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By Leisha Jones

Remnants of Cold War Berlin at its best

Teufelsberg
Grunewald, 14193
Wilmersdorf

Sneaking in to this abandoned US listening post from the Cold War is an experience you will only have in Berlin. Everyday the holes in the mesh wire fence that surround the complex are stitched up by the authorities. But everyday new holes are made. Once you’re in, you’ll have to creep around commando-style so the security guards don’t catch you. But if they do, the worst that will happen is they will tell you to leave. Anywhere else in the world they would just tear down a structure that caused such recurring problems, but not in Berlin, it’s almost as of they are encouraging it. Although it is dilapidated, covered in graffiti and kind of dangerous, there is something strangely beautifully about Teufelsberg. Especially if you can make it to the top of one of the listening posts where the views are vast, it is dead silent, and you feel as though you have the whole city to yourself.

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