At the end of July this year an English and a German version of the book entitled “On the Trail of outstanding historic personages Nicolaus Copernicus Immanuel Kant” were published. The book is dedicated to the two most eminent figures from former East Prussia (currently Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship and Kaliningrad Oblast of Russian Federation). They are Nicolaus Copernicus – a brilliant astronomer, doctor, economist and administrator of the property of Warmia Chapter and Immanuel Kant – one of the world’s greatest philosophers from Kaliningrad. Both of them, though living in different epochs, conducted their activity in this region. Copernicus is primarily related to Warmia whereas Kant is mainly associated with Kaliningrad. The traces of their activity, however, are to be found on both sides of today’s Polish-Russian border. Because of his duties Copernicus mainly resided in Lidzbark Warmiński, Frombork and Olsztyn, but he visited Kaliningrad twice and many other places in the current Kaliningrad region, such as Polessk and Sovietsk. And Jarnołtowo, Gołdap, Braniewo – towns located in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship – can be proud to have been visited by Kant – the great philosopher from Kaliningrad.
The publication of the book is the project’s activity no PR/1/008/2018 ‘Tourism beyond the boundaries – tourism routes of the cross-border regions of Russia and North-East Poland’.
This content is the sole responsibility of the Association of Communes “Polish Gothic Castles” and cannot under any circumstances be regarded as a reflection of the position of the European Union, the IS or the Joint Technical Secretariat of WIP Poland – Russia 2014-2020.