Kaliningrad: the sea will always be there – Road.Travel

Kaliningrad: the sea will always be there

Road Trip Route. Zelenogradsk, Lesnoye, Morskoye, Svetlogorsk, Primorsk, Baltiysk, Opportunity to see the sea from different points of the region., New emotions and impressions., .

**Zelenogradsk-Svetlogorsk-Primorsk-Baltiysk** The whole Kaliningrad region is full of reminders of its history. Therefore, a vacation in Kaliningrad region is not a beach vacation, but rather a cultural, natural and informative one. In three days you can get an impression of nature and history of Kaliningrad region, its wondrous beauty and the most interesting sights. **Route features:** - Travel by car alternates with long walks in the fresh air; - Opportunity to see the sea from different points of the region; - New emotions and impressions. **Recommendations:** - Don't forget comfortable shoes for hiking. - Take a lunch box on the first day, as there are few places to eat on the Curonian Spit. - It is also worth taking light outerwear even in hot weather, as it may be windy and chilly by the sea.

History and Culture, Uninhabited Nature, Families with Kids. From: Kaliningrad

Екатерина Кузьмина. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: The sea on the left, the sea on the right...

Fresh sea air, pine trees, white sand - the perfect outing for you? Grab your family and friends and hit the road! The incredible nature of the Curonian Spit awaits you ahead.


Royal Borough

The Royal Forest does not carry its title for nothing! It is unusually beautiful here! Tell your children about the nature, the sea, the trees, because a visit to the Royal Forest is a good excuse for an eco-library! And when you get to the seashore, a beautiful view opens up: light sand and waves of the Baltic Sea. There are two lanes in front of the checkpoint, but small queues are possible. You can enter either lane with a pre-purchased ticket. Near the checkpoint there is a parking lot. Entrance to the Curonian Spit is 24 hours a day. Phone: 8 (800) 250-30-39. Website: [http://www.park-kosa.ru](http://www.park-kosa.ru)


You walk on the white sand, the waves are rumbling. A tiny red sparkling in the sand is an amber speck, which the sea has carried to the shore for you. If you cross the road, you will see absolutely different sea. To the left of the road there are huge sand dunes, deciduous trees, a gentle shore, and to the right you can see pine forests, a precipitous shore and dark water. There are small parking lots with tables and toilets (about every 10 kilometres).

Церковь св. Пантелеймона Целителя

In Lesnoe be sure to stop at the Church of the Great Martyr Panteleimon the Healer. The unusual thing about this place is that the strip of land here is only 400 metres long. A wonderful place for meditation and relaxation. The temple and its surroundings are open from 9:00 to 18:00. The temple closes earlier in winter.

Cafe Las Promenades

Lesnoy is a great place on the Curonian Spit for a bite to eat. Here you can enjoy the sea view and special fish menu. Not a fan of fish? Then try the pastries and drinks! Open daily from 11:00 to 21:00. Phone: +7 401 277-99-39. Community: [https://vk.com/club17354748](https://vk.com/club17354748)

музей русских суеверий

Kaliningrad region is full of mysteries and fairy tales. You can feel it best at the Museum of Russian superstitions. It seems that all evil things: Russian and local gathered here on shelves, in houses and on trees. However, it is peaceful, because it is supervised by a very talented master - Mikhail Semyonov, who conducts excursions. Entrance through the territory of the nature reserve "Curonian Spit" (in the visiting centre, two-storey wooden house). Open daily from 10 am till 4 pm, in summer time till 5 pm. Phone: +7 (9062) 175031.

Fringilla field station of the Rybachy Biological Station of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

What do you know about owls? How do you ring birds? And how is "Fringilla" translated from Latin? If you don't know the answers to these questions, then come here: to the ornithological station in the village of Rybachy. Excursion time: 15:00, 16:00, 17:00. The biological station is open every day from 10:00 to 17:00. Phone: +7 (40150) 4-12-51. Website: [https://www.zin.ru/rybachy/](https://www.zin.ru/rybachy/)

Куршский залив

A must-see in Rybachy village is the namesake cape. A beautiful view of the sea, which opens from the cape, will allow you to take some great pictures. Access from the village, parking is free.

Танцующий лес

The introduction to the fairy tale ended in the forest, where the pine trees gathered for a mysterious dance, but froze at your arrival, curving in unimaginable twisted shapes. The parking lot is located nearby.


After the photo session and walking among the dancing pine trees, you need to have a snack. For this you can visit the VinLand Café. Although the fish menu is the main course, you'll find classic dishes on the menu, and the kids will love the sweets from the candy chef. The cafe is open in the summer from 10:00 to 22:00. Community: [https://www.instagram.com/vinland_cafe/](https://www.instagram.com/vinland_cafe/)

Day 2: Two pearls on the seashore.

Yesterday's close acquaintance with the nature of the Kaliningrad region will be replaced today by walks on the sights of seaside towns.

Памятник Зеленоградским котам

Zelenogradsk is a real city of cats! Cats here are alive, wooden and stone. If you set a goal to take pictures with each of them, you'll get the whole quest, which will fascinate children of any age. The bronze cat is a must on this quest. Children will definitely want a photo with it! The adjacent streets are one-way, parking is prohibited, you will have to park 500-700 meters away from the monument, or at a paid parking lot.


The view from the Promenade's steep bank is breathtaking. You can rent scooters or bicycles and take a breeze ride. By the way, it's often rather windy here, so after the walk it's better to warm up with Kaliningrad mulled wine in any of the cafes on the promenade. Bicycle rent point in Kaliningrad: 20A Volodarskogo street. Phone: +7 (905) 248-33-88.


Not every museum can (and even should!) touch and stroke exhibits. The Murarium Cat Art Collection is just such a museum. If you are a fan of fluffy cats, then you are here, and if you are not - you will fall in love with Zelenograd cats forever. You can buy tickets online or on site. The museum and the souvenir shop are open daily from 10:00 till 20:00. Phone: +7 (40150) 31020, +7 (952) 056-09-92. Website: [http://murarium.ru](http://murarium.ru)

Old Town (Старый город)

After racing bikes around the Promenade and the Murarium, it was time for a bite to eat. There's a great Old Town Cafe within walking distance of the Murarium that has a very cozy atmosphere. You're sure to love it! And the kids will find plenty of desserts on the menu to suit all tastes. Open from Wednesday to Sunday. Phone: +7 (40150) 3-28-75.

Tortiline pond

If it's hot outside, it's nice to relax near the pond in the cool and shade. Curiously enough, there are fish living in the Tortilini pond itself. Sometimes you can also see fishermen. However, the most interesting thing is that you can cross the whole pond along the lilies - go ahead! Just hold your child's hand. The fountain is open from May to September.

Водонапорная башня

The water tower is located in the heart of Svetlogorsk. It is very beautiful, finely patterned, even fairy-tale like. It definitely deserves to be captured in a photograph. The tower is inaccessible to visitors. Only external inspection is possible (round the clock).

Светлогорский променад

The sea, birds, lots of tourists, mulled wine - this is what Svetlogorsk dreams about... For the most beautiful photos you should definitely walk along the embankment. Only this way you will understand Svetlogorsk and see its soul. On the Promenade there are several cafes and a cableway. The cable car operates every day from 09:00 to 21:00.

Маленькая Венеция

If you've held out on a bite to eat on Svetlogorsk Promenade, have lunch now. A café with a summer veranda, desserts for kids and quick service to get you on your way sooner. The cafe is open daily from 11:00 to 00:00. Phone: +7 (4012) 77-25-52. Community: [https://vk.com/mvsvetlogorsk](https://vk.com/mvsvetlogorsk).

A model of medieval Königsberg

The layout of medieval Königsberg will be very interesting to visit, not only for children, but also for adults. Everyone will feel like a giant here. A truly fairy-tale atmosphere will surround you when the light comes on in the windows of the small houses. Available 24 hours a day, but the lights don't always work, so it's best to visit during daylight hours. Parking nearby can be difficult, it is better to park on Kaliningrad Ave.

Отель «Универсал» / Universal Hotel

After a busy day you need a good rest. And there are many hotels in Svetlogorsk, but for you we recommend a quiet and clean hotel with good reviews. Here you also do not have to worry about breakfast, as it is included in the room price. Room reservations are required, as hotel occupancy is high during the summer period. Website: [hotel-universal.ru](http://hotel-universal.ru). Phones: +7 (4012) 74-36-58, +7 (40153) 2-14-95.

Day 3: The Westernmost Adventure

There is a lot to be said about the Kaliningrad region in superlatives. The third day of the route will prove it once again. Stock up on sweaters against the sea wind and continue your journey to the west!

Amber Chamber at the Amber Mill

Amber is a symbol of the Kaliningrad region. Do you think it's just solidified resin? However, you can find ancient insects and plants in pieces of amber. Not only beads can be made from amber, but also magnificent statuettes, books and real works of art. It is better to buy a ticket to the museum and quarry at once for a full immersion in the history of amber. Tours are available every hour: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00. Phone: +7 (401) 533-74-44. Website: [http://ambercombine.ru/tourism/yantarnaya-palata](http://ambercombine.ru/tourism/yantarnaya-palata)

Крепость Пиллау

The main attraction of Baltiysk is Pillau Citadel. It is definitely worth a visit to the fortress. It will be interesting for both adults and children, because it will allow you to delve deeper into the history of the country. You can book an appointment at the Baltic Fleet Museum 300 meters away from the fortress gates at 14:00, duration - 1,5 hours. Sometimes there are no places in the tour groups. In this case you will have to wait for the next excursion. The fortress is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Phone: +7 (40145) 6-41-87. Website: [https://navalmuseum.ru](https://navalmuseum.ru)

Cafe Tourist Bar Deck

It's better to start the sightseeing of Baltiysk embankment after a snack. All the more, children will need a hearty lunch after a long excursion in the fortress. At "The Deck" you will enjoy the atmosphere, and children will try delicious desserts. Every day from 08:00 till 21:00. Phone: +7 (4012) 92-28-12. Community: [https://www.instagram.com/turistic_bar39/](https://www.instagram.com/turistic_bar39/)


Next, you can take a stroll along the promenade. It is incredibly beautiful in Baltiysk. On the seafront, don't miss the opportunity to take a boat ride with the whole family on the coastal waters of the sea. Boat trips will please everyone from small to large. The quay is open around the clock, boat rides from 10:00 to sunset. It is necessary to dress warmer, as it may be windy.

Fischhausen (Замок Фишхаузен)

On route E77 it's better to stop at Primorsk by Amts Bridge. Here you can see the ruins of the old castle, while the kids play on the playground. The place is not the most popular among tourists, but it is very calm and peaceful.