Spreepark, an abandoned amusement park in Berlin

Spreepark Berlin

An extraordinary visit to Berlin

Spreepark, formerly Kulturpark Plänterwald, opened in 1969 as a 30-hectare amusement park in what was then East Germany.

At the time, it was the only park of its kind in both East and West Berlin. The park featured an imposing Ferris wheel (just over 45 meters high) and numerous rides, for which visitors paid on a per-turn basis.

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – Mary-Di

The park has been abandoned since 2001, when the owners moved to Lima, Peru. For those interested in parks of this kind, the Spreepark is still open to visitors. Visits take place every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 4pm (depending) and cost €15. Sign up for tours here.

Visits are possible despite the fact that the park is for sale on ebay (yes, you read that right). Buyers beware! The land on which Spreepark stands is to remain an amusement park until 2061.

If visiting Berlin or buying this place doesn’t interest you all that much, take a look at these photos anyway for your viewing pleasure.

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – auspices

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – Mary-Di

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – The Robert

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – Oh-Berlin.com

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – hreset

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – hreset

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – HtcDerClown

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – davidrush

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – davidrush

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – M0ndkind

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – M0ndkind

How to get to Berlin’s Spreepark

Here’s a map to help you get to Spreepark, Berlin:

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – M0ndkind

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – M0ndkind

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – extranoise

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – davidrush

Spreepark Berlin

Flickr – vpisteve

And here are some Instagram photos: