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Dinosaurs, Ghost Ships and Unseen Creatures Haunt This German Amusement Park

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Once a popular family destination during the Cold War, Berlin's massive Spreepark was the only permanent amusement park built in what was then East Germany. But after the Berlin wall fell in 1989, the park fell into a steady decline, which combined with illegal dealings by the owner, Norbert Witte, led to its closing in 2001... and it's been slowly rotting away ever since.
 
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Photo: Abandoned Berlin
 
Naturally, any abandoned park this large and spooky is a magnet for adventurous explorers... especially when the grounds are filled with crumbling viking ships, demonic roller coasters, and the mangled corpses of several full-size dinosaur statues.
 
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Photo: Abandoned Berlin
 
Unauthorized visits are risky, since Spreepark is strictly off-limits (apart from guided weekend tours), and patrolled by security guards and dogs... but obviously that hasn't stopped curious urban explorers from taking a closer look. 
 
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Photo: Wikimedia Commons
 
Bloggers from Abandoned Berlin and Atlas Obscura have documented the park as it looks today, accompanying the creepy photos with tales of the park's shady history.
 
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Photo: Wikimedia Commons
 
Abandoned Berlin also reports unidentified wildlife making strange noises in the area, and advise courageous explorers not to venture in alone... especially at night.
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