Cathedral named after Kant

by Roman Grinev

The Kant Cathedral is not just the main attraction of Kaliningrad. It is also the oldest church in the city and the place from which all tourist routes begin. The cathedral is rightfully considered the hallmark of Kaliningrad.

History of the temple

Based on historical documents, the construction of the cathedral began in the fall of 1333. It was officially opened to parishioners in 1380. At that time, there was no city yet, but there was already a castle called Königsberg, standing on the banks of the Pregel River.

Until the beginning of the 16th century, the cathedral was a Catholic church. But then it became a Lutheran church, and the most important in Prussia. There were many interesting pages in the history of the cathedral:

  • He performed his direct function - served as a place for worship;
  • Well-known personalities were buried near its walls, including Duke Albrecht;
  • After the founding of the Königsberg University, it became its church and the location of the library;
  • In 1804, the great philosopher Immanuel Kant was buried here;
  • In 1944, the cathedral burned down after a bombardment.

Modern 3D-tours of the Kant Cathedral show the result of the restoration. Here they restored the inner hall, the clock on the tower, Kant's sarcophagus, over which they made a colonnade. The main hall of the temple became a concert hall.

Kant's Cathedral in our time

Virtual tour of the Kant Cathedral is a great opportunity to see its current decoration. There really is something to see here. The Kant Museum is located in the temple, in other rooms you can see a rich exposition dedicated to the famous residents of the city and its history. The clock on the tower has a mechanism that sets the exact time by satellite.

One of the main attractions of the cathedral is a magnificent organ, the largest in Russia. It consists of two parts that can sound together or separately. Fiber optics is laid between them. Every day, the workers of the cathedral check the humidity and temperature, carefully check the condition of the unique instrument with the help of special instruments.

Virtual tour of the Kant Cathedral will be of interest to all lovers of unusual architecture, fans of organ music and just people who want to broaden their horizons. If you have such an opportunity, it is worth visiting the temple to feel its unusual atmosphere.

ul. Kanta, 1, Kaliningrad, Kaliningradskaa obl., Rossia, 236039
Publish date: 06/21 2022
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360° panoramas of this virtual tour, page 1

Hall 6
Hall 5
Hall 7
Hall 8
Tomb of Kant
Cathedral from above
360° panorama
Organ Hall
2nd floor
Hall 3
Hall 4
Above the Cathedral of Kant

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Above the Cathedral of Immanuel Kant

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Beacon Tower

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27 Kanta Street, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Region, Russia, 236039


27 Kanta Street, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Region, Russia, 236039

Königsberg Cathedral

1 Kanta Street, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Region, Russia, 236039

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