To explore the most non-Russian city ofRussia, Excurzilla recommends a visit to Kaliningrad. This is the only Russian city with German architecture. Many German fortifications, monuments, quarters, mansions, remaining from the time when Kaliningrad was called Koenigsberg, have been preserved here. As part of a sightseeing tour with a personal guide, you can explore the city in one day and learn about its history, military past, unique museums and modern life. During a tour of Kaliningrad, you can see:
The history of the city is inextricably linked with the name of I. Kant, the great philosopher who rests in the Tomb of the Cathedral. Professional guides will talk about the life of Kant, as well as about numerous fortifications that defended the city during the World War II. Many forts are now adapted for clubs, restaurants, museums, and in one of them there is an amber museum where you can trace the entire history of production, processing and production of amber products in Russia.
Guides will definitely advise you to visit the Museum of the World Ocean , where the low price of the entrance ticket makes it possible to see a real submarine.
There are also pleasant natural places in the city. As part of bus tours, you can go to the sand dunes of the Curonian Spit, to the Dancing Forest, to the Amber Coast (Zelenogradsk, Svetlogorsk, Yantarny). Among the interesting sights of Kaliningrad, the monument to Baron Munchausen and the Sculpture Park are worthy of attention.