9 April 2016
Press Office of the Amber Museum
Excursion sessions to the viewing platform of the Dohna Tower take place in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum on 9 and 10 April at 13.00 and 15.00. The event is dedicated to the Königsberg Offensive during the Great Patriotic War by the Red Army troops on 6–9 April 1945.
The Dohna Tower, along with the Wrangel Tower, was part of the so-called Oberteich front line and had to provide the Higher Lake and the adjoining area with the covering fire. The tower was built in 1853 based on the project of engineer and fortifier Ernst Ludwig von Astor and named after the field marshal general of the Prussian army Friedrich Karl Dohna. Count Dohna participated in the Battle by Preussisch-Eylau in winter 1807, since 1812 was on Russian service – in the German legion he fought in the liberation war against France.
The Dohna Tower was the last outpost of the Königsberg defense during the Great Patriotic War. On 10 April 1945 it was Dohna Tower, where the Banner of Victory over the Königsberg station was set up.
There is impressive panoramic view at the contemporary and historical buildings of Kaliningrad opening from the viewing platform of the Dohna Tower.
Ticket price – 50 RUB
Inquiries: 466-888, 538-219.