Teufelsberg: the former NSA station
Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

Vestige of the Cold War

Berlin, Germany

The origin of this construction is surprising. It must first be known that it is located at the top of an artificial mountain made of rubble and other residues from the buildings destroyed during the Second World War. Then, this mountain itself is located on a Nazi military and technical university. Its name "Teufelsberg" means Devil's Mountain and its name originates from a pond located nearby.

The exploitation of the station of Teufelsberg start at 1961 and it was in charge of the listening of the radio signals coming mainly from the GDR and the USSR. All the frequency ranges were listed to the point of generating a phenomenal amount of paper which served to heat a complete part of the complex.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the installations were gradually abandoned. Since its closure, several projects have been presented: hotels, buildings, spying museums, a university, etc.

Today, the site is a museum that you can visit for 8 euros, unless you prefer to enter by the good old way ...

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