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"Silent witness and risky picture" Top 5 Page for this destination Unter den Linden Tip by matcrazy1

Unter den Linden, Berlin: 5 reviews and 6 photos

by matcrazy1

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.

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

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.

Address: Unter den Linden, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: S-Bahn: Unter den Linden, Bus 100
othercontact: Fax: +49 (30) 229 93 97
Phone: +49 (30) 229 11 10 or 229 11 29

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2004
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