Blog post by Alison Hugill – in Berlin; Friday, August 3, 2012.
The ruins of Spreepark are fascinating and haunting palimpsests of the utopian promises of Soviet-era urbanism. The abandoned amusement park has been one of Berlin’s underground tourist attractions for nearly a decade. Located along the Spree River, the amusement park was first opened in 1969 as Kulturpark Plänterwald, the only permanent entertainment park in the GDR. After the Wall fell, it was sold, given a ‘western’ makeover… [read on…]