Abandoned Spreepark In Berlin

August 5, 2011

The Spreepark was an entertainment park in the formerly GDR-controlled East Berlin, opened in 1969.

‘On 18 January 2002, Norbert Witte, the park’s owne) together with his family and closest coworkers moved to Lima in Peru. They shipped six attractions (Fliegender Teppich, Butterfly, Spider, Baby-Flug, Wild River and Jet Star) that have been allowed to do so by the authorities who believed they were being sent for repair.

‘Norbert Witte failed in his attempt to run a “Lunapark” in Lima. On 19 May 2004 he was sentenced to seven years in jail for attempting to smuggle 180 kg of cocaine with a value of £14 million from Peru to Germany in the masts of the “flying carpet” ride.’

The Spreepark remains in limbo, abandoned to the elements.

Read the original blog post here on How to be a Retronaut.