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Unter den Linden is the most famous street in Berlin. Previously, there was a road leading to the royal hunting grounds, which later became the Tiergarten park. In the 17th century, by order of Friedrich Wilhelm, linden trees were planted along the street. Hence its name (literally"Under the Lindens"). The alley was formed by 1000 lime trees and 1000 walnut trees. Frederick II made his contribution to the arrangement of the alley, deciding to build it up with ceremonial buildings. For this, 44 houses were demolished, on the site of which 33 houses for the highest nobility and houses for the townspeople were rebuilt.
In 1658, some of the trees were cut down, however, in 1820 they were planted in four rows of trees of the same type.
After the reunification of Germany in 1990, many shops, book boutiques, cafes and restaurants were opened in Unter den Linden. Now it is a wonderful place for walking and shopping for tourists.
The street is about 1400 meters long and 60 meters wide.
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Topic: Unter den Linden in Germany, Berlin resort.