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Teufelsberg

Hill in Germany

Travel Tips

Getting There and Entrance

Best reached by bike or S-Bahn (S7) to Grunewald. Entrance fee is €8, or €15 with a guided tour. Recommended to visit on a bright day for the views and street art exploration. 1

Requires a bit of walking to get there, but the unique history and art make it worthwhile. 2

Exploration and Views

Climb to the top for stunning views of the city. 3

Bring cash for the photo fee and enjoy the hike to the top for panoramic views. 4

Guided Tours and Historical Insights

Guided tours recommended for historical insights. 5

Join a guided tour to explore the dome and learn about its history. 6

Introduction

History

  • πŸ—οΈ Construction: Teufelsberg was created from the debris of Berlin after World War II, covering an unfinished Nazi military-technical college.
  • πŸ—‘οΈ Debris: Approximately 75 million cubic meters of rubble were moved to create the hill.
  • 🌳 Greenery: After the dumping stopped in 1972, trees were planted to beautify the hill.
  • ⛷️ Ski Jump: A ski jump was built in 1955 and expanded in 1962 but ceased operations in 1969.
  • 🎬 Media: Teufelsberg has been featured in several movies and TV shows, including 'Berlin Station' and 'Covert Affairs'.

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Cold War Significance

  • 🎧 Listening Station: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) built a listening station on Teufelsberg in 1963.
  • πŸ“‘ Radomes: The site featured large radomes used for intercepting communications from the Eastern Bloc.
  • πŸ•΅οΈ Espionage: The station was part of the global ECHELON intelligence gathering network.
  • πŸ“‰ Closure: The station operated until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
  • 🏚️ Abandonment: The site was abandoned after the Cold War and has since become a hub for street art.

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Street Art

  • 🎨 Exhibition: Teufelsberg now houses a large street art exhibition with over 400 works.
  • 🌍 International Artists: New works by international artists are added every month.
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Main Attraction: For many young international visitors, the street art is the main reason for visiting.
  • πŸ–ŒοΈ Graffiti: The abandoned buildings are covered in various murals and graffiti.
  • πŸ“Έ Photography: The site is popular for photography due to its unique and colorful art.

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Activities

  • 🚢 Hiking: The hill offers various walking and mountain biking paths.
  • πŸͺ‚ Paragliding: Paragliding is a popular activity on Teufelsberg.
  • πŸͺ Kite Flying: Visitors often fly kites on the hill.
  • ⛷️ Winter Sports: In winter, the hill is used for tobogganing and snowball fights.
  • πŸŒ… Picnics: In summer, Berliners gather for picnics and to enjoy the sunset.

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Visiting Information

  • 🎟️ Entry Fee: Public access to the site costs 10 euros.
  • πŸ•’ Opening Hours: Open Friday to Sunday and public holidays from 11:00 am until sunset.
  • πŸ”¦ Tours: Guided tours are available, including historical tours and flashlight hikes.
  • 🌐 Website: More information can be found on the Teufelsberg website.
  • 🚧 Safety: The site has uneven surfaces, broken glass, and building debris, so caution is advised.

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Transportation

  • 🚢 Walking: From Grunewald station, it's a walk through a forested park and residential area.
  • πŸš— Car: Having your own car is the most convenient way to get to Teufelsberg.
  • πŸš• Uber: Uber can also be used to reach the site.
  • 🚌 Public Transport: The S-Bahn to Grunewald station is the closest public transport option.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Guided Tours: Guided tours with transfers are available for those who prefer not to hike.

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