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Pionerskiy (Russian: Пионе́рский pee-uh-NYEHR-skee, German: Neukuhren) is a very small town on the Baltic Coast in Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. It is very near to Svetlogorsk and has a beach that is very much nicer than the beaches in Svetlogorsk.

Get in


Trains and buses run regularly from Kaliningrad's main station. (70 руб)

  • 1 Pionerskiy Kurort railway station. Pionersky Kurort railway station (Q114032391) on Wikidata

Get around




Walk along the coastal promenade and see Russian leader Vladimir Putin's less-than-subtle seaside palace.

  • 1 Historical and Archaeological Museum Rantavi (Историко-археологический музей Рантава), Ul. Armeyskaya, 6. Local history museum.
  • 2 Yantar (Янтарь). Seaside palace, built in 2011. One of the official residencies of the president of Russia. (Q25394132) on Wikidata





Amber. Or if there's been a storm you can find it for free washed up on the beach.


  • Cafe Traktr (Кафе Тракир), 11a ul. Komcomolskaya. +74015521338. All the Russian favorites at reasonable prices.




  • Cruise Hostel (Хруиз Хостел), 7 ul. Parkovaya. +74012971203. Dorms from 500 руб.

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