Spreepark: An abandoned German theme park

Today we continue our sporadic series touring the world’s most interesting abandoned places with Spreepark – an abandoned theme park in north Berlin with a fascinating story surrounding its fall from grace. In 1991, shortly after the re-unification of Berlin, a man named Norbert Witte took control of an ageing facility called “Kulturpark Plänterwald” that had been the only constant theme park in East Germany, and renamed it “Spreepark”. Spreepark’s rollercoaster still stands With modernised rides the park began to pull in up to 1.5 million visitors a year, but it was being run at a massive loss,…

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