Kaliningrad was mentioned in the latest TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards as the 5th destination on the rise in Europe. It’s a great achievement for our region to be in the same list with such great tourist places like:
Las Palmas de Gran Canariaa and Malaga, Spain
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
A little extra chunk of Russia stuck between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad was known as Königsberg from its founding by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century until after World War II. It was renamed, repopulated with Russians and became part of the Soviet Union. Today, as it has been for centuries, it’s known for amber products, with most of the world’s harvestable amber still lying off its coast. The 14th century Königsberg Cathedral is a main city attraction.
So If you decided to visit Kaliningrad, feel free to contact us for any related information. We’ll try our best to help you. For example, we can research a way to make a trip that will include four mentioned destinations at once.
It was a popular way for the tourist to visit our region because it was possible to get that short-stay Russian visa right at the border for some extra fee and paper work.
So starting from the next year you will need to get a regular Russian Visa to visit Kaliningrad. That was the most popular option before.
If you don’t like weather in Kaliningrad, just wait for half an hour and it will change.
This is partly true, the climate here is very “unstable” and the weather can change several times during the day. But let’s take a look at the weather statistics, so you could get a general impression what you can expect during your trip to Kaliningrad. The following table is from Wikipedia and based on very old data. But you can find both Celsius and Fahrenheit. You can see that Summer is not very hot, Winter – not cold, and Spring and Autumn temperatures can be very unpredictable.
It was a much-unexpected question for me. Then I realized that it’s quite important to know when the sun goes up and down in the area where you travel. Therefore, you can plan your trip and enjoy the maximum number sights during the day or stay safe by avoiding trips in the dark. Continue reading “When is Sunrise and Sunset in Kaliningrad”
We have a brand new hostel right in the heart of Kaliningrad. “KD Hostel” is available on Booking.com less than a month, and have a stunning 9.8/10 rating so far. And we have an exclusive review from one of our readers.
Laura from Argentina:KD Hostel is a beautiful Hostel located in the city center of Kaliningrad, right next to the orthodox cathedral and two shopping malls. The hostel has a well equipped kitchen and a cozy couch area. KD Hostel offers double rooms and 6-bed-dorms with a shared bathroom. The beds in the dorms have a curtain for privacy as well as a lamp, a plug socket and a small locker for your valuables. Everything is very clean and nicely decorated. Only cons: one bathroom for all the guests, so you might have to wait to shower, and the staff hardly speaks any English.Continue reading “Review of KD Hostel in the center of Kaliningrad”
Ok, Kaliningrad Guide Blog already posted an article on buses from Gdansk to Kaliningrad, but we see that some tourists are having difficulties when they plan arrival to the Gdansk Airport. Therefore, we will show you how to get from there to the city center where you will find the right buses.
Here is the best website for the Gdansk Public Transport information: trojmiasto.jakdojade.pl. It works in all major cities in Poland.
This service offers you the English interface, so you will be able to find Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, but you wind find a train station using English language, just type in Dworzec Glowny, which mean Main Station.
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!