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Zelenogradsk (until 1946 – Cranz) is a resort town with a population of about 17 thousand people located in Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.

The town stands on the coast of the Baltic Sea, about 25 kilometers north of Kaliningrad. Zelenogradsk on Google Maps. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Zelenogradsk - a resort town by the Baltic Sea, Russia, photo 1

picturesque resort town


Svetlogorsk (until 1947 – Rauschen) is a small resort town with a population of about 13,000 people located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, 40 kilometers north-west of Kaliningrad, in the Kaliningrad region.

This is an excellent place to relax – quiet, close to other European countries, with the sea and wonderful architecture. The sea waters, as well as the waters of the local lake, mud baths and air help to improve your health. Photos by: Vasiliy Nikitinskiy.

Svetlogorsk resort town, Kaliningrad region, Russia, photo 1

walk around the resort town


Every year more and more tourists come to the Kaliningrad region. They are people mainly from Central Russia and the nearest European countries.

First of all tourists are attracted by the Baltic Sea, resort towns, the unique Curonian Spit, architectural monuments of German heritage, as well as the proximity to Europe.

The sights of the Kaliningrad region, Russia, photo 1

take a trip to the Kaliningrad region


Lutheran church in Gross Engelau was built in the 14th century during the reign of power and financial prosperity of the Teutonic Order. Lutheran church tower was often used as an observation post during military conflicts.

In 1807, the Russian officers observed the battle of Friedland from it. In August 1914, Gross Engelau was again in the thick of things, the tower was used by the military again.

Photo of the church before 1945

Gross Engelau Church, Kaliningrad Region, Russia photo 1

the details of what happened

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Picturesque views of Baltic Sea coastline

The following nice photos were taken on the shore of Baltic Sea (resort town of Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad oblast) by Andrey Rumyantsev.

Baltic Sea coastline, Russia view 1


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Kaliningrad oblast was the part of German province East Prussia before the World War II. The province was partitioned between the USSR and Poland after the World War II.

Kaliningrad oblast architecture remains