Private jet charter to Kaliningrad
Founded by Teutonic knights in the 13th Century, Kaliningrad is an ancient gateway to Europe which has long attracted important thinkers such as iconic composer Richard Wagner and philosopher Immanuel Kant. Today the historic city is prized for its beautiful beaches, leafy parks and exceptional museums. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service.
Formerly the Prussian city of KÃ¶nigsberg, Kaliningradâ€™s fortified city gates and red-brick walls hark back to this bygone era. The magnificent, Gothic-style Kaliningrad Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where visitors can view Kantâ€™s tomb and explore a fascinating museum chronicling the philosopherâ€™s life. The city is also home to several other excellent museums, including the Amber Museum (Kaliningrad contains 90% of the worldâ€™s amber), which houses over 6,000 exhibits, and the world-class Museum of the World Ocean, where you can marvel at space research exhibits aboard a former scientific expedition vessel.
Cultural treasures aside, Kaliningrad is known for its breathtaking natural attractions. Take a scenic journey through swathes of unspoilt countryside, relax on the beach in the stunning seaside resort of Svetlogorsk, and visit the UNESCO-protected Curonian Spit, a forest-cloaked sand dune peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon and Baltic coast.
Kaliningradâ€™s city centre is scattered with shopping centres stocking mainstream and designer fashion labels, such as the upmarket Kaliningrad Plaza. The picturesque Fish Village on the banks of the River Pregel is a great place to pick out beautiful amber jewellery and souvenirs, while at the lively Central Market you can haggle for a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses and smoked fish.
While not an obvious foodie haven, Kaliningrad offers a surprising range of acclaimed restaurants. Fish Club is a classy waterfront eatery serving freshly-prepared seafood, while Borsch & Salo offers Russian and Ukrainian favourites in a cosy atmosphere. For delicious international cuisine, try the excellent grills and home-brewed beer at English pub-themed Brittanica or tuck into delicious pizzas at Italian trattoria Parmesan.
Unlike many city resorts, Kaliningrad boasts few largescale luxury hotels. Instead visitors will find several characterful boutique properties such as Anna Boutique Hotel, which is opulently styled with four-poster beds and rich antiques. For those who prefer to base themselves in a stylish home-from-home can choose from a range of beautifully decorated private apartments.