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Spreepark Plänterwald A cult attraction in Berlin

Spreepark Plänterwald

Spreepark Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1969


  • SPACE TYPE: Theme park

Tags: Germany, leisure, Totally Lost 2015

The entertainment park was opened in 1969 as Kulturpark Plänterwald, covering an area of 29.5 hectares. The area is situated in the north of the Plänterwald, next to the river Spree.

From 2011 to 2014 (when the City of Berlin bought the Spreepark), guided tours have been offered to the public at restricted times.

On the evening of 10 August 2014, major parts of the park were destroyed in a fire. Reports indicated that firefighters discovered two blazes 200 m apart that soon merged. This indicates the fires may have been deliberately set.

For some, the Spreepark is a cult attraction while for others, it is nothing more than a tacky remnant of East Germany.

Read about Norbert Witte, that was tasked with turning the former East German fairground into an amusement park up to western standards after reunification in 1989.

Source: wikipedia

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EXPLORATION DATE: 08/2011

Mark Eder

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CONTRIBUTOR: Mark Eder