Let’s say I go there. Then what?
Ya Gotta Eat
Papasha Beppe Pizzaria, Leninsky Pr. 20/26 and Baltiiskaya Ul. 12 (Central location on Leninsky Prospekt is within walking distance of the Plazma Center). 11am to 11pm. Best pizza in town, also salads, pastas, risottos, and desserts. 200-600 Rubles per pizza. Reasonable, huh?
Zarya, Prospekt Mira 41/43 (Go up the street from the Moscow Hotel). Upscale restaurant. Sit indoors or outdoors. Big menu. Great desserts. In the same building as a movie theater. Ritzy.
Karamel, Leninsky Prospekt 30 (Up to top of the Plaza Center). See the city while dining on great food. About 500 rubles per entree. Viewing city – Free!
Hmel Restaurant and Brewery, Pobedi Square, 10, ‘Klover’ Shopping Centre, (Spelling has been checked). Live music starts at 9 pm every night. A gigantic brewery brews home-made beer. 95 rubles/glass. Cheap, huh?
Gelateria Italiana (Rosso Arancio), Kaliningrad, ul. Theatre 30, Europa Centre, 2nd Floor (Europa Centre, opposite Victory Square). Ice cream restaurant. Ascend the escalators. Look for Victory Square then go across. 150-1200 rubles.
If you want local Beer, look for Ostmark and Königsberg.
Kaliningrad event calendar ‘Kaliningradcity.ru events’ (Kaliningradcity.ru events),
Annual Jazz Festival ‘Don Chento Jazz’. Only August.
Fish at the Baltic sea on the Curonian Spit. All year round
Trek in the forests, (Two-hours from city). Forest has much nature, dude.
Kaliningrad’s annual once-a-year City Day(really two days). Founding Fest. Remember 1255! In July. Fireworks, concerts, performances, sports, arts and More.
What If I want Off Beat Stuff?
You got it!
The mysterious, mystic Pyramide. This thing is old. At Maloyaroslavskaya str. Okay, it’s not that old but was to honor the 666-anniversary of Koenigsberg. It consisted of 666 blocks and 13 ledges. How’s that for, you know, creepy.
The renovated Fort #3 named “King Friedrich Wilhelm the First”. It’s on the hill called earlier Kvednau down at the end of Nevskogo str.(which translates to Lonely Street), on the right side from the exit to Zelenogradsk. You can’t miss it.
Not kidding. The oldest fresco in Kaliningrad region. Discovered in 2006. Fresco of Apostle Pavel in Khrabrovo village. In the church of St. Barbara. From the XIV century.(So old, we can’t translate the century) and just a hop, skip and a large jump from the small international airport sector.
For fans of St. Adalbert! The St. Adalbert’s Cross on the way to Baltiysk. If you are not yet a fan, St. Adalbert died a martyrs death in 997.
Sand bunkers on the Baltic Spit that were left from Germans who built them in WW2. See the Spit anyway.
Best kept secret! Museum Valdau in Nizovye village that tells the history of Castle Valdau. It was opened in 2008 and no one has ever gone there. You will be the first.
Roman Piasetskiy is from Kaliningrad. He shoots portraits and fashion photography as a creative counterweight to his ordinary job.
Go there! I’m not gonna tell you twice.