Kaliningrad Museum of History and Arts

Kaliningrad, Russia

The Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Arts, originally a Stadthalle (city hall), was planned by Oberbürgermeister Siegfried Körte in 1907 and opened in the Vorder-Roßgarten district in 1912 according to designs by Richard Seel. It included concert halls, a restaurant, and a garden cafe by the Schlossteich. The Königsberger Philharmonie often performed in the 1,600-seat center. The Stadthalle was used as a military hospital during World War I. The building was heavily damaged by the 26 August 1944 Bombing of Königsberg in World War II. After the war it was part of Soviet Kaliningrad.

The former Stadthalle was restored from 1981-86. Since 1991 it has hosted the Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Arts. The museum, founded in 1946, previously had multiple locations throughout the city. It includes exhibits on regional nature, archaeology, history, World War II, and post-war Kaliningrad. The museum also has branches in the city and the Kaliningrad Oblast.

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Oleg Naumov (3 years ago)
Excellent historical Museum with many archeological artifacts of VI-XVI centuries including medieval weapon. There is also excellent exhibition dedicated to WW II. You are going to see panorama "Assault of Königsberg on April 6-9, 1945". Public allowed to walk among statues of soldiers. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light and tripod. Highly recommended for yours visit to Kaliningrad.
Vlad Molotov (3 years ago)
Quite a nice place where I have found out about many new subjects for me like history of this beautiful city, and it's flora&fauna, recommended for y'all
Marjolein Brasz (5 years ago)
Interesting compilation of art, history and artifacts
Павел и Мария Онищук (6 years ago)
Посетили музей с детьми. Очень приветливый персонал. Музей разделен на несколько экспозиций. На первом этаже можно посмотреть чучела животных обитающих в Калининградской области, минералы и полезные ископаемые. Есть зал с картинами. На втором этаже экспозиция про войну 1814 года, взятие Кенигсберга и история Калининградской области. Детям понравилось. Билет стоит 150 рублей. Дети бесплатно.
Josue Escobar (6 years ago)
Boring
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