FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix and World League in Kaliningrad

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Volleyball World Grand Prix in Kaliningrad

The 2016 FIVB Volleyball matches will be held in Kaliningrad in June 2016. Russia women’s national team host Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey in Kaliningrad in World Grand Prix Pool C1. And later men’s team is hosting Bulgaria, Poland and Serbia in the FIVB Volleyball World League Pool C1 first week matches.

The tickets are supposed to be sold at the venue: DS Yantarny. I don’t see any online options so far. 

Feel free to comment or contact us if you need any help with transportation, tickets or any other information about visiting FIVB Volleyball matches in Kaliningrad! Welcome!

Match Schedule

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Free Kaliningrad walking tour in English

This is something new for our city. And I would be happy to join you on this tour to see how it’s working. Just let me know in the comments that you are interested.

Here is the meeting point, the House of Soviets, look for the blue fence close to that building:

So, here is the official information:

Free Walking Tour in Kaliningrad will help you get your bearings in the most European-minded city of Russia and allow you to make the most of your stay here! The guide will walk you through the history of Kaliningrad, from its start as a land of Konigsberg to becoming a significant most western part of Russia. You will get to know the best parts of Kaliningrad and hear some “secrets” of this marvelous place with very special identity. A perfect introduction to Kaliningrad will be given to you. After the NEW Free Walking Tour you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers.
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Book a boat cabin in Kaliningrad center

This post will be about one of the newest and coolest hotel in Kaliningrad. It began functioning last year on board of the research vessel in the Museum of the World Ocean. It’s hard to find it on Booking.com because of the strange name they have chosen: Gostevie kayuti Vityaz witch is actually mean “Vityaz Guest Cabins” in Russian. Vityaz is the name of that legendary vessel that became part of this unique museum. Continue reading “Book a boat cabin in Kaliningrad center”

How to get a Taxi in Kaliningrad, Russia

One of the basic things – TAXI. But what about English language? I’ve found a nice option for travelers. Taxi Maxim offers you an English web interface as well as reasonable prices for a ride in Kaliningrad taxi and the all region. You can see the final price during the ordering process. So you are safe from greedy taxi drivers that can ask for triple fare from the naive tourists at the railway, the bus stations or the airport. And you can pre-order a cab in the Settings menu as well.

Order the Taxi in Kaliningrad

It’s not a classic Taxi company, more like Uber style with private car owners. But I’ve heard about one guy that owns up to 50 cars with hired drivers. My family is using this service for a year and a half and don’t have any complaints so far.

I’ve just had called them and had a conversation with the call-center. They said that not all operators know English, but you still can give it a try and call them in the old fashioned way: +7 4012 999-666.

One more thing: Taxi Maxim offers apps for iPhone, Windows and Android.

Russian Taxi Application

p.s. Found one more Kaliningrad taxi company with English option on their website, but they use only Cyrillic alphabet in the address field. Not 100% English-friendly.

Kaliningrad Taxi English Language

Welcome to Kaliningrad!

Hello! We are Nick, Jane and Marta from Kaliningrad, Russia, welcome to this new blog about our city! The idea is to help English speaking tourists to find useful hints and tips about visiting our region. We’ll try to cover all frequent questions about this city.

And so on!

We know that is quite hard to find actual information about Kaliningrad in English. And if you have any questions feel free to contact us! We will be happy to help you with our answer!

Zelenogradsk Beach

Nick, Jane and Marta
Kaliningrad, Russia