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Teufelsberg, Germany

From series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
Year: 1963.

In the western part of Berlin, there is Teufelsberg deserted area, also known to many citizens and tourists under the unofficial name of Devil's Mountain. That’s a vivid reminder of the Cold War. An abandoned radio station is situated on the hill. Once, the base was one of the largest in the world. It served for one purpose - the interception of radio signals from the Soviet Union. Teufelsberg hill is artificial. It was formed in 1963 from the rubble that remained after the end of World War II.

Teufelsberg, Germany During the war years, a Nazi military school was located on site of the hill. The allies tried unsuccessfully to destroy it. Subsequently, they simply buried the school building under the 120-meter-thick layer of debris that remained from the destroyed neighbouring buildings. Since then, Teufelsberg Hill gained the informal name, Devil's Mountain. When the Berlin Wall fell, the station lost its primary importance. It is now abandoned and its building is badly damaged.

After closure, the radio station building changed several owners who planned to open a variety of public institutions. None of these projects has been approved by the government in Berlin, so the building remained in ruins and slowly deteriorated. Today, the main guests of these places are graffiti artists, as well as curious tourists, who like to walk through the abandoned places. On weekends, Christopher Mclaren, who is a former employee of the radio station, arranges amazing tours aimed at fans of spy novels. Next - Plymouth


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'EC Geldautomat' located in 2.67 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Bernd Grabert Kraftfahrzeuge Vermietung und Transporte' is located in 2.96 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Aral' in 1.15 km
Supermarket: 'Kaiser's' in 1.35 km
Parking: 'Parkplatz P4' in 2.21 km
Apotheek: 'Masuren Apotheke' in 1.36 km
Police station: 'Sea and Space GmbH' in 1.26 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Tiroler Bauernstuben' in 1.04 km
Railway station: 'S Berlin-Pichelsberg' in 1.44 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Tegel Airport TXL - in 7 km
 »  Berlin-Tempelhof Airport THF - in 13 km
 »  Schonefeld Airport SXF - in 23 km
 »  Strausberg Airport QPK - in 47 km
 »  Stendal Borstel Airport ZSN - in 92 km
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Best hotels near Teufelsberg

Hotel Schildhorn

Located in 1 km from Teufelsberg
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Rooms: 47
Decorated in neutral colours, the bright rooms at Hotel Schildhorn feature rich carpets and contemporary furniture. Comforts include a private … More: photo, rates and booking
Comfort Apartment in Berlin Westend

Located in 3 km from Teufelsberg
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Rooms: 1
The Comfort Apartment in Berlin Westend includes a kitchen with an oven and dishwasher as well as a dining area. A further highlight is the elegant … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment am Schloss Charlottenburg

Located in 4 km from Teufelsberg
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Rooms: 2
Guests are offered a modern, 2-bedroom apartment with a seating area and a TV with DVD player. It includes a washing machine and basic furnishing. … More: photo, rates and booking
West Side Apartments

Located in 5 km from Teufelsberg
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Rooms: 5

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Top destination around Teufelsberg - Berlin

Do not think that all the entertainment in Berlin is finishing with the beer in the pubs. Actually, the capital offers a wide range of extreme entertainments to the tourists and local people who are eager to fill their bodies and mind with the adrenaline rush. If you are the fan of extreme sports, then you must try the almost free fall from the roof of Park Inn Hotel at Aleksanderplatts Square. The attraction of Base-Flying is a jump from the height of 125 meters down. The falling lasts about 10 seconds, and the price for this pleasure will cost you almost €100. If you feel comfortable in the air already, you can try to take the following step - to have dinner in the air. During Dinner in the Sky, you will be able to eat traditional food, hanging on the crane of the 50 meters high. Such entertainment can be found in Berlin, Munich and Cologne.

One of the best ways to get acquainted with Berlin and its landmarks is to rent the bike and take some interesting tours. Here in Berlin, you will find a lot of bicycle paths; their total length completes 1000 kilometres. One of the best and the most favourite tracks among the tourists is a bicycle path on the coast of the river Spree. The route is about eleven kilometres long leads towards picturesque green areas, near the residence of the president of Germany, the Bellevue Castle, through the area Charlottenburg, which is popular among artists. Another amazing direction you can discover is the route along the former Berlin Wall.
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