The pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) is said to have germinated in the year 1107 on the Great Malche, a bay that forms the northern tip of the Tegeler Lake, near the castle Tegel. The tree was given the name of the brothers Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, who spent their youth in the castle Tegel, in reference to the well-dressed cook of the castle. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also visited the tree during his travels in 1778 and stayed in his shadow.
January 12, 2017
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