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King's Gates Museum

Frunze St., 112, Kaliningrad 236016, Russia
+7 401 258-12-72
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Interesting monument

Visit of this monument may be interesting for the tourists from Czech republic. At the top of the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Jan M
Not that great

This is not a "must-see" attraction. You can admire it for a couple of minutes, and easily go... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2015
Alina P
Leipzig, Germany
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The Historical and Cultural Centre “The Grand Embassy” in the King’s Gate (Department of the Museum of the World Ocean) The museum is located in the historical building, which used to be one of the elements of the old city’s defensive system of the XIX century. In 1843, laying of the gate’s foundation stone was attended by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia. Rulers, craftspeople and peasants went through the gate.Today the King’s Gate is a museum dedicated to the origin and development of the fortress-town, visits of outstanding foreigners to Koenigsberg, origin of Russian diplomacy and old links between this land and Russia. Keys, locks, chest, rare maps and images reconstruct the discrepant history of Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad step by step. The famous Prussian Cat meets all the visitors. He is a keeper of the city’s keys and brings luck to everybody who strokes him.There is a souvenir art galley “Poterna” located in the immediate vicinity of the Gate. Poterna used to be an integral part of the defensive belt surrounding Koenigsberg of the XIX century as well.
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5 Jan 2017
“Interesting monument”
23 Feb 2015
“Not that great”
Frunze St., 112, Kaliningrad 236016, Russia
+7 401 258-12-72
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visit of this monument may be interesting for the tourists from Czech republic. At the top of the gate are three statues, one of them is Czech king Přemysl Otakar II. (1233 - 1278), named "iron and golden king", founder of the city of Královec...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 23 February 2015

This is not a "must-see" attraction. You can admire it for a couple of minutes, and easily go somewhere else. It is a part of the city's history, but tourists won't find it very attractive.

Thank Alina P
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Just another brick gate. Seriously. Nothing to see really, even the architecture is not so great. I understand it is a historical milestone here. But, if you have something better to do, do it

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

nothing much here.. the gate has been restored. worth driving/walking past if in the area but nothing ultra special. 10 mins walk from bastion and amber museum and 10 mins opp direction from history and art museum

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