Cultural tourism in
Russia > Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad stands on the river Pregolya where it runs into the Baltic Sea.
It was founded in 1255 by Teutonic Knights. It was renamed as Kaliningrad in
1946. The town was almost destroyed during the war, that's why there are no
historical landmarks. The tomb of the famous German philosopher I.
Kaliningrad (formerly Konlgsberg) is the Western-most city in Russia, located
on the Baltic sea. Immanuel Kant, the famous philosopher, lived here in the
18th century, and he is buried. In this city neat the walls of Its main Cathedral.
The Kaliningrad region is known as the Amber Land: it is famous for the world's
largest amber depository, Kaliningrad's Amber Museum features a unique collection
of amber and amber jewelry.