Discover the best top things to do in Vyborgsky District, Russia including Alvar Aalto Library, Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor, Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, Vyborg Castle, Monrepos Park, Historical, Architectural and Natural Museum Preserve, Mannerheim Line, Shuvalovskiy Park, War Museum of the Karelian Isthmus, Andersongrad, Lindulovskaya Grove.
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In the mysterious Karelian forests, not far from Vyborg, as if carried through the centuries, lies the medieval town of Svargas – the Capital of the Norman lands, with all its buildings and inhabitants, a real city of the Baltic Slavs the Viking age. The history of the build with their own hands the people of Svargas, his warriors, artisans, and lovers of history, enthusiasts to be reminded of the culture of the Baltic Slavs, obodrites, Wegrow, Ruyan, lutici, wends ... In the story of the life of Svargas, as in flowing river streams, join the fate of each guest coming for the holidays who curious tourists, who have a wedding to celebrate, and all of them carry away a piece of Sunny sky in your heart.
Varyazhsky Dvor means Viking's Yard in Russian but it actually has another - and by far simpler a name - Svargas which is translated from Indo-European as Sunny Sky. This is a purely private project which is sixteen years old. Their life has been tough - constant fight with local red tape and corruption, volatile cash-flow and even a direct arson attack from hostile competitors. They were burnt virtually to ashes (!!!) and reconstructed the whole thing with their own hands! (One can still see charred walls on the second (English - first) floor. To understand what goes on there please read a review by the guy from Vermont. I'd only add that you can also try a smashing old-style lunch there - Vikings' cabbage or pea (no rubbish cream!) soup and home-made ham hock (Haxe, Eisbein) with potatoes. But - attention! - this service is oursourced so please get in touch with the complex in advance and bear in mind that if the guys are missing there'll be absolutely no opportunity to even have a snack there. So mind it in the course of your planning. But if they ARE there then first thing to do upon arrival should be approaching them and making an order. Then go to their smithy, throw axes, shoot a bow, try chainmail and other medieval haute couture stuff, etc. 'coz in an hour the meals will be ready and you won't have to wait. Their parking is rather modest and this should be taken into account as well. And toilets... Mind-blowing smell. Get ready for a simple obsolete outhouse. Very disappointing. Apart from this - magnificent and very interesting. Recommended!
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Really picturesque from across the river, as long as you're not on the side with all the construction. The museum is a good one, even though foreigners are supposed to pay an entry fee double what Russians are charged.
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Beautiful park to visit already now, only ca 2km from the city center. Monrepos Park is being thoroughly restored but can already be visited (the small island bridge wasn't there, but many parts of the park could already be visited). The shores and the landscape is calming and you see many different types of visitors - joggers that pass quickly and families that take time to admire the flowers. The Neptun temple has been rebuilt 1999. The sun was shining and it was relaxing to walk around and wonder how people used to walk and visit the park 100 years ago. Next time I'll bring some picnic and enjoy an even longer stay.
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Our War Museum is located at the territory of Central barracks in the historical part of Vyborg. The museum includes the following expositions: -Museum "Women at war" (Building 1) -Diorama "At that infamous war" (Building 6) -Weaponry hall (Building 1) -Exhibition of propaganda leaflets of wartime (Building 1) "Women at war" tells about the impact of soviet girls into the victory in the Great Patriotic war (1941-1945). "At that infamous war" is the biggest diorama devoted to Winter war (1939-1940) and tells about 4 Soviet heroes of that war. Both expositions were created due to Presidential Grants Fund. At the hall of weaponry it is allowed to take the presented riffles and try on the uniform. You can also watch the biggest collection of Finnish propaganda leaflets in Russia. It is also possible to take photos on the territory of the museum (included in the price of tickets). Welcome!
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