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This is the hill built of war waste from up above.
And this is where I took the picture from: The US listening station from post-war times aswell.
The walk was long, and in the end we found out no-one's allowed in. "Allowed". There were people inside the fences, and helpful Berliners showed us the best hole in the fence.
Then we climbed into the buildings and towers. You go girl.
The staircase wasn't that well lit.
But it still beat taking the lift.
See - it wasn't really "closed down" at all. They'd even built new walls for painters. But I guess they need to lock it down, cos the floors are full of holes, there are practically no proper walls, and otherwise someone'd have to take responsibility for all the junkies that trip and fall. Literally.
On the edge.
Then up even higher, darker, and louder. The wind was pretty intense up there. And the acoustics in the giant golf ball, man, you could hear your breath up there like it was Darth Vader!
And from this clip you can hear what it sounds like in a giant golf ball. And what it looks like when you could just walk out of the door to a free fall of over 100 meters. Turn up your speakers, guys.
Here's a Wikipedia fun-fact (especially 'fun' now that I read it afterwards)! "Wild Boar, which American soldiers nicknamed "grunie pigs," roam free on the hill. Visitors are advised to stay on the paths at all times." LOL. happy we didn't run into those.
These two pictures made my day:
All sources and picture of Scooter from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teufelsberg
Other pictures by me.