The gate has been renovated in recent years and is now a wonderful building which houses the ‘Ship’s Revival’ Historical and Cultural Centre which shows the history of ships in Russia and the Baltic region.
The gate and the fort that stood here are one of the places which have historical Russian links. When Peter the Great, travelling under the alias of Peter Mikhaylov, stopped in Königsberg in 1697 as part of his Grand Embassy he trained at the fort here and his skill for ‘perfect talent in bomb throwing and as a careful and skilful firing artist’ were recognised with a certificate.
The Ship's Revival Historical and Cultural Centre
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As a department of the World Ocean Museum, the Friedrichsburg Gate carries on the maritime theme of its parent organisation with a fascinating (and from time to time hands-on) little exhibition centred on historical ship building and restoration processe