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Olympiaberg in Olympiapark, Munich
View from top of Birkenkopf in Stuttgart

Schuttberg (English: debris hill) is a German term for a mound made of rubble or out of a rubbish heap.

Many were amassed following the extensive damage from strategic bombing during World War II. These types are more specifically termed Trümmerberg (rubble mountain) and are known colloquially by various namesakes such as Mont Klamott (Mount Rag), Monte Scherbelino (Mount Shard), and Scherbelberg (Shard Mountain). Most major cities in Germany have at least one Schuttberg.

Known Schuttberge[edit]

Schuttberge in major German cities
City Trümmerberg Elevation (above sea level) Height (relative) Volume
Berlin Teufelsberg 114.7 meters (376 ft) 55 meters (180 ft) 12 million cubic metres (420×10^6 cu ft)
Berlin Oderbruchkippe 91 meters (299 ft) 3 million cubic metres (110×10^6 cu ft)
Berlin Dörferblick 86 meters (282 ft)
Berlin Humboldthöhe 85 meters (279 ft)
Berlin Großer and Kleiner Bunkerberg (Volkspark Friedrichshain) 78 meters (256 ft) 40 meters (130 ft) 2.5 million cubic metres (88×10^6 cu ft)
Berlin Insulaner 75 meters (246 ft)
Berlin Tempelhofer Marienhöhe 73 meters (240 ft) 0.19 million cubic metres (6.7×10^6 cu ft)
Berlin Rixdorfer Höhe 68 meters (223 ft)
Cologne Herkulesberg 72.2 meters (237 ft) approx. 25 meters (82 ft)
Dresden Trümmerberg in Ostragehege
Frankfurt am Main Monte Scherbelino 172.5 meters (566 ft) approx. 47 meters (154 ft) 10 to 12 million cubic metres (350×10^6 to 420×10^6 cu ft)
Hannover Monte Müllo 122 meters (400 ft) approx. 65 meters (213 ft)
Leipzig Fockeberg 153 meters (502 ft) approx. 40 meters (130 ft)
Mönchengladbach Rheydter Höhe 133 meters (436 ft) 64 meters (210 ft)
Munich Olympiaberg 567 meters (1,860 ft) 50 meters (160 ft)
Munich Luitpoldhügel 540 meters (1,770 ft) 37 meters (121 ft)
Munich Neuhofener Berg 2.5 million cubic metres (88×10^6 cu ft)[1]
Nuremberg Silberbuck 356 meters (1,168 ft) 38 meters (125 ft) 5.53 million cubic metres (195×10^6 cu ft) (approx. 0.66 million cubic metres (23×10^6 cu ft) below the water level of Silbersee)[2]
Pforzheim Wallberg 418 meters (1,371 ft) 40 meters (130 ft) 1.65 million cubic metres (58×10^6 cu ft)
Stuttgart Birkenkopf 511 meters (1,677 ft) 40 meters (130 ft) 15 million cubic metres (530×10^6 cu ft)
Stuttgart Grüner Heiner 395 meters (1,296 ft) 70 meters (230 ft)


The amount of debris in Berlin is about 15 percent of the total rubble in the whole of Germany.[3][citation needed]


Silberbuck is in the Dutzendteich recreation area and former Reichsparteitagsgelände. The Silbersee is at the base of the disposal. The lake is contaminated with various toxic substances. Although swimming in the water is prohibited, about 50 people have lost their lives in the water since the end of World War II.[citation needed]