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Encyclopedia > Unter den Linden
A view of Unter den Linden, showing the linden trees for which it is named
A view of Unter den Linden, showing the linden trees for which it is named

Unter den Linden (in English: Under the Lindens), is a street in the centre of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is named for its linden or lime trees which line the grassed pedestrian mall between the two carriageways. Unter den Linden runs east-west from the Brandenburg Gate to the former site of the imperial palace (Berliner Stadtschloss) where the Palast der Republik is currently under deconstruction. The street then crosses over the River Spree heading east. The major north-south street crossing Unter den Linden is Friedrichstrasse. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 301 KB) Photo by User:Adam Carr, May 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 301 KB) Photo by User:Adam Carr, May 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Species About 30; see text Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, in Asia (where the greatest species diversity is found), Europe and eastern North America; it is absent from western North America. ... The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and the symbol of Berlin, Germany. ... The Berlin City Palace (German: Berliner Stadtschloss) was a palace in central Berlin, on Schlossplatz, next to Alexanderplatz. ... The Palast der Republik in 2003 Inside the Palast der Republik in 2003, after asbestos and interior furnishings were removed Demolition work on the Palast der Republik, 2006 The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) was a building in Berlin, on the bank of the River Spree between Schlossplatz... The Spree (Slavic Å preva or Å preja, older form Sprevja, Sorbish Sprowja) is a river in Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin, Germany. ... The Friedrichstraße (pronounced [email protected] as written in SAMPA form) (Frederick Street) is a major shopping street in (east) central Berlin. ...


Unter den Linden is at the heart of the historic section of Berlin dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. It connects Pariser Platz, Bebelplatz and after crossing Schlossbrücke (Castle Bridge) Lustgarten and Museum Island. The Buildings along the street include (from west to east) the Hotel Adlon, the Russian Embassy (formerly the Soviet Embassy), the Berlin State Library, the Berlin State Opera, Humboldt University, St. Hedwig's Catholic Cathedral, the former Crown Prince's Palace, the Neue Wache war memorial, the The Arsenal (now the Historical Museum) the Alte Kommandantur and Berliner Dom. Most of these buildings are shown on the map below (click to enlarge). Pariser Platz with the Brandenburg Gate Pariser Platz in the 1930s Pariser Platz in 1982 Pariser Platz with the new Adlon Hotel Pariser Platz is a square in the center of Berlin, Germany, situated right by the Brandenburg Gate and the German Bundestag building. ... The Bebelplatz looking north towards the Unter den Linden. ... Lustgarten, Germany is situated on the banks of the River Spree and crowned by two of Berlins most impressive buildings - the Altes Museum and Berliner Dom - the Lustgarten is one of the most atmospheric spots in the city. ... Map of Museum Island (in red) Museum Island (or, in German, Museumsinsel) in Berlin, Germany, is the name of the northern half of the Spreeinsel, an island in the Spree river, in the center of the city. ... Hotel Adlon, 2005 Hotel Adlon is a hotel in the heart of Berlin Germany. ... Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage (German: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz) is a library in Berlin, Germany. ... Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 2003 Berlin State Opera (in German: Staatsoper Unter den Linden) is a prominent German opera company. ... Alternative meaning: Humboldt State University, located in Arcata, California Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin The Humboldt University of Berlin (German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is the successor to Berlins oldest university, the Friedrich Wilhelm University (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität), founded in 1810 by the liberal Prussian educational reformer... St. ... Neue Wache in Berlin The New Guard House in Berlin (German: ) was the first building in Berlin to be designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. ... The Zeughaus (old arsenal) of Berlin, is the oldest construction built on Unter den Linden. ... Alte Kommandantur, Unter den Linden 1 in Berlin, in 2005. ... Berliner Dom Berliner Dom by night The Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral in Berlin, Germany was built between 1895 and 1905. ...

Also on the street are well-known statues of Frederick the Great, Alexander von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt and a number of Prussian generals. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (878x577, 27 KB) Map by User:Adam Carr, July 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (Friedrich der Große, Frederick the Great, January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was the Hohenzollern king of Prussia 1740–86. ... An 1859 portrait of Alexander von Humboldt by the artist Julius Schrader, showing Mount Chimborazo in the background. ... Wilhelm von Humboldt Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand Freiherr von Humboldt (June 22, 1767 - April 8, 1835), government functionary, foreign diplomat, philosopher, founder of Humboldt Universität in Berlin, friend of Goethe and especially of Schiller, is especially remembered as a German linguist who introduced a knowledge of the Basque...


A boulevard of linden trees was planted from 1647 extending from the electoral palace to the gates of the city by Friedrich Wilhelm, "The Great Elector", who wanted to beautify the route from his castle to his hunting park, the Tiergarten. By the 19th century, as Berlin grew and expanded to the west, Unter den Linden became the best known and grandest street in Berlin. During the last days of World War II most of the linden trees were destroyed or cut down for firewood. The trees were replanted in the 1950s. Friedrich Wilhelm I of Brandenburg. ... Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a large park and a former borough of Berlin, since 2001 a part of the expanded borough Mitte. ... Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33...

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Unter den Linden (Under the Lindens – named for its Linden or lime trees which line the grassed pedestrian mall between the two carriageways) is one of Berlin's splendid boulevards.
A boulevard of linden trees was planted from 1647 extending from the electoral palace to the gates of the city by Friedrich Wilhelm, "The Great Elector", who wanted to ride from his castle to his hunting park the Tiergarten with more appropriately Baroque splendor.
Heinrich Heine's Und grüß mich nicht unter den Linden
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