„Yantarny Urban District” Municipality
76, Sovetskaya Str., 238580, Yantarny, Kaliningrad region,
phone: +7 40153 3 81 00
The historical settlement of Palmnicken was created on the patch of land between the Vistula Lagoon and the Curonian Lagoon. The region of the Sambia Peninsula has been rich in great amounts of natural stone – amber. The growth of the place, named Yantarny in 1947, has been inevitably linked with amber mining. At first amber was gathered manually, but due to the growth of the village and the increasing interest in the “noble stone”, it has now been extracted industrially for over
In Yantarny you can relax on the 6-kilometre wide sandy beaches, which are regularly replenished with the sand from amber extraction. The sea lagoon in the old amber mines, stretching along the coastal dunes, is another tourist attraction. Those who seek active recreation can enjoy horse riding, kite surfing, sailing and beach sports as well as walks in the municipal park with rare tree species. In the town you can also visit the plant where amber is refined and admire the exhibits in the amber museum.
A deep lake in the former pit, where a number of professional diving centres are located, enjoys great interest. Diving is not limited to the lake only – you can also dive in the sea. The amber plant offers the possibility to take a look from the viewing platform. You can see how the natural stone is extracted from the world’s largest deposits. Many retailers offer a wide array of artistic amber products.
The hotel and recreation infrastructure has recently been developing intensively. A seaside promenade, 1200 m long, was built as a part of the part two of “Baltic Amber Coast. Development of crossborder area through building up and modernization of tourism infrastructure” part II project, financed from the European Union and the Russian Federation funds. You can take a walk on the promenade along the coast and on the jetties that are floating on the reservoirs of the seaside lagoon.