Sunday, March 28, 2010

King's mountain

before and after WW II

Königsberg was the capital of eastern Prussia from the Late Middle Ages until 1945. It was founded by the Teutonic Knights in the year 1255 AD during the Prussian Crusades. Its name meant 'King's Mountain' honoring King (German: König) Ottokar II of Bohemia, who paid for the erection of the first fortress there during the Prussian Crusade.

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