Check out the spy station Teufelsberg

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Check out the spy station of West Germany at Teufelsberg

Teufelsberg is German for devil’s mountain, a man-made hill in Berlin Charlottenburg. The hill is made out of war debris, reaching a total of 114 metres. It is the highest peak of the city. Teufelsberg was used by the British and Americans to spy on East Berlin. It was important for West Germany to know what east Germany was doing during the time of the separation. The old bugging-device was able to reach signals up to 700 kilometres away. Tours around the area have been offered since 2011. However, you can also explore the ruins by yourself. Even though there are several man-made rubble mounds in Germany and Europe, Teufelsberg is unique, as the never finished Wehrtechnische Fakultät (military technical college) is buried beneath it.

 

10 Great Things To Do in Berlin


 
Be inspired by the colourful graffiti art at the East Side Gallery
Learn about the terror of the Nazi regime at Topography of Terror
Walk up to the top of the Reichstag Dome
Commemorate the Jewish victims at the Holocaust Memorial
Get a feel of the German separation at Checkpoint Charlie
Marvel at the architecture at the Museumsinsel
Check out the spy station of West Germany at Teufelsberg
Take in Germany’s capital on a free walking tour
See Berlin’s vibrant and colourful street art scene
Experience the culinary diversity of Berlin’s food markets