Matějská pouť funfair kicks off in Prague

Czechia's biggest funfair Matějská pouť got underway at Prague’s exhibition grounds in Holešovice on Saturday. Originally a pilgrimage to the nearby church of St Matthew dating back to 1595, the fair now offers over 100 attractions including Airborne, the highest flying carousel in Europe with 65 meters and a giant Ferris wheel.

In the past years, the event attracted between 100,000 and 200,000 visitors annually. The highest attendance, over 215,000 visitors, was recorded in 2011.

Author: Ruth Fraňková