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Top 3 Cities to Choose for Your Holidays in Russia

Magnificent Nature

Thinking about travelling to Russia? And Trying to figure out what cities to visit in our big country? Well, from our travellers’ opinions and experiences a perfect solution would be visiting three cities : 1. Moscow – the capital, a city of possibilities, business and money 2. St. Petersburg – a city of culture and education 3. Kaliningrad – a ...

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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 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 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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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)

Baltic Spit in 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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