The Pirmasenser Maimarkt is back after a two-year hiatus with popular classics and some new productions, including live music in the beer garden, grocery market and fireworks.
The XXL swing ‘Chaos’ promises an adrenaline rush. The gondolas in the six cantilevers of the stunning circular view provide space for 24 daredevils. With an inclination of up to 120 degrees, the pendulum swings back and forth up to 22 meters and still rotates on its axis. The steel giant weighs about 60 tons. The shock absorbent car is a timeless favorite at Messplatz on Blocksbergstraße. Riders can race down a 36 x 15 meter incline to the current charts.
Breakdance and Old Love
Break dance has a cult status. Four arms mounted on a rotating platform, 16 angled gondolas rotate at a maximum of 24 revolutions per minute. The true “Break Dance” professionals enhance centrifugal forces through so-called sports, shifting the weight against rotation.
Nostalgia can get a very special overview by riding the “Alte Liebe” Ferris wheel. 20 meters high for guests in 16 open gondolas. The Ferris wheel (built in 1973) is manufactured by the legendary Schwarzkopf GmbH and has long been a true retro classic. The creator of the special system has become known for its removable and stationary roller coasters such as “Wildcat” and “Olympia Looping”. The designer of “Alte Liebe” is none other than engineer Werner Stengel. The 85-year-old Serpentine Pope has created more than 2,000 rides, including “Expedition GeForce” at Holiday Park in Hasloch.
About the ups and downs of childhood
With the “Himalayan” valley and mountain railway, the true magnet for the whole family returns to the measuring site after a long absence. A journey through a snow-covered winter landscape awakens childhood memories. The well-preserved carousel (built 1962) is now a one-off when traveling. It was designed and built by the Chereau Company. Until it closed in 1965, the company was one of the leading manufacturers of show caravans, bumper cars and amusement rides based in Angers in the French Loire Valley.
The jogging shop “Rio” is a crazy house on three floors. Behind the brightly painted facade with exotic birds and samba dancers dressed in the skintight clothes of the Brazilian carnival, visitors can expect an obstacle course that has it all. Whether it is the black light tunnel, the rotating carpet, the hall of mirrors and the suspension bridge – the journey is the goal. There is a little adventure to be had on almost every corner. Amazing effects with air, water, light and sound accompany the fun seekers on the fun ride. The best place to take selfies is nine meters high on a viewing platform with a glass floor.
Fun for just a little fan
Come in and have fun – this also applies to the youngest visitors to the Pirmasens Maimarkt. A ride in the stylish rickshaws in the “Happy Car” ring promises fun for the little amusement park fans. Amateur pilots can literally fly into the “world of children”. Youngsters can really just have a blast getting off the hook on a rope trampoline. Skill and accuracy are required when shooting arrows and at the shooting gallery.
The beer garden is a popular meeting place for all generations. Four restaurants ensure that physical well-being is not neglected. A stroll through the hustle and bustle is completed by classics like candy apples, popcorn, glutton sticks, stomach bread, and more.
With the end of Corona protection measures, such as the blanket cancellation of the mask and the commitment to testing, there are no further restrictions on the May market. However, this does not exclude responsible work. Masks should not be a taboo, especially in situations where a minimum distance cannot be maintained on the festival grounds.
An overview of Mimarket’s timings:
Friday, April 29, 6 p.m.: Official opening of a city leadership representative with a barrel tapping at the beer garden.
Friday, April 29, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Live Music in the Beer Garden with “DJ Freddy + Tal Ötzi”
Saturday April 30th, 6pm-10pm: Live music in the beer garden with “2 Big”
Sunday, May 1, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Live music in the beer garden with “Happy Dance”
Monday 3 May Family Day Discounted prices and special offers.
Tuesday and Wednesday May 3 and 4: Kramermarkt at Blocksbergstraße. Over 70 street vendors offer home, home and garden merchandise.
Saturday May 7, 6pm-10pm: Live music in the beer garden with Zwoa Spitzbuam
Sunday May 8th: Around 9.45pm: Air fireworks. At the grand finale of the May Market in Pirmasens, the sky above Mesplatz turns into a sea of lights and colours.