In one upscale restaurant, our meal was interrupted by a soundtrack of thunder and organ music as waiters donned white sheets and floated around the room shouting ‘boo.’
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Abandoned by the U.S., Teufelsberg has become a fascinating excursion for Berliners curious about the city’s espionage past.
The city’s reputation as an epicenter for fetish and fantasy is part of what draws more than 12 million tourists per year; but locals know that hedonism is only the beginning.