Between new beginnings and history
Historical and cultural heritage
The historical heritage of Kaliningrad region, the enclave in Russia, is a mixture of the age-old German culture, dating back to the pre-war East Prussian period, and the Soviet and Russian designs constructed since then.
The history of the Kaliningrad region is unique and it goes back to the pagan tribes of the ancient Prussians, later conquered by the knights of the German (Teutonic) Order in the distant XIII century. In 1255, the knights founded their fortress on the site of the main Prussian fortification Twangste and named it Koenigsberg. Read more about the interesting history: History_Kaliningrad_Region
Modern Kaliningrad is a dynamically developing commercial and industrial center with unique atmosphere. Despite the fact that the architecture of Koenigsberg was seriously damaged during the Second World War, the city still has enough objects that are undoubted interesting for history lovers.
This centuries-old cultural heritage, interest in which has extremely increased in recent years, successfully intertwines with the signs of the third millennium, creating an unforgettable combination that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Due to the vicinity to the baltic sea coast, Kaliningrad today calls itself the world capital for amber. So visitors will find a Amber Museum and lots of souvenir shops with amber. In addition to this Kaliningrad offers a number of different thematic museums the World Ocean museum, Fine Arts museum, museum of regional history and etc.), theatres, libraries, one of the oldest Russian zoo, a beautiful botanical garden. In summer the city becomes a host for various festivals of international level like Jazz festival.
Watch some interesting manor houses and castles from the region here.