Kaliningrad region is located in the very heart of Eastern Europe on the Southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea and appears to be the most western territory of Russia. With the presence of the largest amber deposit the region is often called the “Amber Coast”.
Kaliningrad is a picturesque and green city divided by the Pregel River with more than 750-years of history. The locality was a site of the ancient Old Prussian settlement Twangste. In 1255, a new fortress was built on this site by the Teutonic Knights during the Northern Crusades, and was named "Königsberg" in honor of King Ottokar II of Bohemia. The town was part of the State of the Teutonic Order, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Prussia and Germany.
The population of the city is about 500 thousand people, who work at sea, assemble modern cars and are engaged in construction of buildings. There are a lot of young people, 20 institutes and universities, and more than 60 colleges, high schools and other schools.
The region has many attractions: The King's Gate built in the XIX century. The Dohna Tower (Amber Museum) was built in 1853 and controlled the area of Oberteich Pond. The ‘Fishing Village’ - modern ethnographic, craft and trade center, a set of buildings and other constructions resembling a historical German-style neighborhood. Konigsberg Cathedral, the Cathedral of the XIII century was the main Catholic church of the city and later the main Lutheran church of Prussia. Long and narrow sand peninsula and a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Curonian Spit and many more.