The predecessor of the Break Dance, one of the most successful carousels of all time, was reactivated for the 200th anniversary of the Oktoberfest.

What breakdance was to the 80s, calypso was to the 50s. Just like the former, this is not just a dance, but also a carousel. The one at the Oide Wiesn is comparatively new and dates back to 1966. After an accident involving the owner, it was put into storage from 1993 until it was finally restored for the Historische Wiesn in 2010.

The back wall was renewed in the early nineties, shortly before it was taken out of service. In view of its location at the Oidn Wiesn, one must surely add an “unfortunately” today.

The relationship between the names of the Calypso and the Break Dance mentioned at the beginning is not only justified in dance terms. The Break Dance carousel is actually a further development of the Calypso.

While the latter only rotates on two axles, the Break Dance has a third axle and a sophisticated gondola suspension system, which increases the speed of rotation. If you don't feel confident enough to ride the Break Dance, or simply want to indulge in nostalgia, the fast-paced but family-friendly Calypso is the perfect choice.