Kirche Arnau

Evgeniy Morozov/

Right near Kaliningrad, in the village of Rodniki (the German name of the village is Arnau), there is another beautiful church, the spire of which is visible from the nearby federal highway. The church is unique primarily due its medieval frescoes dating back to the 14th century. The temple was built in the 14th century as well. 

Frescos were part of the rich interior of the church. Next to it is the grave of the President of East and West Prussia, Theodor von Schön, a well-known German statesman, reformer and defender of civil liberties. Currently, the building of the kirche is used as an Orthodox church, restoration is underway.