Christmas spirit of Kaliningrad region

Christmas mood in sunny Svetlogorsk!

First snow in Kaliningrad region just on Christmas eve!

Yantarny (Palmniсken)

Yantarny (until 1947 Palmnicken) is an urban-type settlement located in the west of the Kaliningrad region, on the Baltic sea coast. Yantarny is considered the capital of the Amber region. The largest amber reserves in the world (about 90%) are concentrated in Yantarny and there is a unique place of its kind where amber is extracted on an industrial scale by an open method.

Церковь Казанской Иконы Божьей Матери

The village is also famous for its wide sandy beach strip.

Moris Becked park and Masters square which got its name in 2007 in honor of masters of jewelry who in different periods of time devoted their talents and creative forces to amber.

Amber factory museum

Zelenogradsk (Cranz)

Telegraph cafe located in the building of XIX century Post office.

Christmas light show in Zelenogradsk

Svetlogorsk (Rauschen)

Hoffmann House and monument to ancient Svetlogorsk

Baltic sea

Svetlogorsk museum of history and regional studies “The wheel of history”

Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov

The Orthodox Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Svetlogorsk, in the time of East Prussia, was a Lutheran Church. The Church was built in 1903 in the Eastern part of Rauschen. It is located on a hill in a small pine park.

Tikhoe (Silent) lake

There is a monument of wildlife near the lake – a linden tree whose age is more than 450 years (the information about this long-lived tree is listed in the Guinness Book of Records).

Makarov Organ Hall

Hartman hotel (build in 1910) and studio with an antique German printing press

Cultural space Telegraph and Sunday Christmas market

Water tower

The Water tower was built in 1907-1908 in Rauschen. The 25-meter building was designed in the German national romanticism style. Now this is a symbol of Svetlogorsk.

Magnificent streets of Svetlogorsk


Yantar (Amber) Hall

Beautiful Baltic sunsets

Observation deck Panorama

Amber found of Baltic shores after the storm

Coniferous forest

The House-museum of Herman Brachert

The House-museum of Herman Brachert was opened in 1993 in the country house of the Bracherts family in Svetlogorsk. This is the only museum dedicated to the life and work of the wonderful German sculptor. The museum has a total of 738 exhibits – documents, letters and photographs from the sculptor’s family archive. But the pearl of the collection are the original works of the master.

Sculpture Nimfa by Herman Brachert located on the Svetlogorsk beach

Night colors of Svetlogorsk


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