Mysteries Of Koenigsberg


Secrets of the Kaliningrad underground.

Germany offered to restore the USSR Kaliningrad in exchange for buried treasure.

In the building of the FSB in the region before the war was located Polizei-Presidium capital of East Prussia and the premises of the Gestapo.

In königsberg there were 12 large and three small Fort, and hundreds of concrete and brick shelters.

Many Kaliningraders still believe that there is a “underground Koenigsberg”. Supposedly the whole factories to the railway stations and kilometers of tunnels (leading up to Hitler’s in Poland “Wolfsan”) under the ancient city. Since the beginning of the 50s of the last century there is a legend that Germany offered the Soviet leadership to rebuild Kaliningrad in exchange for the treasures hidden in königsberg under the ground. Search the underground city is still occupied by dozens of enthusiasts.

Member of the Geographical society of RAS Ivan Koltsov, who worked in his time in Kaliningrad there are rich values with a large number (many tens of tons) of gold, silver, amber, precious decorations, as well as products of the Amber room, art paintings, ancient Museum-historical value, books┘” geological-archaeological expedition, wrote in the memo addressed to her supervisor, Helena Storozhenko: “The conducted research allowed to draw up a plan of the estimated location of the main underground passages and structures of the former city of königsberg, in which there are rich values with a large number (many tens of tons) of gold, silver, amber, gemstone jewelry, and articles of the Amber room, art paintings, ancient Museum-historical value, books┘”

Perhaps in these flooded cellars and underground passages leading to the treasure of Konigsberg.

According to Koltsov, the main entrance to these dungeons is with the former Royal castle. Input this blown up and piled to a depth of 16 meters. But at a greater depth of moves-the corridors are in good condition and not flooded. A network of multilevel tunnels and fortifications under the city. “These dungeons, says researcher, – larded with all sorts of things (Royal and Church treasures at depths of up to 60 meters, treasures, Treasury, wealthy merchants, residents, etc.”.

However, with this version not all agree. “Before the collapse of the Soviet Union the German theme in the history of königsberg was considered undesirable, – says head of Department on search of cultural and historical values Scientific production center on the restoration and use of monuments of the regional Ministry of culture and Abner Ovsyanov. Of course, the lack of information gave rise to rumours, speculation and fired the imagination. And today, tourists from “big” Russia’s power affects survivors around Kaliningrad FORTS with underground brick vaults, concrete slabs, mysterious corridors, spiral staircases, wide water moats with steep brick walls and butovymi. Where is the meet in the Russian Outback? Here are their preservation and FORTS die today – and you need to do, rather than seeking out the “underground Koenigsberg”.

In the dungeons of the city and today you can find a lot of German weapons.

That the underground city could exist (even though it is flooded), says, for example, the fact that last winter the builders at production of the earthworks at the North station in the centre of Kaliningrad accidentally dug under the tramway an underground passage leading to the building of the FSB (till the end of the storming of königsberg in the current building of the Kaliningrad Department of the FSB was Polizei-Presidium capital of East Prussia).

Finally, located in Kaliningrad, 12 big and three small Fort, and found on the streets and squares, in parks and even in cemeteries of old Koenigsberg hundreds (!) concrete and brick shelters – proof unique features of German builders. Each of these buildings has an area of from several dozen to several thousand square meters with capacity up to two or three hundred people. They were all equipped with life support systems: Sewerage, ventilation, water supply, power supply, – some even gasified. The inputs were, as a rule, dead-end type, to prevent direct hits of shells and protection from shock waves generated during explosions. All the shelters have had a few entrances and exits, including emergency, protective metal doors. Around the perimeter of the city and in its suburbs – hundreds of brick-concrete mezhfortovykh structures and bunkers, lined with soil. And fortification construction, as it is known, assumed underground multi-tiered structures. It is the law of military protective structures. All this, incidentally, was impressed by the huge size.

The entrance to one of the city’s many bomb shelters.

Today, unfortunately, the unique architectural heritage of the desolated. There are only a few exceptions. For example, the Fort № 1 “Stein” is already 14 years passed the family Laurusonis, which slowly restores historical object, hoping to make it a real Museum. The tower of the “Der Donna” is the amber Museum, one of the fortifications of the Bastion “Grolman” converted into a first-class restaurant “centaur”. In Rossgarten gate opened fish restaurant at the celebration of 750 anniversary of Kaliningrad was visited by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Federation Council members. The President, they say, was pleased with not only exquisite cuisine, but also creative approach to the use of one of the historic structures on the roof, which has ancient trees. Other buildings and structures, alas, are under greenhouses and warehouses, points of reception of empties, and sometimes toilets.

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