Spreepark, the abandoned theme park in the Berlin district of Treptow-Köpenick, is to be gradually made accessible to the public once more. Construction work to develop the old theme park is scheduled to begin this year, with plans to open the first parts of the redeveloped park in 2022.

A framework plan for the new site has been in development from 2016 to 2018 “in dialogue with the population.”

Spreepark was formerly known as the Planterwald Cultural Park, which was opened in 1969. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the park was modernised and operated under the name Spreepark. The theme park went bankrupt and closed in 2001.

The renovation of Spreebank includes the construction of a restaurant with a large beer garden that backs directly onto water. Exhibition rooms and apartments for artists are also being built.

The old Ferris Wheel that has stood derelict for years, is to be repurposed for a modern audience, renovated into a real ride again. The old railway and the 360-degree cinema are to be put back into operation.