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Friedland Gates Museum

Dzerzhinskogo St., 30, Kaliningrad 236039, Russia
+7 401 264-40-20
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small museum with some old stuff, nothing amazin

It's nice to sea the gate from the inside. They have some old stuff that is nice but nothing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The museum gives an overview of the old town. Especially the part with the old graphs is very... read more

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Local history museum “Friedland gate” is located in similarly named architectural monument of XIX century- town gates “Friedland”, which were build in 1862 and which used to be a part of town fortifications of Koenigsberg.The museum is dedicated to the history of prewar Koenigsberg. And it’s block-stone road “leads” to the past of forever gone town Koenigsberg…Under the gates, combining he real block-stone road and it’s image on old prewar photos which are projected on lateral walled up embrasures; begins the unbelievable by force of emotional impact stroll across the streets of old town, “taking away” the walls and opening out the borders of time and space. The carts creak, the walking by ladies heels click, the children laugh – Friedland gate opens the time portal to the town which no longer exists. The “stroll” lasts exactly an hour and during this time you may “pass” according logically build route the whole historical center of the town look into town windows of the shops, cafes, pharmacies (the museum windows are designed in the form of street windows), to bargain at the fish market, and at the end of the stroll, just by one step come from a virtual park to find yourself in a real landscape park spreading across the bounds of Friedland gate and made on the place of former fortifications.
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Dzerzhinskogo St., 30, Kaliningrad 236039, Russia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's nice to sea the gate from the inside. They have some old stuff that is nice but nothing amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum gives an overview of the old town. Especially the part with the old graphs is very interesting. But, what is most interesting is certainly the movie which is shown in the new building on the backyard of the museum. This gives you an...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

If you don't speak Russian or you don't take the quided tour the museum will not be interesting for you. If you travel a lot around Europe you won't be surprised by the old thing that people in pre-war Koeningsberg used. But if you take...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This museum is converted from one of the old Konigsburg' s city gates. The highlight is a short film showing images from the old city in the 1930s. Also on display are some artifacts of that time, such as stamps, cookwares, camera, telephone, drinks, etc....More

1  Thank Ronald K
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Six small-ish exhibition halls depicting the daily life of pre-war Koenigsbergers, from medieval times to 1945. An assortment of Koenigsberg-themed etchings, watercolors, furniture, household objects, work implements etc. Quite nicely arranged. Dont miss trying out the old stamp. A highlight of the museum is a...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Was okay, the museum could have been laid out a lot better. I'm sure more worthwhile as a local visitor but a bit disappointing as a non-Russian visitor. The external gate is quite impressive the inside not so much.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Located in the old city gates. Houses the exhibits illustrating different ages - from the Theutonia armoury to cinema tickets of the early 30s. Nice holographic film demonstrated at noon. Tram tours on the historic trams also available.

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Well, this was a bit of a disappointment. There are a few artefacts to see, but the main thing is the video of old Königsberg (which is a bit too long in fact). There rest of the museum is pretty much basic or not interesting,...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Helpful staff despite the language difficulty. A variety of exhibits, enough for them to stop coaches here. Only c/o was that the film did not start on time.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

You can get some information in English about the exposition. There is also a movie that takes you through the old streets of Konigsberg, which looked like a beautiful old city. It is hard to imagine that you're in the same place when you're walking...More

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