Kaliningrad, Russia
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Once part of East Prussia, Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea with a beautiful coastline, rolling countryside and an interesting history.

The city, which is located in the westernmost point of Russia, was founded by the Teutonic knights in the 13th century. Philosopher Immanuel Kant lived his whole life in Kaliningrad, which was called Koenigsberg during his time.

Kaliningrad was annexed from Germany in 1945 and largely reconstructed after World War II. These days, it has something of a European feel, with a number of lively bars and restaurants in the city centre.

As the site of the Kaliningrad amber plant, the city is known for its amber products (necklaces, rings, souvenirs, etc.). Visitors are also drawn to its lush parks, historical monuments and exceptional museums - not to mention the fact that it's one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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