Teufelsberg

WOW! Teufelsberg! What a place! The Teufelsberg (German for Devil’s Mountain) is a hill in Berlin, Germany, in former West Berlin. It rises about 80 meters – the hill itself built by the Allies after the Second World War from the rubble of Berlin during the following twenty years as the city was rebuilt. One estimate for the amount of rubble is about 12 million cubic meters, or about 400,000 buildings!

The US National Security Agency (NSA) built one of its largest listening stations on top of the hill. The station continued to operate until the fall of East Germany and the Berlin Wall, but after that the station was closed and the equipment removed. Surrounded by fences and barb wire, we found our way in and spent hours exploring the various buildings and structures. Not for the faint-hearted, this involved walking up pitch black staircases filled with broken glass and other such fun that made it all the more exciting!

More images to follow.

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~ by Tom Putt on January 29, 2010.

One Response to “Teufelsberg”

  1. looks like a knob and a pair of balls, no wonder you liked it.

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