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The Most Popular Destinations for Short Trips in Russia
The most popular destinations for city-breaks this year are St. Petersburg, Kazan and Kaliningrad.
Main Windsurfing Spots in Russia
Windsurfing, unlike surfing, is very popular in our country. The reason is simple: for this sport only a pond and wind are needed.
Westernmost Cuisine of Russia: What to Eat in Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad is the westernmost city of Russia. The trip here will be unforgettable: cold transparent waves of the Baltic Sea, the stunning fresh air in the pine forest, wonderful gardens, ... and sea delicacies.
How to Travel to Kaliningrad during FIFA World Cup 2018: Tickets and Documents Needed
Railway transport riding on the route Moscow-Kaliningrad crosses the borders of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Lithuania. Due to this fact, if you have to travel to Kaliningrad by train, you need to carry a set of documents; the list of them is different for the citizens of different countries.
Must See Places in Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad, the former German city of Königsberg, founded more than seven centuries ago, now combines two periods of its existence: German and Russian, both equally important, despite the gap in the length of historical spaces.
The Best Hotels of Kalningrad
Looking for a hotel to book in Kaliningrad? Check our reviews here.
Discover Kaliningrad: The Friedland Gate
The Friedland Gate is the only one of the seven surviving city gates of Koenigsberg and the youngest of all these gates.
Discover Kaliningrad: History of the Friedland Gate
The Friedland Gate built in 1862; it was the last link in the defensive ring of Koenigsberg. They covered the road to Friedland, the modern Pravdinsk.
Discover Kaliningrad: the Royal Gate
Nowadays the Royal Gate not only tells us about the emergence of Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad and its development at the crossroads, it is a museum with open exhibitions; solemn book presentations and wedding ceremonies are held there, and the Kaliningrad Consular Corps has chosen the Royal Gate as a venue for the annual celebration of the Diplomats Day.
Discover Kaliningrad: the Fort of Koenigsberg
The Fort titled King Friedrich Wilhelm III was built in late XIX century as part of the Koenigsberg defensive ring.
Discover Kaliningrad: History of the Royal Gate
Being a part of the Second Defensive Rampart, surrounding the city in a continuous 15-kilometer ring, the gate witnessed the passage of various historical persons.
Discover Kaliningrad: History of the Fort of Koenigsberg
Fort No. 5 is a powerful defensive structure surrounded by a moat with water, a stone wall and an earthen rampart. It was built in late XIX century and passed its main test in 1945.
13th International Festival "Jazz in Philharmonics" Held in Kaliningrad
Jazz of all trends as performed by two orchestras, with over 20 musicians from six countries will sound in the Regional Philharmonic Hall.
International Classical Music Festival Kicks Off in Kaliningrad
The 9th International Festival "Masterpieces of World Classics in Cathedral" runs in Kaliningrad from September 10.
How to Get to Kaliningrad Airport
Kaliningrad Region is worth visiting for its old country-side Prussian castle ruins, as well as for its sunny beaches, the highest sand dunes in Europe, thick pine forests and the worlds largest amber mine.
Where has the Amber Room Gone?
The Amber Room is a well-known 18th century stone-carving art masterpiece, which was lost track of during the Great Patriotic War.
Kaliningrad Region: Curonian Spit - the beaches of North-West Russia
The Kaliningrad region is an ideal place to spend your holidays, especially if you like not only lying in the sun but exploring the surroundings. If you are sick and tired of urban lifestyle and search for peace and solitude, sea and fresh air - go to the Curonian spit!


Russian Schoolboy Opened a History Museum
12-year-old Vladimir Dorofeev from Kaliningrad has founded a history museum in the basement under his parents' apartment.
Curonian Spit Reopened for Tourist Groups
The Federal State Budgetary Institution "Curonian Spit National Park" gave official permission for tourist groups to visit the territory.
Kaliningrad will Cancel the Observation for Tourists
Obligatory observation upon arrival in the Kaliningrad region will be canceled next week.
Kaliningrad - the Fastest Growing Tourist Destination in the World 2020
St. Petersburg, Moscow and Sochi entered the top 35 of the best European destinations.
Electronic Visas to Kaliningrad Region are in High Demand
According to the border control of Kaliningrad Oblast, 40 thousand visas have been issued until now, and 30 thousand foreigners have already visited the region.
The Dancing Forest Tourist Route in the Curonian Spit National Park Needs Protection
Some of the most crooked pines have already been surrounded by wooden fences.
Amber Weekend in Kaliningrad
A new tourist product titled Amber Weekend will be offered to the guests of Kaliningrad Oblast in autumn.
A Bike Lane along the Baltic Coast in Kaliningrad Oblast will be Constructed
It is planned to implement several projects in the field of bicycle tourism on the territory of the region.
Kaliningrad Region is the First in Terms of Involvement of the Population in Small Business
Kaliningrad region topped the rating of regions with the greatest involvement of the population in small business.
The Mud Baths on the Unique Lake near Irkutsk will be Reconstructed
The Nagalyk health resort has been operating since 1985; in 2018 it became a part of the Bayandaevsky district hospital.
"The Red Line" Tourist Route in Kaliningrad
The line connects the central railway station, the stadium and the fan zone of the World Cup; besides it passes through the main sights of Kaliningrad.
"Pobeda" will Fly to London
Pobeda airline received permits for regular flights from St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad to London.
Police Handed Over 170 Collection Coins to Museum
Soviet coins of 1924-1993 have replenished the numismatical collection of the Kaliningrad History and Art Museum.
Violet Street: from Paris to Kaliningrad
Original items of French arts and crafts will be displayed in the Kaliningrad Amber Museum from September 2 to September 6, 2015.
Kaliningrad Travel Navigation
The regional Ministry of Tourism implemented a project of installing 28 tourist signs in Kaliningrad for the convenience of travel and navigation.
Chinese Film Festival to Run in Moscow and Kaliningrad
The annual Chinese Film Festival will be held in two Russian cities from May 20 to June 3.
Medieval Konigsberg Street Unearthed in Kaliningrad
Traces of a medieval street of Konigsberg have been dug out in the center of Kaliningrad.
Skulls and Skeletons Museum to Appear Near Kaliningrad
A museum of human skulls and skeletons will be founded in the resort town of Zelenogradsk, the Kaliningrad Region.
King Frederick Port Will Become a Tourist Attraction In Kaliningrad
It is planned to turn the old Königsberg fort No. 3 King Frederick III, the largest fortification construction in Kaliningrad, into a civilized tourist site.
Kaliningrad Archeologists Created 3D Model of 5000 Year-Old Pot
Unique ancient exhibits of the virtual museum of the Baltic Federal University can now be created with 3D scanning.
Virtual Tour Of the Kristijonas Donelaitis Museum
The Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Arts presents a virtual tour of the Kristijonas Donelaitis Museum. The issue of a multimedia product is timed to the 300th anniversary of birth of the founder of Lithuanian literature.
Soldier Film to Star Fyodor Bondarchuk
Production of a new film with Fyodor Bondarchuk and his son in the leads has been launched in Kaliningrad.
The Water Of the Curonian Lagoon Is Toxic
The water of the Curonian Lagoon in Kaliningrad oblast has become dangerous due to toxic algae. Vacationers and residents of the settlements along the Curonian Spit must follow the safety rules.
No Tourist Police In Kaliningrad
There will be no Tourist Police divisions in Kaliningrad oblast, according to the press service of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Kiosks Fot Tourists In Kaliningrad
Tourist season started officially in the Kaliningrad Oblast.
Rarest Treasure of Roman Coins Found near Kaliningrad
Archeologists from the Archeology Institute, RAS have found a unique treasure of Roman coins of the 1st-2nd centuries AC in the Kaliningrad Region.
Interactive Travelers Booth
An unusual exhibit - an interactive travelers booth - appeared in the exhibition complex Maritime Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad.
Archeologists Find Adornment of the Legendary Founder of Konigsberg
Archaeological works carried out in the former Sackheim district of Konigsberg go on yielding most interesting finds.
Short-Length Film Festival to be Held in Kaliningrad
The Short-Length Film Festival Koroche (i.e. In Short) headed by the film director Sergey Selyanov will be held from August 23 to August 25 in Kaliningrad.
Baltic Seal Monument Set Up in Zelenogradsk
A monument to the Baltic seal, which entertained and attracted attention of vacationers last year, has been unveiled in Zelenogradsk.
Blindage: Renewed Atmosphere Of the War
The Blindage museum was opened after full repair in Kaliningrad.
Floating Hotels: For Football Fans
It is planned to build hotels on water in Kaliningrad before the WC-2018.
Kaliningrad celebrated the Herrings Day
The festive was celebrated for the 8th time together with the tourists from neighbouring Lithuania and Poland.
A New Building For the Museum of the World Ocean in Kaliningrad
Within a few years, according to the plans, a huge building in the form of globe will be constructed
Kaliningrad Street Signs Will Be Translated Into English
The streetsigns and main highway signs in Kaliningrad will be translated into English ahead of the World Cup in 2018.
Monument to Russian Rock Music May Appear in Kaliningrad
At the end of the past week the city administration of Kaliningrad decided to hold a meeting for defining a place for setting up the monument Wall of Russian Rock.
Architects: No Point in Restoring Konigsberg Castle
At a recent round table discussion regarding the restoration of the Konigsberg Castle the majority of professional architects spoke against restoration of the Royal Castle as a historical object.
Kaliningrad Officials Banned From Surfing Net at Work
A Russian regional government has blocked access to some popular websites in its offices in order to make its civil servants working instead of chating and flooding.
600 Archeological Artifacts of Prussia Displayed in Kaliningrad
The Kaliningrad History and Art Museum has opened the exhibition Ancient Prussia on the history of dwellers of the Amber Land from Stone Age to the Middle Ages.
Russian Protesters to Hold Rallies Abroad
Opposition supporters in Russias western exclave of Kaliningrad plan to hold protests in neighboring Poland, as they cannot afford the new fines for political rallies in Russia.
Tram Tours Started in Kaliningrad
The first tourist tram has appeared in Kaliningrad. The special route, created by the staff of the Friedland Gate Museum, covers the major sights of the city.
Kaliningrad Celebrates Herring Day
Kaliningrad will celebrate a traditional Herring Day by holding the annual gastronomic festival during two weeks, April 2-14, 2012.
Malta Visa Centre to Appear in Kaliningrad
The Malta Visa Application Centre will be opened in Kaliningrad March 30, 2012.
600 Dolls and 8000 Transformers Crushed with Tractor in Kaliningrad
Eight thousand sets of Bakugan transformers and 600 PiXie dolls have been crushed under tractors at a spoil disposal near Mamonovo Town of Kaliningrad Region.
The Seven-billionth Person was Born in Russia
Russia announced that the seven-billionth person was born in the country's westernmost city, Kaliningrad. The boy was named Pyotr.
Pskov Car Owners Have Finished Their Rally in Support of Road Safety
The members of "DorogiRussia" movement have returned to Kaliningrad after the monthly trip across Russia. They have found out everything about roads in the country.
Monument to Baron Munchhausens Boot Unveiled in Kaliningrad
Ethnographic complex Fish Village in Kaliningrad has been embellished with quite an unusual monument an enormous forged boot of Baron Munchhausen.
Ilya Lagutenko to Put Vladivostok into Guinness Book of Records
Ilya Lagutenko with his band Mumiy Troll is going to undertake an unprecedented action on September, 1st this year.
New flight and ferry line between St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad appear
Almost at the same time appeared new route,air and water, between two cities.
Königsberg Museum was the Largest in the Baltic
Vladimir Kulakov has found out that before the end of World War Two the antiquarium was placed in the Royal Castle and totaled more than half a million exhibits.
Museum of Russian Shipbuilding History Opens in Kaliningrad
Historical and cultural center Ship Revival opens inside the restored Friedrichsburger Gate a mid 19th century architecture monument of federal value.

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