Berlin: the installations of the abandoned Teufelsberg

The districts of Berlin are full of unexpected attractions. One of them, probably unknown even to those who believe they have seen everything in the German capital – it is located at Teufelsberg in the western suburbs of the city.

Changes at Teufelsberg

Changes at Teufelsberg

It is an artificial hill built from the rubble of thousands of buildings destroyed by bombs during the Second World War, and higher than all natural relief of the area: this allows you to see the whole city from the perspective of its own.

Teufelsberg

Teufelsberg

Also, for lovers of strong emotions, it must be said that on top of the hill you will find a listening center of the U.S. National Security Agency, abandoned after the fall of the Wall. The Teufelsberg Abhörstation is located inside a giant green area that borders a large lake: many footpaths cross the park and allow you to get to the now torn fences of the old military base. To reach the area, if you really want to do it, find any local guide who will accompany you and then let you go back to Italy, you can use the trains and S Bahn, Berlin Heerstraße stop.

Teufelsberg Installationm

Teufelsberg Installationm

Teufelsberg Top View

Teufelsberg Top View

Legend has it that the base of the artificial relief is in a military school built by the Nazis and that, among the structures and antennas now abandoned, there are tunnels that can still be followed, and despite decades of U.S. military interventions, which allow you to access . The area perhaps is worth emphasizing, it is rather dangerous, since there are not reported rusty trapdoors, lifts and decrepit military machinery to be guarded against.

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