A journey to the magnificent world of the sunny stone: Yantarny settlement, globally famous for being the largest amber deposit on earth.
During your trip, you will learn everything about the mining, the treatment and the incredible features of the sunniest stone on Earth. You will also have a chance to visit the observation deck of the Amber Plant quarry. The site shows an incredible view of the quarry from the height of fifty meters. You will see the Amber Pyramid made of 800 kg of amber, an Amber Tree and the Knight of the Teutonic Order. Visitors will be able to experience the life of amber miners by mining some amber in a special sandpit. Men can wear a medieval knight armor and women can dress in costumes of medieval Prussian ladies. You will see the landmarks of Yantarny: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, a town square with craftsmen and various gift shops, a promenade and the Anna mine.
The settlement of Yantarny is famous for its Becker park, offering a pleasant walk in any season. The park was named after Moritz Becker, who bought a mine in Palmnicken (now Yantarny) in 1881 and started Stantien & Becker with his partner, Wilhelm Stantien. That was the beginning of the industrial production of amber. The German manufacturer laid out the park in May 21, 1881 on the site of a garden with linden, red-leaf beeches, sycamore maple trees, oak trees, chestnut trees, silver poplars, elm trees and ash trees. Becker's son brought rare trees from Japan and America: the Japanese crimson, larches, Sitka spruces, Weymouth pines, as well as the North American Tulip tree, unique in its beauty, which became the symbol of the park.
Your excursion will continue to Svetlogorsk, a small resort town that has maintained its charm untouched. Here the past and present, German and Russian cultures, the uniqueness of nature and the creations of human hands are intertwined together.
Finally, you will walk through the most beautiful and cozy resorts of the Kaliningrad coast, the town of Svetlogorsk. You will learn the legends and history of this town. In any weather, it is pleasant to walk through its streets with old buildings. Almost all the houses look like in a fairy tale: red tiled roofs, turrets and weathervanes.