Abandoned German amusement park goes up for sale on eBay

Ride a rickety roller coaster without standing in line. Stay on the Ferris wheel as long as you darn want. Woo someone special with a romantic row around a swamp. It will only cost you 1.62 million euros ($2.2 million) to make an abandoned Berlin amusement park all yours. Yep, Spreepark is now for sale on eBay. Granted, it’s been closed for more than a decade ever since its former manager used “The Flying Carpet” ride equipment to smuggle cocaine in and out of Germany. 

The chance to live in a land of childhood nightmares only comes around once in a lifetime. Spreepark, an amusement park in Berlin that’s been closed for over a decade, could now be yours. The property was recently listed on eBay for a cool 1.62 million Euros. Built by the Communist East German government in 1969, Spreepark was originally known as Kulturpark Plänterwald, named for its southeast Berlin neighborhood. At the time, it was the only permanent amusement park in both East and West Germany and featured a towering ferris wheel that dominated the skyline. After reunification, a man named Norbert Witte began managing the park, sprucing the place up and renaming it Spreepark. He also added his own, um, diversions, according to Atlas Obscura.

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