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Unter den Linden, Berlin

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Berlin's grandest boulevard stretches east to west for just over a mile between Schlossplatz and the Brandenburg Gate . Originally conceived as a simple riding path between Berliner Schloss palace and the royal hunting ground in Tiergarten , Unter den Linden was transformed into a splendid regal boulevard by the 18th-century Prussian kings. Named after the lime trees which line its median, the road contains many of Berlin's landmark buildings like the Brandenburg Gate , Zeughaus , Kronprinzenpalast , State Opera House and Humboldt University . The Statue of Frederick the Great also sits here; one of Rauch's masterpieces, it depicts the king riding on his favorite horse, Condè, wearing his coronation robes, three-cornered hat, riding boots and holding a stick. Amazingly, the statue took nearly 70 years, 40 artists, and 100 designs to determine the final plan. For more information, please contact the Berlin Tourism Board at the phone number listed.