Kurortny Prospekt is the central pedestrian street of Zelenogradsk, located in the historical part of the city, 200 meters from the coast.
This is one of the most well-maintained streets of the city.
Most of Kurortny Prospekt is a pedestrian zone, along which there are low buildings, some of which are historical and architectural monuments. On the ground floors there are cafes, souvenir shops and retail shops.
The pedestrian tourist part of Kurortny Prospekt stretches from the square where the monument to the Zelenograd cats is installed to the building of the former post office, which is near the central square, where holidays, concerts and other public events are held.
Photo of the central square
The post office is a solid red-brick telegraph building, built in the early 20th century in the Neo-Gothic style. Since then, the appearance of the post office has not changed much, only in the center there was once an East Prussian coat of arms - a black eagle. The building housed: the post office itself, the telegraph office and the postmaster's office apartment. Currently, the North-West Telecom is located in the post office building.
Next to the post office there are the famous clock of Krantz (now the city of Zelenogradsk) or the city clock of Zelenogradsk and, as it seems to us, three of the most beautiful (now restored) buildings of Kurortny Prospekt.
A small square with places to relax in the shade of trees and, of course, a sculptural composition dedicated to Zelenograd cats. Cats in Zelenogradsk have already become a cult, well, or a brand, so many residents of the Kaliningrad region associate Zelenogradsk with cats.
In Zelenogradsk, you can see a lot of sculptures and monuments dedicated to cats, graffiti on the walls of houses with images of cats, there is even a cat museum "Murarium", located in The Water Tower Of Krantz. And there are a lot of real mustachioed fuzzies on the streets of Zelenogradsk.
In the center of Kurortny Prospekt is located Kurhaus Krantz (Kurortny Prospekt, 16). Previously, the status of a Kurhouse was assigned to the main hotel of the resort, where various events were held for guests, and resort life was concentrated.
The date of construction of the building, the full name of which is "The Big Hotel and the New Kurhaus" - 1843. Then the Kurhaus contained a dining room, billiard room, concert, theater and dance halls, as well as 23 hotel rooms. In the spacious reading room under the glass roof, you could look through the latest newspapers. Behind the Kurhaus there was a park with rare species of trees and a summer theater (1859). There was also a summer cafe here. A local a cappella gave concerts in the music pavilion, and a military orchestra performed on Sundays.
Currently, the Kurhaus building is privately owned, it has been restored and functions as a hotel, bar and restaurant.
On the left side of the Kurhaus there is a monument to Lenin
And in the center of the pedestrian part of Kurortny Prospekt, near the Kurhaus, there is a metal support for an open power line (Germany, 1920-1930).
Supports of this type have become widespread in Europe. The support was created using the technology of joining metal parts by riveting. Up to the 2nd half of the 20th century, this technology was the main one when creating hulls in machine, ship and bridge construction.
Large manufacturing enterprises were engaged in the production and installation of parts (including for power transmission poles) in Germany, in particular the shipyard "Shikhau" in Konigsberg (now the Baltic shipyard "Yantar" in Kaliningrad).
In the central part of Kurortny Prospekt (landmark - house number 7) there is the most popular sculpture of the resort city of Zelenogradsk, which has already become a recognizable landmark - the sculpture "Kurortnitsa".
The sculpture is made of fiberglass, patinated to bronze.
The composition depicts a walking tourist girl, who is called a "Resort girl", in sandals and a light short dress and with a phone in her outstretched right hand - she probably wants to take a selfie.
Behind her, the resort woman carries a suitcase, on which a cute cat is comfortably placed.
At the intersection of Kurortny Prospekt with Polishchuk Street, the pedestrian part of the avenue ends, then a passing street with sidewalks runs through.
Monument to Zelenograd cats. There is a stylized window frame with a sculpture of a cat on the windowsill on the rotary device. At the base of the monument there is a flounder - the symbol of Zelenogradsk.
This composition is made of stainless steel on a cast-iron base, with a mechanism thanks to which the cat rotates around its axis, which allows you to use the composition as a rotating attraction, and on a sunny day, rotate the sculpture so that it is possible to take good photos without darkening and glare.
The monument was made as a sign of the great affection of the residents of the city for tailed friends.
Behind the monument to the Zelenograd cats is a building that housed the headquarters of the 292nd page of the Suvorov detachment of the 3rd degree of the 115th Infantry Red Banner Kholm Division under the command of p / p-ka Marshavin Yakov Petrovich. His regiment was the first to enter the city of Krantz on February 4, 1945.
Then Kurortny Prospekt turns into Kurortny Lane, where there is a watermill
Where to stay on Kurortny Prospekt
Art Cranz Apartment features free Wi-Fi. Some units also have a kitchenette, equipped with a microwave and refrigerator.
The Dom na Kurortny Hotel. The rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is served every morning at the hotel.
Apartments Kurortny Prospekt 14, offering free Wi-Fi and sea views. The 1-bedroom apartment has a kitchen with a microwave and a bathroom with a shower and a washing machine.
Kurortny Prospekt 14 Apartment features free Wi-Fi, 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a bathroom with a hairdryer.
Old Chestnut Apartment with city view. It offers free Wi-Fi and bicycle rental. The apartment has 1 bedroom, a kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, a bathroom with a hairdryer and a flat-screen TV.
An apartment with a view of the city. It offers free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment has 1 bedroom, a living room with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, air conditioning, a washing machine and a bathroom with a bidet and shower.
One-room apartment in the center with a fully equipped kitchen and a garden. They are equipped with satellite TV.
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