The Rossgarten Gate is one of seven surviving city gates of Kaliningrad. Named after the district Rossgarten, the current gate replaced a previous version of the gate from the beginning of the 17th century. It was constructed between 1852-1855 under the supervision of Wilhelm Ludwig Stürmer. The gate was damaged after the war, but restored afterwards and currently houses a café-restaurant called Solnetsnyy Kamen ('Solar Stone').

The gate consists of only one passage of about four meters wide. On both sides of the passage three casemates are located, so the gate in total has seven openings. On top of the facade of the gate can be found a series of merlons, divided into two parts by the central elevated part of the gate. The gate itself has two high octagonal turrets. Above the main arch of the gate a lookout area is situated, again equipped with merlons. Reliefs of the Prussian generals Gerhard von Scharnhorst and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau decorate the main arch. While the city side of the gate is a highly decorated, the outer side does not have any decorative ornaments.



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Founded: 1852-1855
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Galina Golovkina (21 months ago)
Одно из немногих атмосферных мест Калининграда.
Александр Павлюк (2 years ago)
Росгартенские ворота (нем. Roßgärter Tor) — одни из семи сохранившихся городских ворот Калининграда. Расположены на пересечении улиц Черняховского и Александра Невского, рядом с площадью Василевского и музеем янтаря. Нынешнее здание ворот расположено на том месте, где располагались одноимённые ворота, относившиеся к первому вальному укреплению города (начало XVII века). Сохранившееся до наших дней здание ворот было построено в 1852—1855 годах по проекту Инженера-гауптманна и директора крепостного строительства Ирфюгельбрехта и инженер-лейтенанта фон Хайля в Кёнигсберге. Проект фасада ворот был разработан тайным верховным строительным советником Августом Штюлером, руководителем Технической строительной депутации в Берлине. Автор скульптурных украшений — Вильгельм Людвиг Штюрмер. Первый проект ворот был разработан в 1852 году ведомством крепостей в Кёнигсберге. Этот проект был значительно переработан тайным советником Штюлером. Штюлер сам проработал проект фасада, придав ему ярковыраженные готические формы. После войны ворота были восстановлены и стали использоваться как кафе-ресторан «Солнечный камень».
Dmitry Ignatov (2 years ago)
Да ладно... Какая инстанция согласовала размещение мест на улице? Замеры шума и содержания СО проводились? Зашли и вышли - поток машин, вонь от выхлопных газов неслабая.
Оля Ля (2 years ago)
Обслуживание медленнее черепахи! При том, что много столов было незанятых. Кухня ни о чем: заказали шашлык из свинины двойную порцию - не вкусно, так ещё и явно был обвес, шашлык из курицы - такое ощущение, что мясо не жарили, а тушили, овощи-гриль вообще не принесли, но в счёт включили. Единственное, что понравилось - вид на внутренней территории. Больше туда ни ногой, и другим не советую.
Lilia Faizova (2 years ago)
Вид с террасы супер. Еда так себе. 4 только за вид.
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