instagramJust outside Berlin lies Spreepark, an abandoned East German amusement park. Kulturpark Plänterwald, later known as Spreepark, opened in 1969 and at its peak was host to over a million visitors a year. In 2001, however, only 400,000 people visited the park and it was closed down the following year.
Today, locals and tourists alike risk the trespassing fine to view and capture Spreepark's headless dinosaur sculptures, roller coaster cars filled with leaves and Ferris wheel that spins slowly in the wind. Maxim Mestovsky (@mestovsky), a user experience designer from Minsk, Belarus, recently visited Spreepark on a trip to Berlin and shared his experience on Instagram. "You have to take a train through a mountain and over a lake then climb a fence to get into the park, but when you do, it's beautiful," he says. "The old Ferris wheel creaks, abandoned boats are strewn about. I don't understand why they don't sell tickets still! Maybe that's the charm of the park." For more photos and videos of Spreepark, tap the blue location text above.
Photo by @mestovsky
- curatedartSo cool
- ber.spotterIn the neer i live
- vu._Nice sculptures @the Spreepark in East Germany!
- nitrogen_the_foxOmg I thought that giant dinosaur was was a close up of a dead seal thing, I need to breathe for a moment...
- firstname.lastname@example.org we're going.
- alyc__hallOkay.😊 @jessie___boo
- marymae.mcmillianWhat is that big thing is it a big fat animal
- best_king_turkmenGeemany 4 ever
- muchachita78Precioso ese lugar
- urfriendcarlAbandoned park in Berlin @cg.andryc
- linalprz@neilujlekip iciiiu
- camscottosiurakYou should have gone 😯 @sea_son
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