Explore This Cold War Era Abandoned Amusement Park

    Swan boat. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)A park dinosaur. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Waterway with small boat. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Roller coaster tracks through a tunnel. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Ferris wheel. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Tea cup ride. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)One of the track rides. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Scary mouth tunnel. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Ferris wheel baskets. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Mini train tunnel. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Ferris wheel and Mini train tracks. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Funny truck ride. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Fallen dinosaur and Ferris wheel. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)Viking boat ride. (Image: Beto Ruiz Alonso Photography)

    If you were living in East Germany in the summer of 1969, Spreepark amusement park was the place to be. It had a state of the art roller coasters, Ferris wheel, water rides, and giant dinosaurs.

    Today, the park is in complete ruins. A set of recent fires destroyed much of what was left.

    There are still some glimpses of what might have been, in the park’s glory days.

    Professional urban photographer Beto Ruiz Alonso moved to Berlin two years ago. He had heard rumors of the abandoned park, and as an artist it peaked his interest.

    What followed was a truly epic photo series that he was kind enough to share with us.

    Scroll through and let us know what you think!

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