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 shops, restaurants and hotels known as Fish Village – hint at what this area looked like before WWII. Get a bird's-eye view from the 31m-high lighthouse viewing tower.

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1. Kaliningrad Cathedral

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Photos displayed inside this Unesco World Heritage site attest to how dilapidated the cathedral was until the early 1990s – the original dates back to…

2. 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…

3. Former Stock Exchange

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

4. Kaliningrad Art Gallery

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

5. Honey Bridge

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

6. 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,…

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…