Social events

The participants are invited to the Welcome reception
at 18.30 on October 2 (restaurant of Volna hotel).

The Conference banquet will be held at the restaurant Herсules, Kaliningrad, on October 4, 19.00 (ticket, 2500 Rub).


Программы экскурсий на русском языке.pdf

Sightseeing excursion:
Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg. From the past to the present

October 4, 2016 (14.45 – 18.45) Guides: Russian and English-speaking

You will get acquainted with the more than 750-year history of Kaliningrad, which combines different historical periods, from Middle Ages till now. The program includes: the Amber Museum, Museum “The Royal Gate”, the Cathedral, “Fishing village”, Museum of the World Ocean.


                                          A special sightseeing program for accompanying persons:

1. City sightseeing walk: Svetlogorsk is the pearl of the Baltic!
October 2 (13.30-15.00) and 3 (10.00-11.30). Duration: 1.5 hours - Guides: Russian and English-speaking
In the course of the sightseeing walk along the streets of the picturesque Svetlogorsk, which has been a famous sea resort since the days of East Prussia, the major milestones of its history will be presented. You will enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk of Svetlogorsk; explore the water tower – the symbol of the town built in the 19th century.
              Price: 200 Rub.


2. Excursion: Yantarny – Meeting sun stone!
October 5, 2016 (14.30 – 18.30) Guides: Russian and English-speaking

The internationally well-known town of Yantarny is located in the western part of Kaliningrad region. About 90% of the world’s discovered deposits of amber are located in Yantarny. The unique open-pit mine and the enterprise for industrial amber processing, the Amber Factory, are located there. The program includes:
– A visit to the museum “The Amber Castle” with the best amber products and jewelry.
– A guide tour to the amber quarry viewing platform where guests will learn about the origin of amber and its extraction, visit "Amber pyramid" and taste Amber tincture. Extra: Participants in the extraction of amber will be awarded with a Diploma of an amber miner!
– A church of the 19th century – the Orthodox Church of Kazan Icon of the Blessed Virgin (amber icons are wonderful images of the saints, bringing light, beauty, blessing to the house).
           The excursion starts from the hotel VOLNA and ends at the Khrabrovo Airport at 18.30.
             Price: 1200 Rub (bus, excursions, airport transfer).


                                                  Post-Tour “Curonian Spit”

Visit to the Museum of the National Park
October 6, 2016 (10.00-17.00) Guides: Russian and English-speaking

The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Curonian Spit features the highest drifting dunes in Europe, moved by harsh winds. The excursion participants will visit the dune “Efa”, the world’s first ornithological station, and the enigmatic Dancing Forest. 

The tour to the Curonian Spit starts at 10.00 from the hotel VOLNA
and ends at 17.00 at the Khrabrovo Airport.

     Price: 2000 Rub (bus, excursions, lunch, airport transfer).