See the abandoned spy tower on top of Teufelsberg, Devil's Mountain, just west of Berlin. Tour historic places of border-crossing and the Berlin wall on the way to Teufelsberg. Come explore the Cold War in Berlin in one of the only live tours to a NSA abandoned spy station. This amazing Berlin Cold War tour will bring history to life.Description
This tour will start in the center of the city. Head over to the site of the old Berlin wall and see the crossing point at the Palace of Tears. Learn about the different sides of the city that are still visible today, and see parts of the wall that still stand. After you leave the Berlin wall behind and head west, we will head out to Teufelsberg, or Devils Mountain.
The hill itself was built with rubble left from the devastation after WW2. The project was initially set to fill in the site of the Nazi military college, but with the amount of material being cleared from the city, a massive hill was formed. Later, after the rise of the Berlin wall, the United States started developing listening and spy technologies on top of Teufelsberg with the purpose if intercepting east German communications. Many of the major buildings from this project still remain, including three large radar domes.
The area and buildings on Teufelsberg are now privately owned, and no major construction has taken place on the site. However, much of the buildings and land have been re-purposed in typical Berlin fashion. There is a team of creative engineers that work on various projects on the mountain. Some include, bee keeping, alternative heating and living projects, re-purposed stores, and one of largest indoor street art gallery's in the world.Highlights
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
: Berlin, GermanyDuration
: Flexible Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.