The old amusement park was opened in 1969 as a the “Kulturpark Plänterwald,” and was, at the time, the only permanent amusement park in the German Democratic Republic. Visiting the park today, it’s hard to wrap your brain around the fact that the greens were open to the public as late as 2001.
Since no further investors were found, the park closed down and its owners shipped some rides to Peru. In a desperate attempt to raise funds, the Magic Carpet ride was sent back packed full with 180 kilos of cocaine. Police put an end to the daring scheme and back in Berlin, mother nature took possession of the theme park. These days, you’ll find rusted rides, sprawled along the hairy branches of trees and overgrown bushes. Just make sure you watch out for the wardens.