Teufelsberg (German: [ˈtɔʏfl̩sbɛʁk] (listen); German for Devil's Mountain) is a non-natural hill in Berlin, Germany, in the Grunewald locality of former West Berlin. It rises about 80 metres (260 ft) above the surrounding Teltow plateau and 120.1 metres (394 ft) above the sea level, in the north of Berlin's Grunewald Forest. It was named after the Teufelssee (Devil's Lake) in its southerly vicinity. The hill is made of debris and rubble, and covers an unfinished Nazi military-technical college (Wehrtechnische Fakultät). During the Cold War, there was a U.S. listening station on the hill, Field Station Berlin. The site of the former field station is now fenced off and is currently being managed by an organisation which charges 5 to 10 euros for public access.
Teufelsberg is a non-natural hill, created in the 20 years following the Second World War by moving approximately 75 million m3 (98 million cu yd) of debris from Berlin.
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Quitty M.R | Apr 1, 2018
So someone took a radar station and turned it into an artist community. It's every bit as awesome as you'd think it is - the art is everywhere, and the residing artists have taken great advantage of the time and resources they were given. The place is reasonably clean, fairly unsupervised and absolutely fascinating.
Aleksandra Drzaljevic | Mar 5, 2018
Nice graffiti inside. There is a constant balance of creepy feeling and curiosity that make you go further. Recommend going there with company, not alone :D Nice nature around the tower. There is an entrance fee of 8 euros.
Laura S.D. | Apr 2, 2018
Made to appear alternative, artsy and hipsterish through commissioned graffiti artwork. Tourist trap. Former espionage ruins look cool and are worth seeing. Management is a bit weird.
face space | Mar 14, 2018
Yes, it's a messy place. Yes, you have to pay to get in. Yes, you have to walk up a small hill to get there and (at the same time) make sure not to get eaten by wild boars. Oh, and did I mention that the closest public transport is like...miles away? Seriously, it took me like 30 minutes to get there. And I do walk fast. But once you made it up there you can enjoy a fantastic view. Beside the history of this place, you can have a look at some great graffiti and art. Play some table tennis. Have a lovely chat with the guys at the bar. Have a cold drink and a Bratwurst. I highly recommend the Gulasch and the soup they serve from time to time. I can not stress the fact that it is the best Gulasch I have ever had.(Well outside of Serbia. But that is another story...)
Bastiaan Korneliusson | Feb 4, 2018
8 EUR... WHAATT for some ruins?? is what I thought... BUT worth it... Firstly because after signing the liability disclaimer, you can see everything and go everywhere, doors are open, you can go to the top of the highest tower etc. (for security some fences are made to prevent people falling through windows at 60 metre heights)... the views are cool... THE ARTWORK however makes it all worth it some of it is truly amazing art work. Some pics added to this review, but there is much much more.
Jona Wolff | Apr 28, 2018
A beautiful place with an amazing atmosphere. The complex is hidden in the woods and - even though you have to pay a small charge to enter - it feels like you're not supposed to be walking around the complex. Almost as if the CIA could arrest you at any time. Without kidding, the view is amazing and it has nice art. Everything is at your own risk though, so watch your step.
Becka M | Apr 12, 2018
I can't tell if this is run by squatters or just made to look that way. There were definitely tents in use. Unfortunately, I was too early to actually get in for a visit, but it was nice to get out of the city and go for a walk in the woods. You can walk along the perimeter fence and get a decent view of the outside. Easy to find from the park parking lot.
James Rider | Jun 14, 2018
A bit too 'hipster' for my liking but an interesting place nonetheless. This isn't advertised much in guide books or websites and so doesn't get very busy. Involves a bit of a walk from the nearest U- Bahn but I'd say it's worth it. You can spend a good couple of hours here and have a beer from the small kiosk afterwards. Best part is the views over the city.
Leonardo Marinho | May 9, 2018
Loved the place. There's grafitti everywhere and you are free to explore and find hidden passages. They have a DJ playing songs all day long and you can grab a beer and chill in one of the seats at the center of the complex. Take your time and enjoy. It's definitely worth it.
Andre Herring | Aug 13, 2018
If you like your old cold War relics this is for you. Site is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, unfortunately this was one of the days we attempted to visit but the long walk up was well worth it. There are various dirt tracks up or go via the tarmac road which is much was yer. Great views of Berlin from up there so give it a go!
Joe Ratcliffe | Aug 16, 2018
The place was amazing! Only issue was the website didn’t specify anything about the main building being closed due to safety reasons. In my opinion this is the main attraction of the site, so it was a shame to learn it was closed upon arrival, especially after such long climb to get the summit. And on a funny side note - I, like others could not decide if the site was occupied by squatters but hey it was a good experience either way
Tim Clifton-Wright | Aug 15, 2018
Teufelsberg is by far the coolest thing I've seen in Berlin. It's built on a manmade mountain, made from Berlin's rubble from World War 2. The hike up to the top was a nice walk and the abandoned Cold War NSA spy station was amazing. The sheer size and skill of the graffiti was stunning and the view of Berlin from the top was breathtaking. If you get the chance to visit it, I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. A great piece of history transformed in to an enormous art gallery.
Vanessa Horsinka | Jul 22, 2018
Quite interesting and cool to go. It offers great views over the city of Berlin as well as showing some history of it. It's definitely something different and interesting to see as it is not the typical tourist attraction to do but worth it on a nice day and when you got the time.
Samme Kleijn | Aug 12, 2018
You're no longer allowed to enter the dome(s). It's more of a touristic attraction than urban exploring. Don't waste your time on this
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