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Teufelsberg, Berlin

:: Abandoned radar station- Teufelsberg Berlin ::
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Visiting Teufelsberg Field Station in Berlin

Banksy type street art at Teufelsberg Field Station

During my recent trip to Berlin, Tumblr invited me to join their field trip to Tuefelsberg Field Station, an abandoned Cold War spy station along with fellow travel bloggers Kirsten Alana and Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere.

Located on Tuesfelsberg Hill (translation: “Devil’s Hill”), which is essentially a mountain of World War II rubble that was carted away from Berlin. You get to the station by taking a train to the Grunewald Station and meeting a dubious tour guide who marches you through the nearby Grunewald Forest. Our guide, Nicholas, was gruff and filled with Cold War Charm that set the tone for the rest of the “tour” of the Field Station.

Signing waivers at the entrance gate which would later be locked behind us

In theory, you are allowed to visit the abandoned graffitti-filled buildings by yourself, but the area seems under the control of some sort dubious organization that offers “tours” for €15. Jeremy Kressmann from Tumblr offered to sponsor this visit, so we went ahead and paid the entrance fee and signed a waiver before being allowed to explore the area.

The centerpiece of Teufelsberg station is a radio tower that once housed a US military listening station that operated until East Germany fell in 1990 and it was closed…continue reading on my blog!

Rhys Ifans Joins Epix Spy Series ‘Berlin Station’

BAFTA winner Rhys Ifans (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″) will join Richard Jenkins in the Epix spy series “Berlin Station,” the network announced Thursday.

Ifans joins the ensemble to play Officer Hector DeJean, a charming agent who works for Chief Steven Frost (Jenkins). The 10-part contemporary spy series will follow case officers at the CIA foreign station in Berlin trying to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower.

“Rhys is an international star whose ability to play a wide range of characters has placed him in the rarefied group of actors who travel seamlessly between feature films and premium television,” said Mark S. Greenberg, president and CEO of Epix, in a statement.

Jenkins joined the cast earlier this month. Production on the series is scheduled to begin this fall, with the show premiering on Epix in the fall of 2016.

“Berlin Station” is produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.

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Rhys Ifans Joins Epix Spy Series ‘Berlin Station’

BAFTA winner Rhys Ifans (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″) will join Richard Jenkins in the cast of the Epix spy series “Berlin Station,” the network announced Thursday.
Ifans joins the ensemble to play Officer Hector DeJean, a charming agent who works for Chief Steven Frost (Jenkins). The 10-part contemporary spy series will follow case officers at the CIA foreign station in Berlin trying to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower.