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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 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…
Cafe in Kaliningrad

Kvartira

Hiding on the ground floor of an apartment block, Kvartira is unquestionably one of Kaliningrad's coolest hang-outs. Lined with a fascinating range of pop-culture books, CDs, records and DVDs, all for sale or rent (…
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…
European in Kaliningrad

Dolce Vita

One of a handful of destination restaurants in Kaliningrad, the Dolce Vita is located adjacent to the Hotel Dona. Many of the inventive dishes appear overly fussy on the menu, but the competent chef makes them work.…
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…