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Glienicke Bridge, Potsdam

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The Glienicke Bridge is a bridge across the Havel River in Germany, connecting the Wannsee district of Berlin with the Brandenburg capital Potsdam. It is named after nearby Glienicke Palace. The current bridge, the fourth on the site, was completed in 1907, although major reconstruction was necessary after it was damaged during World War II. During the Cold War, as this portion of the Havel River formed the border between West Berlin and East Germany, the bridge was used several times for the exchange of captured spies and thus became known as the Bridge of Spies.LocationThe bridge spans the Havel narrows between the Jungfernsee (lake) to the north and the Glienicker Lake to the south. It carries the Bundesstraße 1 highway. The Glienicke Palace and Jagdschloss Glienicke are situated (across the highway from each other) near the east (Berlin) end of the bridge. Potsdam tram route 93 from Potsdam main station and Berlin bus route 316 from Wannsee station terminate and interconnect at a tram stop on the Potsdam end of the bridge. The respective Potsdam and Wannsee stations are served by the Berlin S-Bahn and by longer distance trains.
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  • There is not much to see so do read up before you come. You need to propel yourself back in time when this was the spy exchange, and let your mind do some imagining. The spot is beautiful. We took....  more
    There is not much to see so do read up before you come. You need to propel yourself back in time when this was the spy exchange, and let your mind do some imagining. The spot is beautiful. We took....  more »
  • Easy to get to from Potsdam main train station using the tram which was every 10 minutes. A lovely view from the bridge and it looked like you could get a ferry from there. Nearby Glienicker Villa... 
    Easy to get to from Potsdam main train station using the tram which was every 10 minutes. A lovely view from the bridge and it looked like you could get a ferry from there. Nearby Glienicker Villa...  more »

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