Mayak Observatory Tower

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The 31-metre (102-foot) tower is the dominant structure of the Fishing Village. It is worth the trip to climb its 133 stairs to the observatory on top, overlooking the city of Kaliningrad and specially Kant Island with Königsberg Cathedral and Pregolya River. One may make a rest stop halfway through the climb to explore the little art gallery, exhibiting, among other things, archaeological artefacts such as weapons, shoes and tableware unearthed locally, when the quarter was built in 2006. There is also a café and a gift shop inside. When you get to the top, do not forget to rub the metal sculpture of a hatching seagull, which is believed to make wishes come true.