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Berlin: Spring Fair Draws Hundreds of Visitors

In Berlin, the ‘Frühlingsfest’ spring fairground opened this weekend. Hundreds of residents did not want to miss the spectacle located close to Tegel Airport. On the warmest day of the year, so far, they flocked to the place of places, where colorful lights, mostly terrible music and all the action delighted everyone.

Those who had the courage to board the giant wheel probably had a terrific view from up there. In the wheel’s gondolas, lovers kissed while others concentrated on the city of Berlin and its millions of shiny lights. Children enjoyed rides in little carousels.

Some Berliners wanted the sh*t scared out of them when they boarded partially very fast and high fairground rides such as ‘Encounter’, ‘The Beast’, ‘Break Dance’ or ‘Melodie-Star’. The ‘Crazy Mouse’ rollercoaster probably made drunk visitors vomit. In bumper cars, other Berliners crashed into each other, almost like in real life.

At food stands, glacéed apples, roasted almonds, sweet little cakes, extra long bratwurst and other treats waited to be purchas, consumed and digested. The same applied to gallons of fluids.

Berlin’s spring fairground is rather small compared to the ‘Hamburger Dom’ and other comparable events in Germany. Because of the cultural overkill in the German capital, the fair might not be in the center of the attention of many residents.

Parents who want to take their kids to the Berlin fairground might want to pick a Wednesday. That is when ticket prices for all rides are being slashed in half.

The ‘Frühlingsfest’ spring fairground will continue until April 22nd, 2019. Mondays to Thursdays, it opens from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.. But the event will be closed on Good Friday.

Location: ‘Zentraler Festplatz’, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm

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