Kaliningrad: Top things to do and see
Kaliningrad is located between Poland and Lithuania, but is a part of Russia. In the last years, Kaliningrad has lost a lot of importance when it comes to economics. To be honest, it is no city worth travelling to either despite you want to see the negative outcomes of a city which lived communism. However, if you are there for whatever reason and have some free time, here are a few top things to do and see in Kaliningrad.
Victory Square and Church of Christ the Savior
Both, Victory Square and Church of Christ the Savior, are located pretty central in Kaliningrad.
Victory Square surrounds Church of Christ the Savior partly of pure gold if you want so.
If you are lucky with the weather, it may be nice to spend some time there.
Church of the Holy Family
Probably the attraction most worth visiting.
Having been built in the early 20th century, it remained almost undamaged during WWII. However, if you pay the very small entrance fee for the museum located inside, this money will be used to renovate parts of the church.
However, the park which surrounds the church is nice. When you’re interested in history, it is fascinating that Kant lived there, thus some memorials can be found as well.
The Monster got its name due to its horrible architecture.
Watch your steps when walking
As streets and sidewalks in Kaliningrad are of horrible condition, it really is important to watch your steps.
Wholes or other irregularities are nothing uncommon.
Be shocked about the trams
Not only the streets, but also the rails for the trams are in terrible condition.
As we were told, the tram cannot be faster than walking pace as it would derail otherwise.
Go to the oldest part of Kaliningrad
Actually, there exists a place which is called somewhat like old town.
Admittedly, it is nice there, even though not being very big.
Spend your time next to the Upper Pond
At least, Moritz decided that it was best to run along the Upper Pond as you can see in his running guide for Kaliningrad.
This may also allow another perspective of Kaliningrad!