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3.5-Hour Small-Group Soviet Potsdam Tour with Bridge of Spies provided by Berlins Taiga

3.5-Hour Small-Group Soviet Potsdam Tour with Bridge of Spies

3.5-Hour Small-Group Soviet Potsdam Tour with Bridge of Spies
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Exciting 3.5-hour small-group walking tour through Red Potsdam. Learn more about the Allies’ Potsdam Conference in the summer of 1945 after WW2, the Soviet KGB in Soviet Potsdam, and the well-known Cold War town of Potsdam with the Berlin Wall and the world famous Bridge of Spies as you follow your guide through the city. With a group no bigger than 15 passengers, enjoy a more personal service during your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46847P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Ticket for public transportation
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Nextbike: Potsdam Haptbahnhof Nord, Babelsberger Str. 5, 14473 Potsdam, Germany Directions: Exit "Babelsberger Str." (north side), opposite direction to the main entrance (Tram and Busses). At exit "Babelsberger Str." are departing the sightseeing busses. Once you left the exit, go across the street, on the left-hand side, next to the bike rental station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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 travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Ticket for public transportation
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Nextbike: Potsdam Haptbahnhof Nord, Babelsberger Str. 5, 14473 Potsdam, Germany Directions: Exit "Babelsberger Str." (north side), opposite direction to the main entrance (Tram and Busses). At exit "Babelsberger Str." are departing the sightseeing busses. Once you left the exit, go across the street, on the left-hand side, next to the bike rental station.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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 travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Nextbike: Potsdam Haptbahnhof Nord
    Babelsberger Str. 5, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
    Directions: Exit "Babelsberger Str." (north side), opposite direction to the main entrance (Tram and Busses). At exit "Babelsberger Str." are departing the sightseeing busses. Once you left the exit, go across the street, on the left-hand side, next to the bike rental station.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Old Market Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Bassinplatz
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Schloss Cecilienhof
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Neuer Garten
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 5
    Kaiserin Augusta Stift
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte Leistikowstrasse
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    Schwanenallee
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Glienicke Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Dennis Y
San Diego, CA4 contributions
History lesson
We enjoyed the informative tour from our tour guide Holger as he walked us through the town center, city square to see the town that was rebuilt after WWII. We also visited the castle where Potsdam conference was held where US, Soviet and UK leaders decided on dropping the atomic bomb in Japan in 1945. Our visit ended at the Bridge of Spies which was featured in a movie by Tom Hanks! It was a very well presented tour and we had a wonderful time!
Written January 20, 2020
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HolgerR311
Thanks for this perfect review! Hope to see you again!
Written June 2, 2020
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CeTeE
1 contribution
Where East met West
Apr. 2019 • Family
Holger provided us with a knowledgeable and fascinating overview of German/Russian/Allied history in the 20th century and how this was played out in different locations in and around Potsdam.
Holger is a 'Potsdamer' and therefore was able to share his own experience and how it felt when Germany was still divided. This brought what we saw even more to life.
Potsdam itself is beautiful. Our walk and visit to Cecilienhof took us to many interesting stops on the way, which we would not have found, if we had not taken the tour. Our highlight was the Glienicker Brücke. It sat in beautiful sunlight. However, the bridge itself and its surroundings nevertheless triggered images of film-noir spy exchanges.
We will consider another tour with Holger when we are next in Berlin.
Written April 14, 2019
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Thank you so much for this awesome feedback! Looking forward to meeting you again in Berlin at one of our other tours!
Written May 13, 2019
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Isaac B
2 contributions
Fascinating, engaging tour of Potsdam
Apr. 2019 • Solo
Thank you so much, Holger, for an incredibly informative and engaging tour of Potstam. Would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Potstam or Berlin.
Written April 12, 2019
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Thank you Isaac for your nice review and I am glad you had a great day with Berlins Taiga in Potsdam! Hope to see you again!
Written May 13, 2019
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TrailBlazer475364
1 contribution
OUTSTANDING AND INFORMATIVE TOUR OF POTSDAN
Dec. 2018 • Couples
Mr. Holger met me, my wife, and daughter at the train station and he gave us a fascinating, fact filled tour of Potsdam during Soviet times showing us "the forbidden city" and the site of the Conference dividing Germany after the war. He was very well informed about its history having lived in Potsdam during Soviet times. He also carried pictures of what it was like right after the war. Although Cecilienhof was closed the day we toured, he walked around the building letting us see in the windows where Truman, Churchill, and Stalin stayed. He was a lively guide and we would like to do his other tours because it was an intellectual experience as well as a first hand tour. It ended at the Bridge of Spies. We highly recommend it!
Written December 29, 2018
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Thank you for your great review. I also liked the tour with you. Especially interesting for me was to hear about your friends and people you know - pls recommend them our tours ;-) hope to meet you again.
Written January 1, 2019
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sasha263
San Diego, CA2 contributions
Kayak through 20th century history
Aug. 2018 • Friends
We (three old friends - German, American, and Russian) thoroughly enjoyed a fascinating kayak through 20th century history stopping to see from the water and learn the significance of various landmarks along the lake near Potsdam. We learned fascinating details about the Potsdam Conference and the ensuing Cold War, all while paddling these waters infused with recent history. Holger is an excellent guide, knowledgeable, friendly and understated. He said he'd "try" doing the tour in English and his English was near-perfect, perfectly spiced with a nice local accent. Holger told us about the Potsdam Conference attendees - temporary inhabitants of the mansions along the lake (Churchill, Truman, Stalin and their entourage), their interactions and behavior while there in the summer of 1945. We learned the history of exchanges on the Bridge of Spies while gently bobbing up and down on wakes from passing boats in the shadow below Glienicke Bridge. Holger has lots of global and local knowledge, having grown up in this lake region and having obviously read many historical sources. He's well organized with photographs and other factual information in a folder that he opens for display at key points. He's passionate about this history that forcibly marked his early life. I greatly enjoyed Holger's program as well as the conversation we had while paddling between points of interest. For me, having spent my formative years in the old Soviet Union, this was an unforgettable experience that i would recommend to anyone interested in history and kayaking.
Written September 19, 2018
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LBwent2
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
Excellent, flexible, bilingual guide. Very knowledgeable. .
Aug. 2018 • Friends
We had a lovely kayak tour along the historic shoreline in Potsdam. Holger is well organised, very nice, and provides the right level of detail. It was a fascinating, informative tour. I recommend this company highly.
Written September 9, 2018
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Hi Lauretta, Thank you so much for your lovely review! You guys were a great company and I am glad, I made you happy with the kayak tour!
Written September 20, 2018
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Mirco B
6 contributions
Very complete tour with a true potsdamer !
Holger will take you the places related to the soviets in Potsdam giving detailed information that you cannot find yourself and adding interesting personal experiences that will really help you understand how was life at that time.
I would really recommend to spend half day visiting Potsdam with him if you are visiting Berlin, it’s totally worth!
Written August 25, 2018
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Hi Mirco, Thanks for your review and your photos you contributed! I am very glad you liked the tour. Maybe see you again one day on a tour through Berlin? All the best!
Written September 20, 2018
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Dagmar S
Bellagio, Italy5 contributions
Interesting tour with Holger from Berlins Taiga
Jul. 2018 • Family
Today's tour with Holger was interesting and we all really loved it. A Highlight of Potsdam not to be missed. Holger made us aware of points of interest we would have overlooked otherwise. We would book with him any time again, many thanks.
Written July 16, 2018
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Thanks for this lovely review! I am glad you liked the tour and hope to see you again!
Written September 20, 2018
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Wendy L
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What a fascinating tour of Potsdam and It's Soviet History!
Yesterday, me, my son, and my husband took a tour with Berlins Taiga in Potsdam. We were all completely engaged for
pranay-mittal
pranay-mittal
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Great Tour of the "Soviet Red Metropolis"
Holger is the main person who runs Berlin's Taiga, and when my brother and I got a tour last summer of the Soviet R
spbkatekat
spbkatekat
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Insightful and Entertaining Tour in Babelsberg Park
A very nice 1,5 hr.-tour in Babelsberg Park with the focus on the DDR period. The tour guide, Holger, was very frie
Jayne W
Jayne W
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Great private tour
Holger was recommended to us and did not disappoint. We took a private tour so that we could ask lots of questions
bane989
bane989
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Great tour in Berlin!
We had a great private tour Behind the Iron curtain with Alex in Berlin. The 3.5 hours passed really fast because i
SDTravelingProf
SDTravelingProf
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An Amazing Experience With A Great Storyteller
I had 36 hours in Berlin, and am absolutely thrilled I spent 4 of them with Holger! Holger and I started with the
egopop
egopop
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Great tour!
Walking down the Karl-Marx-Alee is an experience by itself, but doing so with Holger’s historical insights takes it
Footprints819068
Footprints819068
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A highlight of our trip!
We spent two mornings with Holger, one in Potsdam and one in Berlin. He was able to walk us through the history of
Jet05269515516
Jet05269515516
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Incredible tour!
Incredible tour. Incredible guide who's enthusiasm brings the topic to life. Interest history and covers everythin
Maria L
Maria L
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Insightful!
For our group of 3, the short walking tour with Holger, a Potsdam local was one of the best tours we had during our
actjones
actjones
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Soviet Risen From Ruins Tour
I came to Berlin with my husband and my parents who are visiting us in Europe. My husband is very into the topic of
sasha263
sasha263
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Kayak through Cold War history
We (three old friends - German, American, and Russian) thoroughly enjoyed a fascinating kayak through 20th century
ezam526
ezam526
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Unique and informative tour of Potsdam
I had arrived in Berlin and my hotel had an offer to go on a tour of “Red” Potsdam. It’s an attractive small city j
deeton
deeton
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Holger to ourselves
We did the Soviet Risen From Ruins Tour and even though Holger had other people cancel, he still did the tour for t
miicooineurope
miicooineurope
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Very interesting tour, off the beaten track
It was interesting to see parts of Berlin that are normally not covered in guide books and that gave an insight on
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