On 19 th September 2014 and on the 17 October 2014 respectively, Polish gymnasium students from Kwidzyn and primary school students from Kętrzyn visited Friedland Gate Museum in Kaliningrad. Young Polish students took part in two ‘live’ history lessons: The castles on the territory of the former Eastern Prussia and The Teutonic Knights’ armour and weaponry conducted by Anastasia Vertiaszkina, a research worker of the Museum, and E. Lemeszko. The lessons were illustrated by historic reconstruction group Branderburg. The youngsters went sightseeing and participated in two other educational sessions: I. Kant the outstanding town dweller of Königsberg and 19 th century fortifications of Königsberg, both prepared by their tourist guide.
The excursion to Kaliningrad was a unique opportunity to see historic places of the former Königsberg, which the young students had read about in the information materials prepared under the Project.
The ‘live’ history lessons for Polish pupils are The Improvement of the attractiveness of north-eastern Poland and Kaliningrad Region to tourists by developing and promoting shared tourist trails Project action implemented within the framework of Cross-border Cooperation Programme EISP 2007-2013 co-financed with the European Union funds. The Partners of the Project are: the Association of Communes ‚Polish Gothic Castles’, Self-government of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship, the Commune of Olsztyn, the Ministry of Tourism of the Kaliningrad Region.