There are many places in Kaliningrad, where you can happily spend time with a child. We will tell you about five favorite places of rest among Kaliningrad residents.
1. “Yunost” (Youth) Park
“Yunost” Park is situated in the center of the city; entertainment to accommodate any taste is presented here. Incredibly The park has an incredibly picteuresque nature with beautiful bridges and benches, ponds and children’s playgrounds, attractions and a café – everything makes “Yunost” an excellent place both for both quiet and active rest. In the park there are many attractions such as the “Upside-down House”, a 45-meter Ferris Wheel, a mirror labyrinth, a covered skating rink, the pavilion of butterflies, adventure rope park, go-carting and others. Tickets can be bought in the ticket offices in the park center. Admirers of peaceful relaxation will be able to go boating and enjoy wonderful landscapes, or walk along the shadowy avenues. You can have a snack not only in the cozy café in the park center, but just outside. You can find various street-food, from fresh baked pastry and coffee to grilled vegetables and roast sausages.
Web Site (RU): www.park-unost.ru
2. Upper Lake
Not far from the “Youth” park there is the Upper Lake – one of the most favorite places of rest among Kaliningrad residents. The embankment which was reconstructed not long ago is enriched with monuments and sculptures, and attracts many inhabitants and guests of the city. Here you can walk and enjoy a view of the lake or ride a bicycle along the separate bike paths. The smallest visitors can run around under the splashes of the fountain and climb aboard an enormous pirate ship in the children’s playground (no entrance fee), and for older children there is a skateboard park, but they are certain to like the fountain as well! The Upper Lake embankments are an ideal place for roller skating, cycling, scootering or just walking.
3. Kaliningrad Zoo
Kaliningrad Zoo was founded in Koenigsberg in 1896. Apart from the possibility to get acquainted with its rich collection of animals, the Zoo offers a great number of other entertainments for children and their parents. They include the children’s playground, where children can both meet rabbits, goat kids, and other animals, and feed them themselves, as well. In the pony-club older children will be able to ride a pony under the supervision of an experienced instructor. A big children’s playground, with air trampoline and children’s train gives parents an opportunity to breathe in calmly and drink some coffee, while the children are occupied. You can visit tropical animals in the new building that is just called “Tropical House”. There is a free wi-fi on the territory of the zoo, and you can use audio guides (in English and German), available through scanning the QR code with a Smartphone. Demonstration animal feeding takes place every day in the Zoo.
Web Site (RU): www.kldzoo.ru
4. The central park of culture and rest
The central park of culture and rest, known by city residents as “Park Kalinina”, is situated not far from the city center. There is the Church of the Queen Louisa in the territory of the park which nowadays houses the Puppet Theatre. Visitors of any age can find various entertainments and attractions, including the Ferris Wheel, shooting-gallery, mirror labyrinth, adventure rope park , table tennis, electric cars. There is also a “Choir Field” – a zone with a stage where many municipal holidays and festivals are held. In hot weather it is possible to refresh yourselves near the fountain, and in bad weather children can run about in a spacious nursery. A café and snack bars are in the grounds of the park, where you will find different kinds of food, including vegetarian.
Web Site (RU): www.centralpark39.ru
5. Museum of the World Ocean
Museum of the World Ocean offers a fascinating and educational programme. On the embankment of the Historical Fleet you can go aboard the research ship or go inside the submarine, or visit an Aquarium and different exhibitions that will acquaint adults and young visitors with the mysterious world of the ocean. In the grounds of the museum complex you can walk among the research bathyscaphes, ancient boats, modern ships, have a delicious meal in a cozy café, and buy souvenirs for friends in the souvenir shop.
Web Site (ENG): www.world-ocean.ru/en/