Up until recently, ‘Do Not Enter’ signs were hung up all along the fence of the park. And as the saying goes, ‘stolen water is sweeter,’ the fun and excitement of sneaking into an abandoned amusement park made the abandoned Spreepark into a real attraction.
Today, the park is open twice a week, the rides of course do not work, but there is a train that runs around the park.
The park originally opened in East Berlin in 1969, it was reactivated after the German unification, and in 2001 was abandoned by its owner, who relocated some of its rides in Peru and opened a new park there.
The owner left behind what seems like the movie set of Jurassic Park. There are leftovers of plastic mammoths and dinosaurs bodies, which were once used as a part of the Park’s rides, and today lay lifeless on the ground, adding to the extinct prehistoric feeling.
The Spreepark is located in Treptower Park in the South Eastern side of Berlin, on the banks of the Spree River. After a quick walk along the river and around the Park, you will see a Soviet monument that has remained from the East Berlin times, and pleasant green spots to spend some nice quiet and peaceful afternoons.