Located on Kneiphof island in the Pregolya river, the breathtakingly beautiful Königsberg Cathedral is one of the main symbols of Kaliningrad. Its history dates back to the 14th century, and it is a magnificent specimen of Gothic architectural style.
Today the building does not function as a church — it is a venue for concerts and exhibitions. Organ performances here are amazing!
Besides, the cathedral hosts the museum of Immanuel Kant who was born, lived and died in Königsberg. Adjacent to the northeast corner, is his tomb (or, rather, a mausoleum). By the way, it is thanks to Kant that Königsberg Cathedral (unlike many other German architectural gems) has survived to this day. Kant seemed to share communist beliefs, so Soviet leaders did not completely destroy what had been left of the building after the WWII out of respect for him. Over the years, the cathedral was gradually restored.
Königsberg Cathedral is surrounded by a nice park and boasts a lovely riverside view. Do not hesitate to add it to your “must-visit” list in Kaliningrad!