Every year Kaliningrad hosts the Long Sausage Day, which has already become a traditional holiday. The whole event was called "Tales of the Old town". The Kaliningrad holiday (day) of the long sausage is usually held in the month of February. Naturally, we could not pass by such an event and this year we attended the holiday.
The long sausage festival was held on the territory of the Museum of the World Ocean, at the address: Kaliningrad, Peter the Great Embankment, 1.
The main event with which the grand opening of the holiday begins was a festive procession, at which the masters of the agricultural consumer cooperative from Slavsk "Kolyada" presented a long sausage to the guests. The sausage product broke a new record, the length of the sausage was 300 meters, and its weight was 320 kilograms. This culinary masterpiece was carried by 14 strong men dressed in bright aprons and caps. In real life, they did not carry sausage, but small sausages, sausages (sausages), which were woven together by a shell.
The festive sausage procession opened the whole Long Sausage festival, it began at 12:00 p.m. and lasted 15 minutes. This, perhaps, was the most interesting of the whole organized event. So, if you don't want to miss the procession with a three-hundred-meter sausage, then come to the beginning of the holiday without delay.
The solemn procession of the Long Sausage passed along the museum embankment, from the exhibition building "Marine Konigsberg-Kaliningrad" to the stage at the old port. After that, a bunch of sausages were divided into parts and carried to the trading tents placed here and there around the perimeter of the Museum of the World Ocean.
As the advertising news reported, after the parade of the long sausage, everyone was supposed to be treated to this sausage. A twofold statement, isn't it ... you can understand that sausage will be treated for free. But no, in tents, sausages were fried on mangalas and sold for money. A portion of two sausages and bread cost 150 rubles, of three sausages and a bread plate 200 rubles. Special children's pork and beef sausages for frying were offered for children.
The process of frying sausages
Wooden tables for eating sausages were placed next to the tents
According to the organizers of the Long Sausage festival, the sausage was made according to the old Konigsberg recipes. We bought three things with a bread plate on trial. The sausages tasted pretty good, but not so tasty, at least they did not meet our expectations, there were large pieces of lard and hard parts of meat. By the way, in the same tents it was possible to buy the same sausages, only in raw form and take home 7 sausages at a price of 150 rubles.
This is how three sausages with a bread plate for 200 rubles look like
There were also tents with grilled Irish sausages. The portion for 150 rubles included 1 sausage, a piece of toasted bread and a cabbage salad.
In addition to sausages, at the Konigsberg Long Sausage Festival, hot tea from samovars was sold for 30 rubles, a cup, panini, hot sweet waffles and buns, similar to Czech ones with a void inside, for 150 rubles apiece.
The main festive events and a festive concert were held on the main square of the museum, on the territory of the Old Port. Here, from the honest stage, the people were entertained by artists of local magnitudes. Games for children, lotteries and contests with gifts from the museum and partners of the holiday were held.
On the main square, the method of the ancient Koenigsberg smoked sausage was clearly demonstrated
Near the square near the Old Port, on the open territory of the Museum of the World Ocean, there are tents with sausage products, bread products and souvenir shops.
The long sausage was only a part of the big street festivities of the festive Kaliningrad day. As for us, so its the only attractive event. In addition, exhibitions and festive events were held in different buildings of the Museum of the World Ocean. For example, a puppet theater, a puppet workshop, a science-fiction show "Laboratory" with incredible tricks, a carnival costume contest, a fabulous flash mob "Long Nose" and a fabulous quest on the ship "Vityaz". It should be noted that the name of the holiday "Tales of the old town" was quite justified.
Entrance to each building of the museum and to each more or less normal event is paid. Tickets cost from 200 to 400 rubles, depending on where to go, discounts for children.
Quite a lot of people gathered at the festival, the festivities went on all day
The holiday ended with a fabulous carnival with Festive Kings and a concert by the Arkady Feldman Symphony Orchestra. Concert tickets are also paid.
Despite the holiday, you can just walk around the Museum of the World Ocean and look at ships, submarines, automatic anti-aircraft guns and a seaplane.
The whole holiday turned out to be quite modest, two-thirds of course advertising, and only one-third a gastronomic event. It somewhat resembled the April Herring Day, with the only difference that a variety of meat products were displayed on the shelves instead of fish.
The tradition of frying a long sausage was revived in Kaliningrad in 2013. In that first year, the sausage makers cooked a sausage more than 200 meters long. And every year they try to beat their own records. This time they succeeded, let's see what happens next…
Having visited the Kaliningrad Long Sausage festival, we learned interesting facts about the World Ocean. After all, we did not go in vain.
- about 50 million tons of various wastes are dumped into the ocean every year. And people are to blame for that!!!
The most significant thing about the Ocean:
- the maximum length of seaweed is 60 meters.
The ocean is the beginning of everything. Life originated in it billions of years ago, before it appeared on earth. If the ocean water disappeared, the appearance of the planet would become unrecognizable and all life on earth would most likely die. The chemical formula of mammalian blood is very close to the chemical formula of the ocean. The ocean is also the future of the planet.
Let's protect the waters of our planet together, and all that the majestically beautiful blue planet Earth has given us!!!