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History of city Kaliningrad (Kenigsberg) in photos

A small historical reference

Geography: The administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, located on both banks of the river Pregel in the place of its confluence with the Vistula Lagoon, in the west region. The population - 453 461 people (2015).

Date of foundation: 1255. Status of the city on the basis of Kulm law - February 28, 1286. Early names - Tvangste (up to 1255), Königsberg (until 1946).

History: Count urban history begins in January 1255 with the Prussian fortress Tvangste (Twangste), on the site where a wooden castle Koenigsberg was founded, in 1257 rebuilt in brick. The walls of the castle there was a settlement, which also became known as Koenigsberg.

The increase was due to Konigsberg included in the city limits of new settlements - city Löbenicht (1300) and the city Kneiphof (1327). Each of the three cities had its town hall, its mayor, its own court, and so on. D.). In 1724 the three towns, numerous villages, suburbs and the suburbs, as well as the castle, which had previously been part of any of the cities, and had a special status of government residences have been combined into a single city of Königsberg.

Economy: "Shihan" Shipyard.

Interesting fact: In 1919 in Königsberg was opened Devau Airport - the first airport in Germany and one of the first airports in Europe and the world.

Kaliningrad. Royal Castle
Royal Castle

 
Kaliningrad. Blacksmith Bridge, cathedral and synagogue
Blacksmith Bridge, cathedral and synagogue

 
Kaliningrad. Lenin Avenue
Lenin Avenue

 
Kaliningrad. Cramer Bridge and Kant Street
Cramer Bridge and Kant Street

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of city, steamship Tilsit
Panorama of city, steamship "Tilsit"

 
Kaliningrad. Panorama of Lenin Avenue, 1960
Panorama of Lenin Avenue, 1960

 
Kaliningrad. Brewery Ponart
Brewery "Ponart"

 
Kaliningrad. The area and North Station
The area and North Station

 
Kaliningrad. The area of Kaiser Wilhelm
The area of Kaiser Wilhelm

 
Kaliningrad. Rossgarten Strasse
Rossgarten Strasse

 
Kaliningrad. Rossgarten gates
Rossgarten gates

 
Kaliningrad. Fish market
Fish market

 
Kaliningrad. North Station
North Station

 
Kaliningrad. North Station and the building of Land- and Administrative Court
North Station and the building of Land- and Administrative Court

 
Kaliningrad. Castle pond
Castle pond

 
Kaliningrad. Zhytomyrskaya street
Zhytomyrskaya street

 
Kaliningrad. Zoo and walkway for walks, 1908
Zoo and walkway for walks, 1908

 

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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