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Berlin - Alte Kommandantur and Kronprinzenpalais

These two buildings are on the south side of Unter den Linden, at the east end. The first building is the Alte Kommandantur, which has the address Unter den Linden 1. It was built in 1795-1796, and was designated as the residence for the commander of the Berlin garrison in 1799. After World War II, the East German regime built a new Foreign Ministry on the site. This building was demolished in 1995. Bertelsmann, a publishing house built a headquarters, based on old drawings, whch was opened in 2003.


The Crown Prince's Palace was built in 1663, and rebuilt in 1732 for the Prussia's Crown Prince, later King Friedrich II (Frederick the Great). It was later occupied by a number of Prussian Crown Princes.


I had taken the 100 bus in 1998. It goes from Zoo station through the Brandenburg Gate, along Unter den Linden, and into residential districts in the former East Berlin. This time I took the 200 bus, which has a similar route, but goes through Potsdamer Platz rather than the Branbdenburg Gate.


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Taken on August 3, 2004