Heiligenwald Church

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Approaching Kaliningrad from the east, from the town of Chernyakhovsk, it is worthwhile to visit the village of Ushakovo, where the very beautiful church of St. Nicholas stands preserved. Bear in mind that there are two villages in the Guryev district with the same name of Ushakovo. The one to the south of Kaliningrad, located on the bay, is also very interesting, but the Ushakovo village we need located to the east of the regional center, not far from the main river of the region - Pregolya. Until 1946, this settlement was called Heiligenwald. The church was built here in 1344, and its modern appearance was acquired in the 15th century after the construction of the tower. Boulders were used in the structure of the building, later plastered with lime, along with bricks. In the church there were unique religious sculptures, including the carved figure of Mary, mother of Jesus of 1510. In the 1990s, the restoration of the church began.