3 January: an exclusive tour of "Tales of old castles"
Tour starts at 10:00 at the hotel "Kaliningrad" (Leninskiy Avenue 81)
Visited cities: Pravdinsk (Friedland) — Vladivostok (Tapiau) — POS. Downstream (Waldau) — the village of Orlov (castle hotel Nesselbeck)
Pravdinsk (Friedland): a unique area of Russia, which the middle ages intertwined with the history of the Napoleonic wars.
A place that can be called a living illustration to the lines a novel by the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace".
You will see something that is not available to most tourists: the beautifully preserved town with beautiful architecture, narrow medieval streets, the ramparts of the medieval times.
In good weather conditions, you will have the opportunity to overlook the entire city and surrounding countryside from the belfry of the old Church (XIV C).
Gvardeysk (Tapiau): You will walk through the restored historic center of the German city.
On the square a must stop in "the living clock", moving figurines which are carefully stored since 1922 are Also in the list of inspectable sites order castle Tapiau laid outside the city walls in 1280.
To this day its towering Hulk above the shore of the Pregel.
the settlement of the Lower reaches (Waldau) to Its guests a the order castle of Waldau offers several thematic exhibitions.
In the first exhibits, lovingly crafted by the Museum's Director and his disciples from the tree.
Wooden figure amazing grace and precision.
In the second room are exhibited objects and decoration of the Prussian people from the time of paganism, and until the conquest by the crusaders.
The third room is the story, military armor and weapons of knights Templar from the time of the construction of the fortress.
Another exposition is devoted to the visit to the castle by Peter the great, the Napoleonic period, the First and Second world wars.
Moving to the "Castle Nesselbeck".
The castle offers its Spa area and an amber beer SPA in the best traditions of the Baltic region.
"Nesselbeck" is a castle built by all the canons of architecture of the middle Ages, has a unique interior: it seems that the warm walls of red brick and still keep the secrets of the Teutonic order.
Decoration of halls and castle "Nesselbeck", made in the medieval style.
You will be enchanted by the atmosphere of the era: massive wooden tables, comfortable sofas and chairs, antique lights on the ceilings painted.
In Nesselbek a visit to the Museum Inkvizicii, all exhibits which are in full size and authentic drawings, and beer tasting with snacks (3 varieties of beer, traditional Bavarian snacks).
End tour at 17:00 at the hotel "Kaliningrad"