The main airport serving Kaliningrad in Russia is Khrabrovo Airport, located 24km north of the seaport city's centre. While it handles scheduled commercial flights, part of the airport still serves as a military base of the Russian Air Force.
Kaliningrad Zoo - Originally the Königsberg Tiergarten when it was founded in 1896, the Kaliningrad Zoo is one of the oldest zoological gardens as well as the largest of its kind in Russia. The zoo covers an area of 16.5 hectares, and is home to thousands of animals of 315 species. It also houses rare plants, animal sculptures, pre-war buildings, and a fountain.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour - The cathedral can be found on the northern bank of the Moska River, southwest of the Kremlin in Moscow. It is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world, standing at the height of 103m. The original church that stood on its side was demolished to make way for the Palace of the Soviets, the construction of which was never finished due to the German invasion in 1941. The cathedral was then reconstructed in the 90s.
Kaliningrad Amber Museum - The museum situated on the shore of Lake Verkhneye is dedicated to housing and showcasing artworks that are made from amber. It contains approximately 14,000 pieces of amber artworks, including the world's second largest piece of amber, a four-foot tall vase entitled The Abundance, and over 3,000 amber inclusions.
Königsberg Cathedral - Situated on Kant Island in the Pregel River is a cathedral dedicated to Virgin Mary and St Adalbert. Over a hundred gravestones and epitaphs from different time periods and in different styles can be found inside and outside the Brick Gothic-style cathedral, as it was once the place where the most prominent representatives of the Church were buried. The Königsberg Cathedral is one of the oldest monuments of architecture and holds significant historical meaning.
Museum of the World Ocean - Kaliningrad holds the main building of the Museum of the World Ocean, which is a Republican Centre for scientific research and methodological work that is focused on the history of exploration as well as the development of the World Ocean. Through their exhibitions of vessels, ship models, scientific illustrations, maps, and everything else marine, this cultural centre aims to link shores, cultures, and people.
How to get around within Kaliningrad
Getting around Kaliningrad is not very difficult, as there are tram, bus, minibus, and trolleybus networks available. The most efficient way to travel within the city of Kaliningrad is by bus, as you can just hop right in one and purchase inexpensive tickets from the conductor on board. Should you need a taxi, you can either have a meter gauge the fare or negotiate with the driver in advance. For long distance travels, catch a train at the Severny vozkal or Yuzhny vozkal stations.
How to get there
Khrabrovo Airport handles mostly domestic flights, and only a handful of occasional flights to Barcelona, Berlin, Greece, Minsk, Brest, Grodno, Kiev, Bulgaria, and Uzbekistan. It handles the following airlines: Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Ak Bars Aero, Astra Airlines, Belavia, Bulgaria Air, Ellinair, Nordavia, Red Wings Airlines, S7 Airlines, Severstal Air Company, Transaero Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines, UTair Aviation, Uzbekistan Airways, and Vueling.
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