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Your World Cup 2018 Guide to Kaliningrad

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Updated: 22 May 2018
If you’re headed to Kaliningrad for Russia 2018, here’s an essential guide to help you decide what to eat, where to drink and how to get to the game.

Where to eat in Kaliningrad

During the FIFA World Cup 2018, you’ll need all the energy you can get for cheering on your team. Luckily, Kaliningrad has a lot of places you can stop off for a hearty meal. If you’re just after a quick lunch that will save you a dime or two, Kaliningrad has plenty of budget eating options as well. When you’re feeling hungry and in a mood for a long, lazy morning, check out our list of the best breakfast and brunch spots in town.

Where to drink in Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad is full of sports bars where the games will most certainly be screened. As Kaliningrad used to be a German city, most places have an emphasis on decent beer, and some even brew their own, which is an added bonus.

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What to see and do in Kaliningrad during the World Cup

Kaliningrad is full of attractions and things to see and do. The most unusual sight can be found a few kilometres outside of the city, found along the Curonian Spit. The Dancing Forest is famous for its twisted pine trees and is steeped in centuries of superstition.

The Dancing Forest
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How to get to the FIFA Fan Fest Zone in Kaliningrad

If you crave a community spirit while watching the game, head to the fan zone set in Central Square (Tsentralnaya Square), located in front of the House of Soviets (Dom Sovetov), a 21-storey white and blue building consisting of two towers. Central Square is 15-20 minute walk away from Victory Square (Plosjtsjad Pobedy) if you walk southwards on Prospekt Leninskiy.

Tsentralnaya Square, Prospekt Leninskiy, 2, Konigsberg, Kaliningrad

How to get to Kaliningrad Stadium

Kaliningrad Stadium is on Oktyabrsky Island, around two kilometres southwest of Konigsberg Cathedral, which is at the centre of the city, and it takes roughly 20-30 minutes to walk between the two. Trolleybuses 1 and 5 will take you to the cathedral from elsewhere in the city.

Solnechnyy bul, Konigsberg, Kaliningrad Oblast