Timeline of Kaliningrad

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Kaliningrad , Russia. The city was known as Königsberg (Polish : Królewiec, Lithuanian : Karaliaučius) prior to 1945 and Twangste prior to 1255.


Coat of arms of Kaliningrad Coat of arms of Kaliningrad.svg
Coat of arms of Kaliningrad

Era of Teutonic Order

15th century

16th century

17th century

18th century

19th century

View of the city from circa 1810 Gruenes-Tor-Koenigsberg-Stich1810.jpg
View of the city from circa 1810
Konigsberg Castle in the 1890s Konigsberg Castle courtyard.jpg
Königsberg Castle in the 1890s

20th century


Aerial view of the castle and city centre in 1925 Konigsberg (Luftaufnahme).JPG
Aerial view of the castle and city centre in 1925


Castle ruins in the 1960s Koenigsberger schloss ruinen.tif
Castle ruins in the 1960s

21st century

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  • Peter Savodnik (2003). "Kaliningrad". Wilson Quarterly. 27 (2): 16–22. JSTOR   40261179.
  • Ann Kennard (2010). "Case Study 1: Kaliningrad". Old Cultures, New Institutions: Around the New Eastern Border of the European Union. LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 133–161. ISBN   978-3-643-10751-0.

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