Here's a small collection of photographs of European carousels. We think you'll enjoy looking through the pictures and comparing them with their North American counterparts!
The Art Nouveau style Korhinta (carousel) in Budapest, Hungary
The horses on this carousel are very ornate and well maintained, all housed in an ornate building with an elaborate interior and highly decorated ceiling.
Added May 28, 2017
Restoration of the Wilhelmsbad Park Carousel in Hanau, Germany
This show details the progress of a major restoration project on the world's oldest carousel!
Added October 16, 2007
The Jack Schofield Gallopers, England
A set of English gallopers populated mostly with Spooner horses.
Added February 6, 2007
The Noyce Gallopers, England
A nice set of English gallopers with animals from the 1890s.
Added December 28, 2006
The Jimmy Williams Gallopers, England
A superbly painted and carved English carousel.
Added November 27, 2006
The De Efteling Park Carousel, Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
A photo show for another salon carousel, this one in The Netherlands. The steam engine for this carousel is on display, though it's no longer in use.
Added October 18, 2006
The Eurpoa Park carousel in Rust, Germany
A salon carousel in Germany, these carousels are very different than our North American carousels!
Added October 7, 2006
The Wilhelmsbad Park Carousel in Hanau, Germany
The oldest carousel in the world is located in Hanau (near Frankfurt), Germany. This carousel was built around 1780, and was originally man-powered.
Added August, 2006
Le Carrousel de Lancelot, Disneyland, Paris, France
A large five-row carousel featuring 16 hand-carved armored horses and two antique PTC chariots on its outer row along with another 70 fiberglass horses on the inner four rows.
Added June, 2005
Jubilee Steam Gallopers, Carter's Steam Fair, London, England
A three-row carousel that's over 100 years old, and still powered by steam.
Added June, 2005