The famous historic symbol of the city is the KÃ¶nigsberg Castle. It is associated with many incredible legends. It was built in the 13th century and existed until 1968. Then, it was completely destroyed. Nowadays, the entire territory of the medieval castle is an important archeological district where different researches are constantly conducted. Many historians suppose that the Amber Room was located exactly in this castle. In the territory of the castle, there is a small museum dedicated to its history.
The Kaliningrad Zoo is a favorite recreation place of tourists with children. Now, it is one of the largest zoos in the country. This zoo was founded in the 19th century at the expense of the German businessman G. Klass. In the period of the Second World War, the zoo was completely destroyed and only some of its animals survived. It started to be restored in 1945. Today, over 3.5 thousand animals of 300 species dwell in the territory of the zoo.
It will be very interesting for nature admirers to visit the Botanical Garden that has thend Black Sea. At status of an important historic attraction too. It was founded in the late 18th century. In 1809, it officially came under the local university. Now, the garden is a big green area with different themed pavilions and greenhouses. It is very interesting to visit the garden at any time of the year.