Friday, September 24, 2010

Cultural center Königsberg

The city of Königsberg was a German cultural center, being the residence of, among others, composer Richard Wagner, philosopher Immanuel Kant, author E. T. A. Hoffmann and mathematician David Hilbert.

After heavy bombardments the city changed hands and became a Soviet style Russian city called Kaliningrad. The photos above show the situation before (top) and after (bottom) World War II, notice that only the church is visible in both pictures.

For more comparative photos click on the label Königsberg ‹-› Kaliningrad.

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