Excursion sessions on the Victory Day
18 April 2016
Press Office of the Amber Museum
On the Victory Day, 9 May at 12.00, 15.00 and 17.00 excursion sessions to the viewing platform of the Dohna Tower are held in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum. The guide will tell you about the course of the East-Prussian operation of the Soviet Army, battle of Konigsberg, as well as about history of the building, where the museum is located today.
The Dohna Tower, along with the Wrangel Tower, was part of the so-called Oberteich-front line and was meant to cover the Upper Pond and the adjoining area with its fire. The tower was built in 1853 based on the project of fortification engineer Ernst Ludwig von Aster and named after the Field marshal general Friedrich Karl Dohna. Count Dohna participated in the battle by Preussisch-Eylau in winter 1807, and since 1812 he was on Russian service – as part of the German legion he fought in the liberation war against France.
The Dohna Tower was the last stronghold of the Konigsberg defence during the Great Patriotic War. On 10 April 1945, it was here, where the Banner of Victory over the Konigsberg garrison was set up.
You can see an impressive panoramic view at the contemporary and historical constructions of Kaliningrad from the viewing platform of the Dohna Tower.
Ticket price – 50 RUB
Inquiries: 466-888, 538-219.