Glienicker Brücke

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  • Stephanie

    The Glienicke Bridge was built in 1907 as a connection between Berlin and Potsdam. The building has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1990 with the surrounding castles and parks. The Glienicke Bridge formed since 1945 the border between East and West and was passable since 1953 only for Allies. At the border crossing point in 1962, 1985 and 1986 international agents were exchanged. For the German population it was opened only one day after the fall of the wall in Berlin.

    Right on the bike path.
    Bridge and garden are freely accessible; Opening times of the castle are from May to October from Saturday to Sunday and on public holidays from 10 to 17 o'clock.

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    • 30/08/2016

  • Hedgehopper

    The Glienicke Bridge gained worldwide fame through the spectacularly staged third and last agent exchange on February 11, 1986.
    The first exchange took place on 10 February 1962. It was Colonel Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, top spy of the Soviets in the US, against Francis Gary Powers, an American pilot who had been shot down in a reconnaissance flight with the U-2 over the Soviet Union ,

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    • 19/02/2015

  • Topsi

    In the extreme southwest of Berlin is the Glienicker bridge. It was built in 1907 and was for a long time a legendary scene of the Cold War.
    The Glienicke Bridge formed since 1945 the border between East and West and was passable since 1953 only for Allies. It was opened to the German population only one day after the fall of the wall in Berlin on 10 November 1989. Where Berlin (the then West Berlin) and the Brandenburg capital Potsdam (then located in the GDR) meet, the US exchanged views and the Soviet Union during the Cold War spies. In just a few days, the Glienicke Bridge once moved into the center of world events: at the border crossing point in 1962, 1985 and 1986, international agents were exchanged for each other at the border crossing point. Today, the bridge is an unspectacular connection to Potsdam, but offers a beautiful view over the magical Havel landscape. The building has been part of the Unesco World Heritage since 1990, with surrounding castles and parks.
    Source: berlin.de

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    • 05/09/2015

  • Marcel

    The Glienicker Bridge connects the cities of Berlin (district Wannsee of the district Steglitz-Zehlendorf) and Potsdam, district Berlin suburb. It owes its name to the nearby former estate Klein Glienicke, in its place today the castle Glienicke. The Glienicke Bridge gained worldwide fame through the spectacularly staged third and last agent exchange on February 11, 1986.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • 30/07/2015

  • Gerd

    You pass this bridge when you leave the Mauerradweg (recommendation!). Your story can be read on the spot. In addition, it is an interesting building in the midst of a beautiful environment.

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    • 18/11/2016

  • hans-joachim.goller

    No matter what you know about the Glienicker Bridge, it is part of German history.

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    • 14/08/2015

  • Uwe.Reiter

    historic bridge with historical significance and beautiful view to Babelsberg

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    • 12/09/2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The bridge was built between 1904-1907, and destroyed in 1945. The bridge became known through the agent exchange. Today it is a nice eye-catcher with the nearby castles and parks.

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    • 28/11/2017

  • Tom

    Everything has been said.

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    • 02/07/2017

  • Steffen

    A bridge with history. Very nice bike path along. Also parks and forest nearby. A little further on you come to the Mauerradweg. In Umfrld there are moderately attractions.

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    • 02/07/2018

  • L🅾️kTom

    There is an interesting book by former border guard Hans-Dieter Behrendt about this border crossing point. I found the book very interesting and factually written.

    "Hello, passport control of the GDR": On the activities of the control and security organs at the German-German border between 1945 and 1990

    Paperback: 340 pages
    Publisher: GNN Schkeuditz; Edition: 1st, (22nd February 2008)
    Language: German
    ISBN 10: 3898192431
    ISBN-13: 978-3898192439

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    • 20/08/2018

  • Uwe.Reiter

    monumental bridge with history and good views

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    • 16/06/2018

  • Carsten (Howdy)

    A piece of history in Berlin

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    • 18/06/2018

  • Tom

    The former agent exchange is a good starting point for many beautiful bike paths. But you have to look around.

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    • 27/06/2018

  • Steffen

    Bridge with great history. Also the environment is worth seeing and there is much to discover. Bike paths water parks. Potsdam, Berlin close. Clear recommendation.

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    • 02/07/2018

  • Tom

    The said bridge is likely to be known worldwide for its role in the Cold War.

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    • 03/07/2018

  • Svenster

    Definitely take it!

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    • 04/07/2018

  • Svenster

    Definitely take it!

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    • 04/07/2018

  • Henning

    Actually only a bridge, but just the place where the exchange of spies took place.

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    • 08/07/2018

  • Steffen

    Worth seeing. Has written history. Castle and park are also highly recommended.

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    • 11/07/2018

  • Uwe.Reiter

    Historically significant bridge with beautiful views

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    • 11/07/2018

  • Svenster

    The well-known agent exchange bridge. Between Berlin and Potsdam one comes here almost forcibly.

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    • 15/07/2018

  • Holger

    Worth seeing for many reasons. Historical site of the German division. Imposing architecture and a beautiful view of the lake landscape around Potsdam.

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    • 09/08/2018

  • Stephan

    Historic place with a bit too many tourists!

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    • 20/08/2018


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