This walk will open up new secrets of Kaliningrad for you and give you a key to understanding the city's Prussian heritage. We will walk from the Wrangel Tower to the Botanical Garden, look at half-timbered houses and masterpieces of Art Nouveau, dive into the past of Konigsberg. And at the same time, let's talk about outstanding personalities who gave names to the streets and squares of the picturesque Maraunenhof district. Individual excursion for 1–8 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 4 per 1 review from1500 rub. for 1-2 people or 750 rubles. per person if there are more of you
What awaits you
Old Königsberg in stories and faces We will explore one of the most authentic areas of the city, and along the way, we will reveal interesting facts from the life of the people after whom the streets, buildings and squares of the Maraunenhof are named. I will tell you about the legendary Wrangel Tower and the sculptor Hermann Thiele, the creator of the Sea Animals on the waterfront. In the Yunost park we will talk about the Empress Augusta-Victoria, and at the Hoffmann School of Music we will talk about the German storyteller. You will also discover the stories of the Church of Duke Albrecht, Thalmann Square, the famous Königsberg library and its owners
From half-timbered to Art Nouveau: an architectural analysis of the city The Maraunenhof district is not only a portal to another era, but also the architectural alphabet of Konigsberg. Along the way, I will help you understand the vibrant styles of the city, understand their features and differences. We will look at half-timbered houses, we will find old villas in the Art Nouveau style with wrought-iron gates and floral motifs. On the way, we will meet a house from the beginning of the 20th century with a unique cladding with a shindel: I will tell you what is interesting about this method of decoration. And also let's talk about the Luftwaffe Art Nouveau and its architect Sagebil, examining the former building of the Ginzburg clinic
We will end at the gates of the Botanical Garden, where you can go on your own after a walk.
Who is the excursion for?
Travelers who are interested in the pre-war history of the city and want to declassify its architectural details.
The beginning of the excursion is near the hotel "Mercury". You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.