Hotels, motels and where to sleep
Restaurant, taverns and where to eat
Cultural (and not so cultural) events
Interesting information and useful tips
Description of Svetlogorsk
Svetlogorsk (until 1947 - Rauschen) - a resort
city in the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. It is the
administrative center of Svetlogorsk district and urban settlement
"City Svetlogorsk." It is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea,
thirty kilometers north-west of the city of Kaliningrad. The
population of the city is 13,030 people (2017).
Svetlogorsk, a former German Rauschen, is a
traditional resort town. From the beginning of the 19th century, the
fishing village became the favorite vacation spot of the Prussian
(German) nobility. The life of the city is focused on meeting the
needs of vacationers, thanks to the presence of several sanatoriums,
resort life does not calm down throughout the year.
How to get there
From Kaliningrad, from the bus station
(located next to the Kaliningrad Yuzhny-South railway station) - by
bus Kaliningrad — Svetlogorsk II, the journey takes about 1 hour.
From Kaliningrad, from the Kaliningrad Severny-North station (and
from the Yuzhny-South too) - by Kaliningrad — Svetlogorsk II train,
1 hour journey time, or the Blue Arrow speed train (via
Zelenogradsk), travel time is over 2 hours.
from the bus station (located near the Kaliningrad North station) -
by fixed-route taxi, the journey takes about 45 minutes (the bus
route Kaliningrad — Svetlogorsk II also passes through the bus
From Khrabrovo airport by taxi, there is also a minibus
- 3 times a day.
The city has two railway
stations: Svetlogorsk-I, located at the entrance to the city near
Kaliningrad Prospect, and the dead-end station Svetlogorsk-II,
located on Lenin Street, not far from the sea and the boardwalk.
Here, on Lenin Street, not far from the station, towards the
Oktyabrskaya Street, a spontaneous taxi parking was organized; if
you can, you need to book a taxi through the hotel, it will be
By Russian standards there are many hotels and pensions in town.
Svetlogorsk is well worth a visit during
the summer for the opportunity to buy amber. The streets and
promenade are lined with tables covered with amber jewellery and
knickknacks, with prices starting at approximately €1 for an amber