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Cranger Kirmes, Herne

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The Cranger Kirmes is a funfair in Germany, located near the Rhine–Herne Canal in Crange in the city of Herne located in Metro Ruhr. It is the biggest funfair in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the second biggest fair in Germany, only behind the Munich Oktoberfest. In 2008 there were 4.7 million visitors. At an area of only 110,000 square metres (1,200,000 sq ft) and 500 show businesses it is called the "most overcrowded fair of the world".

The fair is held annually for a period of 10 days from the first Friday in August. Visitor attractions include Ferris wheels, carousels, roller coasters, ghost trains, carnival games, food stalls, raffles and beer halls and gardens. On opening and closing day a fireworks show is presented.

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  • You will see crazy people and you will get crazy! It is like season for us! Spring, summer, Cranger Kirmes, autumn, winter! Don´t miss it!  more »
  • It is amazing. Go there before it is dark and stay there until the dark so you see the lights on the rides. Even if you don't go into the rides the atmosphere is worth the visit. You can also buy all....  more »
  • American style fair, fun for the whole family, a lots of rides and things to do, never a dull moment.
  • Very interesting place to be.
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