View Full Version : Archived: NSA Field Station, Teufelsberg, Berlin, Germany, Europe, The World, August 2008

18-09-2009, 09:18 PM
We woke up after a day in Beelitz, eager to do this site.

3 fences later, an incident with a man in a pick up truck "You're English? That's ok, just make sure the gate is shut on the way out", and a lot of ladders and steps, we were in.

I don't know why, but I was a bit more nervous on this explore than others on the trip. Maybe it was the German thing?

To get to this site you've got a massive hill to climb. (the views are good) Therefore we were pretty knackered.

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There was a lot of Graff at this site. It was also heavily stripped. I didn't think much of it to be honest - without the golf balls on loo-rolls, this site would be overlooked. There would originally have been big radar things in here, with the Geodesic domes hiding them.



There were a few nice rooms inside, wood panelled, nice floors etc.


Next to one of the domes, and inside.

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When we were up here, I heard a car entering the site. It parked up, and I thought nothing of it. I walked around the front to see what it was, and it was a Polizei Van...


We decided to sit it out, see if they were just doing their rounds. One of the party had gone off solo, therefore we didn't want to leave the site until we were all together.

We could see the guards walking the other way around the site, and as we'd left our tripods at the bottom, knew they'd give us away... We legged it down the ladders, grabbed the tripods and went looking for our soloist...

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As we climbed the stairs into the safety of the building, I saw 2 guards walking around the corner. I'm pretty sure they saw us...

We decided to get as deep into the building as we could, look for our missing member, and somehow ended up at the highest point, inside the tallest dome. We could see Berlin's Olympic Stadium in the near distance.


Shit at the bottom of the tower


Graff in the top dome.


We sat it out, hoping the 4th member of the party would find us. We tried calling, but couldn't get through...

There were footsteps coming up the stairs, accompanied by a torchlight...



We walked with the two policemen down the stairs, as they intimated to us that it was verboten to enter the station.

As We got to the bottom, we were re-united, with another few police there as well...

They wanted to see out passports, as well as taking down the "name of the address where you get the mail", informing us that they'd be writing to us. We tried not to laugh as one of the policemen flapped at a wasp with all the decorum of a toddler... We were also questioned as to when we were leaving Berlin...

Ven are you leaving Berlin?
Er, probably tomorrow afternoon.
Nein, you must leave immediately!

One of the party didn't have their passport, so we had to go back to the car to get it... Two of the party got a lift (The other being the driver), I walked with the other.... As we got to the bottom of the massive hill, we saw them at the Car...

Und vot is this?
It's a Rover.
But Vot is it?

Eventually they told us what they meant, while pointing to the tiny wheels and the 1980s registration...

This car. In Germany? It's no good!

And thus our Berlin adventure had ended....