RUSSIAS WESTERNMOST CITY BY THE BALTIC SEA
Kaliningrad is a seaport city and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. The territory is geographically separated from the rest of Russia and border EU member states of Poland and Lithuania.
Until the end of World War II the present Kaliningrad Oblast formed the Northern part of the German East Prussia. During the final battles during the war German Königsberg was largely destroyed and Russian Kaliningrad rised upon the ruins. The city was renamed officially 4 July 1946 in honor of Mikhail Kaliningrad.
Those events have created a unique city with a true blend of the century long German presence in the area and the modern Soviet and Russian way of life, culture and architecture. No other place in the world is like Kaliningrad which today is truly Russian set in a different frame that the rest of the vast federation which stretches from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
DISCOVER GERMAN, SOVIET AND RUSSIAN HISTORY
From the ancient gemstones of the Baltic, amber, to the modern Russian cathedral in the city center - Kaliningrad is host the numerous sights whatever you are up to. Museums count i.e. the famous Amber Museum and the Museum of the World Ocean, while the German legacy can be seen at some spots with a few city center buildings as well as in beautiful suburban districts of the early 20th Century. Soviet city planning and impressive monuments are widespread as is the Russia of today with new churches, shopping centers and more.
MODERN RUSSIAN BEAUTIES
Visit the Russian orthodox Cathedral and the vibrant shopping malls and streets.
The German cathedral, stock exchange, Cross Church and railway stations.
Famous Amber Museum, Museum of the World Ocean and Museum of History.
Wrangel Tower and forts all around the city in more rings of fortifications.
BALTIC SEA WONDERS
Svetlogorsk and Zelenogradsk are natural choices with amber and resorts.