During the one-hour tours, selected parts of the Spreepark are explored. During the tour, participants learn more about the history of the former amusement park as well as the current plans for the future Spreepark.
In 1969, the GDR built an amusement park in Berlin's Plänterwald forest in Berlin-Treptow to mark its 20th birthday. This "culture park" remained the only park of its kind in the entire GDR. The park's landmark was the 45-meter-high Ferris wheel, visible from afar, which was still being renovated in 1989. After reunification, the Spreepark was extensively adapted to Western standards, but the resulting higher entrance fees kept many visitors away. In 2001, the private operator filed for bankruptcy.
For more than ten years, the approximately 25-hectare area lay fallow and was subject to decay and vandalism. Since 2016, Grün Berlin Gmbh is responsible for the park and will develop a new recreational park.
In case of heat, please bring sunscreen as well as drinks.