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Unter den LindenBerlin

Cycle or stroll along Berlin’s historic tree-lined boulevard to see heritage landmarks, cultural institutions and a colonnade of grand old linden trees.

Unter den Linden is an arterial road with a pedestrianized pathway running east to west in Mitte’s historic heart. It was once one of the grandest streets in 19th-century Berlin. Walk, cycle or drive “under the linden trees” flanking each side of the boulevard from the Brandenburg Gate to the Schlossbrücke Bridge. See some of the city’s landmark museums, venues and heritage buildings as you explore the boulevard.

Begin your journey on the street’s western end, starting with the monumental splendor of the Brandenburg Gate. Walk east from the iconic classical archway and reach the pedestrianized mall shaded by grand old linden trees. Stop at Madame Tussauds to see realistic wax figurines and people-watch in Pariser Platz. Catch a modern opera performance at the Komische Oper Berlin or watch the classics at the Berlin State Opera (Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden).

At Bebelplatz, see a memorial dedicated to the infamous book-burning event by Nazi forces in 1933. The main campus of the Humboldt University and the neoclassical St. Hedwig’s Cathedral are nearby.

Continue onward to see Zeughaus, Unter den Linden’s oldest building. Having survived bomb blasts in World War II and the destruction of Prussian monuments in the 1950s, this former arsenal building now contains intriguing exhibits on German history and is connected to the modern German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum). Cross the canal to reach the pretty greenery of the reconstructed Lustgarten, which fronts the neoclassical Altes Museum and its galleries of Roman and Greek artifacts. At the eastern border of Unter den Linden is the majestic cathedral, Berliner Dom, as well as the Schlossbrücke Bridge over the Spree River.

Unter den Linden is easy to reach by public transit to Brandenburger Tor train station. Alternatively, catch the subway to Französische Straße Station and walk a short distance north. The street is accessible daily at any time of the year and is easy to explore on foot, by bike or by car.


Popular places to visit in Unter den Linden

Brandenburg Gate
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Brandenburg Gate

4.5/5(117 reviews)

One of Europe’s most powerful landmarks, this German symbol dates back to 1791 and has played a huge role in the country’s political culture ever since.

Friedrichstrasse
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Friedrichstrasse

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Cutting through Berlin’s Mitte district is a street known equally for its Cold War history and its upmarket department stores.

Humboldt University
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Humboldt University

Explore the city center campus of this famous educational institution, which has nurtured some of the greatest minds in history.

Berlin State Opera
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Berlin State Opera

A variety of exceptional opera productions are staged in the hallowed halls of this Prussian treasure, which has been rebuilt tree times during its 250-year tenure.

Parisier Platz
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Parisier Platz

Take in views of the Brandenburg Gate and the edge of sprawling Tiergarten park from this expansive and handsome public square.

German Historical Museum
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German Historical Museum

Learn about Germany’s compelling history through this vast collection, which takes an honest and unflinching look at this modern European nation.

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Berlin WelcomeCard
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Berlin WelcomeCard

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Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Shore Excursion: Berlin Hop-on Hop-off

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Top hotels in Unter den Linden

Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Hotel Adlon Kempinski
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The price is NZ$436 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is steps away from Madame Tussauds and Brandenburg Gate. Potsdamer Platz is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away. Brandenburger Gate Station ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (988 reviews)

"Relaxed friendly atmosphere and staff were very helpful and nice - fabulous breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

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The Westin Grand, Berlin
The Westin Grand, Berlin
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4.5/5Wonderful! (1,482 reviews)

"The rooms with balcony overlooking the Winter Gardens are worth an extra cost. Very pleasant on a warm September afternoon such as I enjoyed. The hotel is not yet operating with full facilities but if you enjoy eating in Relish Bar as I do, that’s not a problem. Inside, views of the gracious staircase ..."…"

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Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome Berlin
Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome Berlin
5 out of 5
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The price is NZ$499 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.

This family-friendly Berlin hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Gendarmenmarkt and Brandenburg Gate. Checkpoint Charlie Museum ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (290 reviews)

"Location fantastic, room superb, restaurant and food stunning at breakfast and in the evening. The newly refurnished spa and pool are excellent. I wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

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Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin
Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin
Friedrichstrasse 151, Berlin, BE
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$143 per night from 24 Oct. to 25 Oct.

Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse and Humboldt University. Gendarmenmarkt and Friedrichstadt-Palast are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
Great hotel and amazing value.

"Great hotel! clean and large rooms, restaurant, bar, lovely lobby! Really nice swimming pool, sauna, steam room! Perfect location, lots of shopping and restaurants nearby, 2 minutes from the metro."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

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Clipper City Home Berlin
Clipper City Home Berlin
4 out of 5
Behrenstrasse 47, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$168 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.

Located in Mitte, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Gendarmenmarkt and Berlin State Opera. Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and Brandenburg ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (420 reviews)

"We liked everything- receptions stuff, location, room, amenities. Free laundry for the guests on the 4th floor was a life saver :)"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2020

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Regent Berlin
Regent Berlin
5 out of 5
Charlottenstrasse 49, Berlin, BE
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$379 per night from 24 Oct. to 25 Oct.

Located in Mitte, this family-friendly Berlin hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Gendarmenmarkt and Konzerthaus Berlin. Humboldt University ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (837 reviews)

"Regent Berlin is a superb 5 star hotel that everyone should visit when visiting Berlin. From its stellar staff to the beautiful hotel and amentities; its worth every penny. Every imaginable detail you may have for a hotel is catered to. Bravo! However, it needs to have better and more vegetarian ..."…"

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