I love the feeling of getting away from the city trap for a few hours by taking a walk across the woods. In the summer months I like to go and have a picnic in the green area that surrounds Teufelsberg – literally “Devil’s Mountain” – a man-made hill built with rubble on top of an unfinished Nazi military college. During the Cold War, it became a U.S. listening station. Nowadays, it remains a public monument where you find many works of graffiti, a photography gallery, and the incredible architecture of the old spy towers. Located in Grunewald out west, the site is the perfect day trip to escape from the city and has become one of my favourite spots, blending art, history and a great view of the Berlin skyline. Teufelsberg can be visited for a small entrance fee, with the option to book a guided tour online. (Text: Alicia Ferrer / Photos: Alicia Ferrer & Helena Ferrer)
Alicia, who has her heart in Spain but feet in Berlin, is co-founder of Grüneo.