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How to Spend a Weekend Break in Kaliningrad

Kalinigrad has been gaining significant popularity as a tourist destination because it is steeped in history. Kaliningrad is extremely close to Europe, making it the ideal destination for backpackers. The city itself has an eclectic range of skyscrapers, historical landmarks, and enormous residential zones.

As well as being stacked full of culture, Kaliningrad is known for its rich export of amber, which is how it became dubbed “The City of Amber”. If you are visiting Kaliningrad for a weekend and want to get the most out of your time there, we recommend paying a visit to the following attractions.

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The Curonian Spit

The Curonian Spit is a UNESCO-listed site that splits up the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. This renowned national park is known for its picturesque hiking trails, stunning dunes, and pristine beaches. Locals and tourists visit the Curonian Spit to escape the city and enjoy some downtime. If you get the chance to visit, take a picnic with you and sit back while you let Lucky Nugget Casinos entertain you with your favourite games. Before leaving the Curonian area, make sure you travel to the dancing forest to marvel at the contorted trees.

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Amber Museum

As mentioned previously, Kaliningrad’s primary export is amber, which makes for an incredible museum. In the museum, visitors will find plenty of amber artifacts, including fossilized insects in resin. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about the area’s local geology, culture, and history. Once you’ve finished checking out all of the amber artifacts, you should spend some time walking around the grounds of the museum, which is situated in Donha Tower. The red defensive tower dates back to the 19th-century and is surrounded by a beautiful network of canals and ponds.

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Photo by: Kemal Kozbaev

Fishing Village

Fishing Village is located a short walk from Konigsberg Cathedral and is a riverside complex that’s been rebuilt to old stylings. The area is home to a range of delicious restaurants serving up food from local chefs and an abundance of shops to buy souvenirs. If you travel to the Fishing Village from the cathedral, you will cross over the Honey Bridge, the oldest bridge in the city.

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Konigsberg Cathedral

Located a short three minutes from Fishing Village, Konigsberg Cathedral is a central piece of the city’s architecture. During the Soviet rule in Russia, the Cathedral was left to crumble and decay. Fortunately, in the 1990s, the marvel was restored and acts as a hub for many of the city’s events, including organ concerts.

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Kaliningrad is the closest region in Russia to the western world and is extremely close to the European border. The city is culturally and historically rich, with interesting architecture and marvels to behold. If you’re only there for the weekend, you should relax at the Curonian Spit and take in the weird trees in the dancing forest. When you head back into the city, you should ensure that the Amber Museum, Konigsberg Cathedral, and Fishing Village are all on your itinerary.

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