Unter den Linden, Berlin

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Unter den Linden, Berlin-Mitte

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    Unter den Linden Station
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    Unter den Linden
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  • ENTRANCE  TO THE  EMBASSY  OF  RUSSIAN  FEDERATION
    ENTRANCE TO THE EMBASSY OF RUSSIAN ...
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    Ghost Stations

    by mydreamquest Written Apr 17, 2006
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    Today's U-Bahn station "Unter den Linden" was a ghost station from 1961-1989 during East/West Berlin separation. Between West Berlin stations, the U-Bahn line snakes in and out of East Berlin to Unter den Linden station.

    To prevent East Berlinners from escaping to West Berlin, the East German government had Unter den Linden shut down. After the wall came down, the station was reopened about a month later. It now lead out to various embassies and a Starbucks.

    During East German occupation, this station was within proximity of the "Line of Death" that lead to the Brandenburg Gate which lead to the Berlin Wall.

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    Silent witness and risky picture

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    EMBASSY  OF  RUSSIAN  FEDERATION

    This monumental Soviet style building of former Soviet Union Embassy in Berlin remains a silent witness of many very important but still not disclosed and top secret probably forever events. Located close to former Berlin Wall was in real the place where the key decisions for East Germans were made during cold war. Well, some of them were made in Moscow like the decision of building the Berlin wall in 1961, I am sure.

    Risky picture?
    I was a little bit afraid of taking pictures there first because the embassy maybe eventually target of terrorist attack (and me accused of terrorism support), second because it was the embassy of former Soviet Union - empire of evil which never allowed to take pictures at many places (like say railway stations). Hmm... the times changed but not my mind :-). Anyway, at least there was no ban on photography put there.


    Just in case you need a visa to Russia, check webpages:
    RUSSIAN VISA ONLINE


    Address:
    Botschaft der Russischen Föderation,
    Unter den Linden 63-65
    10117 Berlin

    Directions:
    On southern side of Unter den Linden close to Branderburg Gate, east of Unter den Linden S-bahn station.
    S-Bahn: Unter den Linden (S1, S2, S25);
    Bus 100, 157, 200, 348.

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    Russia now, Soviet Union before

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    ENTRANCE  TO THE  EMBASSY  OF  RUSSIAN  FEDERATION

    When I walked along Unter den Linden - the most representative boulevard of former East Berlin - I saw monumental building with this monumental gate on my picture. It was the Embassy of Russian Federation ("Botschaft der Russischen Föderation").
    The building was open in 50' of 20th century and served as the Soviet Union Embassy till the end of "empire of evil" when the Russian Federation was born.


    Just in case you need a visa to Russia, check webpages:
    RUSSIAN VISA ONLINE


    Address:
    Botschaft der Russischen Föderation,
    Unter den Linden 63-65
    10117 Berlin

    Directions:
    On southern side of Unter den Linden close to Branderburg Gate, east of Unter den Linden S-bahn station.
    S-Bahn: Unter den Linden (S1, S2, S25);
    Bus 100, 157, 200, 348.

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    When you are in Berlin, you...

    by Kozzmozz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    When you are in Berlin, you can´t miss a performance of the Deutsche Staatsoper. Ballets, theatre and concerts are given in this beautiful building, build in the late 1700´s. Tickets are expensive, but worthwhile !

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    Hunter Den Linden house going down 1

    by johnsakura Written Jul 28, 2003
    berlin germany

    back in 2001 this building was going down, so right now maybe something's on top of that piece of field.

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