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Need detailed Info about prices and dep/arr. times
Please help me I need urgently some info and, unfortunately, I can't find any info on the internet :(
How much (suggested economy class) would cost travel BY BUS from Kaliningrad to Liepaja . What are the departure and arrival times from Kaliningrad Bus Station???. Please HELP! I didn't find such data on the net and I can't speak russian.
RE: Need detailed Info about prices and dep/arr. times
But I see that you are living in Poland and maybe are Polish so I think it would not be a problem to make yourself understood there - I can communicate quite well in Poland with my rather poor Russian. And people in K. are used to communicate with Polish because the markets are full of Polish (this was at least valid until Poland became EU member)
I think there are several buses a day from Kaliningrad to Klaipeda and it should not be a problem to find there a bus further on to Liepaja.
The buses are probably cheaper than in Poland.
Try maybe to speak German - Koenigsberg was German for 700 years and only left European civilization 60 years ago ;-))
Travel Tips for Kaliningrad
Victory Square and Christ the Saviour Cathedral
Victory Square is the main square of the city and many public transport lines connect with the place (including the regional trains to near-by Northern Railway Station). Historically the square appeared in 1920-1923 when Koenigsberg administration destroyed Steindamm and Tragheim Gates and open in the place th Eastern Fair-market. After WWII the square was given the name, Victory Square. In 1996-2006 the building works of Christ the Saviour Cathedral took place.
Whatever the time of year in Russia i have founbd that a good sturdy pair of walking shoes are an essential part of my backback. How Russian ladies in high heeled shoes can manage to the daily task of just getting to work amid the potholes and uneven ground is a spectacle to behold. Again just like everywhere is always a good idea to have a small but well stocked first aid kit with at least one large wound dressing for the most serious of events. Good travel insurance also recommended for this part of the world. Mosquito Repellent again just like St Petersburg
Amber (in Russian “Jantar”) was for millenia an important source of income for those who ruled at the Amber coast of the Baltic Sea – amber from here came as far as to the Pharaonic Egypt, ancient Greece (named “Elektron” in classical Greek) and Rome. And the only place in the world where a real mining for amber is going on is at the coast near Palmnicken (Jantarniy in Russian) and even much of the amber which is sold to the tourists in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia is originating from here.
But if you are lucky you may even find (mostly small) pieces of amber at the beaches here or in Lithuania and Poland, especially after heavy storms.
The Amber museum is in the Dohnaturm.
Fortifications. Friedrichsburger Fortress
Friedrichsburger Fortress (Friedrichsburger Tor) was built in 1657. In 1697 Peter I The Great visited the fortress to learn the bombing. In XIX century the fortress was reconstructed. In 1910 the fortress was completely destroyed for the city architecture needs. In present we can see the gate only (built in 1852). In Soviet times the gate wasn't used. In 2007 the gate was given to Museum of Ocean.
The fortress is situated not far from Portovaya and Zheleznodorozhnaya Streets crossing
Albrecht von Preussen was the first duke of Prussia and founder of Koenigsberg University (Albertinum) (in 1544). The monument to Albrecht duke is near of Cathedral and Kant's tomb. The monument was placed in 2005 instead of destroyed original one that was placed in 1891 (Friedrich Reusch).
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