De Vliegende Hollander

Franz Gundelwein’s Karusselfabrik built their first carousel in 1928 in Wutha. This prototype had ten seats and just one axis. It had a great succes as a popular fairground attraction, and the Preuß family spent their days on German fairs, in the DDR, and even a while after that. But then the success of the modern invention came to a halt when the carousel made its way to the Netherlands where it was restored and brought back to just four seats. The axis to turn you upside down has disappeared due to safety reasons, but you can still almost reach the sky with the Bombascha Sideshow Circus’ presence on Wildeburg. Their carousel is called De Vliegende Hollander (Flying Dutchman) and we have the honour to be the first festival where it can be used!