This trip will be filled with a variety of activities, as well as bright impressions from visiting extraordinary places. You will learn how unique and unique the west of the country is with its natural reserves, picturesque coasts and colorful traditions. You will get to know the cities of Baltiysk and Svetlogorsk, walk along the Baltic Sea coast, see a unique German park with an exotic tulip tree, climb the heights of the dunes and appreciate the local cuisine in fishing villages. ** Book hotels along the route with cachebacks up to 10%.
The first day of the trip will be dedicated to ruined castles and natural beauties of the Kaliningrad region. You will explore the castle of Valdau and Georgenburg, ride horses at sunset and in the evening arrive in the town of Gusev, which is close to the border with Lithuania, in one of the most saturated natural regions of the region. Bring comfortable shoes and a great mood!
The Bastion is a monument of military engineering architecture. The Crown Prince does not boast a perfect state inside, but there is an amazing and life-affirming atmosphere on the outside: trees, bushes and herbs delight in abundance. Take a short walk and breathe in the spirit of antiquity.
Many centuries ago, two Prussian princes started building this castle. They received land from the Teutonic Order for supporting the Teutonic people during the next uprising. Originally it was a small fortress that looked like an inn. In XVII century this castle was even visited by Peter I. Here he spent only one night, which is recorded in the castle archives. Today there is a commemorative plaque on the castle about this event. And there is a memorial stone on the road.
This cafe is always cozy and homely warm atmosphere. Be sure to try borscht and dishes on coals.
The castle was repeatedly seized and sacked by Lithuanians and Mongol Tatars, who were hired by Poles to fight against knights. In the chronicles of Georgenburg you can read a sad story about the desecration of the estate by the invaders, led by the Polish Prince Gonshevsky. He easily infiltrated the estate, levelled it to the ground and captured 30 young men along with a huge number of pets. It was perhaps the most dramatic event in the history of the Order of Horgenburg.
The horse factory has still existed in the vicinity of the castle for centuries. It is a large modern complex with a museum, hotel, cafe. It still breeds breeding horses for sale, organizes equestrian competitions. We have the opportunity to ride and feed the horses. Please note that you can visit the equestrian complex from Tuesday to Sunday. Excursions must be agreed in advance, contact information can be found at [site](http://georgenburg.com/?page_id=14).
It's time to have a little rest and try the Russian cuisine. Here you can even order game dishes. Bon appetit!
The second day of the trip will be no less active. The plans include a visit to the museum, a picnic near the castle and fishing.
Before going on the road, we suggest buying food for a small picnic in the countryside instead of lunch at a restaurant.
Let's start the day by visiting a small but interesting museum of Gusev, founded in 1991.
This is a former Protestant Reformed Kirkha, built in the late 19th century by the Kenigsberg architect Friedrich Adler in the New Romanesque style. Later the temple was illuminated by the Orthodox rite and named after Archangel Michael.
Castle Horgenburg - an ancient castle of the Teutonic Order. On March 23, 2007 the castle received the status of a cultural heritage site of regional importance. Georgenburg Castle is one of the three best preserved castles of the Kaliningrad region - along with Tapiau castles in Gvardeisk and Valdau castles in Nizovya. Not far from the castle there is a horse factory of the same name. [Wikipedia](https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D0%B5%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B1%D1%83%D1%80%D0%B3). How about a picnic overlooking the castle?
Fishing, sauna, water park, zoo and much more offers this hospitable recreation center! Here you and your family will surely not get bored, you can find entertainment for every taste. The resort also has its own restaurant where you can enjoy freshly prepared catch. Please note: it is better to arrange a visit to the complex in advance, contact information can be found at [site](https://fishdorf.com/).
The journey continues and today you will see all the majesty and beauty of the Curonian Spit, its sand dunes and the world of flora. The Curonian Spit is truly the most aesthetic place on the Baltic coast. You can swim here in the high season, but walks along the coast are also a great success at different times of year. In addition, we plan to get acquainted with the miniature city of Zelenogradsky, as well as to spend the night in the amber-craft capital - Svetlogorsk.
In the village of Nekrasovo there is the order castle Shaaken, founded on the site of a Prussian fortress (Zoke, and later Shokin). Originally the castle was intended to defend the coast of the Curonian Gulf, on the ice of which Prussian tribes of Shalauen and later Lithuanians often raided.
This small museum has a rich variety of figures, photographs and stories. Behind the yurt you will see aviaries with stunning live birds. The local owl flies freely, and also sits down and eats with its visitors. There is a mini-café with hot tea and coffee on site. You can visit the owls from Tuesday to Sunday.
Nice and cozy restaurant of modern European cuisine with its terrace and very tasty food. Visitors recommend grilled fish dishes.
This peaceful holy place is located on the bank of the picturesque Curonian Spit. Catch the peace and quiet of this wonderful place.
This is where we can start our walk along the coast of the Curonian Spit. Incredible views of the Baltic Sea from the shore.
It was a long road. It's time to get some rest and finally have dinner. Look at today's photo and just smile. In this cozy restaurant, guests are advised to try meat dishes, cooked on open fire.
The last day of the trip will begin in the glorious city of Svetlogorsk with its amazing sights such as the picturesque promenade, water tower and even the Amber period park. The second half of the day is dedicated to the Amber homeland - the Amber village. It is the only place in the world where natural extraction of amber is carried out. Take a good mood with you... ...and on your way!
Start this beautiful day with the famous Svetlogorsk promenade. Easy running or just a walk will charge you for the whole day. Be sure to take some photos as a memento.
This is a historical place and one of the symbols of the city, where you must stop and take pictures!
This park is dedicated to the Amber period, when dinosaurs dominated. Here you will learn about the geography and ancestry of the flora and fauna of the Baltic coast.
This miniature model in the park deserves your attention. Make a small stop and see the city through the eyes of Gulliver.
Wonderful restaurant of fish cuisine. Here you can enjoy the magnificent view and delicious gifts of the Baltic coast.
The museum and exhibition complex "Amber Castle" is located in the village of Yantarny, Kaliningrad region, in the building of the former Palmniken Castle. Its expositions are dedicated to the history of East Prussia and the Kaliningrad region.
The journey is nearing its end. We'll make a stop at the amber beach to take a walk and flip a coin. It's so beautiful and peaceful. Why not go back?
The Kirch was built in XIV century in Gothic style. But in 1604 its vaults collapsed and later a flat ceiling made of wood was built. In 1676 the Kirch was decorated with a carved iconostasis by Pfeffer. These works still remain on the walls to this day. Be sure to find them.
It's time for a refreshment, to remember the highlights of your trip and to revise your photos at the Brasserie de Verres en Vers restaurant at the Radisson Blue Hotel. **If you are a guest of the city, book a room on a special page on the site [Radisson Hotels](https://www.radissonhotels.com/ru-ru/booking/room-display?startDate=today&adults%5B%5D=1&children%5B%5D=0&searchType=pac&promotionCode=MCRHG1&hotelCode=KGDZH&facilitatorId=REZIDORAREASEMEERUSSIA&cid=a:pt+b:oth+c:emea+i:MCRHG1_kl+e:rdb+d:eerut+f:ru-RU+g:ho+h:KGDZH)**, pay for it with a premium card Mastercard and get a 15% discount, as well as the possibility of early check-in and late check-out. [Full stock rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=radisson-kaliningrad)**