Kaliningrad Blog Posts

How to open a bank account in Russia.

Opening a bank account in Russia as a foreigner. Before we travelled to Russia, I inquired about the possibility to open a bank account in Russia – as a foreigner. I battled to find information on Expat forums and some answers were vague, not g...
by Nelmitravel on Jul 20, 2016

Lighthouse in Kaliningrad Fishing Village

The Tower Lighthouse in the Fishing Village of Kaliningrad. One of the most recognizable buildings in the Fishing Village of Kaliningrad, is the Lighthouse. It can be seen from Kant Island and the Pregel river. It is part of the Old Complex called Pr...
by Nelmitravel on Jun 6, 2016

Bears in the Kaliningrad Zoo

Bears in the Kaliningrad Zoo. Andrey and I were really tired but we wanted to see the bears before we left the zoo. I love bears! I only realize now how fortunate I am when it comes to seeing wild animals. We have so many wonderful National Parks in...
by Nelmitravel on Jun 6, 2016

Yantarny – City of Amber

Yantarny has become a sought-after resort. Yantarny is a beautiful resort at the Baltic Sea with long stretches of white sandy beaches. The name “Yantarny” comes from the Russian word “Yantar” which means “Amber”. It was previously known...
by Nelmitravel on May 15, 2016

Russian Visa Registration Process and Procedure

Registering your Russian and why it is important. Not many people are aware that your Russian visa should be registered when in a city for 5 days or more. The Russian Embassy that issued your visa does not explain this to you. If you are traveling wi...
by Nelmitravel on Apr 25, 2016

Pioneer Pond in Kaliningrad

A visit to the Pioneer Pond or Hammerteich in Kaliningrad. Yesterday we decided to visit the Pioneer Pond or Hammerteich in Kaliningrad. Andrey received a lovely and very helpful book for his birthday about Kaliningrad and I am sure this will come in...
by Nelmitravel on Apr 21, 2016

TRAVELING WITH ECOLINES BUS COMPANY

TRAVELING WITH ECOLINES BUS COMPANY. We have recently traveled from Warsaw, Poland to Kaliningrad, Russia with Ecolines.ru. It was our first time travelling with them and we were very impressed with the service. Before we traveled to Kaliningrad we c...
by Nelmitravel on Apr 16, 2016

Traveling with Ecolines Bus Company

TRAVELING WITH ECOLINES BUS COMPANY. We have recently traveled from Warsaw, Poland to Kaliningrad, Russia with Ecolines.ru. It was our first time travelling with them and we were very impressed with the service. Before we traveled to Kaliningrad we c...
by Nelmitravel on Apr 16, 2016

Honey Bridge in Kaliningrad Attraction – Russia

Honey Bridge in Kaliningrad History. Honey Bridge in Kaliningrad is one of the oldest bridges in the city. It is also only one of only three bridges that survived during World War II.  It was constructed in 1542, after the Reformation but in 1882 th...
by Nelmitravel on Aug 6, 2014

Target Shooting at the Theme Park

Target Shooting at the Theme Park in Kaliningrad. We had some time to kill before the rugby match and decided to take a walk through the theme park. I didn’t even know there was a theme park – or maybe I have seen it before but I just didn`t...
by Nelmitravel on Jun 9, 2014

Zelenogradsk Travel guide – Russia Travel

Travelling to Zelenogradsk in the Kaliningrad Oblast Province. Zelenogradsk, formerly known as Kranz, was one of the cities that we visited while in Russia. Situated just outside Kaliningrad and close to Svetlogorsk, it is easily accessible by bus. I...
by Nelmitravel on Feb 17, 2014

Istenburg Castle in Chernyakhovsk

Istenburg Castle in Chernyakhovsk. The Istenburg Castle in Chernyakhovsk, is one of 40 castles that were built by the Germans in the time of Prussia. Today only picturesque ruins are left. The castle is situated in the center of the town and luckily...
by Nelmitravel on Jan 5, 2014

The Grave of Immanuel Kant in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Immanuel Kant the famous German Philosopher. The famous German philosopher Imannuel Kant (1724-1804) lived most of his life in Kaliningrad or the former Königsberg in Russia. It is also here where he was laid to rest. He studied at the University...
by Nelmitravel on Dec 28, 2013

The House of Soviets in Kaliningrad – Russia

The House of Soviets – Ugliest Building on Russian Soil? The House of Soviets has often been called the “most ugliest building on Russian soil” or “a monster” by the local people of Kaliningrad, Russia. I would not call...
by Nelmitravel on Dec 21, 2013

BMX and skateboarding park in Kaliningrad

bmx and skateboarding park in kaliningrad One morning we were walking around the Oberteich area in Kaliningrad when we stumbled upon a BMX track. This park is not used solely for BMX purposes but also as a skate park. A lot of  youngsters were ridin...
by Nelmitravel on Oct 17, 2013

Sky Express – Budget Airline in Russia

Sky express budget airline Sky Express is a budget Airline that operates in Russia. They have fixed routes to and from Moscow Vnukovo Airport. Andrey and I have used SkyExpress for the first time when we flew from Kaliningrad to Moscow and St. Peters...
by Nelmitravel on Sep 19, 2013

A Horse Jumping show in Kaliningrad

Horses are such magnificent and beautiful animals and I always admire them. Don`t ask me to get too close to them because I am really scared of horses. When I was about 16 a horse got upset and tried to bite me. I suppose it was my own fault because...
by Nelmitravel on Aug 26, 2013

Time for renovations

The house where Andrey`s mom lives originally didn`t have a bathroom or inside toilet. When we visited in 2008 she finally agreed to build an inside bathroom. Andrey was more than happy to do the work but it was a big job. Anybody who has done reno...
by Nelmitravel on Aug 1, 2013

A walk around the Oberteich in Kaliningrad

We set off on food to explore the area around the Oberteich or верхнее озеро in Kaliningrad, with our friend Thomas, who visited from Germany. The Oberteich is a large artificial lake close to the Amber Museum. It was known as the Obertei...
by Nelmitravel on May 25, 2013

AK Bars Airline

AK Bars Airline (Ак Барс Аэро) also formerly known as Buguma Air Enterprise operates regional flights in Russia. They offer services in conjunction with Tatarstan Airlines and it`s main base is in Bugulma,Kazan. The airline has been around...
by Nelmitravel on May 22, 2013
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