Private tour

Soviet Potsdam: Private Tour of the Forbidden City

Activity provider: Berlins Taiga

Soviet Potsdam: Private Tour of the Forbidden City

Activity provider: Berlins Taiga

From US$ 136.42 per group up to 15

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.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

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, head to the Glienicke Bridge that became world famous as the "Bridge of Spies" where the 2015 Hollywood film of the same name was shot. 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.
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  • Guided tour
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 14 reviews

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    • Value for money
      5/5
    • Service
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    We did this tour with 7 older women. Our concern that 2.5 hours might be too long was completely unfounded. Our young guide Holger was very competent and authentic. He always answered our questions. Through his personal family history, he allowed us to be a very lively part of this difficult time. We would book a private tour with Holger again at any time.

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    July 12, 2022

    Our guide, Mr. Raschke, was an almost inexhaustible source of knowledge. The time passed happily, very interesting and very vivid. We were a group of four people, it was pleasant to walk past the other large groups and, in contrast to them, to listen to every explanation of our guide in a relaxed manner and also to be able to comfortably ask questions. A very personal experience!

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    November 14, 2020

    It was just great and interesting. Super, nice, competent guide. Thank you for the nice hours.

    September 14, 2021

    Product ID: 184196