Svetlogorsk is the Resort of the Baltic Sea
Tour code: KLD K005,
Duration: 5:00 hours from port of Kaliningrad.
Tour code: KLD B005,
Duration: 6:00 hours from port of Baltijsk.
Founded in the XIII century as a fishing village in the XIX century it was transformed into a very popular European resort Rauschen where German elite was fond of having rest. Such people like Thomas Mann and Kate Kollwitz used to stay there. And famous German sculptor Hermann Brachert used to live in Rauschen and some of his works still beautify the town. The Hermann Brachert Museum is located in the house where the sculptor lived in Georgenswalde (now Otradnoe). During WWII the town was not bombed so it still can give you an impression of East Prussian architecture of the late XIX – early XX century. Now Svetlogorsk is a leading resort on the Baltic coast where the number of holiday makers during the season reaches more than 50 thousand people. Informally it is called “A pearl of the Russian Baltic”. The specific feature of the town is a scenic landscape and a variety of rare plants.
During the tour you will walk along Svetlogorsk and you will see the symbol of the town – the Water tower, the former Catholic Church “Mary, the Sea Star” where now the private organ hall works. The Herman Brachert sculptures “Nymph” and “The Girl with a Jug” are not to be missed. The memorial sign to the famous German writer and Noble Prize winner Thomas Mann is also on your way. The former Lutheran church where now Russian Orthodox Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov is placed is worth seeing as well. The coast in Svetlogork is not flat, there is a beautiful slope about 50 meters high. In order to come down to the sea it is possible to use either one of the convenient descents or a passenger lift or a cable railway. Walking along the promenade you will have the opportunity to enjoy the choice of amber souvenirs which are widely sold there. After some limited time for souvenirs on Svetlogorsk promenade the tour will finish and you will be driven back to the pier.
What’s included: Transfer, Licensed guide.
Location: 38 km from Kaliningrad city centre, 50 km from Batijsk city centre.
Availability: All year around.