Amber Museum in Kaliningrad

Alatyr, lying at the bottom of the sea, tears of the sea goddess, a melodious stone. Since ancient times, Amber has attracted people with its mystery.

Amber Museum in Kaliningrad

Amber Museum in Kaliningrad
Amber Museum in Kaliningrad 


Alatyr, lying at the bottom of the sea, tears of the sea goddess, a melodious stone. Since ancient times, Amber has attracted people with its mystery. And really, whence in the stone, which is found at the bottom of the sea, the wings of butterflies and flies? It does not burn in fire, and does not drown in water, but melts in an airless space under the influence of heat. Many legends are associated with amber, but today scientists have solved the riddle of this stone. You can get acquainted with scientific research on amber, as well as admire this miracle, in the only Russian Amber Museum, which is located in Kaliningrad.

The Amber Museum was opened in 1979 in the fortress tower located on the shores of Lake Superior. The building itself is also of historical and architectural value: the neo-Gothic tower was built in 1853 as one of the defensive institutions of königsberg.

The amber museum is quite impressive in size. The three-storey building, on an area of 1000 square meters, presents a wide variety of exhibitions of both scientific and cultural value. Museum of the World Ocean in Kaliningrad

What To See

In 28 halls of the Amber Museum, five sections are constantly working. Attempts to unravel the nature of amber were undertaken as soon as this stone was discovered - and this happened no less than 5-6 millennia ago. Currently, scientists know everything or almost everything about amber. The exhibits of the sections "The origin of amber, its properties" and "Historical and archaeological knowledge about amber" will help tourists to solve the riddle of amber.

Amber has attracted creative people for a long time, because even in its original form, amber is beautiful, and if the hand of an artist touches it... Jewelry from amber as a work of art is described at such exhibitions of the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad as "Amber in the Art of the 17th and 18th Centuries" and "Amber in the works of Contemporary Artists".

For Kaliningrad, amber is also a "craft". You can learn about the development of the amber industry at the exhibitions "Königsberg State Amber Manufactory" and "Kaliningrad Amber Factory".

Kaliningrad is known all over the world for the fact that in 1947 the plant began its work, the only one in the world preforming a full cycle for the extraction and processing of amber. Königsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad

Scientific work is also carried out in the Amber Museum. Its results can be found at the annual biennale, during lectures given by the museum's scientists. An active publishing activity is also conducted here: the works of scientists and researchers have been published in 30 books for nine years. This legacy of the Kaliningrad Amber Museum has also been translated into English.

How to get there

The Amber Museum is located in the Leningrad region of Kaliningrad, on Marshal Vasilievsky Square. This square is considered one of the main transport interchanges in the city, so many public transport routes pass here. So, from the airport you can take bus No. 144, and from the Kaliningrad railway station you can get to the Amber Museum by buses No. 37, 44, 11, 17, 21, 19, 103, 159, 144, 158, 101, tram No. 3, and also by route taxis No. 64, 66, 69, 70, 73, 90, 77, 85, 80, 155.

Practical Information

Amber Museum address: Kaliningrad, pl. Marshal Vasilievsky, 1. Phones: (4012) 46 65 50, (4012) 46 68 88.

Working hours: 10:00-18:00, closed on Monday.

Ticket prices: adult (all exhibitions and the permanent exhibition) - 460 RUB; for students - 360 RUB, for schoolchildren - 260 RUB; family ticket (parents and children of preschool and school age) - 800 RUB. Curonian Spit in Kaliningrad

Prices on the page are for June 2020 

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