Modern ruins have always fascinated me. So when watching the film Hanna recently I became intrigued at the location used for the film’s climax. After a quick search (cheers IMDB) I discovered Berlin’s Spreepark. This long abandoned theme park which still has most of it’s attractions intact, though not working, is a genuinely creepy and striking sight.
From all accounts breaking in and dodging the not so tight security is the only way to view this amazing place. Though tales of gangs of intruders cowering in the rollercoaster tunnel and the ferris wheel, spookily turning on its own, make great reading. The history of the place also makes an interesting read, spanning the reunification of Germany through to dodgy owners and drug smuggling. A documentary by Peter Dörfler was released in 2009 chronicling the story of Spreepark called Achterbahn.