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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)

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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Top 5 Tips for Backpackers going on a trip to Baltiysk

Pillau town/present Baltiysk

Are you a backpacker dreaming to visit the city of Baltiysk (former Pillau)? –  You found the right tips for reading. Yes, entry to Baltiysk is free right now, it was recently opened for foreign visitors, no permit is needed, no passport control. If you’re traveling on your own to Kaliningrad region, Baltiysk is a must-see city. 5 Tips below will ...

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Top 5 Things to See on the Baltic Spit (Kaliningrad region)

If you’re already in Baltiysk or planning to visit it, keep in mind one more point of destination that is only 10 minutes by ferry from Baltiysk – Baltic Spit (or Vistula Spit). It’s an amazing strip of land for those who are tired of noice and looking for solitude. Here are a few things you might be interested in ...

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Top 5 Tips for Backpackers Going on a Trip to Polessk (ger. Labiau)

I assume a lot of tourists have been or at least know about Curonian Spit, that one bank of it is washed by the Curonian Lagoon.  Curonian Lagoon can be enjoyed not only from the Curonian Spit. Such area as Polessk (Labiau) in the north-east of Kaliningrad region is situated quite close to the Lagoon. You can be unfamiliar with this ...

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Top 10 Things to See in Baltiysk (Kaliningrad region)

It’s time to visit Baltiysk – the westernmost port of Russia, which previous name was Pillau – the most important city of the Duchy of Prussia and Germany.  ”My small Amsterdam’ – these words related to Pillau were said by King Friedrich Wilhelm I. No entry permission is needed right now, so all foreign guests can see it any time since January ...

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Top 6 Answers – Why Choose Kaliningrad One of Your Main Destinations in Russia?

This blog written by me was first published on www.traveldudes.org in Jan 2010.  Now I decided to add it to my inkaliningrad.com pages so the new readers can easily find it, and those who already got acquated with it – can get the reminder of its content. Here’s it is: There’s no need to advertise Moscow or St. Petersburg – they are well-known ...

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