Gorky Park (Moscow)

The Gorky Park (Russian Центральный парк культуры и отдыха им Горького, full translation. Maxim Gorky Central Park of Culture and Recreation ) is a Moscow amusement park on the right bank of the Moskva River, between the Garden Ring and the Sparrow Hills. It was opened in 1927 and comprises about 1.2 km ².

The park is now home to little lakes with boat rentals, as well as playgrounds and sports courts. In addition, there is a event site, open-air concerts are held on a regular basis. On the grounds of the park, the prototype OK -TWA of the Russian space shuttle Buran is issued. It is a non- airworthy test system that is now used as a cinema. In winter, some trails of the park will be turned into ice rinks.

The park is among other things on the located on the opposite bank of the Moskva metro station Park Kultury ( " Culture Park " ) - a name that refers to the Gorky Park - to reach.

In the media

Named after the writer Maxim Gorky Park was also mentioned in the song Wind of Change of the band Scorpions ("... follow the Moskva, down to Gorky Park ..."). He is also its name to the book Gorky Park of writer Martin Cruz Smith, and the estimates based on U.S. feature film Gorky Park.

The large roller coaster, the former Euro -Star

Ferris wheel and Arctic motifs

The Buran prototype