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Modern Ruins: The Beauty of Abandoned Amusement Parks

Spreepark, Berlin

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Formerly known as Kulturpark Plänterwald, Spreepark was a theme park north of the Plänterwald in the Berlin district. Opened in 1969, the park was the only one of its kind in East Germany, and by the early 90’s was attracting 1.5 million visitors a year. However, the park fell into debt and closed in 2002, declaring insolvency.