Kreuzkirche (Krestovozdvizhensky Cathedral)

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Just 500 metres (1,640 feet) away from the Fishing Village, visitors come face to face with another wonder of Kaliningrad: Church of the Holy Cross (formerly known as the Lutheran Kreuzkirche). There are several buildings like this one in the Baltic states, in the art-deco style of the 1920s and 1930s. However, the unique amber iconostasis that was dedicated in the early 21st century is definitely worth seeing.

The cathedral is located on the huge Oktyabrsky Island (formerly Lomse), which was once home to numerous wood warehouses and carpentry workshops. In the middle of the 18th century there were even plans to develop silk manufacturing and grow hundreds of mulberry trees on the island, although those plans were not fulfilled.