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Deutz fair starts soon: What visitors need to know about the autumn fair

Created: 10/24/2022 1:19 p.m

On October 28, 2022, the Deutz Autumn Fair will start in Cologne. Rides, fireworks, opening hours and family day: everything you need to know.

Cologne – When the air smells of cotton candy, the rides are running at full speed and you can still enjoy the best view of Cologne Cathedral, it’s funfair time in Cologne again! This will also be the case this year from October 28th, when the Deutz Autumn Fair 2022 will take place in the Deutz district. 24RHEIN with an overview of what guests planning a visit to Cologne’s largest folk festival need to know.

Ein Fahrtgeschäft auf der Deutzer Kirmes, im Hintergrund der Kölner Dom
At the Deutz fair in autumn 2022, things will once again be going up in the shadow of the cathedral. © Christoph Hardt/Imago

Deutz fair 2022: when does the autumn fair in Cologne open?

The Deutz fair will open its doors daily from 28 October between 12 noon and 2 p.m. One exception: because November 1st is a public holiday, the folk festival is not allowed to open until 6 p.m. on that day. All opening hours of the Deutz Autumn Fair 2022 at a glance:

  • Friday, October 28: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m
  • Saturday 29 October: 2pm to 10pm
  • Sunday 30 October: 12pm to 10pm
  • Monday 31 October: 2pm to 10pm
  • Tuesday, November 1: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m
  • Wednesday 2 November: 1pm to 10pm
  • Thursday, November 3: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m
  • Friday, November 4: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m
  • Saturday 5 November: 2pm to 10pm
  • Sunday 6 November: 2pm to 10pm
  • Note: Adjustments are still possible

Rides at the Deutzer fair 2022 at a glance – music express, bumper cars, Ferris wheel

Of course, roller coaster and carousel fans will also get their money’s worth with the rides at the Deutz Autumn Fair 2022. As Alexander Gillgen from the GKS eG community of Cologne showmen revealed to 24RHEIN, funfair friends can look forward to some innovations – and also to a new place for the Ferris wheel. Because this year this will not be “on the edge”, but in the center of the fairground. The following rides will be present in Deutz from October 28th:

  • Music Express
  • house party
  • bumper cars
  • ferris wheel
  • Big ghost train
  • Hawaii swing
  • Crazy beach monsters
  • polyp
  • Mike’s Pit Stop
  • goal wall shooting
  • wild mouse
  • X Force
  • break dancers
  • Ghost Rider
  • Mister Beat
  • 9D cinema
  • Rocket giant swing
  • various children’s rides

Deutz fair 2022: when is family day?

If you want to visit the rides at the Deutzer Herbstkirmes 2022 for half price, you’ve come to the right place on November 2, 2022. Because on this Wednesday the family day takes place at the fair and brings a discount of 50 percent for roller coasters, carousels and the like. “We also open an hour earlier that day,” Willi Krameyer from GKS told 24RHEIN.

Deutzer Herbstkirmes 2022: Will there be fireworks? When does this take place?

The Deutz fair 2022 will be heralded on the opening day (October 28) with a large fireworks display, and there will also be one at the end on the last Saturday of the fair (November 5). It is not yet explicitly known at what time the light spectacle in Cologne will take place. Nevertheless, you can look forward to fireworks twice in autumn 2022.

Safety concept: This is how the Deutz fair should be safer and cleaner in autumn 2022

Last spring, the twice-yearly Deutz fair in Cologne also made negative headlines when there were riots, especially on family day. This is to be avoided this autumn – thanks in part to a new safety concept that primarily addresses the issues of “waste/pollution”, “traffic” and “safety” in general. Blocked streets, wild peepers and rioters in particular caused problems a few months ago. This should not be repeated again.

Deutzer Kirmes 2022 in Cologne: What are the effects of the energy crisis on the folk festival?

Of course, the ever-present energy crisis also has an impact on the folk festival at the Deutz shipyard. Individual rides and booths would become more expensive, according to Willi Krameyer from GKS to 24RHEIN. As Alexander Gillgen, also from GKS, explains, this year the company is already more economical in terms of energy consumption. “The showmen, for example, switched to LED years ago. In addition, the stalls are only fully illuminated when it is completely dark,” he names just two savings measures. (mo) Fair and independent information about what’s happening in Cologne & NRW – subscribe to our free 24RHEIN newsletter here.

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