Lower Pond

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The Lower Pond is a 1.2km-long finger of water that was created by the Teutonic Knights in 1256 together with the Upper Pond, to which it is connected at its northern end, primarily for land irrigation. For several medieval centuries it was also the main water source for Königsberg until, absorbed by the ever-expanding city and surrounded by buildings on all sides, it became too polluted for that purpose. It was eventually bought by the city (having been owned by the Crown) in 1810 and by the end of the 19th century had been cleaned up and turned into a recreational area complete with promenades and footbridges.

Today, it still makes for a pleasant stroll and both the Alexander Marinesko Statue and the World's Clock Monument are situated on its banks so keep an eye out for them.


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