In Kaliningrad there are museums (museum of amber, historical and artistic, the World Ocean, Art Gallery, Fortification Museum, etc.), theaters, major libraries (in particular, fragments of the medieval book collection - Wallenrodt Library), a zoo, a botanical garden.
Kaliningrad is the westernmost regional center of the country. A large transport junction: railways and highways; sea and river ports; the international airport Khrabrovo. In this section you will learn how to get to Kaliningrad from central Russia.
Centuries-old historical heritage, interest in which has extremely increased in recent years, successfully intertwines with the signs of the third millennium, creating a unique combination that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Everyone who comes to Kaliningrad immediately catches the eye of its cultural and historical uniqueness, which is especially clearly manifested in the architectural appearance of the city. And despite the fact that the architecture of Koenigsberg was seriously damaged during the Second World War, the city still has enough objects that are of undoubted interest for history lovers.
These include fortifications, city gates, churches, the Cathedral and other architectural monuments, which in their monumental appearance store a lot of non-verbal historical and cultural information.
Any walk around the city necessarily involves visiting the unique museum complex «Museum of the World Ocean» and the Museum of Amber, located in the defensive tower «Der Dona».
Tired of hiking through the city streets, you can sit over a cup of coffee in one of the many cafes. Fans of shopping, too, will not be disappointed. There are many boutiques and various shopping centers in Kaliningrad, as well as souvenir shops.
The Curonian Spit is a long and narrow sand peninsula stretching from southwest to northeast from Zelenogradsk of the Kaliningrad Region to the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda. The Curonian peninsula is the world’s longest spit that separates the freshwater Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.
Since 1987, the Russian half of the Curonian Spit has been a national park, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
In Kaliningrad, Russia’s only international organ competition named after Mikael Tariverdiev, the international festival «Amber necklace» is held. The international festival «Kaliningrad City Jazz» has become traditional, during which you have a unique opportunity to see and hear world-size stars. The theater festival «Baltic Seasons» was widely popular among residents and visitors of the city, during which famous Russian theaters, symphony orchestras, theatrical troupes toured in Kaliningrad.