The entertainment park was opened in 1969 as VEB Kultur Park . It was the only constant entertainment park in the GDR and after the consolidation of the two German states also the only one in all of Berlin. In 1997 the name changed to Spreepark.
On 18 January 2002 Norbert Witte, together with his family and closest coworkers left for Lima in Peru. They shipped six attractions the Flying Carpet , Butterfly , Spider , Baby Flight , Wild River and Jet Star in 20 ship containers, Employees left Witte in the belief that he would build the rides for repairs. The bankruptcy proceedings implemented in 2002 left € 11 million in debt.
Since 2002 the park has not opened for visitors. In August 2002 the park was declared completely insolvent.
Norbert Witte failed in his attempt to run a “Lunapark” in Lima. On 19 May 2004 he was sentenced to seven years in jail for attempting to smuggle 180 kg of cocaine with a value of 14 million from Peru to Germany.
In 2015 the Green Berlin GmbH made plans to restore the park. The European Union granted subsidies for the repairs. The Green Berlin GmbH has several projects such as “The Gardens of the World” and renewing the Südkreuz and Tempelhofer, successfully finished. Also the Amphitheater will be reopened for several projects.