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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 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…
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…
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 (…
Architectural in Kaliningrad

Dom Sovietov

North of the cathedral is Tsentralnaya ploshchad (Central Square) on which sits one of the dourest, ugliest of Soviet creations, the upright H-shaped Dom Sovietov. On this site stood a magnificent 1255 castle, damag…
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…
Area in Kaliningrad

Amalienau & Maraunenhof

Casual strolls through the linden-scented, tree-lined neighbourhoods of Amalienau (to the city’s west along pr Mira) and Maraunenhof (at the north end of the Upper Pond) provide a glimpse of cultured pre-WWII Königs…
Museum in Kaliningrad

Amber Museum

Housed in the Dohna Tower (Башня Дона), this museum features over 6000 amber exhibits, including marvellous artworks, a whopping 4.28kg nugget and ancient specimens with prehistoric insects and plants fossilised wit…
in Kaliningrad

Fish Village

On the other side of theHoney Bridge is the half-timbered riverside development known as Fish Village. Disneylandish it may be, but this collection of hotels, tourist information office, shops and restaurants is a l…
Museum in Kaliningrad

Friedland Gate

The best way to see what pre-WWII Königsberg looked like is to attend the 40-minute multimedia show screened in the halls of this museum occupying one of the 13 original city gates. The evocative show is made up of …