If you want to find the highest natural mountain in Berlin, this is the place for you. With its 114.7 meters, it is indeed the third highest elevation after the landfill Arkenberge (120.7 m) and the rubble mountain Teufelsberg (120.1 m) in Grunewald. In contrast to the other two, however, the Great Müggelberg was created in a natural way. Until about 1950, he was the highest elevation in Berlin.
Until the nineties the way to the mountain was not signposted and therefore only for insiders. Meanwhile, there are signposts that guide the hiker without Komoot, and for several years a summit cross. In the meantime, this was cut off by vandals using chainsaws and stolen. Two years later, a new cross was erected, secured by steel rails. Otherwise, the summit gives nothing, from the bank you have no view of the area, tall trees prevent that.
However, if one considers that the entire north side of the Müggelberge was cut down by exploitation, then we can be glad that there are again so tall trees. By 1900 it must have been very empty. The Spindler brothers, owners of the Dry Cleaning and Laundry Spindlersfeld factory, made sure that Berlin's highest mountains did not become completely bare by stopping the depletion and encouraging reforestation. Among other things, we owe it to the brothers that a beautiful recreation center has sprung up here.
April 18, 2018
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