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5 bizarre places in Berlin

Do you want to see something different on your next trip to Berlin than the usual sights overcrowded with tourists?

No problem! For all those who are curious to discover something new in Berlin, we have selected 5 bizarre places for you, which have the right mix of curiosity, history and "Berlin flair".

1.Spreepark Plänterwald

In 1969 the GDR built an amusement park in Berlin's Plänterwald next to Treptower Park for its 20th anniversary. Soon, however, this park went bankrupt and the operator all of a sudden set off for Peru. The Spree Park, which is abandoned today, has long been attracting explorers with its Ferris wheel, the landmark of the park that mysteriously rises above the treetops. Today's scenery with the neglected giant dinosaurs, swan boats and rides, which are no longer in operation, looks particularly ghostly under a cloudy sky. If you dare, you can even go on your own discovery tour. On weekends, guided tours invite you to enter the mythical grounds.

Address: Kiehnwerderallee 1-3, 12437 Berlin
Tickets: Adults 5,50 Euro, children 3,50 Euro.
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2. Cabinet of Monsters

Right next to the Hackesche Höfe, a passage with street art pictures leads into the gruesomely curious monster cabinet of the Dead Chickens, in whose cellar rooms all kinds of monsters come to life. Who thinks he's going on a classic ghost train is in the wrong place. Probably Berlin's most curious "museum Is a kind of automatic theatre, with installations made of various residual materials. Figures, for example, bear names such as "Orangina", "Little Triple Eye" or "Pippi" and tell stories. The monsters are unique, even more unique in their interaction with the music, the longer you look at them, the more impressive they become. The performance through the cellar takes only about 15 minutes, but the monster cabinet is definitely worth a trip.

Address: Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin
Opening hours: Fri + Sat 16:00 - 22:00, Tue - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Admission: 8€


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3. The Community Garden Allmende-Kontor

The Tempelhof Feld itself would have deserved its own place here, because where else can you find a former airport converted into a city park. But the icing on the cake is the community garden Allmende-Kontor, which is located on the eastern side of the Tempelhofer Feld. What seems from a distance to be an accumulation of different materials and scrap metal is, on closer inspection, a creative zone of relaxation like no other. On April 16, 2011 the first 10 raised beds with about 20 people were built on an area of 5000 sqm. Since then, the garden and its community has flourished with more than 250 raised beds and over 500 members. The garden is open to the public and thus contributes to an informal intercultural coexistence. It is a wonderful place to relax in nature in the middle of the city, to get inspired and have some conversations with the gardeners.

Address: At the eastern entrance of Tempelhofer Feld/ Oderstraße / Herrfurthstraße
Admission: free


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4. The Tree House at the wall

A small, bizarre chapter of Berlin history is located in Kreuzberg, not far from the Spree. Here one finds a "tree house", which does not really fit into the rest of the cityscape. A two-storey hut built from bulky waste on an occupied traffic island was built by the Turkish immigrant Osman Kalin. During the division of East and West Berlin, he saw the opportunity to build its own house without a building permit on a piece of no man's land during. Since it was in a grey area, it was tolerated by the city authorities until today. Due to its history and untypical appearance in the cityscape, it is now considered a landmark of Kreuzberg. 

Address: Mariannenplatz, 10997 Berlin


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5. Teufelsberg

The history of the Teufelsberg is as unique as it is interesting. The ruined buildings of the Second World War were piled up in the area of Grunewald, making it the second highest mountain in the city. In the Cold War, the Allied troops quickly found interest in the mountain because of its height and set up a large radar and espionage facility there. Today, new artistic life is growing out of the ruins of the abandoned radar station. In addition to the spectacular view of the city, the biggest attraction is the graffiti gallery in the main building. On an area of 2400 square meters, renowned street art artists have left their works on countless retrofitted concrete walls. There is also a bar and several locations to hang out and relax. Learn more about the Cold War, look at street art and enjoy the insight into Berlin's alternative scene. With a private tour of Teufelsberg you can take a look behind the iron curtain of the abandoned espionage area.

Address: Teufelsseechaussee 10, 14193 Berlin
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 12 o'clock to 20 o'clock
Admission: from 5 euros



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