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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers about the Spreepark of the future.

What is the concept for the future park?

Inspired by its past, the former amusement park will be transformed in the coming years into a public park that expands local recreation and leisure activities to include the opportunity to experience and discover art and culture in public space. The Spreepark of the future will harmoniously combine the diverse demands, ideas and suggestions from the citizens' participation with the unique history of the park. The new Spreepark will be exemplary in its sustainability, from development and planning to construction and subsequent operation. The Spreepark project is the first public park in Germany to receive platinum pre-certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

Vision & Goals

What happens to the former rides?

The concept for the Spreepark of the future takes into account the many requests from the participants to preserve the history of the park with its old rides and to rethink it. The old, renovated Ferris wheel will rotate again in a sustainably transformed form, but no new amusement park will be created. Other relics such as the factory hall or the Mero Hall will be converted into event venues.

Construction plans

Why is the Ferris Wheel not simply put back into place?

With the framework planning, a new utilisation concept for the Spreepark was developed from 2016 to 2018, with the focus on art - culture - nature. Combining a redesign in line with the overall concept of the park with art - culture - nature was therefore also part of the contract for the "Overall design concept for the Ferris Wheel and surroundings". A reconstruction true to the original is not possible due to the expired inspection book and new safety standards. Also the old water basin cannot simply be put back into operation due to the structural condition of the facility.

However, the acquisition costs of a classic Ferris Wheel are far higher than the expected refurbishment costs. Due to the current market development in the steel / steel construction sector, it can be assumed that the purchase of a new Ferris Wheel would be 45 to 50 percent more expensive.

More on the Ferris Wheel

When will the Spreepark reopen?

The Spreepark is being developed and completed successively in order to make the area accessible to the general public again as quickly as possible. As the first building block of the Spreepark of the future, the beer garden and open spaces around the Eierhäuschen were opened in June 2023. In the first half of 2024, operations at the new catering and art location started after extensive refurbishment. The Spreepark of the future will be completed in 2026.


When will the construction work start?

The main construction work for the new Spreepark is in full swing. The central areas will be realised by 2026.

Construction measures

What are the plans for the Eierhäuschen?

The Eierhäuschen was reopened in March 2024 as a catering and art venue with a jetty and beer garden. In addition to regional, sustainable gastronomy, the Eierhäuschen also houses artists' residences and exhibition spaces.

The listed building has been sustainably renovated in line with its listed status since 2019.


Where can I find information on offers and opening hours of the beer garden "Anleger zum Eierhäuschen" and the restaurant "Ei-12437"?

Information about the beer garden can be found here.

How can interested parties experience the Spreepark even before it opens?

The main construction work is currently underway in the central areas of the Spreepark, which is why the site cannot be visited as part of the regular guided tours offered to date. From the 2024 season, there will be individual construction site tours for interested parties.  Workshops as part of environmental education and events in the Spreepark laboratory will also take place again on a small scale in a section of the park.

Experience & Discover

How will the public be involved in the development of Spreepark?

In two phases, Berliners were able to participate intensively in the planning for the new Spreepark for four years, contribute suggestions and ideas and have a say in the future design of the Spreepark. Following the successful conclusion of the participation process, the suggestions from Berliners were compiled in the "Spreepark course book" and handed over to the planners for the open spaces, building construction and engineering structures as guidelines in autumn 2020.


What rules apply to filming, taking photos and organising events at the Spreepark?

The park is not open for events, filming or photography in its current state due to the lack of road safety.

We therefore ask you to refrain from enquiries!

How do I get to the Spreepark?

The best way for visitors to get to Spreepark is by public transport, bicycle or on foot.