tarvel tips

What to see in Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad (sometimes also called as Königsberg) is a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. It is sandwiched between Poland to the south and Lithuania to the north and east.
1. The Curonian Spit and Dancing forest.

Curved sand-dune is a part of UNESCO heritage. Nearby there is a mystic forest where the pine trees seem to be doing the twist. The reason of "drunken" pine trees in Russia is still a mystery.

2. Amber museum.

Kaliningrad amber plant is the only remaining enterprise for industrial amber extraction and processing in the world. 90 percent of the world's amber comes from this region. Visit the museum and find your favorite masterpiece made from amber.

3. The system of forts.

The fortifications of the former East Prussian capital Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) consist of numerous defensive walls, forts, bastions and other structures built in XVII-XIX centuries. Some of them are open to visitors, some are abandoned and few are under construction. You have a chance to explore at least one!

4. The island of Kneipp (often called the island of Kant)

It is the place where Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher, is buried. His grave is located on the territory of Cathedral, the main attraction of Kaliningrad. It is the oldest part of the city and proper place to chill out between sculptures and chestnuts, enjoying fresh air and silence.

5. Rybnaya Derevnya (Fishing Village)

It is a number of buildings near the waterfront, created in German architectural style, with cafes and restaurants. From the embankment, you can see many tourist boats and guides. They will take you across the river Pregola for an acceptable amount of money.

Sign up for our newsletter
Get travel insights and special offers first!
Read more
What else you may be interested in?
Check other services which can be helpful to anyone who visits Russia!
Do you want to share the costs with other travellers?
Let's see who else will be in Moscow on these dates!
Do you have something to ask?
Write Close
Write to us
Made on