You will visit places that keep the memory of the conquest of the Prussians by the Teutonic Order, one of the strongest spiritual and knightly organizations in the world. You will learn about the life and beliefs of the Prussians, see their sanctuaries and an oak of the same age as Moscow. Uncover the history and secrets of the ancient castles of East Prussia. You will also walk around the 13th century town and find the ruins of a rare city wall. Individual excursion for 1–4 people Duration 5 hours Children Without children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 1 review RUB 5000 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Medieval chronicles You will learn about the tragic period when the Teutonic Order came to the Prussian lands in the 13th century and the period of the forced Christianization of the union of the Balto-Slavic tribes that lived on this land "from the mouth of the Vistula and the mouth of the Nemunas" and later called the Prussians began. I will tell you about their lives and beliefs - you will hear about the main sanctuary of the Prussians, Ramov and look at the famous 850-year-old oak tree. Let's also talk about the heroic episodes of the Second Prussian Uprising and the dramatic fates of its participants
Ancient castles of the city I will introduce you to history Koenigsberg Castle and, of course, the first castle of the Order on the modern territory of the region - Balga castle… You will see the remains of the Komtur Brandenburg Castle, touch its ancient stones and descend into the basements of the structure, erected in the middle of the 13th century. In the meantime, listen to the mysterious events associated with the Ark of the Covenant, according to the legends received by the Teutonic Order from the Order of the Templars, and, possibly, hidden in the dungeons of one of the castles
Other memorable places You will also stroll through pretty the town of Mamonov - formerly Heiligenbaylu. It was founded by the Order at the very beginning of the 13th century on the site of the Prussian fortress Sventopil. On the preserved section of the ancient street Gr. Krchen Str. walk along the "Trace in history" alley in honor of the great people who visited the city at different times. In addition, I will show you a unique monument of the cultural heritage of the Kaliningrad region - the ruins of the only city wall with a preserved perimeter, which is more than 700 years old. We will not ignore the events of the First World War, as well as the Heilsberg operation during the Great Patriotic War, which German historians rightly call East Prussian Stalingrad.
Who is the excursion for?
This is a journey for a wide audience - participants of all ages, families and friendships. And for those who are in Kaliningrad for the first time, and for those who have already been here.
- The tour can start and end at a convenient place in Kaliningrad, Svetlogorsk or Zelenogradsk (no surcharges)
- The tour takes place in a comfortable 2020 Volkswagen Polo, 1-2 child seats are available upon request
- Entrance tickets (100-200 rubles / person) and meals are paid separately
- The program can be extended: + 1000 rubles / additional hour
Start of the excursion by appointment. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.