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The “garbage mountain” in Fröttmaning in north Munich used to be a stinking, festering, poisonous mountain of, well …, garbage in the 60’s.

Opened in the early 50’s as a garbage disposal landfill, it soon grew to mountainous proportions becoming a major source of atmospheric and underground water pollution for north Munich.

Finally, in the 70’s and 80’s it was closed down as a landfill, sealed from all sides with concrete and converted into an iconic hill.

The wind turbine on top of it was built in 1999 and has since become a landmark of north Munich and of the northern city entrance (the A9 Motorway leading into Munich passes right next to it). This hill with the turbine is now a symbol of environmental consciousness and green development for Munich and one of the prime locations for enjoying a walk and a wonderful view of the city with the…

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