Attractions

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…
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…
Museum in Kaliningrad

Bunker Museum

The city’s last German commander, Otto Lasch, capitulated to the Soviets from this buried command post on 9 April 1945, following the bloody Battle of Königsberg. Exhibits include wartime photographs and film, and a…
Museum in Kaliningrad

Amber Museum

Housed in the 19th-century Dohna Tower on the southern shore of the Upper Pond (Верхний пруд), this museum features over 6000 amber exhibits, including marvellous artworks, a whopping 4.28kg nugget and ancient speci…
Area in Kaliningrad

Kant Island & Riverside

This once densely populated island – now a parkland dotted with sculptures – is dominated by the Kaliningrad Cathedral. A few nearby buildings – the former Stock Exchange from the 1870s and the neotraditional row of…
Museum in Kaliningrad

Friedland Gate

This history museum is housed in the 19th-century Friedland Gate, for years one of the main entry points into the city. Admission includes permanent exhibitions on the Teutonic Knights and the history of the city th…
Zoo in Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad Zoo

This is one of the city's most popular attractions for families, so expect lines on the weekends. The zoo dates from 1896, when it was founded as the Königsberger Tiergarten. The destruction of WWII and funding shor…
Museum in Kaliningrad

Altes Haus

This unique museum is housed in a 1912 apartment house, which has been restored to its former state and stuffed with genteel period pieces and gorgeous antique furniture. Entry is by guided tour (in Russian). Visito…
Museum in Kaliningrad

King's Gate

Focusing on Peter the Great’s Grand Embassy to the city in 1697, this revamped gate also has good models of old Königsberg and exhibits on the personalities who shaped the region’s history. A little south of here, w…
Monument in Kaliningrad

Woody Allen Monument

This simple sculpture, a bronze hand holding Woody's signature spectacles, is a witty local tribute to the man born 'Allen Konigsberg'. To find it, walk through the entrance of the Zarya restaurant (in the Scala cin…