Once a fortress, today a haven for bats
The debris mountain, artificially created in the 1960s and 1970s, is the highest elevation in Spandau. After the closure of a landfill located there, the hill was converted into a local recreation area in the immediate vicinity of the GDR in 1977.
The summit of the Hahneberg can be climbed on several paths after a short ascent. The effort is rewarded with a breathtaking view of the interaction of nature and urbanisation. Under good conditions, you can look out over the old town of Spandau to the Berlin television tower. The former listening post on the Teufelsberg and the Rieselfelder Karolinenhöhe in Gatow are also visible from here.
Below the mountain, at the Hahneberg Nature Conservation Station of the Spandau Landscape Conservation Association, you can learn a lot of exciting facts about the animal and plant world around the Hahneberg. The focus here is on experiencing nature in order to get people excited about environmental issues. Whether on the barefoot or fairy tale trail, on hikes through the region or an opera performance in the sheepfold - there is plenty on offer for young and old.
For the astronomers among the mountaineers, a visit to the Bruno-H. Bürgel Observatory, which is located just below the summit, is recommended. Guided tours can be arranged by telephone, weather permitting. After an ascent in winter, you can get on your sledge and use the toboggan run for the descent. Once a year the Hahneberg is also the venue of the Berlin Alphorn and Yodelling Meeting. Alpine sounds give the hill an almost mountainous flair.
Hahneberg, 13591 Berlin