The secret places of Koenigsberg – Road.Travel

The secret places of Koenigsberg

Road Trip Route. Visit the most famous forts, Meet the ghosts in the castle., Take a walk through the Museum of Torture., Find the abandoned kirchi..

On this journey, you will touch the mystical side of Kaliningrad. Legend has it that beneath Koenigsberg there are huge dungeons, where ancient forts are connected to the command points of tunnels. They lead to the most important country sites. On the first day you will visit Fort 11 Dönhoff, Fort 3 King Friedrich Wilhelm I, and you will see with your own eyes the most powerful fortification in the city. The second day of the trip will be dedicated to the Nesselbeck Castle and the legendary Museum of Torture. On the way back you will see Fort No. 5 "King Friedrich Wilhelm III". ** Book hotels along the route with cachebacks up to 10%.

Unobvious locations. From: Kaliningrad

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: History forever and ever.

Did you know that modern Kaliningrad used to be a defensive fortress surrounded by towers, defense forts and forts? The task of the fortification ring was not to miss the enemy from any side. In total, 15 forts were built, 12 of which were large and 3 auxiliary. They are also called the "Night Perina of Koenigsberg". Today you will learn what they look like and what secrets they keep in themselves.

Kaliningrad

Кирха Святого Семейства

One of the most beautiful and preserved kirh of the capital of East Prussia. The Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic Society was opened in this building.

Форт #11 Фридрих фон Дёнхофф

This structure was erected in 70-80s of the XIX century. The fort was named after the governor of Memel (now Klaipeda) Friedrich von Dönhoff. At the end of the war, the fort was surrendered without battle, so it is well preserved. There is still a German gate and a lifting mechanism. Immediately after the victory the fort was occupied by the military, and in 2015 it was handed over to private hands. The museum is open for visitors.

Штайндамм 99

This restaurant is famous for deer and fresh fish. Be sure to try the cream soup, the visitors are delighted with it. Here you will find a great atmosphere and excellent service.

Форт № 3 «Король Фридрих Вильгельм I»

Built among the first, Fort 3 is the largest defense structure. Its area is 350×180 meters, the depth reaches 5 meters. The fort is also distinguished by a dry moat, which made it possible to place barracks in two floors. The powerful structure covering the railway lines to Tilsit and Krantz, the highway to Krantz, served as a warehouse for ammunition and explosives. Fort 3 is perfectly preserved and is open to the public.

Музей пыток

Be sure to visit the torture museum. It has created a stunning yet shocking atmosphere. You will learn how sophisticated and painful the medieval punishments were, and look at special inventions that will make your hair stand up. Opening hours: from 12.00 to 18.00 daily.

Военный Мемориал

Make a small stop and honor the memory of soldiers who died for the freedom of the homeland.

Ресторан «Усадьба»

It's time for the long-awaited meal in this pleasant restaurant, which is perfect for a family dinner. Decent dishes and beautiful service. Visitors recommend a taste of poppy cake.

Day 2: Opening the veil of secrets

The second day of the trip will also be devoted to the theme of dungeons and defense structures of the city. You will continue your journey to the North and visit Shaaken Castle, see another fort and find an abandoned kirch.

Повунденская кирха / Kirche Powunden

An ancient kirkha, which has preserved its appearance despite the past centuries. Be sure to walk around and find a restored mural on one of its walls.

Schaaken (Замок Шаакен)

This castle was intended to defend the coast of the Curonian Gulf, on the ice of which Prussian tribes often raided. Peter I and Catherine stayed here several times, traveling by route through Prussia. They say that here you can meet ghosts imprisoned within the walls of the castle since the Middle Ages.

Домик в деревне

A small restaurant of Russian cuisine with polite service and a large selection of delicious dishes.

Форт №5 — Король Фридрих-Вильгельм III

This museum is a monument of defensive architecture and a military-historical memorial complex, erected at the end of the XIX century. The construction became the most famous and most visited fort in the region. It was named after King Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia, who was at the head of state at the time when the war with Napoleon was going on.

Голубые озера

It's time to enjoy the natural beauties of the Kaliningrad bay. Catch the silence, meditate and take a little walk.

Brandenburg (замок Бранденбург)

Next stop, a castle with the sonorous name Brandenburg. Until now, the castle of the Teutonic Order has been preserved only in the form of ruins, but even now we can estimate its scale. Until 1946, the village, which housed a massive stone structure, and was called Brandenburg, after it was renamed Ushakovo.

Radisson Blu

The journey is coming to an end, we offer dinner at the Brasserie de Verres en Vers restaurant at 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 promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=radisson-kaliningrad)**