Unter den Linden and Friedrichstraße

March 14th, 2012 | General |


UNTER DEN LINDEN

Brandenburg Gate © Norbert Aepli

Brandenburg Gate © Norbert Aepli

Unter den Linden (“under the linden trees”) is a boulevard in the Mitte district of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is named for its linden (lime in British English) trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall between two carriageways.

Unter den Linden runs east–west from the site of the former Stadtschloss royal palace at the Lustgarten park, where the demolished Palast der Republik used to be, to Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. Eastward the boulevard crosses the Spree river at Berlin Cathedral and continues as Karl-Liebknecht-Straße. The western continuation behind Brandenburg Gate is Straße des 17. Juni. Major north–south streets crossing Unter den Linden are Friedrichstraße and Wilhelmstrasse.

Since 1937, the numbering has started at the Schlossbrücke (Palace Bridge), connecting Unter den Linden with the Lustgarten and Museum Island. The disputed replica of the Alte Kommandantur is No. 1, vis-à-vis the Zeughaus arsenal, the oldest building on Unter den Linden, built between 1695 and 1706, today the seat of the Deutsches Historisches Museum (No. 2). Buildings along the street include (from east to west) the Kronprinzenpalais (former palace of the Hohenzollern crown princes, No. 3), the Neue Wache war memorial built in 1817 (No. 4), considered by many[who?] to be Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s masterpiece. Furthermore on Bebelplatz the Berlin State Opera (No. 7), colloquially called Lindenoper, St. Hedwig’s Cathedral and the Altes Palais (No. 9), favoured residence of Emperor Wilhelm I; in the north the main building of the Humboldt University (No. 6) and House I of the Berlin State Library (No. 8). On the western end are the Russian Embassy (former Soviet Embassy, No. 63-65) the Hungarian Embassy (No. 76) at the corner of Wilhelmstrasse and finally the Hotel Adlon (No. 77) at the corner of Pariser Platz, which has been completely rebuilt on the site of the prewar hotel. Well-known statues of Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt in front of the university as well as of the Prussian generals Scharnhorst and Bülow also adorn the street.


enlarge map



Read more on BerlinBestPlaces.com and Wikipedia Unter den Linden. Photos by Wiki Commons.
 


FRIEDRICHSTRAßE

Friedrichstraße - Galeries Lafayette © Beek100

Friedrichstraße - Galeries Lafayette © Beek100

For an exclusive shopping experience in Mitte try the Friedrichrichstadtpassagen and its ‘Quartiers’. Quartier 206 for upmarket high-end international designer wear in an art deco atmosphere or the French emporium Galeries Lafayette, in Quartier 207. The spectacular building by Jean Nouvel is known for its stunning luminous glass cone in the entrance. More stores and a large food hall with abundant international specialties in Quartier 205 provide an ideal lunch-break stopover.

The three buildings are located between the subway stations “Stadtmitte” and “Französische Strasse”.


enlarge map



Read more on berlin.de – Shopping, BerlinBestPlaces.com and Wikipedia Friedrichstraße. Photos by Wiki Commons.

Leseempfehlungen / Recommended Posts:

The Santa Fe National Historic Trail

The Santa Fe National Historic Trail

[caption id="attachment_4684" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Map of Santa Fe Trail © US National Park Service"][/caption]The Santa Fe Trail was a 19th-century transportation route through central North America that connected Franklin, Miss...

[ read more ]

Minimundus in Austria

Minimundus in Austria

[caption id="attachment_25315" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tower of London © Chemiker[/caption]The Minimundus is a miniature park on the Wörthersee at Klagenfurt in Carinthia. It displays over 150 miniature models of architecture from around t...

[ read more ]

The Europa Building - a new home for the European Council in Brussels

The Europa Building - a new home for the European Council in Brussels

[caption id="attachment_23695" align="alignleft" width="590"] © Architects and engineers: Phillipe SAMYN, VALLE, HAPPOLD[/caption]The Résidence Palace is a complex of buildings between the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat and the Chaussée d'Etterbeek/Etter...

[ read more ]

The National Gallery in London

The National Gallery in London

[caption id="attachment_23499" align="alignleft" width="590"] © geograph.org.uk - Robert MacPherson/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption]The National Gallery is an art museum on Trafalgar Square, London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 painti...

[ read more ]

The Industrial Heritage Trail

The Industrial Heritage Trail

[caption id="attachment_23886" align="alignleft" width="590"] Route der Industriekultur © NatiSythen/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption]The Industrial Heritage Trail (German: Route der Industriekultur) links tourist attractions related to the industrial heritage...

[ read more ]

Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

[caption id="attachment_1644" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="© William Alatriste"][/caption]On March 14th, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced the release of Vision 2020: New York City Com...

[ read more ]

America's Debt Crisis - Debt debate: What comes next

America's Debt Crisis - Debt debate: What comes next

The fight over the national debt is not over. Not even close. Sure, lawmakers voted to raise the debt ceiling. But over the next few months, Washington is set to engage in battle after battle over the fiscal course of the federal government. Fi...

[ read more ]

The Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley

[caption id="attachment_6555" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Stanford University © Zadonix[/caption]Silicon Valley is the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. The region, whose name derives from the Santa Clara Val...

[ read more ]

Sainte-Geneviève Library in Paris

Sainte-Geneviève Library in Paris

[caption id="attachment_26125" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sainte-Geneviève Library © Priscille Leroy/cc-by-sa-3.0-fr[/caption]Sainte-Geneviève Library (French: Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) is a public and university library in Paris, whi...

[ read more ]

The museums island Ellis Island

The museums island Ellis Island

[caption id="attachment_24434" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ellis Island, as seen from Liberty Island © Daniel Schwen/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption]Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as t...

[ read more ]

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲
Lesen Sie den vorherigen Eintrag:
The Barcelona Shopping Line

Barcelona is a shopping metropolis Take care of your money - the temptation to spend it in Barcelona is extremely...

The Gran Vía in Madrid

Gran Vía (literally "Great Way") is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. It leads from Calle...

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a prestigious avenue in Paris. With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut...

The Maximilianstrasse in Munich

The neo-Renaissance Maximilianstraße in Munich is one of the city's four royal avenues. It starts at Max-Joseph-Platz, where the Residenz...

Schließen