Svetlogorsk (former Rauschen) – the city – a resort in the Kaliningrad region, situated on the shores of Lake Tranquil, separated from the Baltic Sea coast high sand dune. In the makeup of the town of Svetlogorsk includes towns, suburbs Otradnoe and Suburban. Svetlogorsk, Svetlogorsk is the center city district. The composition of the municipality includes settlements Primorye and Don. Let us turn to history. Settlement, later received the name Rausch, and More later – Svetlogorsk, located on the northern tip of the Semba Peninsula (Zemlanda).
The name "Zemland" was first mentioned in 1073 as "The land, which inhabit the Prussians", with the Prussians themselves called themselves another name – "Sembians. In the early 19 th century European travel and leisure to swim in the sea became fashionable, and these places are to visit a rest, it began to stop travelers. Since access to the sea was difficult sand dune, the place to stay and rest were picturesque corners of the lake. In Raushene were built comfortable houses and pensions, and June 24, 1820 Rauschen was officially opened as a resort. At the behest of King Friedrich Wilhelm iv started hard coastal dune plant trees and gardens, build comfortable descent to the sea, to strengthen the seaside promenade. The popularity of the resort has increased significantly since 1900, when the paved road from the railway station Konigsberg Rauschen / Orth (now Svetlogorsk-1), extended in 1906 to station Rauschen / Dune (Svetlogorsk-2). Trains can now drive up closer to the sea, and the resort has become much more accessible for many residents of Konigsberg.