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Zelenogradsk, Kaliningrad region

Zelenogradsk is a small resort town located on the coast of the Baltic sea, 32 kilometers from the center of Kaliningrad.

From the Eastern edge of the city originates from the Kurshskaya Kosa national Park, towns of which are of Zelenograd district.

Currently Zelenogradsk is one of the most popular places short rest for inhabitants of Kaliningrad and guests of the region.

Brief chronograph of Zelenogradsk

1252 years - founded the city of Krantz / Cranz (now Zelenogradsk).

1807 years - through the city Krants on the way from Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) in Memel (now Klaipeda, Lithuania), passed by the Prussian Queen Louise.

1816 years - on the initiative of Professor F. Kessel (1765-1844) in Krantz founded the resort.

1901 years - Krantz rested by the famous Russian reformer P.A. Stolypin with his wife and children.

1945 years (February 4) - in Krantz Soviet troops entered.

1947 years (17th of June) - established the town of Zelenogradsk, which on 25 June was a district center and is such to this day.

1971 years - Zelenogradsk received the status of city-resort of national importance.

2000 years - Zelenogradsk declared a resort of Federal significance.

2018 years - in Kaliningrad there was a game of the world Cup, in anticipation of which Zelenogradsk has undergone significant improvements were extended and the beautiful beach and promenade, the reconstruction of some historical buildings and overall appearance of the city became more vivid and well maintained.

The beach of Zelenogradsk

The beaches of Zelenogradsk last practically a single strip along the entire coast of the city.

A large part of the beach of Zelenogradsk sand, sometimes sand mixed with pebbles. The sand is light in color and pleasant to the touch.

In high season from 10:00 am to 18:00 o'clock in the evening on the beaches lifeguards. And on the seafront: changing rooms, paid toilets, places for recreation, children's and sports playgrounds, Bicycle path, cafes and kiosks c drinks and food.

The average temperature of the sea water + 17 - +19 degrees, but in hot years, it happens, warms better.

Sunset in shallow sea, the bottom is mainly sandy, gradual depth. Installed in the water breakwaters. Read more about beaches in Zelenogradsk...

Places for walking in Zelenogradsk

The main places for walking and recreation in Zelenogradsk are:

- promenade (embankment of Zelenogradsk), which runs along the coast of Zelenogradsk.

On the boardwalk 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.

- The Kurortny prospect - the Central pedestrian street of Zelenogradsk, located in the historical part of the city, 200 metres from the coast. This is one of the most comfortable streets.

Most of the Kurortny prospect is a pedestrian zone, lined with low buildings, some of which are monuments of history and architecture. On the first floor - cafe, gift and retail shops. Read more about the Kurortny prospectus in Zelenogradsk...

Parks and squares of Zelenogradsk

The city park of Zelenogradsk

The city Park of Zelenogradsk (formerly Park Plantage) is a green oasis, which is a large City Park, with the city merging with the extensive pine forest (Curonian Spit).

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.

Attractions Zelenograd Park:

- wooden gates that adorn the Central entrance to the Park;

- monument to poet Adam Mickiewicz, who was vacationing in Krantz in October 1824;

- natural landmark - oak "Imperial";

- Memorial to the fallen of the wars since 1950;

- a memorial stone Sam Simkin. Read more about Zelenogradsk Park...

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.

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. 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.

Square on the Kurortny prospect

A small Park located at the Kurortny prospect is also a popular place to stay among visitors and residents.

In the Park: places to stay in the shade of trees and a sculpture dedicated to Zelenograd cats.

Cats in Zelenogradsk

Cats in Zelenogradsk have become a cult, well, or the brand, so many of the residents of the Kaliningrad region Zelenogradsk associated with cats.

In Zelenogradsk you can see a lot of sculptures and monuments dedicated to the cat, graffiti on the walls with the image of the cat, there is even a cat Museum "Murarium", located in the Water Tower Krantz. And these mustachioed fuzzies on the streets of Zelenogradsk many)).

The "leader" of the cat world sculpture Zelenogradsk stands the sculpture "the Prussian cat" located near the Zelenograd regional Museum.

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))

Well-room in Zelenogradsk

Well-room "Queen Louise" - the pump room with artesian mineral water. Mineral water is extracted from depths of 240 metres from the reservoir, formed 160 million years ago.

Well-room public, water free. The pump room is located on the boardwalk, in the middle of it.

The Central square in Zelenogradsk

The Central square of Zelenogradsk, where they spend holidays, concerts and other public events, located near the railway station, just at the place where the Kurortny prospect and Lenina street.

From the area dates back to the so-called "Alley of Friendship of Zelenogradsk-Pinneberg", leading to the promenade and the sea.

Lookout Zelenogradsk

Lookout Zelenogradsk located in the Water tower, at a height of 24 metres (in the area of the former tank).

The observation deck is an open, circular platform with a 360-degree view.

landmark Zelenogradsk

The Administration Building Krantz

The building of the former administration Krantz - the burgomaster's office, was built in the early 20th century art Nouveau building, and currently is a unique object of cultural heritage.

Post office Krantz

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.

Water tower Krantz

Water tower Krantz 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 Krantz.

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. It was in this tower is an observation deck and a Museum of cats "Murarium".

Church of St. Adalbert

Church of St. Adalbert, later the Church of the Transfiguration is made of red bricks with a Gothic tower with a height of 42 meters.

5 November 1897, the Church was consecrated as a Lutheran Church Adalbert. 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.

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. The building was consecrated as a Catholic chapel of SV. 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.

In Church is part of the Holy relics of the Apostle Andrew Primordial particle of the bone of the big toe of the left foot.

Villa Kröll

Villa Kröll is a monument of architecture of the early 20th century. Its name is derived from the name of the owner - Maksa Krellya, 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.

Since 1947 the building housed the children's library, and in present - Zelenograd local history Museum.

Apartment house Basta

Busta house is a former apartment house of Fridrih Basta, built in the early 20th century in art Nouveau style. Previously, the building functioned as an apartment house - furnished rooms were rented to travelers, like hotel rooms. Currently, the building houses a kindergarten.

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.

Kurhaus

Date of construction of the building, under the title "the Big hotel and New Kurhaus" - 1843. Then the Kurhaus accommodates dining room, billiard, concert halls, theaters and dance halls, as well as 23 rooms.

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

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 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 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.

Zelenogradsk train station

The building was built in 1885, and when the ceremonial opening of the railway line connecting Konigsberg and Cranz.

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. Read more about Sightseeings in Zelenogradsk...

Museums Zelenogradsk

Zelenogradskiy local lore Museum

The Museum is located in a historic building, the former Villa Kröll, Lenina street 6, Zelenogradsk.

In the Museum:

- the interior of the family Villa Kröll beginning of the 20th century;

- history of the town and district from the earliest times to the present day;

- also: art workshops, a gift shop, information and excursion services. The Museum's website

Museum of cats "Murarium"

The cat Museum is located on three floors of the Water tower below the observation deck, at the address: Saratovskaya str., 2A, Zelenogradsk.

In the Museum, in glass cases, the exhibits: plates, figurines, vases, toys, paintings, drawings, figurines and other objects with images depicting either cats. The Museum's website

Museum of Skulls and Skeletons

Museum of Skulls and Skeletons is located in the building adjacent to the Water tower, at the following address: Saratovskaya str., 2A, a hotel and entertainment center "ПАРАDOX", 2nd floor, Zelenogradsk.

At the exhibition area of the Museum is a collection of "skulls and skeletons" expressed in various decor elements, accessories, figurines, sculptures, dolls, characters of cartoons and fairy tales, etc. Museum Website

Museum "House of Angels"

Museum "House of Angels" - private art collection, which includes more than 1,000 different exhibits dedicated to the angels.

Address: Pogranichnaya street, 12A, Zelenogradsk. The Museum's website

Universal market Zelenogradsk

The market is located near railway station of Zelenogradsk, at the address: str. Tkachenko, 3, Zelenogradsk.

In the market and near the market (on the street Tkachenko): clothing, souvenirs, food and other goods is inherent in any urban market.

Where to go from Zelenogradsk

Kaliningrad is the administrative center of the Kaliningrad region and the most Western regional center of the country.

To get from Zelenogradsk in Kaliningrad on taxi, public buses or trains.

Svetlogorsk - the largest and most developed resort town in Kaliningrad region.

To get from Zelenogradsk to Svetlogorsk by taxi, public buses or trains.

The Curonian spit is a national Park with unique natural complexes: the sand dunes, dancing forest, Royal forest, lake "the Swan" etc.

In 2000 the Curonian spit was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

To visit the Curonian spit can be one of the excursions, and independently, in a taxi or getting the bus to one of the villages: Lesnoi, Ribachii, Morskoe.

Where to stay in Zelenogradsk

If you plan to stay in Zelenogradsk, you will need to book your accommodation (a hotel room). There are hotels located directly on the beach and in the center of Zelenogradsk, as well as those that are distant from the main tourist routes.

All accommodation in Zelenogradsk you can view and book here.

How to get to Zelenogradsk

There is no airport in Zelenogradsk, there is also no railway line connecting the city with other regions of Russia and Europe. Therefore, you can get to Zelenogradsk only through Kaliningrad - Khrabrovo airport or from the city center.

How to get to Zelenogradsk of the Kaliningrad Khrabrovo airport

Khrabrovo airport is 13 to 20 kilometers from the center of Zelenogradsk.

Khrabrovo international airport receives regular domestic flights connecting Kaliningrad oblast with some regions of Russia (Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Krasnodar, etc.), as well as international - from Belarus, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Poland, Spain and some other countries of Europe. Cheap flights to Kaliningrad...

To get from Khrabrovo airport in Zelenogradsk you can:

Taxi/Shuttle Service

To get from the airport to the centre of Zelenogradsk and other cities and resorts of the Kaliningrad region, is more convenient and faster than a taxi. Book a taxi/Shuttle service is possible in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details! Find out the cost and order a taxi here...

Car rental

If you plan to travel in the region, the ideal option would be to rent a car. To choose and order a car in advance, at the appointed time, your car will be waiting for you outside the airport. To see and pick up the car here...

How to get to Zelenogradsk of the Kaliningrad city centre

From the center of Kaliningrad to Zelenogradsk and can be reached by taxi or car.

The train Zelenogradsk in Kaliningrad

Trains from the centre of Kaliningrad to Zelenogradsk, as well as from Zelenogradsk to Kaliningrad city centre, runs daily, several times a day (in the summer more often).

Trains to Kaliningrad leave from South station to which interregional trains arrive from "big" Russia, then passing North station (Kaliningrad-North), located near the Victory square, in the heart of Kaliningrad, at the address: Sovetskaya St., 2.

Travel time 27-50 minutes. The schedule of the trains you can specify here (left a form to fill in the route-finding).

The train will take you to the Train station Krantz in Zelenogradsk, located at the address: Vokzalnaya, 3, in 300 metres from the historic centre of Zelenogradsk and 450-600 metres from the main beaches of Zelenogradsk.

Bus in Zelenogradsk of the Kaliningrad city centre

Public buses from Kaliningrad to Zelenogradsk run daily flights a lot, especially in the high summer season. There are like Express trains, and ordinary public buses.

Buses depart from the bus station of Kaliningrad, located within walking distance from the train/railway station South, + make a few stops in the city centre.

The fare from 84 rubles one way. Tickets can be purchased at the box office the bus station and on the bus. The journey time is approximately 55 minutes - 1 hour and 15 minutes. The bus schedule can be clarified here (the right form to fill out for finding a route).

The bus takes you to the bus station of Zelenogradsk, located at the address: Vokzalnaya street, 2, which is within walking distance of the railway station in Zelenogradsk.

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