Glienicke Bridge

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Did you know that the Glienicke Bridge became famous as the “bridge of spies”? In this capacity it has even been given a literary monument in John le Carré’s famous novel “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold”. The Glienicke Bridge acquired its fame as a consequence of three spectacular exchanges of spies that took place here between 1962 and 1986. A total of 38 agents from East and West are thought to have been handed over at this remote border crossing. The inner German border ran right along the Havel at this point, and a mark in the middle of the bridge still testifies to the course it took. Today, the differently coloured paintwork on the two halves of the bridge indicates the border between the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg...

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