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Berlin Social Activities and Events Message Board › Activity suggestion - visit the abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald before its gone

Activity suggestion - visit the abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald before its gone

Chris
CTroise
Group Organizer
Berlin, DE
Hi everyone,
An FYI/heads-up about something interesting I thought all of us event/activity people should know about:
You may have heard about "Spreepark Plänterwald" the abandoned amusement park in the former East Berlin (near Treptower Park) that was left to rot the last 20 years or so. It was a great urban exploration thing to do for a long time but rumor has it this is the last weekend you can see it before its either entirely gone, or something
If you'd like to learn more, here is a short article with a link to buy tickets for a tour of the grounds and a few pictures of what the park looks like now:  http://www.uberlin.co...­

If you'd like to make an entire day of it, also nearby is a) the huge Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park, b) the "Insel der Jugend" with interesting buildings and scenic walking paths, and c) a little further away the "German-Russian Museum" where Germany signed the unconditional surrender papers that ended the war in Europe in 1945.

If anybody would like to head up getting a group to go out there let me know and I'll create a Meetup for you/it

Cheers,
Chris
Sherri W.
SherriWilliams
Berlin, DE
Post #: 38
I'd love to see Spreepark Plänterwald - I lived right next to it for 2 months but only saw it through the fence, never went in. Only thing is, the tour costs 20 Euros! That is quite a lot, plus I heard they don't take you through the more interesting parts. Otherwise you have to jump the fence and go in, and I know there are often guards (though it seems most people who have been caught just get escorted out again, they are pretty used to people coming in since it's gotten so popular to visit). But I wonder if on this "last" weekend, there will be tighter security, or whether they'll just turn a blind eye since the park is going to be foreclosed soon anyway?

I'm busy on Sunday when the tour is on anyway, but would possibly be interested in going on Saturday, if people think it's going to be easy to get in. What do people think?
Ralf-Dietmar K.
user 86213032
Berlin, DE
Post #: 4
Spreepark - Guided EXTENDED!
Due to popular demand, the guides are extended until 27.10.2013!
https://de-de.faceboo...­
A guided tour takes approximately 2 hours.
Costs:
15 € per person
Number of Participants:
about 50 people per tour
meeting:
Mythos Café in Spree Park, just behind the former visitor entrance
Information and registration / Schedule:
To log in, please use the online registration form on the top right of this page:
http://www.berliner-s...­
On the form, you will also find the dates.
You automatically receive a confirmation by e-mail within up to 10 minutes!
Guides:
Saturdays and Sundays by 13 clock and 16 clock.
Special tours for groups (15 or more) are available by prior arrangement!
Arriving by public transportation: S-Bahn to Plänterwald (S8 / S9)

It would be a nice MeetUp, or what do you think?
Marianne K.
user 70873992
Berlin, DE
Post #: 1
It would!
A former member
Post #: 5
For those who consider the Spreepark too expensive but are curious about it, I can recommend the movie "Achterbahn" ("Rollercoaster", 2009) about the park and its owner, a quirky guy who got involved in drug smuggling in Peru. The documentary tells the story of the park and the owner's family in a very interesting way. The film is available in different video stores in Berlin.
Regarding the "Russian-German Museum" in Karlshorst, I can really recommend it. It is for free and has explanations in Russian, German and English. The exhibition was recently updated and is very interesting. You can also book a free tour if you call ahead of time. It is not very close to Treptower Park, though. You really need to go with the S-Bahn from there and then change in Ostkreuz to the S3.
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