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 for regular concerts, which are well worth attending. Upstairs, the carved-wood Wallenrodt Library has interesting displays of old Königsberg.

The top floor is devoted to noted philosopher and Kaliningrad native Immanuel Kant (1724–1804); the exhibition includes his death mask. Kant's Tomb is on the building's outer north side.

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1. Kant's Tomb

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Noted philosopher and Kaliningrad native Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) is buried along the northern edge of the exterior of Kaliningrad Cathedral on Kant…

2. Kant Island & Riverside

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This once densely populated island – now a parkland dotted with sculptures – is dominated by the Kaliningrad Cathedral. A few nearby buildings – the…

3. Honey Bridge


This short footbridge connects Kant Island to the Fish Village. It's said to be the oldest bridge in Kaliningrad.

4. New Synagogue

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One of three synagogues in Königsberg, the 1896 New Synagogue was destroyed in the aftermath of the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938. It was rebuilt,…

6. Former Stock Exchange


This fine Renaissance-style building was built in the 1870s; it now houses a disco and various community clubs.

7. Kaliningrad Art Gallery


Housed inside a neoclassical former stock exchange building from the 1870s, this art gallery has a permanent photo exhibition of the wartime ruins of…

8. Dom Sovietov

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One of the dourest, ugliest of Soviet creations, the upright H-shaped Dom Sovietov (closed to the public) has been nicknamed 'the monster' by locals. On…