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The street Unter den Linden: photos, description (Unter-den-Linden Strasse)

The street Unter den Linden is the main and one of the most popular in Berlin. The origin of the unusual name owes to the past and is directly related to trees, because the translation from German means "under the Linden trees".

In 1647 by decree of Frederick William had been planted on thousands of walnut and Linden trees. They were arranged in 6 rows, which ultimately greatly improved the bare section on which the path led from the castle of the king to his hunting grounds were in the Tiergarten. Subsequently, because of the lime trees was carried out by care, were guarding them and even shot the pigs if they ran there from the neighbouring villages, that they failed to nibble the bark of young trees.

Unfortunately, XX century was a period when lime was subjected to several times of cutting. First, during the construction of the subway in preparation for the 1936 Olympics and then during the war years, when they were used for firewood. Despite the fact that the trees were cut down, subsequently, in their place, necessarily planted new and young lime trees. Currently they are treated as green domain and the jewels of Berlin. To every tree had the opportunity to fully growth, they summed up the system of individual feeding and watering. This is due to the fact that the street Unter den Linden Boulevard Linden planted five species, with their fertilizers, medicines and appropriate care.

In 1770, the alley was rebuilt, when on the orders of Frederick the Great instead of 44 old houses were built 33 of the mansion, which had a very noble and majestic appearance. After this event, the luxury on the street only increased with each passing year. Currently, Unter den Linden Boulevard with its beauty attracts many tourists. The length of this street is 1390 m, there are a large number of historical and architectural monuments, as well as hotels and restaurants.