The Spree is a river that flows through Berlin and used to form part of the border between East and West Berlin. The Berlin Wall included measures to keep people from crossing the Spree from east to west.

Spree (?), n. [Cf. Ir. spre a spark, animation, spirit, Gael. spraic. Cf. Sprack.]

A merry frolic; especially, a drinking frolic; a carousal.

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