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Seafood in Svetlogorsk

Dom Rybaka

A pretty seaside setting and good fish dishes are a winning combination at one of the few above-average restaurants in town. Excellent fish soup, a scrumptious baked halibut and a long list of other fish-based mains…
Museum in Svetlogorsk

Herman Brachert House-Museum

This museum features the work of Herman Brachert (1890–1972), the sculptor whose work can be spotted all around Svetlogorsk; his bronze Nymph statue resides in a mosaic-decorated shell on the promenade. His small fo…
Sculpture in Svetlogorsk

Model of Medieval Königsberg

This sandbox-sized model of early-16th-century Königsberg is well worth the 200m walk west of the Svetlogorsk Tourist Information Centre along ul Gorkogo to see more than 500 buildings faithfully reconstructed, incl…
Concert Venue in Svetlogorsk

Organ Hall

Svetlogorsk's organ-recital hall began life as a Prussian Catholic church. It fell into disrepair and was rebuilt for its current purpose in the mid-1990s. In season (May to September), daily organ concerts take pla…
Armenian in Svetlogorsk

Novy Ochag

The food is only so-so at this Armenian-inflected grill restaurant, just off ul Lenina, but the pretty setting, on a bluff overlooking the sea, is ample reason to stop by. Most diners opt for one of the big fish, po…
International in Svetlogorsk


This popular bakery-cafe next to the Svetlogorsk II train station serves excellent coffee, with daily breakfasts until 2pm and comfy outdoor tables to watch the world go by. Lunch and dinner offerings include a wide…
Tower in Svetlogorsk

Water Tower

The elaborate 25m-high water tower just off ul Lenina is the symbol of Svetlogorsk. The tower was designed in a vaguely art nouveau style by architect Otto Walter Kukuck in 1908. The interior is closed to the genera…
Jewellery in Svetlogorsk

Russian Amber

There are plenty of kiosks to buy amber jewellery along central ul Lenina. Take a look here for more sophisticated settings, and correspondingly higher prices, than what you'll find on the streets.
Cafe in Svetlogorsk

Kafe Blinnaya

This standard self-service cafeteria has modestly priced soups, salads and steam-table mains, though many people come for the bliny (pancakes), which are considered some of the best in town. Grab a tray, get in line…
Russian in Svetlogorsk


With a nice view to the town's signature water tower, this upmarket cafe has a good selection of the usual Russian offerings, local fish dishes and outdoor seating in summer.