with hotties ;)
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and you can get a little soaked like in a car wash ;)
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...wait please, I need a something to drink...
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If your energy is down, you can take some electical shocks from this to test how cool you´re and to impress the babes ;)
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Or do you want what will happen next?
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Want to win something...
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can´t see fluffy fluffy...
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these are fluffy...
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If you´re drunken and forget how to... you should win this... WTF, who will ever forget that!!!
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Now close your eyes, if you don´t want to see...
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... Boobs again...
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...good old Breakdancer...
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The new attraction... "Rocket"
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wow, a huge amount of Tigers...
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I´m under the impression, that the tigers grow every year???
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... and they get babies!!! Scary...
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... recognizing this, I need a gummi bear liquor...
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another kiddie ride
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2 floor darkride
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You can buy ready hearts or can have your own text on it...
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Booster Maxxx
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Another new ride "Höllentaxi"...
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... mmh, it´s fast, it´s intense, but I didn´t like it...
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Ah, an old tradition stunt show...
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... they drive on the wall of a huge barrell with this motorcycles and...
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cars!...
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What´s that? ...German pancake girls are sometimes not the same than in the UK at Gullivers ;)
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"Das Omen" a walkthrough in the dark, with actors...
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mmm, is that "Jason Myers" he looks like Michael M., but uses a chainsaw???... oh sh... he saw me, let´s go away!
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OH really! The sign says in german "lebende Akteure" = living actors... didn´t know that they are alive, thought they´re zombies... ahh, thats boring then.
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Circus Circus
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Wildwasser Bahn - Log flume ride
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...it´s great, it´s fun, it´s also backwards and has a good theming...
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"Omni"
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Here you can buy your unique styled gingerbread = "Lebkuchenherz"
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Mmmh, tasty... but I would prefer to see one special person with that again - Some of the European Trip members know what I mean ;)
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It´s more dark now and the attractions are more beautiful with lights on...
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But before I´ll post more of the attractions, I´ll have to make a break here - like I did at this beer tent at the funfair...
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Photo TR: Rheinkirmes Düsseldorf another funfair in Germany

Postby Ledgy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:35 pm

Nowihav afew drinksss tooomutsh.... let´s go on...
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Wow, that funhouse was great... like the name of it says "Lach-Freu-Haus"
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and you get a bavarian accent lection...
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Balluna
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Let´s have a look at "Rocket"...
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You´re sitting sideways of a rocket themed construction. I have to think of the "Flying Machines" at Pleasure Beach in a modern version. The rest is like a starflyer and the same height, but...
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You´ll turn around and hang upside down
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"Rotor" an old traditional attraction...
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you stand on the wall of a barrel wich will turn that fast like a centrifuge...
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... the ground will go away and you are stuck on the wall...
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Next stop another Düsseldorf brewery tent
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Kristal
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Shake
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Another view of the "Alpenwelt" region
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Yummy, grilled salomon!
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3 floor Darkride
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great theming...
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... but, when I rode it last time, it was only an outside theming... inside there were nothing!
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Ahhh, there it is... the good old Wild Mouse! Must have a traditional ride ;)
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Power Tower II (height: 66m)
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Sweet, an old attraction which I never saw for a lot of years...
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"Flash"
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more beer
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Kiddie boat drive "Die Bootsfahrt"
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Starflyer
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the ferris wheel looks great.
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"Future World"
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Traditional Tobbogan ride (I think that´s one of MACK?- not sure)
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IMO, the funniest thing about that is the fast elevator, it´s entertaining and you´ll have a lot of fun by doing it yourself ;)
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see what I mean ;)
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:) like this ride - especially as teenager ;)
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...hug-time...
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And they want that you´re kissing each other...
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...beer again...
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I took a ride on the ferris wheel...
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beautiful Alpina Bahn...
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Höllenblitz - an indoor coaster, which isn´t that good as it looks from the outside.
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...right next to the Ferris Wheel you can find the Spinning coaster - "Spinning Racer"
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in the exit section of the Ferris Wheel is a cafe/bar area located
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Again a great beer and food area - you have to buy a "Spanferkelbrötchen"!!!
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"Spinning Racer"
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Pizza Time (is this Elissa friendly food???) ... ;)
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A coffee house - austria style
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That is the train of "Höllenblitz"
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like I said before, a nice theming from the outside, but inside... nah, not that good ride.
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"Devil Rock"
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OK, have to go now, it´s late and the next day I have to work again. Will take the Ferry to the old town of Düsseldorf...
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Can you read the time? - Yes, it´s a real clock. (The biggest decimal clock; listed in the Guinness book of records)
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... Next time, I will post a few pictures of the great firework and a video...
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Re: Photo TR: Rheinkirmes Düsseldorf another funfair in Germ

Postby ginzo » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:11 pm

Wow, I bet the view from that Starflyer is amazing after a few liters of the festbier.
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Postby Midgetman82 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:58 pm

Man, I always wondered why doesn't America have Fairs like these, probably safety regulations and too much beer?! Nah, I know the real reason why.

This Fair looks awesome and I really like the pictures, thanks for sharing!
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Postby BeemerBoy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:05 pm

Fight Club

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Postby SharkTums » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:09 pm

Is that Rocket ride the same model as the one that had an accident in Russia a couple of weeks ago?

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Postby Midgetman82 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:17 pm

^Yep. (Edit: Sorta)

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Postby Ledgy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:19 pm

Didn´t know about that accident! Yes and now. Like I can see, that are the same seats/cars, but the ride is different; more like a starflyer. The ride in moscow has only one of these cars and turns around a huge arm.

But that wouldn´t make a difference to the accident, cause the cable snapped of the seat/car and this could be happen here, too.

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Photo TR: Rheinkirmes Düsseldorf another funfair in Germany

Postby Ledgy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:14 pm

This is my last post of the Photo TR, with photos of the Friday nights Firework at the Rheinkirmes. Many Touristships are coming from around the whole Rhine region from Koblenz until Duisburg. The TV channels (WDR3 and CenterTV) shows this fireworkshow, too...

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Tourist boats came for this fireworkshow from about the complete Rhine area, until Koblenz and Duisburg.
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Then the firework begins...
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Postby Tezee » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:39 am

Thank you for this very nice Photo TR. I love German fairs so much. But i wasn´t able to go to Düsseldorf. :devil: But next weekend I´m going to Cranger Kirmes. This is a nice fair too. But i think Rheinkirmes is better.

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