Talk:Königsberg

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This land was empty before Prussians occupied it?[edit]

This is the impression the article creates, which seems to echo the description in this article. I have read elsewhere of massacres of the native inhabitants by the knights. This article also gives some information about the university - http://www.academia.edu/1331786/Nazi_Ideology_in_the_Archaeology_of_East_Prussia 5.28.89.25 (talk) 13:39, 16 August 2013 (UTC) Good catch! We certainly need to expand this article to avoid giving off impression(false one!) that it was mono-ethnic city. --MyMoloboaccount (talk) 00:31, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

"Cultures" in the infobox[edit]

What exactly is the "Cultures" section in the infobox supposed to say? Currently it's just a list of the different political affiliations throughout history. I don't think "Nazi Germany" is any kind of "Culture", what I would call "Cultures" is mentioned as "associated with" (Sambians, Germans etc.). I suggest to remove the "Cultures" section. HerkusMonte (talk)

Yeah that's weird. Remove it.Volunteer Marek (talk) 08:36, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Map needed[edit]

Geographically a reader would have no clue where this place is based on the article. Compare it to for instance: Murmansk. A map showing the location of the city would be very helpful. --Harizotoh9 (talk) 11:34, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

reclaimed?[edit]

the article states: After being largely destroyed in World War II and reclaimed by the Soviet Union thereafter
pray tell, how can the soviet union "reclaim" a city that was never theirs? --84.59.85.3 (talk) 12:13, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Also, the ridiculous Polish propaganda which is unsubstantiated in any books or records other than their own hysterical post-war fanatical propaganda books should also be removed. It is a clear error to allow Poles to edit pages on East Prussia, for obvious reasons. 86.165.190.169 (talk) 12:02, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Literal Meaning should be "King's Mountain". Barrow would be translated to "Hügel" or "Höhe". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pmeier82 (talkcontribs) 13:43, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

King's Mountain?[edit]

I'd need to look for some sources, but I bet -berg is an unstressed reduced variant of -burg here. That would be why it was rendered as Królewiec and not, say, Góra Królewska. I've come across such an explanation for Bromberg <== Brahenburg, where Brahe <== Dbra ==> Brda. 37.190.156.25 (talk) 21:12, 25 April 2017 (UTC)