A timeless city

A timeless city

Meeting Koenigsberg in Kaliningrad 

You have an opportunity to learn aboutthismorethansevencenturiesold cityeither together with a guide, or througha quest involving a treasure hunt.

You will beoffered to solve interesting riddles and puzzles about history and culture of medieval Koenigsbergand modern Kaliningrad. You will visit the old Cathedral with the great Immanuel Kantburied next to it, the Amber Museum and other mainsights of the capital of the westernmost Russian region.

This land has witnessed a number of great historical and political events, which made a significant impact onthe present-day world. The period, when German was spoken here, by historical standards,was not thatlong - about seven hundred years, but it was very rich in events. Early medieval chronicles tell much about pagan Prussians conquered by the Germans, but there is hardly anything said at all, even in legends, about what happened here before that.

Russians, as well as people from around the world, know about Kaliningrad, primarily as Koenigsberg, the former capital of East Prussia. Since 1255 Koenigsberg was a major commercial, scientific and cultural centre not only in Germany, but also in Europe. In different periods the city belonged to different states. Originally it consisted of three towns, which united only in 1724.

The city, which has gone through a widerange of changes, survived fires and wars, today intricately combines features of an ancient German city and a modern Russian one. German and Russian histories are intertwined here in a single “thread of time”creating new, often incredibly exotic forms attracting a large number of guests from different countries. 

Number of participants: not limited

Duration: at least 3 hours

Period: all year round

Extra: visits to museums;a boat tour on the Pregolya River; lunch/dinner in a restaurant

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