Tour of the forts and fortresses of Königsberg-Kaliningrad
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Tour of the forts and fortresses of Königsberg-Kaliningrad

Free cancellation
Language: Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn why Königsberg was called the fortress city
  • Discover the numerous defensive objects
  • See the fortresses, gates and forts of Kaliningrad
What to expect

For more than seven centuries, the city of Königsberg was a powerful fortress city. The Royal castle stood proudly above mount Twangste and the Pregola river, instilling respect and fear in the recalcitrant Prussians. Each of the three cities that sprang up in its vicinity (Altstadt, Kneiphof and Lebenicht) had no less powerful walls and towers. Only the city gates connected the cities with their suburbs and with each other. These medieval walls and fortifications have long gone into oblivion, but to this day they excite the imagination of those who are ready to touch the reflection of bygone eras.

The tour of the torts and fortresses of Königsberg will allow you to go through the stages of creation and modernization of the fortifications of Königsberg step by step. Along the street named after Peter Bagration, who first fought against Napoleon's troops in Prussia, you will proceed to the Brandenburg gate. Like a living bridge, the Brandenburg gate connects two stages of the creation of the fortifications of Königsberg. From the height of their main facade, the founder of Königsberg castle, the king of Bohemia and Bohemia Ottokar II Przemysl, the first king of Prussia, Frederick I, and the last Grand master of the Teutonic Order, the first Duke of Prussia, Albrecht of Brandenburg, proudly look at the former Konigstrasse street. Here you will touch the most fortified part of the Val fortifications. Here rise the most ambitious elements of the Konigsberg fortification: the Kronprinz defensive barracks and the Grolman Bastion with a powerful, horseshoe-shaped Reduit.

From the monument to Alexander Nevsky you will proceed to Fort No. 3, one of the largest and the most mysterious Fort of Königsberg (external inspection of the Fort). Then you will continue to Fort No. 5 named after King Friedrich Wilhelm III, a symbol of mass heroism of the Soviet troops.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Transport
    • Guide services
    • Entrance tickets to the Fort Museum No. 5.
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 7-18)
    • Infants (age 0-6)
    • Pensioners
    Where

    Ulitsa Oktyabr'skaya, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningradskaya oblast', Russia, 236006

    Meeting point:

    Please find the information about the number of your travel bus on the window of the tour operator's office located at Oktyabrskaya 8, the entrance to the office is on the side of the building facing the river. Your guide will then wait for you in the bus.

    What to remember
    • In accordance with Resolution No. 383 of 06/30/21 of the Governor of the Kaliningrad Region, only persons vaccinated against COVID-19 or those with PCR tests received no earlier than 72 hours before the start of the excursion are allowed to attend group excursions (except for children under 18).
      When buying an excursion and boarding the bus, you must have your supporting documents printed and ready to show to the tour leader. Persons with no documents mentioned above are not allowed on the bus. When boarding the bus, thermometry (temperature measurement) will be carried out. Tourists are not allowed without a mask.
    • To participate to this tour, you need to have a passport of the Russian Federation
    • Please bring your own food, because this tour does not include a break for lunch
    • You can find the number of your coach on the lists which are posted at the entrance to the agency at the meeting point
    • Several coaches depart at the same time: to make sure you don’t accidentally leave for another excursion, please carefully consult the lists and do not board the first bus you see
    • The coaches will be waiting on Oktyabrskaya street next to the office building
    • Boarding the coaches ends 5 minutes before departure
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Unona
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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