Excursion to Kranz and Nesselbeck Castle from Kaliningrad
Excursions & day trips

Excursion to Kranz and Nesselbeck Castle from Kaliningrad

Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover Kranz (Zelenogradsk), an old seaside resort and Prime Minister Stolypin's favorite town
  • Learn all about the medieval tortures at Nesselbeck castle
  • Test your courage by visiting the museum of torture
What to expect

Need of having either a valid negative test or proof of vaccination!

Travel to Zelenogradsk, one of the oldest resorts on the Baltic sea coast. The history of Zelenogradsk (formerly Kranz) originates from the tavern "Krantakrug" (from the Prussian word "Krantas" - steep bank) and is more than two centuries old. Numerous boarding houses, sanatoriums, beautiful hotels, and fashionable private homes have graced the Kranz coast.

During the tour of Zelenogradsk, you will see the well-preserved architectural appearance of the city from German times and the main attractions: the Church of St. Adalbert, the monument to the Zelenograd cats, the post office building, the former fashionable hotel "Baltic sea", where Prime Minister Stolypin stayed with his wife and daughter during his visits. In honor of this fact, a memorial plaque was installed on the historic building. You will also visit the Murarium cat Museum, which has a private art collection, the largest of its kind in Russia. The Museum is located in the restored building of the 1905 Water tower, a building 40 meters tall. Almost every major locality in the region then had its own "special" water tower. During a visit to the Museum, you can climb to the observation deck of the tower, which offers a great view of the city.

You can also plunge into the middle ages while visiting castle "Nesselbek", recreated according to all the canons of medieval architecture. The Museum of medieval torture (Accessible only to people aged 16 or older) located in the castle tower, reveals the history of corporal punishment and the tools of the Inquisition. The Museum of medieval tortures rightfully occupies an honorable place among the museums of Kaliningrad and is worthy of your attention. Here are the tools that were used to brutally torture and kill intruders, conspirators, and criminals at different times. All the exhibits are restored based on drawings and other historical documents and allow visitors to get acquainted with what these tools looked like many years ago.

Meals are provided in Zelenogradsk (optional for an additional fee).

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • PCR test documents are required by all visitors
  • What's included
    • Transport and excursion services
    • Visit to the Museum of medieval tortures and punishments of the Nesselbek castle
    What's not included
    • Ttickets to the Murarium Museum and the observation deck (Available for 280 rubles)
    • Tickets to the Museum of Skulls and skeletons (Available for 150 rubles)
    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.
    • 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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