Traffic on the “Vysoky” and “Derevyanny” bridges in Kaliningrad that have been reconstructed in preparation for the World Cup-2018 has been opened, as the Mayor’s Office reported to Interfax.
“The importance of these bridges for the city is huge: they connect its central part with the Oktyabrsky Island where the stadium for the World Cup-2018 is being built. The bridges were built before World War II and required repairs” - the Mayor said. The repairs of the two bridges cost 1 billion roubles.
Unfortunately, relatively few travelers make their way to Kaliningrad Region, although Kaliningrad is a unique area in Russia. It is not only the westernmost, the youngest and the smallest region, but the territory of Kaliningrad Region is isolated from the rest of the country. Kaliningrad is an enclave, a disconnected wedge of Russia that lies between Lithuania, Poland and the Baltic Sea. The awareness that they live on the foreign soil and are faced daily with the examples of the Western life, gives the population of Kaliningrad a different view of nationhood, national identity than in other parts of Russia.
Kaliningrad Region is worth visiting for its old country-side Prussian castle ruins, as well as for its sunny beaches, the highest sand dunes in Europe, thick pine forests and the world’s largest amber mine. So, if in your childhood you were fascinated by novels about knights, their arm-bearers, heroic deeds, if you are dreaming to feel the past or to find a piece of amber on the shore of the Baltic Sea, then Kaliningrad Region is the place you need.
How to get there and away
Due to a unique location of the region, it’s possible to get there by air, train, bus, car or sea.
Air Scandinavian Airlines has six weekly flights between Kaliningrad and Copenhagen. Kaliningrad Airlines has two flights daily to Moscow, three flights weekly to St. Petersburg, and flights to a host of other cities in Russia and CIS. Aeroflot has daily flights to Moscow.
The daily Konigsberg Express runs directly from Berlin to Kaliningrad. There are also two trains daily between Kalinigrad and Brest, Kyev, Odesa and Warsaw. There are numerous trains from Kaunas and Vilnus.
There are a number of bus services between Poland or Germany and Kaliningrad.
One of the best ways is to book a transfer to Kaliningrad Airport online in advance, when you have time to choose the right taxi-company providing English-speaking drivers.
You can catch a taxi upon your arrival right at the airport, but you should always beware of riding an unlicensed taxi. Remember, that riding an unlicensed taxi may be dangerous; besides, the prices asked before and after the ride may vary greatly.
Booking a transfer to Kaliningrad Airport online is especially convenient if you have a late flight, as you may feel sure you'll not get stuck in a traffic jam at night.
Russia-IC recommends Kiwi transfer service and transfers from/to the airport. Here
you can make a booking to Kaliningrad Airport and choose the car you like including the class of the car, standard or business.
All cars are equipped with GPS, and are constantly checked, all drivers are licensed. Most cars are equipped with terminals, so you can pay taxi with credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card etc.).
1. Find the route you want
Choose Kaliningrad, city or train station in the search box.
2. Book transfer online
Specify the date and time of the transfer, the flight number, the hotel address or name and other details of the trip. Leave your contact details and make a prepayment. As soon as you do it, the car is booked.
3. Driver will meet you
At the appointed time and place, our driver will pick you up. He will be with your nameplate and all necessary information about the trip. He will help you with the luggage and comfortably take you to your destination.
This is the easiest way to get to Kaliningrad Airport.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina