The Villa Schöningen is located next to the Glienicker Bridge, at the borderline between Berlin and Potsdam, between former East and West Germany. During the Cold War era spy swaps took place at this point of international interest. The permanent exhibition of the Villa Schöningen is dedicated to the historical and symbolical importance of the Glienicker Bridge.

Apart from that there are also temporary exhibitions of contemporary art on display. The presented artworks are associated with the division of Germany and the Cold War period. The temporary exhibitions in the sculpture garden with works from contemporary artists underline as well the significance of the location.

The Villa Schöningen with its café offers an enjoyable place to pause.



Thursday - Sunday 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.



Adults 5 Euro

Students 3 Euro

Children (18 and under) Free


Contact Information

Villa Schöningen

Berliner Strasse 86

14467 Potsdam

Phone: +49 (0)331 – 200 17 39


Getting here

The Villa Schöningen

Berliner Strasse 86

14467 Potsdam

By Subway/Bus

From Berlin: take S1 or S7 to ‘Wannsee’, then Bus 316 to ‘Glienicker Brücke’