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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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  • Easy access from Berlin by train, good tram and bus services around the bridge, and good brewery restaurants in the park. Highly enjoyable even if you are not a movie buff.  more »
  • Well worth a visit, short interesting walk from Posdam . It’s remind you of a divided nation now together and so strong. But we must never forget the hardship the East Germans endured for too long.  more »
  • Historical place in Wansee. Very good looking. You can visit. It have mind blowing scenarios
  • Beautiful bridge, one can see the beautiful view of the river flowing underneath it.. loved the view from the bridge..

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