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{Germany} Spreepark Berlin

April 30, 2014

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Amusement parks don’t feature very often here on Museum Diary – I’ve spent enough time during my years in museum education telling parents that museums are NOT amusement parks – but an abandoned amusement park that has in itself become a kind of museum piece with a fascinating history, that’s a different story altogether. The Spreepark Berlin started out as the Kulturpark Plänterwald, which operated from 1969-1989 and was the only amusement park in the former East Germany. After German reunification, it was taken over […]

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{Denmark} Tivoli Gardens

February 5, 2014

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Tivoli Gardens isn’t a museum as such, but as the world’s second oldest operating amusement park, it is a piece of living history and worth a mention. Known simply as ‘Tivoli’, the world famous amusement park and pleasure garden was opened in 1843 and included a variety of attractions right from the beginning. Today, Tivoli hosts a number of fairground rides and games, situated amongst the beautiful 21 acre park which includes several landscapes flowerbeds and a large lake in which fireworks reflect at night. […]

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