Top things to do in Kaliningrad Region

Top Choice Museum in Kaliningrad

Museum of the World Ocean

Strung along the banks of the Pregolya River are several ships, a submarine, maritime machinery and exhibition halls that together make up this excellent museum. The highlight is the handsome former scientific exped…
Top Choice Seafood in Kurshskaya Kosa

Mayakovski

Even if you're not staying at the Mayakovski Hotel, be sure to plan a meal here. The pretty outdoor terrace has a nice view over the pool and lies within earshot of the roaring sea. The freshly prepared seafood, suc…
Top Choice Russian in Yantarny

Schloss Restaurant

The restaurant in the Schloss Hotel is one of the best on Kaliningrad's Baltic coast. Prices are high, but it's worth a splurge for the quality and elegant setting. There's excellent fish soup, as well as inventive …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Kaliningrad

Harry Johnson’s Bar

Easily Kaliningrad's best cocktail bar, Harry Johnson's has the cred to back it up. It's named for the author (and possible Königsberg native) of the earliest Bartenders' Manual, first published in the US in 1882. A…
Top Choice Live Music in Kaliningrad

Club Vagonka

Housed in a former German church about 3km from the city centre, Vagonka is one of the city's oldest and most popular venues for live rock, dance parties and general carousing. Performances take place in one of two …
Top Choice Seafood in Kaliningrad

Fish Club

For a seafood splurge with a view, this classy waterfront restaurant cannot be beaten. Everything on the menu is fresh and elegantly prepared, and the service is the best in the city. If you're not supping in the su…
Top Choice Jewellery in Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad Amber Factory

Easily the biggest and best of several amber shops along the riverfront promenade in Fish Village. Counters full of amber stones, necklaces, bracelets and pendants at all price points. Enter from the river or the st…
Church in Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad Cathedral

Photos displayed inside this Unesco World Heritage Site attest to how dilapidated the cathedral was until the early 1990s – the original dates back to 1333. The lofty interior is dominated by an ornate organ used fo…
Farm in Chernyakhovsk

Georgenburg Stud Farm

Tranken horses have been bred at this impressive complex since 1812. The farm is also the location of the Georgenburg Cup, an international show-jumping tournament, typically held on the second weekend in September.…
National Park in Kurshskaya Kosa

Kurshskaya Kosa National Park

The 98km-long Curonian Spit, a Unesco World Heritage Site, divides the tranquil Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. Here, tall, windswept sand dunes and dense pine forests teem with wildlife. The 50km of the spit l…