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  1. Germany
  2. Potsdam
  3. Cecilienhof Palace

Soviet Potsdam: Private Tour of the Forbidden City

Product ID: 184196
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Learn more about the fascinating Soviet secrets of Potsdam. Hear about the Allies’ Potsdam Conference in the summer of 1945, the KGB activities in Soviet Potsdam, the life in the Forbidden City and the world-famous Bridge of Spies.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the benefits of a tour in a small group (max. 15 persons)
  • Learn from an experienced and friendly local guide
  • Cover some of Potsdam's most famous sights, the Cecilienhof Palace in the UNESCO World Heritage Site New Garden, and the Glienicke Bridge
Full description
In the summer of 1945, the Cecilienhof Palace and the surrounding "Neuer Garten" park were closed to the public for the Potsdam Conference. The most powerful heads of state in the world came to Potsdam: Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman and Winston Churchill. The conference was an end to World War II, but also the starting point of the Cold War.

For almost five decades, the Soviet military town No. 7, a “forbidden city”, was located next to the New Garden park. It was one of the most important intelligence sites of the Soviets during the Cold War. Here were, among other things, the German headquarters of the military counterintelligence of the KGB and a remand prison. On the tour you will learn more about the work and life in this forbidden city.

Finally, you’ll head to the Glienicke bridge, which became world famous as the Bridge of Spies. During the Cold War, agents were exchanged between East and West because the bridge was the border between the GDR and the American sector in West Berlin.
Includes
  • Private guided tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Cecilienhof Palace, to the left of the main entrance to the commemorative courtyard.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour takes place in any weather, please wear adequate clothing

From US$ 157.23 Per group up to 15

Organized by

Berlins Taiga

Product ID: 184196