Unter den Linden

Museum island

Continuing along the beautiful avenue that opens before us from the Brandenburg Gate we have Unter den Linden (in English “Under the linden trees”), which leaves us a walk between beautiful baroque and neoclassical buildings and many sculptures. On one side is the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, in front of it is the Alte-Königliche Bibliothek, of sad memory (like many corners of Berlin), because here Josef Goebbels organized the book burning of 1933.

Near the Opera is the Catholic cathedral, the Hedwigskirche, reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome. Also across the street is the Humboldt University, where Karl Marx studied, or the Zeughaus, which is the former arsenal of the city and the oldest building in the area, and the Deutches Historisches Museum.

Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe