The tourist route

History of 1000 years

ago

The better you know history, the further you can look into the future ...

You are entering the land of great nations and tribes. Here the great amber path began, which reached Constantinople. The Vikings came here for amber and wealth, and found shelter and the meaning of life. You are entering the Land of the Prusians.

Traveler, you will have to go through 12 places and find out the secret of a traveler like you - a Viking from the far north, who sailed on his drakkar for amber, but found ...

He visited the places where he left 12 marks, having found which, you will find out where and how his journey ended.

   

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Find on the map Zelenogradsk (Krantskrug), Kaliningrad (Konigsberg) Klaipeda (Memel)

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Sambia 

A Viking landed on the Curonian Spit. This was in the 8th century. At that time the Curonian Spit was inhabited by the Curonian ...

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National Park Curonian Spit, 14.7 km, Lesnoy, Russia

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Müller height

The highest point of the largest dune near the village of Rybachy is the Müller height. Located on the picturesque Swamp Dune, which was previously romantically called Bruchberg, this point on the map of the Curonian Spit is invariably popular with tourists. I must say, very well-deserved popularity: a comfortable path with fascinating information signs, century-old spruces and fragrant thickets leads to the height, and at the end of the path it gives travelers a dizzying panorama overlooking the beautiful Baltic and the Curonian Lagoon.

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National Park Curonian Spit, 14.7 km, Lesnoy, Russia

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Local history museum

Located in the center of Zelenogradsk in an old building of the early 20th century, formerly owned by the famous lawyer Max Krell. It is an architectural monument of regional significance in the Kaliningrad region. The expositions of the museum are located on an area of ​​550 sq. meters, which tell about the history of the city and the region from ancient times to the present day.

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+7 (40150)3-27-90

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st. Lenina, 6, Zelenogradsk 238530 Russia

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Kranzburg (Zelenogradsk)

10th century. A small fishing village on the seashore suddenly appears on the map of the Amber Road and quickly becomes a checkpoint for all traders wishing to pass through the Curonian Spit. Buried treasures of the Vikings and a good location lead to the rumor about the settlement, it grows and turns into a prosperous city.

Текст про фимофологи викингов и котов

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Kurortny Avenue, Zelenogradsk 238530 Russia

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Pobeten church

Romanovo (until 1946 - Pobeten, German Pobethen) is a settlement in Zelenogradsk town district authority of the Kaliningrad region. In 1288-1289 in Pobeten, the knights of the Teutonic Order built a fortress on the basis of the Prussian fortification, at first as an “order house” - “order”. In 1320, a chapel was erected in the fortress, and a parish church was built to the east of the fortress.
The walls of the church are made of field boulders, followed by a brick superstructure. However, the choir and ceiling of the church were wooden and often fell into disrepair. The church required constant repairs. Only in 1800 did the western tower receive new floors. The roof covering of the church was made of medieval tiles - spar. The interior consisted of an altar (c. 1600), a triptych depicting 4 evangelical saints, scenes of the Last Judgment, Adam and Eve. The walls of the church were decorated with signs “a cross in a circle” (traditionally considered a sign associated with Easter services). In the altar part in the 15th century. a multi-figured fresco was painted on both sides of the central lancet window, depicting either the procession of the saints or the figures of donors (donors to the temple).

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Central Square, Romanovo 238530 Russia

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Viking village Kaup

The Viking Village is a reconstruction of an early medieval settlement based on the archeology of Prussian and Scandinavian settlements and forts. Circular settlements from 25 to 100 meters in diameter are characteristic of our region in the first millennium of our era. The mound is surrounded by a moat and a rampart, the entrance group is represented by a gate tower and a fragment of a stockade.

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Viking village Kaup, Zelenogradsk town district, Kaliningrad region, 238000 Russia

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Mountain of witches in Juodkrantė

Mountain of Witches - Ragana Kalnas. This amazing place with many carved wooden sculptures depicting heroes of folk legends is located behind the fishing village of Juodkrante on the Curonian Spit, 19 kilometers from Klaipeda. Fairy-tale heroes settled on one of the most beautiful dunes with a height of 42 meters. The slopes of the dune have long been overgrown with centuries-old pines, and a winding shady path leads to the top. To the east of the dune, the waters of the Curonian Lagoon gleam - Kursiu maryu in Lithuanian, and to the west from the top you can see the waves of the Baltic Sea.

The mountain is considered a sacred place among the Curonian and Samba tribes .

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Amber Gallery-Museum

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The museum is located in an old fisherman's house and greets visitors with wooden amulets from the Juodkrantė treasury. They are like museum guards. Visitors can see a collection of inclusions and amulets from the Juodkrantė treasury. All 434 amulets of the original size are found here.

The museum presents the history of Baltic amber: formation, morphology, colors and inclusions. Amber of different sizes and shapes surprises tourists. The largest piece of amber weighs 3,820 kg.

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