Traditional Fairs in Germany Of Cotton Candy and Zeitgeist

Gingerbread hearts are simply part and parcel of a traditional fair in Germany. | © Jakob Rondthaler und Ute Elena Hamm
Gingerbread hearts are simply part and parcel of a traditional fair in Germany. | © Jakob Rondthaler und Ute Elena Hamm

Carrousel, oompah music and the aroma of bratwurst and spun sugar – not only the Oktoberfest is a tradition, each year traditional fairs are held throughout Germany. But what looks like tradition requires much innovation. Between family legacy and modernity: carnies tell of the love of their lives, the traditional fair.