The Krinoline is the Oldest Ride at Oktoberfest 2017

MUNICH — (MunichNOW Oktoberfest) — A trip to Oktoberfest 2017 wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the historic Krinoline merry-go-round, the fest’s oldest carnival ride, dating from circa 1900.
In those days, the Krinoline and the swings were all the rage. Originally the carousel was powered by hand-crank until an electric motor was installed in 1909. As the decades passed and sleeker, more thrilling novelty rides were introduced to the fairgrounds, the Krinoline lost its luster.
To assist in recapturing its “darling” status, a mini stage was built into the merry-go-round for a live oompah band to entertain the young and old fair-goers waiting their turn for a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel (about €3 for 3 min).