Unter den Linden guide - best Berlin attractions
Best Berlin attractions - Unter denn Linden
Unter den Linden literally translates to mean ‘under the lime trees” and this name aptly describes this idyllic causeway situated in the central Mitte district. Unter den Linden extends from the Stadtschloss Royal Palace at the Lustgarten Park and ends at the Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate. The causeway cuts across the Spree River at the Berlin Cathedral.
The Unter den Linden finds mention in texts dating back to the 16th century electoral era and in its heydays during the 19th century was hailed as the most grandiose boulevard in all of Berlin.
Today, tourists will find several architectural masterpieces located along the Unter den Linden, including the Palace Bridge, the Berlin State Opera, the German Historical Museum, the Neue Wache or the watchhouse, the bronze statue of Frederick the Great riding a horse and the Bebelplatz situated adjacent to the Cathedral of St.Hedwig.
Many of these historical monuments have been reconstructed over the years to gloss over the ravages of the Second World War. Even though the original linden trees planted during the 16th century were cut down during the war, fresh ones were planted in keeping with the reconstruction measures.Tourists looking for accommodation can stay at one of the many hotels that line the thoroughfare as it extends from the east to the west of the city and prominent amongst these are the Westin Grand, the Maritime ProArte Hotel, the Regent Hotel, Sofitel Berlin Gendermenmarkt and Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome.
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