Neither a full fledged bursting-at-it-seams Metro..... nor a laid back city... Kaliningrad is something in between that u will appreciate if u are fed up of theextremes.
Its a nice and beautiful city.. as beautiful as a modern Russian city can be, that is!
it has 2 beaches..and "Svetlogorsk" can be rated with the best...
The people come about as unfriendly.. but that's more of a "no-nonsense" air that Russians normally have.. they are warm and friendly from within and can be extremely helpfu if you do not embarass them by making it obvious that they do not follow any other language than Russian..
A good opportunity for anyone to visit Russia and feel the Russian wa of life ... so centrally and convenientl located with respect to Europe.