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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kaliningrad region in 2017

Baltic Sea in Kaliningrad region

More and more travellers are interested in exploring Kaliningrad in Russia during their holidays! Here are for you Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kaliningrad region in the year of 2017: 1. Become an observer of the dramatic changes the city is experiencing due to the Football World Cup 2018 2. Take a New trip by the river Pregola on a comfortable ...

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Top 6 Ecotourism places to visit in Kaliningrad region

Visiting nature

Warm spring months and summer days are just around the corner. It’s the right time for travelling! Enjoying nature or so called ecotourism has become popular among the tourists for the past few years.  Everyone can get tired of noisy life in the city and we are attracted by far-away places, where we can be pleased by the silence of the ...

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Top 5 Things Insterburg (present Chernyakhovsk) was Famous for.

Ruins of Georgenburg castle

The city of Chernyakhovsk (German name of it was Insterburg) attracts more and more tourists nowadays. The reason is simple. It has examples of very beautiful architecture from the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th cent., which is very well-preserved up till now. And moreover – amateurs of Eastern-Prussian history can see two castles from the 14th ...

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Top 5 Interesting Facts to Know About Amber

Amber mine in Yantarny, Kaliningrad region

Kaliningrad region concentrates up to 90% of the World Amber supplies. Amber that was used for the legendary Amber room of Catherine II is the most-often met word connected with this area and a must-buy item for every tourist to bring home from Kaliningrad. Here you can read about 5 Interesting Facts connected with Amber: 1. In ancient times Amber was valuated ...

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit the City of Svetlogorsk (ger. Raushen)

Sunset in Svetlogorsk

1820 is the date when Rauschen (now Svetlogorsk) was officially opened as a resort. In the beginning of the XX-th century it was a favourite resort for well-off people from Koenigsberg. By the beginning of World War II  the city turned into a highly-developed European resort with a network of hotels, medical centres. When you visit Kaliningrad region, there are ...

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Top 5 Things to Know from the History of Curonian Spit

Museum of the Curonian Spit

Curonian Spit (ger. Kurische Nehrung) is the main attraction for all tourists who come to Kaliningrad region. It has perfect nature to enjoy, the bird station founded in 1901, sand dunes and of course rich history that is known not by everyone. Here’s for you Top 5 Things to Know from the History of Curonian Spit: 1. The fleet of the ...

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Top 5 Things to Know about Teutonic Knight

Knight

In the 13th century Teutonic Knights Order understook a campaign to conquer the Prussian lands. This is how the fortress Koenigsberg was founded and in 1525 became the capital of the Order. Who were those Teutonic Knights? Now you will know that: 1. The Knights lived in the castles (around 40 of them were built on the territory of present Kaliningrad ...

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5 Interesting Facts from Koenigsberg life

Kaliningrad in the Past

Koenigsberg is the name of the city before 1945… Did you know that: 1. Koenigsberg was one of the first towns where klopses, marzipans, ‘tripe’ soup were cooked for the first time. 2. All houses in Knaiphof (now Kant’s island) were built on the oaky piles which were rammed in the ground until they reached the firm soil. The soil ...

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Top 5 Things to Do when You are in Yantarny (ger. Palmnicken)

Park in old Palmnicken/present Yantarny

I bet you often come across the name of Yantarny (ger. Palmnicken) when reading about Kaliningrad region. ‘Yantarny’ originates from the Russian word ‘yantar’ meaning ‘amber’, so Yantarny is the city of Amber. It is attracting more and more tourists nowadays. The city is having a rapid development from 2008 and right now there are a lot of things there ...

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Top 5 Tips for Backpackers going on a trip to the Baltiс Spit

Baltic Spit - view on theSand and Sea

If you’re a backpacker visiting Baltiysk and wishing to get more impressions from your trip, go to the Baltic Spit (former Frishe Nerung)! It takes only 10 minutes by ferry and yo u’re on the ‘wild’ land with only 1200 inhabitants, full of secrets and mysteries! Hope 5 tips below will help you not to get lost on the Spit and ...

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