Tourist and recreational cluster “Pilau” in Baltic district
Baltiysk is the most Western town of Russia. The town is located on the Baltic Sea, 45 km far from Kaliningrad. Throughout its existence, first German Pilau and then Russian Baltiysk, town was significant strategic military object due to its favorable geographical location. Currently, there is a Russian naval base, military harbor - an outpost of the Baltic Fleet. Until recently, Baltiysk was a regime object, restrictions removed only in the end of last century.
Significant "peace" Baltiysk objects anyway related to transport infrastructure: seaport, ferry terminal, railway station, the administrative center of the Baltic district.
Advantageous and convenient location of Baltiysk puts it on a par with major European transport and tourist hub such as Sopot, Gdansk, Gdynia (Poland), Karlskrona (Sweden), Klaipeda (Lithuania). There are plans for the development of marine tourism and holding mass water holidays. For example, the annual military ships parade on the day of the Navy traditionally attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Baltiysk.
Another distinctive object in the Baltic district is Baltic (Vistula) Spit. A unique place, with special climate, biocenosis. Infrastructure development of Vistula Spit is one of the priority directions of tourism development in the region. Projects for opening a free economic zone and the center of international tourism are being developed.
Favorable natural and landscape features of the territory, the unique water resources, presence of a large number of objects of historical heritage are create conditions for intensive development of tourist and recreational sector in Baltiysk.