Kaliningrad 2018 | The open-air sculpture museumThe Soviet era saw Kant Island gain a park and open-air sculpture museumThe Soviet era saw Kant Island gain a park and open-air sculpture museum
The open-air sculpture museum
The Soviet era saw Kant Island gain a park and open-air sculpture museum. Among the statues you will find one of Peter the Great, who visited the town several times, and Kneiphof in particular. Peter the Great first stayed here incognito accommodated by burgomaster Negelein with the Grand Embassy the on his way to Western Europe. On the second occasion, he was accompanied by his wife Ekaterina I on an official visit.
The current “Heart of the City” project to renovate Kaliningrad includes plans to demolish all unsightly Soviet-era buildings. The historic downtown of Königsberg is set to be restored and brought back to life. Meanwhile, the trees in the park on Kant Island are intended to imitate the roofs of the old town’s buildings.