Archive - July 2019

SOPOT

After tiring driving in the last few days, we have decided to rest and refresh in Sopot. It is the smallest town of the Tricity metropolis, situated just between Gdansk and Gdynia. Sopot is a popular holiday destination with sunny beaches, the longest wooden pier in Europe, and an active...

GDAŃSK

In the afternoon we have arrived in one of the most prominent cities in Poland. We were lucky to get here during one of the oldest and also the most prestigious annual events held in Gdansk – St. Dominic’s Fair, which stretches all the way back to 1260 when Pope Alexander IV...

СОВЕ́ТСК

We spent our last night in Russia in the border town of Sovetsk, formerly (until 1946) known as Tilsit. It is a river port near Kaliningrad on the Neman River. The city was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1288 and was the site of the treaty negotiated between Napoleon and Tsar...

БАЛТИЙСКОЕ ПОЛЕ-2019

Just by chance, we caught a great event near the village of Talpaki. We spent more than an hour in the traffic jam like most of the Kaliningraders, who wanted to join the traditional festival “Baltic Field 2019”. The Baltic Field is one of the most diverse and intense events in the...

КАЛИНИНГРАД

We spent two days in the friendly city of Kaliningrad, formerly knows as German Königsberg (1255–1946). The city’s history began in 1255 when the Teutonic Knights founded a fortress on a hill, named Königsberg (King’s Hill). It became the capital of the dukes of Prussia and...

СВЕТЛОГОРСК

In the afternoon we have arrived in the Svetlogorsk, prior to 1947 known by its German name Rauschen. It is a resort town located on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the historical region of Sambia of East Prussia, 39 kilometers northwest of Kaliningrad. It was established in 1258 as a...

ЗЕЛЕНОГРАДСК

We drove through narrow roads in Curonian Spit to the first city in Russia – Zelenogradsk. We have arrived here late afternoon and first thing, what we needed, were SIM cards. We found small computer shop just opposite Victoria Supermarket, where we have bought the Russian sim card...

КУРШСКАЯ КОСА

We have got the Russian eVisa for the Kaliningrad Region (easy online procedure, no fee), so we moved today to small border located on the Curonian Spit. We went there before 08:00 and we were the only one there that time, but after 30 minutes there was already a queue of cars and buses...

NIDA

We made one day hike around coast and sand dunes in Nida. This tranquil fishing village is located on the 98 km long Curonian Spit which shares the UNESCO accolade with Russia. This lone detached strip of land surrounded by the waters of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon is one of...

RAGANU KALNAS

From Klaipėda we took a quite expensive ferry (24,6 € / few minutes ride) to Curonian Spit, the birch-lined tendril of land across the lagoon, which is also called Neringa. On top of that, we have paid another 30 € entrance fee to the National Park. Our first stop was the Juodkrantė...