Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain) in Charlottenburg Berlin. It is one of the most fascinating and exceptional destinations in Berlin, introducing a strange, dystopian and science fiction climate.
It is a 120m high artificial hill made totally of man-made waste inferred of the city's rubble after WWII, when almost 80% of the structures were wrecked. This noteworthy mountain in the long run turned into the most elevated point in West Berlin, drawing in the U.S. intelligence.
They understood that it was the ideal spot to capture radio communications from the East and chose to set up a huge base there. Throughout the long term, Teufelsberg assumed a significant part in the Cold War show – filling in as a U.S. interception station. It is currently run by a group of artists that charge €8 entrance fee to maintain the site. Check on their website to ensure there are open. Occasionally they have film, theater and art events
This artificial hill is in Grunewald Forest in Wester Berlin. It has a few constructions, some semi-crushed and, in the middle, sticking out, are three arches made of dilapidated tarp. Each of the designs are covered with contemporary and changing street art, including monster creations that go up to crazy statures. A visit through the complex uncovers a stunning perspective view and in some areas, you can see the woodland, lakes, fringe towns and Berlin.
It is important to note that Teufelsberg is certainly not a customary tourist site so there is no food (only a very small bar) or toilets (there are convenient toilets all through the perplexing and tremendous backwoods with spots to stow away). Accordingly, make certain to carry food and beverages for a large portion of a day. What's more, you should wear comfortable shoes and a cap assuming it will be shinning outside. We should get everything rolling…
Let’s get started…
Google Teufelsberg and let the tour begin. All of the directions to the complex are at the bottom of the post.
There are a few structures at Teufelsberg. While some are low (1-2 stories) others are taller (4-5 stories). The steps to the different floors are outside and All floors show exhibitions with dozens of huge street art creations inside the structure.
Above the tallest structure are two more haggard pinnacles where passage is taboo for safety reasons. You needn't bother requesting for a guide as a free visit will open you to all of the art in the area. There's an enormous nursery in the courtyard, a little refreshment store and tons of vibe that you won't find elsewhere!
Teufelsberg – Paradise for (Street) Art Lovers
It truly is difficult to portray the experience at Devil's Mountain. The primary reaction could be describe as wonder – does this place truly exist? Something doesn't add up about its geology and designs that gives it a topography and structures that gives it an apocalyptic, imaginary, artistic and experiential twist.
How to get to Teufelsberg
You can reach Teufelsberg on public transport + walking or by a car:
Arriving by car – write Teufelsberg in Wise up and park in the compound itself or in the parking lots on the way to it. If you park in a remote parking lot, you can hike to the mountain through the forest – the trails in the forest are known on Google Map, so there should be no orientation problem. The cost of entering the parking lot of the complex is 2 aro.
Arrival by train – get off at the nearest train station (S Heerstr) or (U Theodor-Heuss-Platz) and from there continue on foot for 20-45 minutes depending on the distance of the station from the complex. It is important that you have a surfing package and a battery full on your mobile so that you do not get stuck in the forest without the possibility of navigation.
I got off U Theodor-Heuss-Platz and walked 45 minutes to the compound. The first part of the walk (20 minutes) takes place inside the city. The second part of the walk (another 20 minutes) can be done on regulated walking paths in the forest, or on the sides of the road leading to the compound. It is also possible to get there by bike by train and then do the route to the mountain by bike. Most of the way to the mountain on a slope is friendly to walking and riding and suitable for the whole family. The trails in the forest are known on Google Map, so there should be no orientation problem.
The compound closes at 19:00 and if you return on foot, you should plan so that you leave the compound at least an hour before sunset, so that you do not get stuck in the forest when it is already dark and there are no more people in the compound.