1. Kaliningrad is the westernmost region of Russia. Kaliningrad Oblast does not have common land borders with the rest of the Russian Federation.
2. For a long time Kaliningrad belonged to Germany. The history of the city began in 1255, when the knights of the Teutonic Order laid a fortress on a hill and named it Königsberg (Royal Mountain). Königsberg became a Russian city in 1946, after the World War II.
3. Kaliningrad has no direct access to the sea, the city is located at the confluence of the Pregol River into the Kaliningrad Bay, but there is a large port.
4. It was in Kaliningrad (formerly Koenigsberg) that the great thinker Immanuel Kant live. And this is where his grave is - right near one of the walls of the Cathedral. The Kant Museum and a concert hall where organ concerts are held are also open here.
5. One of the symbols of the city is the famous Amber Museum. The museum’s collection includes “sunny” stones of various shades, shapes and sizes - the most “serious” exhibit weighs more than 4 kilograms.
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