Glienicke Bridge: Bridge of Spies
Bridge between West and East
The story behind such a prisoner exchange in the Cold War is told by Steven Spielberg in his film "Bridge of Spies" starring Tom Hanks.
In the south, the Glienicke Bridge connects Berlin and Potsdam. At the time of German division, it connected East and West and therefore served several times for prisoner exchanges between the Americans and Russians. The story behind such an exchange is told in 2015 by master director Steven Spielberg in his film "Bridge of Spies" starring Tom Hanks. Even German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the film set at the Glienicke Bridge and met the team there. The film was nominated for six Oscars, won by Mark Rylance for his nuanced portrayal of Russian spy Rudolf Abel. Other filming locations for "Bridge of Spies" included the Hohenschönhausen memorial and the former Tempelhof Airport.