Kaliningrad: Best Things to Do

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Kaliningrad is a city in Russia

Located between Poland and Lithuania and just 15 hours from Moscow by car

This city is also known as Königsberg

The unique fact about this city is Kaliningrad used to be a German Territory separated from the Russian mainland

This city is dominated by classic historical buildings and museums such as the Friedland gate museum and Museum of the World Ocean



Take a walk along the Königsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad. Königsberg Cathedral is a cathedral that still standing since World War II. This cathedral is one of the buildings that remain among the old city of Königsberg. This cathedral has a gothic style and located in Kneiphof island.

Königsberg Cathedral

Beautiful cathedral surrounded by a nice park

Address : Ulitsa Kanta, 1, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236039


Amber Museum is one of the great attractions to see in the downtown of this city. This building is built from 1972 and opened in 1979. The Baltic gems and 28 show-rooms. Around this museum is worth your visit.

Amber Museum

Nice old building and impressive art

Address : Ploshchad' Marshala Vasilevskogo, 1, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236035


If you appreciate hand made things, then shop for authentic souvenirs. Famous items here are jewelry. If you are looking for something else, Salon Avtorskikh is the perfect place for you.

Kaliningrad souvenirs

Excellent gift shop with a nice colletions

Address : Moskovskiy Prospekt, 26-11, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236006

Salon Avtorskikh Rabot "Modil'yani"

One of the first such stores where you can buy handmade gifts from local craftsmen

Address : Prospekt Leninskiy, 24, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236006


Königsberger Klopse is the iconic cuisine in Kaliningrad. Königsberger Klopse is meatball with Cream Caper Sauce and potato. The famous beverage in Kaliningrad is Bärenfang. It is a honey-flavored liqueur and known as Bärenjäger.


Kaliningrad is famous for its musical performance such as Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra. They really appreciate arts and performance. Locals are also friendly to locals.


The best time to visit Kaliningrad is from May to September. That time is ideal weather for traveling in Kaliningrad. With quite warm and little rainfall makes these months become the best time.


Crystal House Suite Hotel & SPA is located 5 minutes from Monument to Immanuel Kant. It is a luxury hotel with five stars hotel. Another recommended hotel is the Hotel Kaiserhof. It is a classic and elegant hotel located 1,8 km from King's Gates. This hotel is the best for who people want a budget hotel but still offer great hospitality.

Crystal House Suite Hotel & SPA

Excellent apartments, great spa and fantastic breakfast

Address : Ulitsa Sergeyeva, 4, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236040

Hotel Kaiserhof


Address : Ulitsa Oktyabr'skaya, 6а, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236006


Stop by at Shtaindamm 99 to taste authentic food in Kaliningrad. Shtaindamm 99 serves Russia, Europe, and Central Europe menus sourced locally and using traditional ingredients. The other option is Borsch & Salo is an authentic restaurant with a mix of Russian and Ukrainian cuisine. the cuisine makes it a must-visit for food lovers. Pelmeni and vareniki cuisine makes it a must-visit for food lovers.

Shtaindamm 99

One of the best restaurants in Kaliningrad with a highly professional staff

Address : Ulitsa Zhitomirskaya, 22, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236006

Borsch & Salo

accessible restaurant with a high quality food, good portions and good attention

Address : Borsch & Salo


Enjoy Kaliningrad by hanging out at Patisson Markt. This place is a famous cafe around here. The interiors make you feel homey with some plant decors. Also, come to Croissant Cafe to try the snacks when you walking around. This cafe also serves various tea, coffee, pastries, and cakes.

Patisson Markt

Great place to eat with an awesome cuisine, very nice interior and pleasant stuff

Address : Prospekt Mira, 26, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236022

Croissant Cafe

Cute and quiet cafe with an excellent breakfast

Address : Ulitsa Proletarskaya, 79, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236006


Bar Yeltsin is a modern Russian bar and club. Spend your night in Bar Yeltsin with its popular craft beer. Another recommended bar is Bar Tsokol. The sincere and warm atmosphere here makes you comfortable when you spend some time in this bar.

Bar Yeltsin

A fantastic pub with great service, atmosphere and a decent selection of draft beer

Address : Ulitsa Garazhnaya, 2-2а, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236001

Bar Tsokol

the best bar with a very atmospheric, sincere and warm place, insanely charming staff, the best music

Address : Ulitsa Kopernika, 4, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236006


Kaliningrad has several interesting places. You must visit the Museum of the World Ocean, a maritime museum and natural Sciences museum. Here, you can get experience being in the maritime field with an amazing exhibition. Next, King's Gate is one of six a historical gate that built-in 1765. This building was known as Gumbinnen Gate and King's Gate damaged during the Second World War.

Museum of the World Ocean

Very interesting museum and numerous ships and other vessels for exploration + main hall with aquarium

Address : Naberezhnaya Petra Velikogo, 1, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236006

King's Gate

Great place about the story of Prussia

Address : Ulitsa Frunze, 112, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236038


For those who love photography, Rybnaya Derevnya is the beautiful Lighthouse with touch German style. The romantic atmosphere becomes the reason why many couples visit here. This building located closed with the Pregolya river and this place become a place to start the boat trip. Friedland gate museum is a nice small museum about local history. Here, you can try on knightly costumes and medieval dresses. The museum makes the tourist impressed with the decoration of the museum. 

Rybnaya Derevnya

Beautiful place and touch Germany atmosphere

Address : Ulitsa Oktyabr'skaya, 6А, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236006

Friedland gate museum

Interesting old photos, memories from Prussia ruling time

Address : Ulitsa Dzerzhinskogo, 30, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 236004