Sunday, 25 April 2010

Frankfurt's Spring Funfair















FuFu Life in Frankfurt - Part Eighteen
15 & 17th April 2010 | Frankfurter Dippemess



Frankfurt's Spring Dippemess at the Festplatz (Fairground) is the largest folk festival, also known as funfair in the Rhine-Main region. This festival comprises a market with stalls as well as parish fair with funfair attractions. Fun and games for the whole family, friends and visitors. Thursday will be the family day, all rides and food are 50% (or more) cheaper than other days.

Dippemess is a tradition which dates back to the 14th century. At that time, the Maamess, as it was then called, was a medieval market for domestic articles especially the ceramic bowls and pots. These were known in the Frankfurt dialect as "Dippe", from which the event soon took its name. Over the years, more and more funfair booths and popular attractions joined the market as well.

In the generous space available here, the Dippemess rapidly expanded, and today it is Frankfurt's largest funfair and the most popular Easter event in Germany. With visitor numbers reaching 2.5 million annually (for both Spring and Autumn), the funfair features not only the latest high-tech thrilling rides for adults but other attractions for kids as well.

This small funfair in Frankfurt is a lot better than the amusement park in Genting Highlands. No kidding seriously. You will gradually agree with me once you have read and watched the video clips i have put up here. But you probably need at least more than five minutes for this post. Yet, wish you guys would enjoy this long post. And have a nice weekend ahead! I will do blog-hopping when i am back from Aschafenburg.


The buddies went to the funfair on 15.04.2010 for the cheap rides.


Checking out which rides are worth to try.


Hey, that Alpina-Bahn looks great!


Alpina - Bahn (Alpina train) was the first ride (Euro 2 = RM9).


Ready for the ride?


Slowly up to the top...


FuFu was getting ready to record the video of the ride.

Watch the hilarious video clip! You can hear many funny screaming.

And also you can see FuFu for three seconds at the end.


Hahaha, couldn't really open the eyes big after the ride!


Couldn't let it stop! Paid Euro 3 (RM 13.50) for the second ride!


It's the cyber space, 360 spinning ride at more than 100km/h.


Erla didn't dare to challenge the ride!


FuFu was ready for the 360 spinning then rotating ride!


See you guys later!


Whoa~ whirling up.


It stopped up in the middle of the sky and then rotating twice!


It's really up in the sky!!! It was insanely trembling off the hearts!


Nevertheless, FuFu still managed to snapped this during the ride. lol

Pictures still couldn't paint enough words for you guys?

Watch the video clip! FuFu heard someone yelled "Fuck you"! lol




STRIKE!!!


Majd got the kappa (hippo) for just Euro 1.5 (RM 6.75).


The weather was not good for pictures but all enjoyed very much!

------------------------------ | 17.04.2010 | --------------------------------


Weather on last Saturday was superb, hence FuFu back for pictures.


Was welcomed by the big ferris wheel.


This ferris wheel is a lot better than London Eye & Eye on Malaysia.








It was around 6:30pm and still bright.




The merry go round - a typical attraction you can find at all funfairs.




Didn't expect they have the water slide one as well!






European lucky draw?


Buy the coupons and get them randomly.


Tear it and check the point printed on it.


Calculate the total point you have.


Then give it to the staff. She will count it again.


And you will be informed which category of dolls you can choose of.





Watch this video clip.

Bet you could now know better about the funfair here in Frankfurt.














The Alpina-Bahn FuFu had with his coursemates two days ago!


It was Euro 4 (RM 18) for a ride one Saturday (Euro 2 on Thursday).



























It's getting dark finally...









































It's getting dark since 8pm here.









The last video clip FuFu had taken before he left.

Enjoy it guys :)


FuFu starts to like this kind of bokeh effect :)
















It's roughly 9pm. FuFu had nearly spent three hours at the funfair.


Went up the hill for the whole view of the funfair before leaving.


Took the U-bahn (underground/subway) line 7 back home.

79 comments:

小东.6am said...

Wow...
nice...
can i join too???
hahah...

fufu said...

小东.6am : wow you are fast! hahaha but you gotta wait till autumn for the next funfair :) but i wont be around... >__<

小东.6am said...

haha...因为我晚上不睡觉的嘛!
刚好浏览blog看到你updates就过来走走囖!
chiu...
wait me mah...
but, i more like ur easter eggs
haha...

rainfield61 said...

I did't see your Taiwanese friend. Where is she?

单身汉 said...

你很开心又幸福哦 !!

elayne said...

照片很有fairy-tales的感觉~好想去哦~

Wee Han said...

cool stuff!! ^.^ pink seahorse is cute! :P

peizhi said...

really a lot better than the amusement park in Genting Highlands~

long time never go to funfair~I want to go there >.<

Harumi said...

Wow.. what a fun fair! Beautiful pics, cool videos and crazy rides. Saw heaps of super cute stuffed toys. ^__^

Wish we could have a fun fair like that here too. =D

Akira 思胜 said...

好久没去玩了咯... 想念呢!

猪公主 said...

OMG....i like the ticket's design...^^
funfair看起来好像旧式电影里的古老游乐场哦!

edward said...

Wow, what a great place!! Everything is just like what we have in dream. Of course it's a lot better than Genting Highlands!! Did you win any prize or souvenir in the funfair?

Well, safe journey to Aschafenburg and share with us your journey when back. :)

fufu said...

小东.6am : oic... i thought you woke up very early =p hahhaa 那你就要4月頭來咯...因爲是復活假期+春天funfair :)


rainfield61 : yeah she didnt join us... :)


单身汉 : hahhaa 這樣就幸福??
anyway 我還蠻開心的說 =p

fufu said...

elayne : yeah a nice european funfair :) guess our funfair in malaysia gotta improve a lot to attract back the people to visit ya =p


Wee Han : yeah... had a great day :) and yeah pink seahorses rock now


peizhi : yeah genting is kinda not that exciting anymore... but this funfair really has many cool rides!!

fufu said...

Harumi : guess i gotta invest a funfair there in sri lanka...hahhaa but well wish you could come here for the funfair... it's really nice =p and try to get the some toys back ok?


Akira 思胜 : 哈哈哈 你不是剛從kuching 回來嗎?? ops 這個遊樂場不一樣哦 haha


猪公主 : 對呀 但是不還環保咯
如果他們有token那就可以循環的再用
anyway 我們玩得很開心哦

fufu said...

edward : yeah yeah yeah... the amusement park manager of genting gotta come see my blog!! they gotta improve :) erm well i didnt play any game... to save money! spending euro 5(rm 22.5) is quite a lot for me already... hahaha but well real worth it =p no regret though need to eat bread for 2days after that =p yeah i am heading to aschafenburg in 30mins...see you guys! definitely will share with you guys

Che-Cheh said...

Super cool! The view at night is amazing. Great shots.

fufu said...

Che-Cheh : yeah i purposely waited until 8:30pm... just for the night shots :) glad the pictures turned out nice... happy...

Life for Beginners said...

I miss those German fun fairs - they are crazy and out of this world! :D

Wilson said...

wow... i wanna go too~~
fantasy!!!=)

Janice said...

your photos made me happy, though I was crying just now. feel better now. tk

Yih Yann said...

Hi..are u going to gimme one of the dolls for when u meet me? :P

jam said...

The fun fair is definitely much better equipped than any amusement park back home. I would not dare to ride on any of those things. I only tried roller coaster once in Genting and I had told myself never to torture myself again in the future after I came down from it.

嘿嘿 said...

很久没玩这些玩意了!劲超!

shloke said...

This Frankfurt spring funfair looks really fun. I need a dose of that...

I kind of like your close-up shots of the tickets. You know me...I'm a sucker for close-up shots. Will love to see fu focus more on the ticket :)

This place is so beautiful during nighttime! The lights and the ocean blue sky....simply relaxing, stunning + FUN!

Can we have KL Funfair???

Best Wishes!
Alex

豪少 said...

Based on your photos and videos, the fun fair looks really good! Looks way merrier than our local fun fair, even Genting Highlands as what you have mentioned. Urgghhhh~

MKL said...

You created some fond memories for your future. You really had a great time, happy for you :)

Lily Riani said...

this is what i imagine a funfair should be, not like those al-sheapo looking pesta in malaysia.

[SK] said...

oh, that's very nice funfair!! i've not been to any funfair so many many years.. but even, those in malaysia can never fight the one you went - just so big and grand!!

fufu said...

Life for Beginners : yeah guess i would miss the funfairs here too when i have left the country =p hihihi that's why i went there again for pictures as a sweet memory for the future


Wilson : seriously you should come here... hohoho it's very nice


Janice : wow you cried huh? are you alright??? anyway glad you are feeling better after reading this post... stay happy ya =p

fufu said...

Yih Yann : hahaha... you are so greedy!! btw i didnt got any from the funfair >< no money to try any games T.T


jam : yeah those rollercoasters are fun to try... hihihi :) anyway at least you need to try skydiving =p erm yah, malaysia theme park has to be improved in order to attract more people go...


嘿嘿 : 我很就沒有這樣刺激的玩哦
哈哈哈 回到青春時期了 =p

fufu said...

shloke : yeah wish kl would have such nice funfair... we should try to work it out =p hohohoho yeah the funfair during nighttime was damn nice :) i love those light up lol so romantic =p erm well i love close up shots too... but sometime just dont know what to close up =p because my lens not that good >< anyway will try to have more close up in the future ya :)


豪少 : yeah i have more videos though... just put those interesting ones here... erm our lousy funfair is outdated already!! gotta thoroughly change its image...


MKL : hehehe you are correct! i am working hard to leave me a series of sweet memories here in germany in the future =p gonna enjoy while i am here in frankfurt

fufu said...

Lily Riani : yeah agree!!! wish the organisers of the funfair in malaysia could see this!! specially dedicate to them


SK : yeah this funfair is kinda famous... of course our local ones cant even stand in the same row with this :) but can be improved i think... because many of us still like to go back to the funfair searching back each fond memory...

小东.6am said...

哈哈...
不用将麻烦故意跑过去了...
等你回来送一颗给我就可以了
哈哈...

the donG said...

ended up watching all the videos. hahaha... extreme fun.

this could be an extension of your birthday. when you visit the philippines let's do something extreme... nature's at its best.

发白日梦^^ said...

i like the funfair so much!
im noticed that foreign country funfair is different from malaysia....is more western!

but im scare to try the roller coaster now...don knw it's related to age or not?haha

William said...

Ferris wheel gondolas shaped like little cottages? Precious.

ah_man said...

還是外國的遊樂場好玩點~

fufu said...

小东.6am : hahaha yeah i will see if i can get it or not... will try to be here during easter break =p


the donG : yeah thanks for watching the videos ya... actually i have many but just selected few to put up here... dont wanna make it a super duper long post... hohoho yeah i will go have lots of fun when i go to the philippines again...


发白日梦^^ : hahaha but once a while is alright... i will challenge those nice rollercoasters no matter how old am i!! haha i just love those thrilling rides =p yeah the funfair here is very different with the asian one :)

fufu said...

William : yeah nice ya!! :)


ah_man : 對呀 遊樂場就是要這樣才好玩的 =p

1ondoncalling said...

We have this type of fun fair from Germany during Christmas period. And it's always from Cologne!!
It's very strange... Other countries like France, Belgium, they don't come here to set up their fun fairs.

hs said...

hey u r great, u can take picture from such high position. if me, the camera sure drop somewhere down there. haha... thanks for sharing so many nice pictures ya. have a nice day. ^.^

Allison said...

nice pics. so colorful and cute.. especially the white tigers :)

三吉 said...

did ur pic edited by photoshop?
really nice pic..

fufu said...

1ondoncalling : yeah germany is really famous of its funfair i must say... even the christmas market is awesome! or probably only cologne got the license to do so in england?


hs : yeah i am the world traveller and adventurer! lol well i dont have such opportunity to take such picture ya... glad i did it :) hohoho it's my pleasure to share the pictures ya =p


Allison : hohoho yeah a nice funfair... and you gotta try to get the white tiger back home :)

fufu said...

三吉 : yeah i resized the pictures... and then just increase the contrast by microsoft office picture... i dont have photoshop >< dont know how to edit picture with photoshop also

小雪 said...

这个funfair真的很大

micki said...

That was a fun day! Ha! I always found that men are screaming much louder than women's on the rides~~ :):) I thought it suppose to be the other way around...:)

fufu said...

小雪 : 哈哈哈 德國數一數二的funfair :)
當然大咯 =p


micki : well probably the ride was mostly guys =p hohoho guys may scream out loud... but girls have high key for the screaming :) anyway as long as we are having fun... loud or quiet... doesnt matter right? hehe had couple of great days(one with friends and one alone taking picture)...

HanLun said...

ha.a.fufu.. seems like going to frankfurt study is super nice.. Could able to play at many places :P

sock peng said...

摩天轮确实比大马眼出色很多

foongpc said...

OMG!! This is a very very loooonnnggg post!!!

foongpc said...

Wow! Sure looks better than Genting! But the rides! I dun think panda can take it! : )

foongpc said...

Wait! This is just too long. I'll come back to read again ; )

toto said...

呵呵呵,游乐园里真是个充满无限欢乐和童趣,且老少咸宜的天堂喔,我心脏不好,最多就只骑骑马儿转圈圈咯(The merry go round n round),呵呵呵。。。。
自己没得玩,但听到你录像里的那些鬼叫声,心理上还是爽的咯,真的是幸灾乐祸喔,还有hor,我老人家很不喜欢看那些拍到朦朦的照片哩,唉,老花眼已经够惨了啦!
噢,夜幕低垂下又是另一番景致,游戏摊位的绒毛玩具也琳琅满目,希望不久的将来狮城也能有一个这样的游乐场!

fufu said...

HanLun : hahaha while studying, also can enjoying life at the same time ya :) but i dont really study hard here btw >__<


sock peng : 對呀 我們的真的很普通
這個funfair的摩天輪真的出乎預料
我愛死這個摩天輪了 =p


foongpc : yeah do come back again when you are free ok? hehehe sorry for this long post... dont really know how to make it short... anyway it's a nice funfair!! not because of the nice weather up there... i think no one will go to the theme park... hahaha

fufu said...

toto : 哈哈哈 你真的有那麽老嗎? anyway 這個遊樂場真的很適合年幼老少一家大小去玩哦... 獅城已經有了universal studio :) 看來這一些小玩意兒們...那些人應該不會理會吧... 我也是承受不了那些360度旋轉又旋轉又360的玩藝兒了...過山車還可以 =p hahaha 有哪些叫聲才高興的哦... 燈光下的遊樂場真的很漂亮哦。。。 哈哈哈 希望可以去一些比較特別的遊樂場看看 =p

Bengbeng said...

it must have been so exciting

fufu said...

Bengbeng : yeah have heaps of fun there =p on both days...

Jessyca said...

I love roller coaster!! But the 'excitement level' of theme park in Malaysia is so LOW that I think it's more suitable to kids...

fufu said...

Jessyca : hahhaha, yeah exactly, malaysia still doesnt have proper amusement park... imagine thailand and indonesia have nice theme park but our ones are so lousy >< sigh... wish someone could invest so that we could enjoy =p hehehe

Sendo said...

the place i just really want to be now! sadly, we don't have amusement parks hear in duma..i have to travel to manila to enjoy the rides...or perhaps there in frankfurt!!! wow...i so envy you fufu! i was imagining riding on a roller coaster the other day...can't bring it to life! i wish we have the same amusement park here! anyway...the place looks so enjoyable and Im pretty sure u had a lot of fun too ^^ wow... ^^

Sebastian Workshop said...

wow, funfair..A lot of childhood game there!!

lock said...

seems that u had lots of fun!

Bananazക said...

Bananaz would sure to love the Cyber Space a great way to pump up the adrenalin level. Love the funfair so huge truly an eye opener. ~;) tQ

fufu said...

Sendo : yeah i remember there's a themepark in manila... erm if not wrong...when i was taking cab to mall of asia... i saw one!! hohoho erm well this kind of funfair is good to go once a while ya... if not you will get boring if you go that often =p hahaha enjoying life is my full time job here...


Sebastian Workshop : hehe... it looks pretty familiar ya... miss the funfair i used to go when i was young =p


lock : yeah... as always ya =p hahha

fufu said...

Bananazക : yah let me know if you wanna try those exciting rides next time... i wanna go with you... i love to scream!! wahahaa yeah glad to be able to see such a nice funfair here in germany =p

fufu said...

Bananazക : yah let me know if you wanna try those exciting rides next time... i wanna go with you... i love to scream!! wahahaa yeah glad to be able to see such a nice funfair here in germany =p

Xjion89 said...

hahaha, another nice outing for u~~~^^
for me, hv to study liao~~ so sad~~~

fufu said...

Xjion89 : hahaha i also gotta do my assignment... just it's bad not to enjoy the life here... wahahaha

嘉CacinG進 said...

给我的感觉就是~啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊~然后,哈哈哈哈哈哈哈哈~!

is jz like a classic fun fair we dream in young age!!! 哈哈哈!好多东西看叻!!^^

海市蜃樓 said...

一班返老還童,童心未泯嘅大細佬,喺遊樂場開心渡過一日。哈哈哈...

fufu said...

嘉CacinG進 : hahahaha 失禮了 ><
anyway 我們真的玩得很開心哦
希望有機會再去玩 :)


海市蜃樓 : 哈哈哈 有時候儅一下小孩也不錯哦....遊樂場真的可以讓人感到開心快樂的 =p

Harumi said...

hehe.. for sure.. if you've got the money. =D

oh and it's cheaper for me to buy stuffed toys here than coming all the way there. =P

PS: you use Kanji right? how many letters you remember from that humongous alphabet? =D

fufu said...

Harumi : hahaha of course it;s cheaper for you to get the toy there... the ticket to germany is expensive ya... hahaha yeah i know kanji... i speak japanese too =p

sheryl0202 said...

WOW...Envy!!!

I also wanna play!

fufu said...

sheryl0202 : hahaha yeah come to germany in autumn then... but i wont be around already... anyway you can still go there and have fun...lol

Matt said...

You would never catch me on those rides. I'm terrified of heights. So it's probably the merry go round or bumper car ... hahahaha.

fufu said...

matt : hahahaha well no worry matt! i will be sitting next to you, come enjoy the ride :) merry go round or bumper car is nothing!!