Bike Touring Highlight
Incredibly interesting former spy station just outside of Berlin. Easily reachable by bike or on public transport, a walk around this station is well worth the 7 euro entry fee. You can either take a guided tour or just wander around at your own accord. Filled with graffiti, interesting nick-nacks and some frankly weird things that you might not be expecting to see, I'd recommend the latter!
May 3, 2017
Teufelsberg is a really interesting piece of still-standing Cold War history. Despite have been run down over the years and turned into an open air graffiti museum, the station's original purpose—that of spying on the Russians over in the east—is still something that's very present throughout the grounds. Tours are available in English and German and cost around €7 each; something I highly recommend! The view from the top of the tower is without a doubt the best in Berlin. You can see right across the city, the green expanse of Grunewald and even up to the Seenplatte in the north on a clear day.
July 25, 2017
Every year the old radar station is decaying more and more. I was on top in 2014. The terrain is interesting, especially when you get to the top of the radar station in the dome. The view of the Grunewald and the city is of course also great. Due to the decay of the system, it is said that for safety reasons it is really a shame to get to the top of the radar station. Admission seems to have to be paid anyway, it doesn't look like something is being redone here. You can see, if you drive past quite a lot of rubbish on the site and just because of the rubbish and the alleged "graffiti art" I would probably not go there anymore. When you get back up to the radar station a great place and a real highlight. Now (January 2020) you can take a look at the area from the outside, I wouldn't go in. Nevertheless, the Teufelsberg is a highlight, it's always worth it here and the descent is always fun.
January 22, 2020
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