Welcome to Kaliningrad

The University

The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University is one of the largest centres of education, research and culture of the westernmost region of Russia. The University boasts the most sophisticated research equipment and infrastructure.

FABRIKA Science and Technology Park

FABRIKA Science and Technology Park houses the University hi-tech laboratories doing research in nano- and biotechnologies as well as in X-ray optics.

Research laboratories:

  • laboratory of new functional magnetic materials;
  • laboratory coherent-optical measuring systems;
  • laboratory of optical radiation;
  • laboratory of applied and fundamental materials science;
  • laboratory of intelligent robotics,
  • energy efficiency centre
  • laboratory of functional nanopowder and nanocarbon composite materials.

Address: 6, Gaidara str.

FABRIKA Science and Technology Park
At the laboratory of optical radiation

Quantorium

QUANTORIUM is a new branch of FABRIKA designed for higher school students. It has six ‘quantums’ – Roboquantum, Bioquantum, VR/ARquantum, Energyquantum, Neuroqantum, and ITquantum.

Address: 6, Gaidara str..

Innovarium

Innovarium is a new acquisition of the Institute of Living Systems. It welcomes talented youth interested in the Natural Sciences. Innovarium has four laboratories:

  • laboratory of microscopy;
  • laboratory of molecular genetics and gene engineering;
  • laboratory of neurophysiology;
  • laboratory of bioinformatics and biochemistry.

Innovarium is smartly pairs co-working, lectures and recreation.

Address: 2, Universitetskaya str.

Aviation Centre and Boeing 737-300

The Aviation Centre of the University is the only training centre in Russia having a real aircraft - Boeing 737. The aircraft is used as a training simulator; it is a key element of the Aviation Centre infrastructure. Annually, the Aviation Centre trains about 300 specialists for airport ground services, over 100 flight attendants and 70 air ticket officers.

Address: 57, General-leytenanta Ozerova str.

Boeing 737-300

The Vallenrodt library

The Vallenrodt library is a famous collection of medieval books. The library was named after its founder, Martin von Vallenrodt (1570-1632), coming from the Vallenrodt family, belonging to the highest Prussian nobility. Martin von Vallenrodt collected books on various branches of knowledge. Today the collection includes 291 printed volumes, as well as holdings of original medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and literary and historical papers dating back to the XVI-XVIII centuries.

A part of the collection is located in the historical building of the former University of Königsberg Albertina (now housing the Institute of Living Systems of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University). Address: 2, Universitetskaya str..

The significant part of the collection is kept in the Сathedral of Kaliningrad.

Address: Kanta Street (Island of Kant), tel .: 7 4012 631 705

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

http://sobor-kaliningrad.ru/muzej/vallenrodtskaya-biblioteka

The Vallenrodt library

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is located on the territory of the former Königsberg city garden, founded in 1904 by Paul Keber (1869-1919), professor, head of the department of higher plants and systematics of the University of Königsberg. At present, the Botanical Garden belongs to the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and houses its research laboratories. The Garden has numerous greenhouses, conservatories, ponds, a unique collection of grasses and trees.

The Botanical Garden is open to visitors from April 1 to October 31. Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Address: 12, Lesnaya str.

IKBFU’s botanical garden
IKBFU’s botanical garden

Königsberg University (Albertina)

The Albertina was the University of Königsberg in East Prussia. It was founded in 1544 as a Protestantacademy by Duke Albert of Prussia. Over the years I. Hamann, J. Herder, F. Bessel, K.Jacobi, F. Lindemann, A. Hurwitz, D. Hilbert, H. Helmholtz lectured at the Albertina. K. Donelaitis, the founder of Lithuanian literature studied theology there. T. A. Hoffmann, a famous writer and composer, attended lectures on philosophy.

The historical building of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University located in Universitetskaya street is one of the authentic building of the Albertina University built in 1856-1862.

Address: 2, Universitetskaya str.

Здание Альбертины (ныне корпус на Университетской, 2)

If you are interested in learning more about the fascinating sights of the University, you are welcome to book a guided tour in one of them. Please contact us by email - welcome@kantiana.ru

The Region

The Kaliningrad Oblast is the westernmost region of the Russian Federation.

Königsberg (as the city of Kaliningrad was once known) was founded by Teutonic knights in the XIII century. It became one of the cities of the Hanseatic League and was once the capital of Prussia. The philosopher Immanuel Kant spent all his life in the city and died there in 1804.

After the German defeat in 1918, the Polish Corridor of Danzig separated East Prussia and Königsberg from the rest of Germany. Hitler’s desire to reunite them was one of the sparks that lit WWII. The three months campaign by which the Red Army took the region in 1945 was one of the fiercest of the war, with hundreds of thousands of casualties on both sides. The Conference of the Allies, which took place in Berlin in 1945, gave East Prussia to USSR.

Today Kaliningrad is a dynamically developing trade and industrial center of Russia’s westernmost region. The historical legacy of many centuries, which has garnered interest in the past years, successfully intertwines with signs of the third millennium, creating a unique combination, which attracts guests from all over the world.

The distance to the Russian capitals:

  • 1200 km to Moscow,
  • 1200 km to Sain-Petersbourg

The distances to most European capitals are relatively short: 

  • 350 km to Vilnius,
  • 400 km to Warsaw,
  • 600 km to Berlin,
  • 650 km to Stockholm,
  • 680 km to Copenhagen.

The main touristic places in the Kaliningrad region

Kaliningrad Regional Historical and Art Museum

21, Klinicheskaya Str., tel.: +7 (4012) 453 902

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

http://westrussia.org/

Cathedral (Evangelical chapel and Orthodox chapel, Museum of the Cathedral and Museum of Immanuel Kant are situated in the Cathedral now)

1, Kanta Street (Island of Kant), tel.: +7 (4012) 631 705

Opening hours: Everyday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

http://sobor-kaliningrad.ru/ 

Cathedral
Cathedral

Museum of the World Ocean

1 Peter the Great Quay,          tel.: +7 (4012) 531 744

Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

www.world-ocean.ru

Museum of Amber

1 Marshala Vasilevskogo Square,     tel.: +7 (4012) 461 563

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

www.ambermuseum.ru/en/main

Kaliningrad Art Gallery

60/62, Moskovsky Prospect, tel. +7 (4012) 467 166

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

http://www.kaliningradartmuseum.ru/en/info/about

Blindage INFO

2а, Universitetskaya Street, tel. +7 (4012) 430 593

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

King’s Gate

112, Frunze Street, tel.: +7 (4012) 581 272

www.world-ocean.ru/velikoe-posolstvo

Curonian Spit – in the list of World heritage of UNESCO

tel.: +7 (4012) 532 907

www.park-kosa.ru

More information:

Regional Tourism Information Center - 4, Prospekt Mira Street, tel: +7 (4012) 957-980

http://visit-kaliningrad.ru/en/