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Glienicker Brücke

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  • Stephanie

    The Glienicke Bridge was built in 1907 as a connection between Berlin and Potsdam. The building and the surrounding castles and parks have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. The Glienicke Bridge formed the border between East and West in 1945 and was only passable for Allies since 1953. International agents were exchanged at the border crossing point in 1962, 1985 and 1986. It was only opened to the German population one day after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

    The bridge and garden are freely accessible; The castle is open from Saturday to Sunday from May to October and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on public holidays.

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    • August 30, 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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    • February 19, 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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    • July 30, 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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    • November 18, 2016

  • 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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    • September 5, 2015

  • Uwe.Reiter

    historic bridge with historical significance and beautiful view to Babelsberg

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    • September 12, 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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    • November 28, 2017

  • 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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    • August 20, 2018

  • Pedalix

    From the Glienicker Bridge, the view sweeps towards the Babelsberg Palace, the Schlossgarten Glienicke and Sacrow. The Glienicker Bridge can be perfectly integrated into the tour of the 3 parks. It starts at the biosphere from there it goes then into the New Garden, over the swan bridge past the Kongsnaes, Imperial sailor station Potsdam over the Glienicker bridge after Klein Glienicke and then into the
    Park Babelsberg. There, a visit to the Flatow Tower is worthwhile. Via the Nuthestraße, the Behlertstraße the bike tour then leads to the Hegelallee and the Brandenburg Gate. About the Luisenplatz then it goes to the Green Grid in the park Sanssouci. On the Ökonomieweg the path leads to the New Palace. The final spurt back to the biosphere leads past the Orangerie and the historic mill of Sanssouci in the Jägervorstadt and the goal of the biosphere.

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    • April 15, 2019

  • 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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    • August 9, 2018

  • Swetlana

    The view from the Glienicker bridge on both sides is beautiful!

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    • August 3, 2019

  • hans-joachim.goller

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

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    • August 14, 2015

  • 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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    • July 2, 2018

  • TW

    A place steeped in history with a view of Babelsberg Park on the one hand and the Sacrow Church on the other.

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    • February 15, 2020

  • B__24

    The Glinicker Bridge connects Berlin and Potsdam.
    During the GDR era it was officially called "Name Bridge of Unity".

    It became a symbol of the Cold War because the border ran right in the middle of the bridge.
    After the wall was built, it was only allowed to be crossed by the Allied military or with special permits.

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    • October 22, 2020

  • 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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    • July 2, 2018

  • Henning

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

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    • July 8, 2018

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Beautiful view of the castle when you cycle the Havel bike path direction Glienicker bridge.

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    • November 27, 2017

  • Karla

    It was the first time that I was on the Glienickerbruecke. A very historical bridge, here the agent exchange between the FRG and the GDR took place. That's one but the view was very beautiful.

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    • May 10, 2020

  • Thomas

    Very well-known bridge due to the handover of agents in the Cold War and a beautiful spot in the evening hours.

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Taximichl

    Bridge of Spies with a great view of Babelsberg Castle, over the Havel and and and ...

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    • September 13, 2020

  • Tom Spandau

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

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    • June 27, 2018

  • Carsten (Howdy)

    A piece of history in Berlin

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    • June 18, 2018

  • Tom Spandau

    A beautiful castle in the English style with a nice park to stroll.

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    • July 2, 2017


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