02/09/2017 – Teufelsberg

Teufelsberg, the devil’s mountain, it sounds like something out of a Grimm’s fairy tale, inhabited by evil stepmothers and angry dwarfs, but no such worries here, it’s actually just one of the huge piles of rubble created from the damage to Berlin during WW2, and during the cold war the occupying US forces built a listening station on the top of it.

Due to the fall of the Berlin wall and a thaw in relations between east and west, the station had no further purpose and was eventually abandoned, left to effects of time and nature.

Not only is it now one of the most accessible “lost places” in Berlin, offering great opportunities for urban and street art photography, but it’s also one of the highest points in the Berlin landscape offering spectacular views over the Berlin area, particularly at sunset.

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© Andrew James Kirkwood – 2018


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