Here you can find some information about life in Kaliningrad.

Telecommunication and Internet

There are lots places in the city, where you can find Internet connection (WiFi) for free - in restaurants, bars, cafes, trams and trolleys. There is also WiFi-spot at school and (shared) students' apartment. If you don't have a laptop or a smartphone to connect to WiFi, there are computers connected to Internet at our school or you can use the Internet cafe in the city centre. Usually, the internet is in the host families and rented apartments availible and included into the accommodation costs. However, for those of our students, who don't have the internet connection at their lodging, we will provide the USB-modems, working 24/7 at a decent speed.

It is very easy to buy a Russian SIM card with a mobile internet option for using Viber, Whats up and other messengers. For buying it, you will need your passport, registration in Kaliningrad and ca 300 Rubles. The using of it is significantly cheaper than the roaming rate of your usual mobile operator. For calling abroad it is also possible to buy a Russian SIM card with an international calling option.

Time

There is in fact Eastern European Time in Kaliningrad, we are on the daylight savings time (UTC+2) all year round.

In Winter:

When it's noon (12:00) in Kaliningrad, it is 10 a.m. in London, 11 a.m. in Paris, Berlin and Warsaw, 11 a.m. in Helsinki and Athens, 1 p.m. in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

In Summer:

When it's noon (12:00) in Kaliningrad, it is 11 a.m. in London, 12 a.m. in Paris, Berlin and Warsaw, 12 a.m. in Helsinki and Athens, 1 p.m. in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Eating-out in Kaliningrad

Even if you choose to stay in a host family with half-boarding, you will have to think about eating lunch somewhere. The prices are reasonable in the city. You will be well off with 5-10 euros for a meal (many restaurants serve decent business lunches at the cost of ca 300 rubles). For example, the Hercules restaurant in Prospekt Mira, just 10 minutes walking from the school, offers very tasty business lunches at 260 rubles (ca 4-5 euros). The menu offers you a salad, soup, and the main course along with tea or coffee or a glass of juice. Same set at Tabasco Pizzeria (7 minutes walking from the school) costs from 250 roubles. 


You can buy food in a store (there are 2 modern supermarkets near the school in Krasnoselskaya Street like Victoria and Eurospar) or at the farmers' market, which is fun to do to practice your Russian. You should also notice that we have many supermarkets which are opened 24 hours a day.


Telephone codes:

Telephone code for Russia is +7. Kaliningrad code is 4012. So if you are calling to Kaliningrad from abroad you should dial +74012... or 0074012...

Electricity Standard

Electricity throughout Russia is 220 volt / 50 Hz. The wall outlet is configured for a two thin pin adaptor plug.

Important telephone numbers:

  • 112 - Central Emergency Hotline 
  • 01 - Fire brigade (Pozharnaya sluzhba);
  • 02 - Police (Miliciya);
  • 03 - Ambulance (Skoraya medicinskaya pomosh');
  • 04 - Gas emergency service (Sluzhba gaza).

Information desks:

  • 555-200 - Tourist Information Centre in Kaliningrad http://visit-kaliningrad.ru
  • 39-39-39 - Information Desk "The 39th Region" - specified information on Kaliningrad: where to buy, where to find, what to see, how to call, etc. Unbeatable service for movie schedules!
  • 323 - 323 City Information
  • 555 – 555 City Information
  • 212-871 - City Information;
  • 214959 - Address Inquiries.
  • www.2gis.ru - Yellow Pages on-line, off-line free App is on PlayMarket or AppStore availible for using as city map, transport service, yellow pages and navigator.

Medical assistance:

Dentist services:

Kaliningrad's stomatological clinics offer dentist's services and dentures at the competitive level but for considerably lower prices. Proper documents necessary for insurance purposes are readily supplied.

Transport:

  • 64-36-35 - Information Service, 65-65-01 – Internationale tickets office, 64-65-00 - Reception  - Central Bus station;
  • 999 - 777 - plane tickets reservation http://www.goravia.ru ;
  • http://www.skyscanner.ru  - flights tickets on-line;

Taxis:

  • 333-333 – Central Taxi Service
  • 666 -111, 60-50-60  – Taxi Weset (cheap)
  • 500-600– Taxi Europa
  • 99-99-79 - Taxi Königsberg;
  • 91-91-91 - Taxi Cobra;

Usual price for taxi is: about 200 Rub per trip in the city;

Car rental services:

Usual price is about 40 euros/day.

Services:

Kaliningrad web resources: