Berlin - The Bridge of Spies

The Bridge of Spies

(20 reviews)
Berlin and Potsdam, Berlin, Germany
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Latest since the movie with Tom Hanks the world knows about the Bridge of Spies which connected Postdam in Eastern Germany with West Berlin. Away from the curious eye of normal citizens it was a military checkpoint which became the focus of world attention when in 1962 Francis Gary Powers walked over it and back into freedom after having been shot down over the Sovjet Union in his U2 bomber. We will walk the same way he went, Arja will show you old pictures from back in the days and tell you the whole story whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery surrounding what is officially known as Glienicker Bridge - something the movie never showed properly. From the bridge we will gaze over to Babelsberg Palace and a very special church after saying hello to the golden lions of Glienicke Palace all of which no one could see in the movie because nearly all the scenes here were filmed by night.


Meet your local guide

Arja

Arja has worked for over 13 years as a full-time tour guide in Berlin and all around Europe. She is a studied historian and passionate about all the big and small stories surrounding this beautiful city she calls home. Born and raised in Northwestern Germany, she came to Berlin after finishing university in Hamburg with a Masters degree in history and American literature and having traveled the world for 4 years. With her family roots in the city, she always felt drawn to the multitude of layers of life you can find in Berlin starting with her own family story. Telling stories is what she loves and meeting people from all over the world is the next best thing to traveling the world herself.

Arja has been guiding since Mar 2007


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Berlin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Berlin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Jennifer N.

23 February 2021

Very interesting tour

Paulene D.

22 February 2021

Yet another brilliant and fascinating tour thank you Arja.

Mary T.

21 February 2021

Thank us for telling us about the bridge of spies. Loved seeing the beautiful blue sky in Berlin today at lunchtime.

Carole P.

21 February 2021

Another interesting and enjoyable tour

Karl-Günter J.

21 February 2021

Just having had another tour with Arja, I have to confirm, that she is a wonderfull, most intelligent guide.


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