Telegrafenberg

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Telegrafenberg
Babelsberg Einsteinturm.jpg
Einstein Tower (observatory)
Highest point
Elevation94 m (308 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
CoordinatesCoordinates: 52°22′53″N 13°03′52″E / 52.38139°N 13.06444°E / 52.38139; 13.06444
Geography
Telegrafenberg is located in Brandenburg
Telegrafenberg
Telegrafenberg
Telegrafenberg is located in Germany
Telegrafenberg
Telegrafenberg
Telegrafenberg (Germany)
Telegrafenberg is located in Europe
Telegrafenberg
Telegrafenberg
Telegrafenberg (Europe)

Telegrafenberg is a hill in Brandenburg, Germany.

History[edit]

Reconstruction of the optical telegraph

The name derives from an optical telegraph that was built in 1832 on the top of the hill as part of the Prussian semaphore system between Berlin and Koblenz. The optical telegraph line was discontinued with the introduction of the electric telegraph line in 1852.

In 1874 the first observatory was built on the hill. Over the years the site developed in a main center for astronomy, physics and geosciences. A number of institutions have their headquarters on the Telegraphenberg, among them the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, as part of the Albert Einstein Science Park that includes the hill.

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