It was in the year 1936 that the Waldbuhne was built. This was when the Berlin Olympics took place and this theatre was constructed as part of the preparations that took place for the Olympic events. This theatre is said to be a reproduction of the famous 3rd Century theatre located in Epidaurus. Epidaurus was a city of ancient Greece that was situated around the Saronic Gulf. The Asklepieion, who were the residents of the area, were famous for constructing huge and significant landmarks in the area and one of the most famous historical attractions that they built was the theatre.