The King's Gate is one of the former six gates that were built during the 19th century around Kaliningrad. It was originally the Gumbinnen Gate, built in 1765 at the edge of the district Neue Sorge. In 1811 it was renamed the King's Gate and was the terminus of the Königstraße boulevard. The gate was redesigned by Friedrich August Stüler in 1850. The west facade has three sandstone statues, made by sculptor Wilhelm Stürmer: nine metres above the ground to the left the Bohemian king Ottokar II is depicted, who was Königsberg's namesake. Frederick I of Prussia, Prussia's first king, follows as the middle statue. To the right Albert, Prussia's first duke and founder of the Albertina university, holds an eye over the city. Above the sculptures the coat of arms of Samland and Natangen are shown.

The gate was damaged during the Second World War. Furthermore, as a first victory celebration, Soviet soldiers decapitated the statues. With the celebration of the city's 750 year existence in June 2005, the gate was renovated. A few months before the beginning of the festivities, the gate was still in a desolate condition. Within a few weeks, however, the gate was restored to its condition before the war. Fully restored statues replaced the decapitated ones on the gate with this renovation.

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Svetlana Kravtsova (6 months ago)
Королевские ворота - один из исторических объектов, который находится в ведении Музея мирового океана. А Музей мирового океана все делает качественно и с любовью. Помимо основной экспозиции, посвященной Великому Посольству Петра I в Европу, в Королевских воротах воссоздана прусская аптека, где, кстати, можно купить и настоящий марципан. Еще здесь можно попасть на виртуальную экскурсию по Кенигсбергу, посмотрев фильм. Музей небольшой, посещение не займет много времени, но зайти обязательно стоит.
ARSENII SIVERIN (6 months ago)
Отличный музей по приемлемой цене, сами ворота очень красивые и удобно расположены, рекомендую к обязательному посещению!
Alsu Khasanova (6 months ago)
Небольшая, но интереснейшаяя экспозиция! Причем будет интересно даже детишкам, потому что есть интерактивные части: можно потрогать различные предметы, найденные при раскопках, посмотреть три дэ слайдшоу, посмотреть фильм. Самый интересный финальный зал, посвященный аптеке. При музее неплохой сувенирный магазинчик.
Юра Соколов122 (7 months ago)
Не был в самом посольстве , но справа если обойти, то за ним есть небольшой сувенирный магазинчик. С приятными ценами и отличной атмосферой для фото. Приветливая продавщица с удовольствием покажет вам восстановленные ходы старой крепости !
Александр Павлюк (10 months ago)
Великолепное строение! Короле́вские воро́та (нем. Königstor) — одни из семи сохранившихся городских ворот Калининграда. Расположены на пересечении улицы Фрунзе и Литовского вала. В 2005 году Королевские ворота были символом празднования 750-летия Калининграда. С того же года в воротах размещается Историко-культурный центр «Великое посольство», являющийся филиалом Музея Мирового океана. В воротах расположены экспозиции, посвящённые возникновению и развитию города-крепости Кёнигсберг, посещению Кёнигсберга выдающимися людьми и дипломатической истории Кёнигсберга-Калининграда (в частности, посещению Кёнигсберга Великим посольством Петра .
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