Circus Barum in Germany


Circus Barum
Local name Circus Simoneit-Barum
Typecircus

Owner 1972-2021: Gerd Simoneit-Barum
1878-1907: Carl Froese
1907-1935 : Helene Froese and Arthur Kreiser
1935-1972: Margarete Kreiser-Barum
1972-2008: Gerd Simoneit
Founded1878
Closed down2008
Address Braunschweiger Str. 2
Zip-code 37574
Place Einbeck
Country Germany
Website Website

Directors1878-1907: Carl Froese
1907-1935 : Helene Froese and Arthur Kreiser
1935-1972: Margarete Kreiser-Barum
1972-2008: Gerd Simoneit

Key People -2008: Rebecca Simoneit-Barum (animal trainer)

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Description

Circus Barum, located at Braunschweiger Str. 2, in Einbeck, Germany , was founded in 1878. Circus Barum closed down in 2008 in Einbeck, .


Comments / pictures1878: Founded by animal trader Carl Froese in Königsberg as Barums amerikanische Karawanen-Menagerie. Later also known as Circus Kreiser and after 1972 labelled as Circus Simoneit-Barum.

1907: Carl Froese died.

1907: Carl Froeses daughter took over with her husband, the animal trainer Arthur Kreiser.

1935: Their daughter Margarete Kreiser-Barum took over the show.

1972: Margarete Kreiser-Barum sold the circus to the famous animal trainer Gerd Simoneit (-2021), who had started as animal keeper at Circus Williams 1946, 15 years old. Circus was renamed to Circus Simoneit-Barum.

2008: Circus Simoneit-Barum closed down. After the circus closed, his daughter Rebecca Simoneit-Barum took over some animals to her Event-Agentur Barum and Bauer Performance. The circus winterquarters in Braunschweiger Str. 2, 37574 Einbeck, Germany, was sold to Circus Charles Knie.

20th July 2021: Gerd Simoneit died in Einbeck.

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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Circus Barum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=166. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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