Teufelsberg, for real

Back in October, a friend and I took an impromptu trip out to the Teufelsberg to catch a pretty sunset. But we hiked up the wrong hill and were only able to see the famous old spy station from a distance.

At last, I’ve righted that wrong. Another friend was in town, so I dragged him onto the S-Bahn, into the woods, through a hole in the barbed-wire fence, and into the technically-sealed-off Cold War listening post.

Here’s what we found:

 

 

And just to give you a sense of how difficult it was to get into the complex, we walked about 3/4 of the way around the perimeter, encountering only barbed-wire fence and patch-up jobs like this one:

before finally encountering this port of entry:

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