In the Forbidden City - Potsdam Walking Tour

In the Forbidden City - Potsdam Walking Tour

Large parts of the city of Potsdam were once a restricted area - no Potsdamers or visitors had access.
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. Enjoy a 2.5-hours Walking Tour through a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If your date is not available, please chack for our private tours.

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Stop At: Glienicke Bridge, Konigstrasse, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany

The Glienicke Bridge is know as the "Bridge of Spies". During the Cold War, the bridge was used by CIA and KGB in order to exchange agents. The Hollywood movie "Bridge of Spies" was shot here. The bridge was the border between the GDR and the American sector in West Berlin. Until the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bridge was a heavily secured restricted area.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Schwanenallee, 14467 Potsdam-Nördliche Vorstadt, Germany

The "Schwanenallee" was once located directly next to the Berlin Wall, which shielded the houses from the riverbank. Today its villas are in a prime location.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Cecilienhof, Im Neuen Garten 11, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany

The Cecilienhof Palace is the historic venue of the Potsdam Conference. In the summer of 1945, US President Harry S. Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet head of state Josef Stalin met here. We will not enter the palace, but see it from the outside.The conference was an end point of World War II, but also a starting point of the Cold War.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Neuer Garten, Am Neuen Garten, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany

The UNESCO World Heritage Site "New Garden" was also a restricted area for a long time. The border fortifications of the Berlin Wall ran through the park with its historic palaces

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte Leistikowstrasse, Leistikowstr. 1, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany

Soviet military town No. 7 - a “forbidden city”, was located next to the New Garden. It was one of the most important intelligence sites of the Soviets during the Cold War. The former KGB prison is located in this area. We discover the neighborhood, which for almost 50 years was a Soviet restricted area in the middle of Potsdam. On the tour you will learn more about the work and life in this forbidden city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 01:15 PM
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: Glienicker Brücke, Königstraße, 14467 Berlin, Germany

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Local guide
  • Professional guide

Not Included

  • Transportation to/from attractions


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