Initially three independent towns until the Königsberg Fortress united them and gave them their first name (Königsberg), the city was eventually renamed to Kaliningrad in 1946. The city’s entire history is reflected in its landscape: Soviet housing coexists with picturesque European neighborhoods, ancient churches with modern buildings, residential suburbs with strikingly beautiful countryside.
It is quite pleasant just to wander around Kaliningrad looking at old German villas, taking pictures, going into cozy cafes, enjoying nature, and admiring the lovely seaside sunsets.
The easiest way to get to Kaliningrad is by booking a flight. Aeroflot offers daily direct flights to Kaliningrad from Moscow (duration: about 2 hours). You will arrive at Khrabrovo International Airport, which is 19 km from the city center.
The most affordable option is to buy a round-trip ticket to Kaliningrad. Please note that the best deals for Moscow-Kaliningrad flights sell out quickly, so it is recommended to book tickets in advance.