For over a decade the Spree Park has been abandoned. It is embedded in the Plänterwald landscape conservation area and has become increasingly run-down. Nature’s reclaiming of many areas of the park and the gradual decay of its buildings have gradually created an ‘enchanted place’ with a unique atmosphere. It had a long history as an amusement park and still holds countless personal memories for many.
Grün Berlin GmbH was made responsible for the 25-hectare park in early 2016. Its remit is to develop and create a high quality cultural usage and operational concept that will attract tourists, be appropriate for this vulnerable space, and revive the historic “Eierhäuschen” restaurant and café as a major drawcard for visitors seeking relaxation. Artistic and cultural attractions involving the creative scene are among those envisaged so far. The aim will be to define new formats and integrate them into the park while retaining the place’s singular charm. One major concern will be showcasing the former amusement park’s historic relics and restoring its 45-metre-high Ferris wheel. Its special location on the River Spree will make it possible to link the park with waterways tourism and leisure shipping in future.
Before people can visit the Spree Park though, it has to be made safe for the public. Its many dangers, dilapidated buildings, amusement rides and other potential pitfalls must be repaired or removed and old waste and contaminants disposed of. Only then will it be possible to offer the public tours of the park.
Dates & Facts
|Site||Köpenick, in the Plänterwald on the Spree|
|Planning||Is currently being developed|