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Private Walking Tour of Soviet Potsdam through Red Potsdam

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    Potsdam is a rather small but historically rich city, together with Berlin Potsdam, was the center of Prussian power. It was also of enormous importance to the Soviets after the Second World War. In the summer of 1945, the Potsdam Conference of the victorious Allied powers was held here.

    Potsdam became one of the most important and largest Soviet bases in East Germany, with countless facilities and thousands of Soviet soldiers who characterized the street life for almost 50 years! The tour takes you through Soviet Potsdam to one of its most important secret service bases, the location of the Potsdam Conference, and the world famous Bridge of Spies.

    At the beginning of the walking tour, guests will see the historical city center and learn about the final battles in World War II and the destruction of the city. You also will learn about the controversial urban development during socialism in GDR and today. After a visit of the central Soviet War Memorial of Potsdam, take the public bus to the venue of the Potsdam Conference, where Truman, Stalin, and Churchill met in the summer 1945. Later, visit the once restricted area of a former Soviet military town with KGB headquarters. The last stop of the walking tour is the world famous Bridge of Spies, where the CIA and KGB exchanged spies during the Cold War.
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    Reviewed 2 April 2019

    Holger was recommended to us and did not disappoint. We took a private tour so that we could ask lots of questions and focus on what interested us most. He delivered a very interesting commentary in excellent English.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Jayne W
    HolgerR311, Inhaber at Berlins Taiga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

    Dear Jayne, thank you very much for this lovely review and feedback! Let me know once you return to Berlin and Potsdam! Kind regards!

    Reviewed 12 December 2018

    We spent two mornings with Holger, one in Potsdam and one in Berlin. He was able to walk us through the history of the Battle of Berlin and the Soviet Rule, as well as adding several interesting side notes on urban development under the Soviets....More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    HolgerR311, Owner at Berlins Taiga, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

    Thanks so much for this great review! My interest not only is to provide an interesting and entertaining experience but also to let the guests leave with exceptional memories :-) Hope to see you again!

    Reviewed 10 October 2018

    For our group of 3, the short walking tour with Holger, a Potsdam local was one of the best tours we had during our trip. His insights were unique and so informative (with old pictures even!). We specially enjoyed his personal anecdotes of a young...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Maria L
    HolgerR311, Inhaber at Berlins Taiga, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

    Hi Maria, Thank you very much for your kind review! I am really glad you liked the tour and I personally really enjoy private tours with guests like you, who are so interested in history and ask many questions. All the best for you and...More

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