Kaliningrad (Russian: Калинингра́д kah-lee-neen-GHRAHD), is the capital city of Kaliningrad Oblast a Russian exclave. It has about 450,000 inhabitants.
Kaliningrad, also occasionally known by its prior German name of Königsberg is called 'Karaliaučius' in Lithuanian. Lithuanians, cousins to the 'Old Prussians', used to live here. Along with the Polish name (Krolewiec) it is sometimes known as the 'City of the Four Ks: Kaliningrad/Königsberg/Krolewiec/Karaliaučius'. Following WWII it was briefly known as Kyonigsberg (Кёнигсберг), the Russified form of the original German name.
The economy is currently booming due to favoured access to the EU for both its inhabitants and goods.
Kaliningrad's history dates back to the 13th century, when it was under the rule of the Teutonic knights, an order of German knights, priests and lay men who sought to expand Christianity through missions and conquests. Known by its German name of Koenigsberg then, the city was the capital of Prussia.
Kaliningrad was a hub for science and culture whizzes from Germany, Poland and Lithuania. It was home to renowned philosopher Immanuel Kant and prominent German writer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann. Kant had such pride in his home town that he barely left the place in his lifetime, declaring that he did not need to venture abroad because ships came to tell him stories.
Destroyed in World War II and annexed to the USSR in 1945, the region was stripped of its German identity and was named after Mikhail Kalinin, a Russian communist leader. A highly militarised zone during the Soviet era, the area only opened to visitors in 1991.
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The best time to visit is in summer between June and August, when the temperature is around 20-25°C. Temperatures in autumn range from 10-15°C and the season lasts from September to November. The Kaliningrad winter, which is from December to February, is a much milder winter than Russia, with temperatures typically ranging from 5°C to -11°C.
Take along an umbrella, because the weather is unpredictable and windy. The weather is quite humid too, thanks to its proximity to the Baltic sea. The Baltic sun is mild.
Special Kaliningrad visa:
Starting July 1, 2019 nationals of 53 countries including all EU countries (except UK), Japan, China and a few other Asian countries (even North Korea) can get eVisa free of charge for visits of up to 8 days within a 30 day window. You can apply for eVisa at Russia's MFA website. US, UK, Canadian, Australian and NZ nationals will still have to apply for a regular visa. Confirmation can take up to 4 (calendar) days. A picture of the face and shoulders in front of a white background must be uploaded, which can take a little trial and error.
Important note: new E-Visa is not accepted in all border crossings. For instance trains to / from direction of Vilnius via Chernyshevskoye-Kybartai border crossing can not handle e-visas in train and border control officials must request you to leave train and do crossing in another border control point .
E-visa can be used for entering and leaving the Russian Federation at the following checkpoints at the national border of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District and Kaliningrad Oblast:
air border checkpoints "Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo)", "Vladivostok (Knevichi)", "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo)", "Blagoveshchensk", "Khabarovsk (Novy)", "Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo)", "Anadyr (Ugolny)", "Ulan-Ude (Muhino)", "Chita (Kadala)";
maritime border checkpoints “Kaliningrad” (checkpoints in the cities of Kaliningrad, Baltiysk and Svetly), "Vladivostok", "Zarubino", "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky", "Korsakov", "Posyet";
- If you are going by railway:
railway border checkpoints "Mamonovo", "Sovetsk", "Pogranichny", "Khasan", "Makhalino";
automobile border checkpoints "Bagrationovsk", "Gusev", "Mamontovo (Grzechotki)", "Mamontovo (Gronowo)", "Morskoje", "Pogranichny", "Sovetsk", "Chernyshevskoye", "Poltavka", "Turiy Rog".
If you plan to travel overland between Kaliningrad and other parts of Russia and you are a visa national, you will need at least a regular double entry visa in order to exit and re-enter Russia. Travelling by air on domestic flights between Kaliningrad and Moscow or St. Petersburg can be done if you hold a regular single-entry visa. For more information about Russian visas, see the visa section on the Russia page.
"Fishermen's Village" block in summer
"Fishermen's Village" block in winter
Kaliningrad Hrabrovo Airport (KGD)  is 16km northeast of Kaliningrad. Bus #144 runs every hour from the terminal to various stops in the city centre for RUB33. A minibus ticket (line #244-Э) costs RUB80 plus RUB20 baggage fee, cards are accepted, trip duration is approximately 45 minutes. Taxi services are also available; two airport-approved companies offer a fixed price of RUB550-600 (depending on the exact place you need to go within city limits), that you pay at the desk at the airport. This is a far better choice than any of the people who may approach you at the airport, especially any with a name tag saying Official Taxi in English. If you know the exact address, ordering a cab via mobile apps called Taxi Maxim or Rutaxi (that both have English language option and, by the way, work in a number of other Russian regional centers) can save you roughly 10% in comparison with prices of airport cab services.
Airlines and destinations include:
Train connections with central European countries such as regular over-night trains from Berlin and Warsaw have been discontinued. Long-distance trains are however still running, if travelling from the east. Departures are daily from Moscow (22h) via Minsk (11h) and Vilnius (6h), and every two days from Saint Petersburg (26h). More irregular services are available from Chelyabinsk (69h) in the Urals and Homel (via Minsk) in Belarus. While trains from Black Sea resort of Sochi (61h, from Adler Train Station) are intended mostly for tourists getting home, it is still possible to book regular tickets on them, except 1-2 trains a week during summer.
If you are travelling from the west, you will have to change to a bus in Gdansk or Elbląg, or go via Belarus (where you might need a transit visa!).
If you are using new E-visa, please make sure that the train border crossing is in the list of accepted border crossings for E-Visa
The road system is extensive in the Kaliningrad region; however, they are not always well-maintained, and sometimes it is hard to get around because of absence of signage indicating directions/destinations (especially in the city. On large roads, signs are displayed in Cyrillic and Roman letters).
Driving rules are generally the same as in most European countries, but many do not follow the rules, especially during rush hour in the city. Beware of the traffic police because they like to stop foreigners and often expect bribes.
There are two ways to get to Kaliningrad by car - from Poland and from Lithuania, but you should expect delays on the borders (sometimes it can take a couple of hours, and expect up to 5 hours or more on exit, which is why most inhabitants of Kaliningrad prefer the bus which uses a special corridor at the border). The green card for insurance has been valid since beginning of 2009.
Bus timetables for international and regional buses (in English).
- Bus to/from Gdansk to Kaliningrad, with two companies:
- Zelenogradsk-Trans, price is RUB700 (Nov 2018) from Kaliningrad to Gdansk. You can buy tickets until 18:00 at the underground level of the bus station, located behind Gdansk's train station, or directly with the driver, if you are more adventurous. If you buy your ticket online, it's highly recommended to print it out, as the absence of paper ticket can be a reason to refuse boarding, according to the Russian passenger transport regulation rules. The bus leaves Gdansk at 06:00, 09:00, 15:00 and 17:00. Comfortable Volvo coaches or smaller buses (a Turkish-made Otokar). Leaving from Platform 11 in Gdansk, arriving at Avtovokzal (the central bus station, Zheleznodorozhnaya str., 7) in Kaliningrad.
- KenigAuto, departures from Gdansk at 15:30 and 21:00, from Kaliningrad to Gdansk at 06:30 and 16:30. Price is also RUB700. Comfortable coaches with TV in Russian and free coffee, or a 16-seater Mercedes Vario. When the bus is full, however, border transit times are longer because of the number of passengers. Schedules are subject to change, it is advised to consult the company's website at. It leaves from another bus stop in Gdansk, further on the right when you are looking at the bus station from the street (where city buses stop), in Gdansk, and also arrives at Avtovokzal next to the South Train Station. It's better to buy your ticket in advance, seats are numbered.
The Kaliningrad Cathedral
- Bus to/from Vilnius via Kaunas - leaves Vilnius daily at 22:40, the ticket price is 960RUB. Klaipeda is connected to Kaliningrad with two daily buses that run via Nida - at 6:30 and 17:25, a ticket costs 600RUB.
- Bus to/from Nida and Klaipėda via Zelenogradsk and Curonian Spit (stopping en-route) - route 239 by KenigAuto from international coach station to Smiltynė (does not include ferry crossing), and route 384 by Klaipėda bus company from South Train Station to Klaipėda central bus station on vehicular ferry, each operated once per day.
- There is also a bus that runs to Kaliningrad from Warsaw, it leaves Warszawa Zachodnia bus station at 8:00 Mon, Wed, Thu-Sat, the ticket price is RUR1520. On Tuesdays and Saturdays there is another bus that leaves Warszawa Zachodnia at 13:00, the ticket costs 1200RUB.
During summer there is a boat service between Kaliningrad, and Frombork, Krynica Morska and Elblag, Poland - more info at Zegluga Gdanska
City has bus, minibus, trolleybus, and tram networks. The best way to explore the city is by bus. The public transportation system is very good. Half of the population live in the city, hence it is very well-connected. Fares are kept low, at a flat rate of RUB24 (0.30€ as of 2020) for buses and RUB22 for shared taxis, and the waiting time is short. Tickets on the buses are handed out by the conductors who walk around and take your money, don't try to find them - they will find you. You can also pay with your contactless card or your phone.
For the bus routes you can download Yandex Transport application. It will show you the bus numbers that are available for your route and will navigate you to the bus stops. The street names in the app are available in both Latin and Cyrillic.
Taxis within the city may have meters, but most prefer to negotiate fares in advance. Minimum charge within the city is at least RUB100, even for short distances. The main hailing apps with English interface are Yandex.Taxi, Gett and Rutaxi.
- Königsberg Cathedral (Кафедральный собор Калининграда), ulitsa Kanta (Kant's street), 1 (Easily approachable by foot either from the direction of the Kaliningrad Hotel (take the left side of the Leninsky Prospekt auto bridge south, and descend the stairs when the cathedral appears on your left) or from the direction of the Fish Village), ☎ +7 4012 934-583. 09:00-17:00. Originally built in 1333-1380 and largely reconstructed after World War II, the cathedral on Kneiphof Island along the Pregolya River is a sight to see. The cathedral links Kaliningrad to its German past, where the Prussian kings were once crowned. There are two rooms in the Cathedral Museum devoted to the life of Kant, whose tomb lies beside the cathedral walls. Up the stairs to the left of the main door is a three-story museum dedicated to the life and work of Immanuel Kant (separate ticket needed). Kant's grave can be viewed outside the cathedral, on the northeast corner of the building. RUB270. (54.706389,20.511667)
The 'Monster' as viewed from the Plaza Center
- The House of Soviets. Known to locals as 'The Monster', this is sort of an anti-attraction, but useful for orientation in the city centre. It was constructed on the ruins of the Königsberg Castle, but was deemed structurally unsound and therefore never occupied. Rumour has it that a mysterious owner prevents it from being demolished. An archaeological dig is active on the grounds, which is not open to tourists, but specialists may be able to arrange for a visit of the remains of the castle. edit
- The old fortifications (approx. 1860-'70). Includes 15 town gates - Sackheim, King's, Rossgarten, Attack, Railway, Brandenburg, Friedland, Friedrich Wilhelm III. One of the towers is home to the Amber Museum. edit
- Amber Museum (Музей янтаря), Marshal Vasilevsky Square 1 (In the Dohna Tower of the city wall), ☎ Info +7 4012 466-888, excursion booking +7 4012 538-219 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 466-550). Tu-Su 10:00-19:00. Houses a large number of amber ornaments and jewellery from Yantarny in the wider Kaliningrad region. Adult RUB170, school kid RUB80.
- Bunker Museum (Музей Блиндаж - The Blindage Museum), Universitetskaya St 2a (Enter the first courtyard to the right behind the Kaliningrad Hotel), ☎ +7 4012 536-593, excursion bureau +7 4012 453-844 ([email protected]). Tu-Su 10:00-18:00. This is a branch of Тhe Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art. A bit hard to find (one must weave through three or four courtyards and children's playgrounds before finding it, which is barely marked except by two black upright triangular canopies over the bunker doors), it was the headquarters of the local German command during the 1945 battle. A museum of the city's German past (which lasted 689 years) and Soviet "liberation" of the city, including several interesting dioramas of events during the days of the battle. RUB100, school kid RUB30. (54°42'47N,20°30'35E)
- Museum of the World Ocean (Музей Мирового океана), Nab. Petra Velikogo 1, ☎ +7 4012 531-744 ([email protected]). W-Su 11:00-18:00. includes two museum ships and one submarine.
- Victory Square. The central area where the administrative buildings, banks and shops are. edit
- Fishing Village. Red-roofed buildings and colourful exteriors illustrate the charm of old Koenigsberg, what Kaliningrad used to be known as. edit
- The New Synagogue, Oktyabrskaya ulitsa, 1a, . Re-built from scratch and opened to the public in 2018 on site of the former New Synagogue (opened in 1896) that was burnt down by the Nazis during the Kristallnacht in November 1938. The building isn't an exact copy of the former one, it rather inherited the overall architectural solution and main volumes. edit
- Annual Jazz Festival 'Kaliningrad City Jazz', . Takes place in August edit
- Fish at the Baltic sea, (See Curonian Spit sand dunes below). All year round edit
- Trek in the forests, (Two-hour drive from the city). Soak up nature in the untouched forests edit
- Kaliningrad's annual two-day City Day. Commemorates its founding since 1255. It is celebrated in July. The city comes out in full force to party under the dazzling fireworks, concerts, performances, sports, arts and car-related events. edit
- Escape Rooms Kaliningrad, Korabelnaya str. 6/2, ☎ +79527986807, . Escape rooms – is an interactive games, brought to life from computer games experience. You will be trapped in a room and to get out you’ll have to solve puzzles, explore items, use tips and finally find keys to freedom. You will have one hour only to escape the room. edit
- Europa shopping mall, Ploshad Pobedy, 2A Victory Square (Train to Severnyy vokzal), ☎ 8 (4012) 21-08-23. 66,000 m2 of high-end boutiques, cinemas, food and beverage outlets ranging from fine-dining restaurants, cosy cafes to cheap food kiosks. edit
- Amber jewellery and art and craft is the local specialty:
- Kaliningrad Amber Factory, Ul. Chernyakhovskovo 62 (also other locations in the city), ☎ 8 (4012) 53 05 45 ([email protected]), . Factory store offering a wide variety of jewelry and objets d'art for almost any budget. edit
- Amber pavillion, (A few blocks up Leninsky Prospekt from the Kaliningrad Hotel). opens at 10am. Several stores grouped together with a variety of amber items at competitive prices. edit
- Yantarny, Information tourist center «Gorod Vdohnoveniya», Masterov Square, Yantarny settlement (Located an hour's drive from the city), ☎ 8-911-462-79-59/ 8-911-462-79-59 ([email protected]). Yantarny has the biggest amber mine in the world and accounts for more than 90 per cent of the world's output. This settlement has a wide variety of amber products. edit
- Amber Museum's gift shop, 236016 1, Marshal Vasilevsky square, ☎ 8 (4012) 46 68 88, 46 65 50 ([email protected]). You can buy a piece of amber from 240 rubles. edit
- Polotskaya wholesale shopping base, Polotskaya street, 45 (Bus to Yuzhnyi vokzal), ☎ 8 (4012) 57-79-91. Locals like this place for cheap prices for food and beverages, cloths and so on. You'll find there cheap clothes and shoes, best place if your budget is limited edit
- Papasha Beppe Pizzeria, Leninsky Pr. 20/26 and Baltiiskaya Ul. 12 (Central location on Leninsky Prospekt is within walking distance of the Plazma Center). 11am to 11pm. Many locals consider this to be the best thin crust and thick crust pizza in town, and Papasha Beppe also offers a wide variety of reasonably-priced salads, pastas, risottos, and desserts. 200-600 Rubles per pizza. edit
- Zarya, Prospekt Mira 41/43 (Just up the street from the Moscow Hotel), ☎ (4012) 21-39-29. A trendy, upscale restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, wide selection on the menu, excellent desserts. In the same building as a movie theater. edit
- Karamel, Leninsky Prospekt 30 (On the top floor of the Plaza Center; note the separate elevator to the right of the main entrance to the shopping mall.), ☎ (4012) 53-04-61. Some of the best views from the city from this cafe. Excellent food and fairly broad range of European cuisine, approximately 500 rubles per entree. edit
- Kropotkin, Teatralnaya ulitsa 30 (Next to the big McDonalds near Victory Square.), ☎ +7 401 266 8060. Self-made beer (100 RUB 0,5l), probably the best in town. Try the unfiltered one. Acceptable food, cosy beerhall atmosphere and business lunch. 400 RUB. edit
- Razgulyai, Ploshad' Pobedy 1, ☎ (4012) 533-689. Cafeteria-style restaurant with rustic decor. Good for children. edit
- Twelve Chairs (Dvenadstat' Stulyev). A very chic bohemian style cafe with a decent food menu edit
- In the Shadows of the Castle (V Teni Zamka, (In the strip mall across from the Kaliningrad Hotel, on the same block as the 'Monster'). opens at 11am. One of Kaliningrad's longest-lasting cafes. edit
- Viktoriya Supermarket, Leninsky Prospekt 30 (Ground floor of the Plaza Center). A 24-hour supermarket, useful for self-caterers. Other locations throughout the city, too. edit
- Solyanka Cafe, 24 Prospect Mira, ☎ +7-4012-936-203. Try the solyanka, a a thick, piquant soup that is either meat-based, fish-based or vegetable-based. It is cooked with preserved cucumbers, olives, capers and tomato puree that give a strong sour-salty taste to the the soup. Solyanka is perhaps one of the most popular soups besides borscht (beetroot soup) in Russia, but remains unknown beyond the national boundaries. 500 rubles. edit
- Hmel Restaurant and Brewery, Pobedi Square, 10, 'Klover' Shopping Centre, 2nd Floor (Situated next to the Victory Square), ☎ +7-4012-593-377. Savour traditional Russian and Siberian cuisine. 700 rubles. edit
- Gelateria Italiana (Rosso Arancio), Kaliningrad, ul. Theatre 30, Europa Centre, 2nd Floor (Main entrance opposite Victory Square at top of escalators.), ☎ +7 (4012) 373-666, . Ice cream restaurant located in Europa Centre. 150-1200RUB. edit
- Steindamm 99, Zhitomirskaya ulitsa, 22, ☎ +7 (401) 238-84-70. 11-23, Fri-Sun 12-23. Well-designed interior, good service, fairly priced lunch menu on weekdays. 600-800RUB. edit
- Hmel Restaurant and Brewery, Pobedi Square, 10, 'Klover' Shopping Centre, 2nd Floor (Situated at the Victory Square), ☎ +7-4012-593-377. Live music starts at 9pm every night. A gigantic brewery on the second floor churns out home-made beer. 95 rubles/glass. edit
- Local Beer. Local beer brands that are available in stores include Ostmark and Königsberg. edit
- Gelateria Italiana (Rosso Arancio), Kaliningrad, ul. Theatre 30, Europa Centre, 2nd Floor (Europa Centre, opposite Victory Square), ☎ +7 (4012) 373-666, . Ice cream restaurant located in Europa centre. Top of escalators near the entrance opposite to Victory Square. 150-1200 RUB. edit
- Amigos Hostel, Yablonevaya Alleya 34, ☎ +7 911 485 9761 ([email protected]), . checkin: 12; checkout: 11.00. Hostel is a two-story house with a fenced free parking. Kitchen combined with a spacious dining room. Bathroom on the second floor and shower room on the first floor. English speaking staff. 30-40 minute walk to the centre. RUB500-600. edit
- Tolstoy Art-Hostel, Komsomolskaia ulitsa 17, ☎ +7 902 037-33-01, . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. A family-run hotel where you can feel like at home or at your close friends. RUB1,800-3,800. edit
- Very Center Hostel, Ulitsa Generala Galitskogo, 1-3, ☎ +7 901 390-99-00, . checkin: 12; checkout: 12. Great atmosphere and location in historic building. Rooms are bright clean and very spacious, staff is friendly and speak English. 400RUB. edit
- Kaliningrad Hotel ((Гостиница Калининград)), Lenin's Ave 81 (Ленинский проспект 81) (Very center of the city), ☎ +7 4012 350-531 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 536-021), . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. A landmark hotel in the city center, clean and well renovated, within walking distance to most sights. RUB3,000-4,300; extra bed in a room: RUB1,000; Breakfast: RUB350. edit
- Moscow Hotel (Гостиница Москва), Mira Ave 19/21 (Мира проспект, 19/21) (centre, south of Zoo), ☎ +7 4012 352-333, booking +7 4012 352-300 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 937-701), . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Affiliated with the Kaliningrad Hotel, and quite similar although a little bit up the road, but still near the city center. From RUB2,300; Breakfast: RUB350. (54.719733,20.487548) edit
- Skipper Hotel (Гостиница Шкиперская), Oktyabrskaya St 4A (ул. Октябрьская 4А) (centre, the Fishermen's Village east of both Cathedral and Immanuel Kant's tomb, on a bank of Pregolya river), ☎ +7 4012 307-237 ([email protected]pperhotel.ru, fax: +7 4012 307-227), . A boutique hotel in a fachwerk building, within walking distance of the cathedral and the circus. RUB3300-3500; Breakfast: RUB300. (54.70484,20.51486) edit
- Radisson Hotel Kaliningrad, 10 Pobedy Square 236010 Kaliningrad (In the historic main square of Kaliningrad), ☎ +7 401 259 3344 ([email protected]), . 178 rooms and suites created by Swedish designer Christian Lundveld. edit
- Albertina, Demyana Bednogo, 13a, ☎ +7 401 232-66-98, . Hotel in a quiet northern neighborhood. Clean, well-equipped rooms, polite staff. RUB1,500-3,200. edit
- Armenia (Honorary Consulate), Kievskaya street, 23, ☎ +7 4012 681-083, 680-022. edit
- Croatia (General Consulate), Dzherzhinskogo street, 244-A, ☎ +7 4012 60-05-55 (fax: +7 4012 60-05-56). edit
- Denmark (Honourary Consulate), Proletarskaya street, 133, ☎ +7 4012 95-76-88. edit
- Germany (General Consulate), Leningradskaya street, 4, ☎ +7 4012 920-218 (short-term visas), 920-220 (admission), 920-219 (national visas) ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 920-229). Mon-Thu, 9AM-5PM; Fri 9AM-2PM.
- Greece (Honourary Consulate), Ogareva street, 33, ☎ +7 4012 93-60-27 ([email protected]). edit
- Italy (Honourary Consulate), Chernyakhovskogo street, 6 office 108, ☎ +7 4012 53-24-32 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 53-24-32). edit
- Latvia (General Consulate), Engels street, 52-а, ☎ +7 (921) 107-4224, (411) 270-6755, (401) 256-5502, 295-7441 ([email protected], fax: +7 (921) 232-9750). Mon-Fri, 9AM-6PM. edit
- Lithuania (General Consulate), Proletarskaya St 133, ☎ +7 4012 957-688, visa questions +7 4012 959-486 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 956 838). M-Th 08:00-17:00, F 08:00-15:45. Reception of documents M-F 08:30-12:00.
- Netherlands (Representation at the General Consulate of Sweden), Kutuzova street, 29, ☎ +7 (4012) 959-400 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 959-433). Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 9-00 - 12-00. edit
- Norway (Honourary Consulate at the General Consulate of Poland), Kashtanovaya Alley, 51, ☎ +7 4012 976-440, visa issues +7 4012 218-741 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 976-443). Mon-Fri, 8-30AM - 1-00PM. edit
- Poland (General Consulate), Kashtanovaya Alley, 51, ☎ +7 4012 976-440, visa issues +7 4012 218-741 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 976-443). Mon-Fri, 9-00AM - 2-00PM.
- Sweden (General Consulate), Kashtanovaya Alley, 51, ☎ +7 4012 919-414, visa issues +7 4012 218-741, everything else +7 4012 919-414 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 919-413). Mon-Fri, 9-00AM - 2-00PM. Swedish visa service provided by the Consulate of Poland.
- Estonia (Estonian visa service provided by the Consulate of Lithuania), Proletarskaya street, 133, ☎ +7 4012 95-7688, 95-9486 ([email protected], fax: +7 4012 95-6838). Mon-Fri, 8-30 - 12-30. edit
- Hungary and Slovenia (Hungarian and Slovenian visa service provided by the Consulate of Latvia), Engels street, 52-а, ☎ +7 (921) 107-4224, (411) 270-6755, (401) 256-5502, 295-7441 ([email protected], fax: +7 (921) 232-9750). Mon-Fri, 9AM-6PM. edit
- Curonian Spit  A nearly 50-km-long spit stretching between Zelenogradsk and the Lithuanian border, separating the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Bay, it includes pine forest, hiking paths (beware of encephalitis-bearing ticks), and beaches. The average height of the sand dunes is 35m, with some reaching to 70m high. Entry fees are 30 rubles per person, plus 200 rubles per car.
From the centre of Kaliningrad ( Severniy vokzal) you can also take bus 593. It goes all the way up to the Lithuanian border. Alternativly you can take bus no. 114,114э,140,140 and change in Zelenogradsk to bus no.210,596. Beware that fares are higher than the inner city buses and that they have an odd timetable. Check when the bus returns towards the city once you get off (there's usually a sign on each bus stop) and don't rely on google to much.
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