Glienicke bridge over the river Havel would not have been notable if not for its newest history. It was the bridge that played the role of the border between the West Berlin and GDR. This is why representative of special services of GDR and FRG would often meet here to exchange spies. On the other side you can see the castle of Glienicke that was built by a prominent architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1826 for the royal family of Prussia. The castle is open for visits and is included in the list of national monuments protected by UNESCO.