An account about the Kaliningrad coast would be incomplete without mentioning the natural wonder of Curonian Spit. It is a narrow strip of land shaped by water and wind where the sea adjoins a freshwater bay located above sea level. If you cross the spit from the bay to the sea (only a short distance), the bleak sandy landscape changes into a forest of pine woods. Millions of birds fly over the spit during their annual migrations. A surprising world full of harmony and contrasts and a distinctive microclimate welcome vacationers wanting to relax at tourist centres, campsites, holiday homes, and children's camps.