Potsdam (8) - Glienicke bridge (Bridge of Spies)

by Antonio Gil September. 26, 2012 10173 views

Glienicke Bridge is a bridge on the edge of Berlin that spans the Havel River to connect the cities of Potsdam and Berlin. During the Cold War, Glienicke Bridge was one of the few places in the world where the Soviet Union and the Western powers stood directly opposite each other. The bridge lies at an isolated point where US-occupied sector of West-Berlin met Soviet-occupied Potsdam, which was in East Germany. The United States and the Soviet Union used it four times to exchange captured spies during the Cold War, and the Bridge was referred to as the Bridge of Spies. The first prisoner exchange between the superpowers took place on February 10, 1962. The U.S. released Soviet spy Colonel Rudolf Abel in exchange for U.S. spy-plane pilot Francis Gary Powers captured by the USSR following the U-2 Crisis of 1960.

THE BRIDGE OF SPIES - GLIENICKE BRIDGE [youtube.com]

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Christa 8 years, 11 months ago

Agora são os turistas a espionar a ponte, como as coisas mudam! Muito interessante, não sabia.

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Nicephore34 8 years, 11 months ago

Une star de cinéma ! Il serait interessant de savoir combien de fois il apparait a l'ecran en vrai ou reconstitué en studio

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Teramoon 8 years, 11 months ago

Reminds me of the paintings of the "Impressionism". Certainly, how many intrigues in this bridge ...!

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G B 8 years, 11 months ago

the second photo makes me feel like I'm being catapulted to the front of the boat ;)) nice set and fascinating info....sort've reminds me of how both sides of the army during the U.S. Civil war would face eachother before each attack. How chivalrous and yet ridiculous at the same time (referring to the that particular civil war tactic not your info)

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Larry Sample 8 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic!

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Sara G 8 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful shot in the last one..Interesting information..I remember that happening in 1962...oops, told my age :-)

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Chossid 8 years, 11 months ago

Interesting. Like last best

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Josy 8 years, 11 months ago

Le Checkpoint Charlie de la Havel

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Patricia Gonzales 8 years, 11 months ago

Super cool structure!
Love the 2nd shot!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 8 years, 11 months ago

A wonderful bridge :) I really like your focus in second!!
Lots of history here ,,,

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