Zelenogradsk is a small resort town located on the coast of the Baltic sea in the Kaliningrad region.
In addition to the long promenade and sandy beaches in Zelenogradsk there are some interesting sights, among which are: historical, architectural, natural and modern.
The beach and promenade
The beach and promenade, perhaps one of the most visited places in Zelenogradsk.
The beaches of Zelenogradsk last practically a single strip along the entire coast of the city, representing the long beach area.
Along the beaches lies Zelenograd promenade (waterfront Zelenogradsk). On the promenade there are various sculptures like the sculpture "Mermaid" sculpture "cat on the waterfront," and the most famous sculpture Zelenograd promenade "Baltic Grey seal" installed in 2013. Read more about the beaches and the promenade of Zelenogradsk...
Well-room "Queen Louise"
Well-room "Queen Louise" - the well-room with artesian mineral water. Mineral water is extracted from depths of 240 metres from the reservoir, formed 160 million years ago.
The well-room is the name of the Queen of Prussia Louise, who visited Kranz (now Zelenogradsk) in January 1807, following from Koenigsberg to Memel (now Klaipeda, Lithuania).
Well-room public, water free. The pump room is located on the promenade, in the middle of it.
The Administration Building Kranz
Near the well-room is a building of the former administration Krantz - the burgomaster's office.
The building was built in the early 20th century art Nouveau building, and currently is a unique object of cultural heritage.
Post Office Kranz
Post office - solid red-brick Telegraph building, built in the early 20th century in neo-Gothic style. Since that time, a kind of post office has not changed, only in the center once adorned the East Prussian coat of arms - a black eagle. In the building were located: the post, Telegraph and official apartment of the postmaster. Currently, the post office building is located North-West Telecom.
The Bas-Relief "Map of Zelenogradsk"
Next to the main entrance to the post office, on a brick wall, you can see the bas-relief "Map of Zelenogradsk". On this bas-relief shows schematically the main important places of the city.
Water tower Kranz
Water tower Kranz is a symbol and dominant feature of the city and occupies a special place among the architectural monuments of Zelenogradsk.
The building of a water tower was built in 1904 to improve the water supply Kranz.
The water tower is built in the architectural style of historical eclecticism, has a height of almost 40 meters, features a unique dome is the second tallest architectural object of the city.
In the tower, at a height of 24 meters, there is a circular observation deck, and three floors below the observation deck, a Museum of cats "Murarium". Read more about the water tower in Zelenogradsk...
Church of St. Adalbert
Church of St. Adalbert, later the Church of the Transfiguration (now the Transfiguration Cathedral) is made of red bricks with a Gothic tower with a height of 42 meters.
The building built by the architect Launira. 5 November 1897, the Church was consecrated as a Lutheran Church of St. Adalbert. In the middle of the altar hung a picture of "Christ keeps falling Peter", and on it stood a crucifix. The Church was the body of work of famous masters M. Terlecki. Three large bells in the First world war they were melted down for the war effort, but was soon re-cast on community donations Kranz and oberprasident East Prussia, Adolf von Batocki. Later on he also was made the chair and three colored stained-glass window behind the altar.
After the Second world war the building lost its religious purpose, - it housed the city gym. In 1994 the building was transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church, the Church was consecrated in 2007 by Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Kirill.
The former home of the pastor
Near the Church of St. Adalbert, a little East, is a building that used to be the home of the pastor. Currently the Manse is a residential house, which is home to several families.
Chapel of St. Andrew
Chapel of St. Andrew (now the Church of St. Andrew the Primordial) was built in neo-Gothic style in 1903-1904. Designed the structure of the Konigsberg carpenter Laufer. The building was consecrated as a Catholic chapel of St. Andrew. Later, the chapel acquired the hospital of St. Elizabeth located in the city of Konigsberg and equipped in her holiday home for children.
In Soviet times, the chapel was located the warehouse, which was twice burned. Later the Church was rebuilt according to the Orthodox canons. Currently in the walls of the building is Orthodox Church of St. Andrew.
The Church is part of the Holy relics of the Apostle Andrew the Primordial particle of the bone of the big toe of the left foot. And particles of the Holy relics: St. wives mironosits Mary Magdaline, Martyr and healer Panteleimon, St. Nicholas, etc.
In addition, in the Church you can see the particles of earth, stones, plants, and mantle.
Villa Kröll is a monument of architecture of the early 20th century. Its name is derived from the name of the owner - Maks Krelle, notary and lawyer. Moving away from business, Kröll with his family moved to Cranz. The Villa was built on an individual project, it combines elements of Gothic and Russian style architecture. The roof is covered with glazed tiles of rare. The Villa has two entrance - the front intended for customers of the notary office and the entrance from the yard, which was used for personal purposes.
Since 1947 the building housed the children's library, and in present - Zelenograd local history Museum.
The Central facade of the building
View from the courtyard
Near the main entrance of the Villa is a part of the sculpture of a man in medieval clothes. Found near the Church Ruday (Melnikovo).
And in the courtyard - the sculpture "Prussian cat". The image of Tolstoy and proud Prussian Cat was born on the basis of legends and tales of the region and was "visualized" the Kaliningrad sculptor Ludmila Bogatova in 2005 to celebrate the 750th anniversary of Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad.
This important fatty remembers a lot the old times and customs, how and by whom was founded the famous Konigsberg castle, and currently he still holds the keys to all the city gates of Kaliningrad. In Zelenogradsk we have our own "special" line of mustachioed Prussian descendants of cats - they are less thick, but also cute and purring))
Apartment house Basta
The villa Kröll neighbors house Basta. Basta house is a former apartment house F. Basta, built in the early 20th century in the modern style (German for art Nouveau was called "Jugendstil"). Previously, the building functioned as an apartment house - furnished rooms were rented to travelers, like hotel rooms. Currently, the building houses a kindergarten.
Square Queen Louise
In 2010 in Zelenogradsk was opened in the Park of the Queen Louise, the most famous women of East Prussia. In the center of the square, the graceful pedestal is a bust of Queen Louise, donated to the city by the German partners from the district of Bad Doberan. It is a bronze copy of the famous sculptor H.D. Rauha.
The square is decorated with Lacy white gazebo, which houses the Summer the library of the muses, where with the arrival of warm days, visitors can read books (of which we found were not).
In the centre of the Park - big tree - elm (elm, elm), the trunk of which is surrounded by benches. Urban legend has it that during a visit Kranz (1843) king of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm IV was put in the Park a tree in honor of his mother Queen Louise.
Watch city of Zelenogradsk
Near the post office are the famous watch Krantz or the clock tower of Zelenogradsk, marking a one of the main and pedestrian street of the city - Kurortny prospect.
Previously, the status of Kurhaus was assigned the main hotel of the resort, where he held various events for guests, and was focused resort life.
Date of construction of the building, under the title "Big hotel and New Kurhaus" - 1843. Then the Kurhaus accommodates dining room, billiard, concert halls, theaters and dance halls, as well as 23 rooms. In the spacious reading room under a glass roof could be Newspapers. Behind the Kurhaus was a Park with rare species of trees and summer theatre (1859). Here was located the summer dining. The music pavilion gave concerts for the local chapel, and on Sundays was made by a military band.
Currently the building is the Kurhaus is in private ownership, it is restored and functions as a hotel, bar and restaurant.
Support for open lines
Near Chausa, on the Kurortny prospect, is a metal support for the open lines (Germany, 1920s-1930s).
Towers of this type were widely spread in Europe. Reliance created using the technology of joining metal parts by means of fastening with blind riots. Until the 2nd half of the 20th century, this technology was primary during the creation of the corps in mechanical engineering, shipbuilding and bridge construction.
The manufacture and installation of components (including transmission towers) in Germany was engaged in large manufacturing enterprises, in particular shipyards "Sihau" in Königsberg (now - Baltic shipyard "Yantar" in Kaliningrad).
Monument cats Zelenograd
Monument Zelenograd cats flaunts first Kurortny prospekt. On a rotary device of a stylized window frame with a sculpture of a cat on the windowsill. At the base of the monument is the flounder is a symbol of Zelenogradsk.
This composition is made of stainless steel with cast iron base, with mechanism by which the cat rotates around its axis, which allows the use of the composition as a rotating attraction, and on a Sunny day, turn the sculpture so, to be able to take good photos without shadows and glare.
The monument is made a sign of greater attachment of residents to the tailed friends.
Special attention in Zelenogradsk worthy of sculpture and sculptural composition dedicated to cats, which can be seen here and there around the city center.
The border post is set in Zelenogradsk 12 June 2017, as a symbol of the state border of the Russian Federation.
On the territory of Zelenograd district is a state border of the Russian Federation with the Republic Lithuania. Post in Zelenogradsk is just a symbolic sign that close to the border, but the post is real, he of the decade "served" on the state border.
The city Park of Zelenogradsk
The city Park of Zelenogradsk (formerly Park Plantage) is a great place for walks and rest. And on a hot summer day this Park can be a breath of fresh air in the shade crowns of trees to shelter from the sun.
In Park: walking paths, places for recreation, children and volleyball courts, pride of the Park - Tortilin pond.
Tortilin pond - one of the favorite places in Zelenogradsk for walking and recreation. According to some local residents, the pond lives the most famous tortoise from the fairy tale the adventures of Buratino. In the center of the pond decorated with a fountain.
Park pond consists of large and small ponds, which are shared by the humpback bridge. This bridge carries the romantic name "Bridge of sighs". Earlier Tortilin pond called "Stork" (German title Storchenteich), as at the center of a small pond stood a statue of a stork.
- a memorial stone Sam Simkin. Read more about Zelenogradsk Park...
The hotel "Queen Louise"
Today it is the only hotel in the city that bears its historical name - the hotel "Queen Louise". The building was built in 1930 and named in honor of Queen East Prussia. In January 1807, the most famous woman of East Prussia, fleeing from Napoleon's troops in Memel, the first night after leaving Koenigsberg held in Krantz.
The name of people's favorite in Prussia were named streets, a Church, a bridge and a Fort, at the Kranz - hotel. In Soviet times, the building initially belonged to the military Department and in the late 1960s, there were hotel and restaurant "Tourist". In 1990-e years the new owner of V.A. Westerlund returned (partially) to the pre-war building form and former name.
The hotel "East Prussia"
The exact date of construction of the building, preserved on the facade, 1906. The architectural style is modern. In the upper part of the building is the framing. The building has a lot of decorative elements: mascaron (head fisherman), wrought iron balconies, plant stucco pattern.
In 1915, the building which housed the hotel "YUST", was on fire but it was soon restored, and the hotel got a new name - "East Prussia". In April-July, 1945 in the building were stationed the military hospital for Soviet soldiers - participants of the Samland operation. The chief of the hospital at this time was the German surgeon Dr. Riedel. Later there was the district hospital, and since 1986 - district clinic.
The building was built in 1885, and when the ceremonial opening of the railway line connecting Konigsberg and Cranz. The basic thread was a length of 28.3 km away, were Later opened two additional branches: Neukuhren and Krenzelok (steamship pier in the channel). The road serviced the locomotives with wagons I, II and III classes. Summer Sundays and public holidays on line has been involved 16 train Assembly. On weekends, a basic schedule is enhanced by the introduction of the "bathing" of the train that had no stops.
To date, the station building has not changed and all also functions as a train station, only now Zelenogradsk. Not only was the turntable on which the driver with the help of hand lever turn the locomotive.
In addition to these, in Zelenogradsk is also preserved other important buildings, for example, the hotel "Baltic sea", built in 1885 in neoclassical style and was once considered the most luxurious hotel in Krantz. Currently the 1st floor is the Zelenograd district office of education, and at the 2nd city library.
Also at the Kurortny prospect are architectural monuments, some of which have been restored. Read more about the Kurortny prospect in Zelenogradsk...