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Under den, Linden 7 in Berlin, a historically significant building, has served various roles over the centuries. The original palace on this site was built in 1734 by Christian Ludwig Müller, a Secret Council and Regiment Quartermaster. After changing owners multiple times, the building became the winter residence of Princess Amalie of Prussia, the abbess of Quedlinburg Abbey, in 1764.

In 1831, the Russian envoy rented the palace, which Tsar Nicholas I purchased in 1837. Following a renovation, the building, adorned with splendid rooms, served as the Russian Embassy and was the Tsar's family's residence during their Berlin stays.

During World War I, the building was left vacant. After the Tsarist Empire's collapse and the war's end, it was reopened as the Soviet Embassy. It became a hub of diverse activities to improve post-war German-Soviet relations, including an art exhibition hosted at the embassy in 1922.

However, the rise of the Nazi regime in 1933 and its anti-Soviet policies led to significant tensions. On June 22, 1941, the day of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the embassy's role became ever more crucial. Today, the building is a testament to the complex history of German-Russian relations.

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Berlin's Historic Journey. May 2029

Starting from the vibrant Berlin Zoo, home to a diverse array of exotic animals, you'll take a leisurely walk towards the expansive Tiergarten. This beloved urban park, once a hunting ground for royalty, now serves as the city's green heart, with its winding paths, tranquil ponds, and idyllic picnic spots.

Your journey then leads you to the Victory Column, a towering monument symbolising Berlin's resilience and strength. With its gilded statue of Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory, the column reminds us of Germany's turbulent past.

Next, you'll approach the iconic Reichstag, a magnificent piece of architecture that houses the German parliament. Its striking glass dome, which provides a panoramic view of the city, is a testament to the transparency of Germany's democratic process. Finally, just a short walk away lies the poignant Soviet War Memorial, a tribute to the Soviet soldiers who fell during the Battle of Berlin in World War II.

Continuing your journey, you'll arrive at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a sobering reminder of the atrocities of the Holocaust. Its undulating field of concrete blocks prompts reflection and remembrance.

As you pass through the majestic Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of Berlin's unification, you'll enter Unter den Linden. This grand boulevard, named after the Linden trees lining its sides, is filled with historic buildings and important landmarks.

Finally, you'll reach the charming Mitte district, where the Gendarmenmarkt, or the Square of Two Churches, awaits. This stunning plaza, home to the German and French Cathedrals and the Concert House, is one of the city's most picturesque spots.

After a day of sightseeing, there's no better way to relax than by enjoying a delightful brunch at BraufactuM Berlin am Hausvogteiplatz. Known for its artisanal beers and delicious food, it's the perfect place to sample Berlin's rich culinary tradition, culminating your walking tour on a high note.

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