North-Western Territory of the Leningrad Region – Road.Travel

North-Western Territory of the Leningrad Region

Road Trip Route. Find Cruzel's mansion., Visit the Viking Yard, Walk around Vyborg, Walk the rope route, .

If you and your family do not know what to do at the weekend, then we strongly recommend choosing this route for your trip. You will be surprised by its various components. A combination of different outdoor activities, historical sightseeing and remote secluded places awaits you. Bring comfortable shoes, sportswear and on your way! Route developed with the support of [Volkswagen Caddy](https://www.volkswagen-commercial.ru/ru/model-overview/caddy.html?utm_source=Caddy&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=Caddy&utm_campaign=LCV_Road_Travel&tc=oa-LCV_Road_Travel-Caddy-cpm-Keyword_Caddy-banner).

Adventures. From: Saint Petersburg

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Leningrad Oblast villages

This journey will begin on the picturesque coast of the Gulf of Finland. Then, you will search for a mysterious and abandoned manor, learn about the life of the Varangian court and spend the night in the Northern forests of the Leningrad region.

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Смотровая площадка

Make a small stop and enjoy the view from the Gulf of Finland viewing platform.

Усадьба Крузеля

Yalmar Cruzel is the illegitimate son of Alfred Nobel, wrongly called Nobel's son-in-law. He was one of the managers of BranNobel's family oil production. His villa was renovated after the war, all historical interiors were replaced and a red brick veranda appeared. A rest house "Builder" was located on the territory. On the territory of the villa were to be built new buildings of the sanatorium, but it never happened. Nowadays Cruzel's manor is abandoned, and its entrance is free.

Лапландия

Cafe Lapland is a great, inexpensive and cozy cafe. Here you will cook real homemade food. Many visitors especially like borscht and stuffed cabbage.

Варяжский Двор

Varyazhsky Dvor is an open-air historical and ethnographic museum, recreated in life-size as a fortress of Baltic Slavs-Vedas of the early Middle Ages 8 - 12 centuries. The museum is open regularly, to make an appointment for the tour you should contact the administrators via [official website](https://www.swargas.ru/). Opening hours: daily 09:00 - 20:00

Озеро Каменное

Take a short walk around Stone Lake. It has a glacial, ancient origins and the scenery here is truly inspiring and soothing.

Ресторан базы отдыха «Тапиола»

You must be hungry after such a busy day. You can stop by the café on the campus. Here you will be offered nourishing and delicious Finnish and Russian dishes. Bon appetit!

Day 2: Suburbs of Vyborg

The second day of the trip will start with Vyborg and its main historical sights such as Monrepo Park, Vyborg Kremlin, Burger Estate. Don't forget to stop by the antique shop and buy something to remember this trip.

Monrepos (Монрепо)

Montrepo, translated from French, means the place of my rest, as the Duke of Wurttemberg, who used it for several years, called his country residence. The history of the place is more closely connected with the Barons of Nicholas, who for a long time owned the estate on this territory. Under them the complex acquired modern features - the existing living quarters were rebuilt, sculpture compositions were erected, and the park was expanded to its present size. Opening hours: daily 09:00 - 20:00

Vyborg Castle (Выборгский замок)

At present the castle, along with the medieval monuments of Vyborg, is part of the Vyborg Museum Reserve. The castle has a museum with permanent expositions and temporary exhibitions, and every year knightly tournaments, festivals, concerts and festivals are held in the territory. More information about the excursion can be found on [the official website](http://vyborgmuseum.org/). Opening hours: W - all 10:00 - 18:00.

Усадьба Бюргера

The owners of the estate were rich merchants or artisans. There was a warehouse and a workshop on the ground floor, a meeting room and a small kitchen on the first floor and bedrooms on the third floor. Nowadays the estate houses an information-tourist center with a museum exposition. Opening hours: daily 10:00 - 18:00

Таверна

Soak up the spirit of the Middle Ages and dine in the city's most authentic tavern. The interiors will take you back centuries. Be sure to try the pork goulash. It's highly recommended.

Торгильс

Visit this amazing antique shop to buy some nice and unusual things for your memory or as a gift to your loved ones.

Эрмитаж Выборг (Эрмитаж-Выборг)

Visiting Vyborg, one simply cannot help but take a tour of the local branch of the Hermitage Museum, because it has already become a full part of the cultural life of the city and is closely associated with it. Here you can see many works from the collections of the museum. More details about the exhibitions can be found [on the official website](http://erm.vbgcity.ru/).

Площадь Старой Ратуши

Before going to dinner, we will stop at one of the central squares of Vyborg to see with our own eyes all the architecture, for which this city is popular among tourists.

Славянская трапеза

In general, Vyborg is a city where many ancient traditions, including culinary ones, have been preserved. And to make sure of it, you can go for a dinner at the restaurant "Slavic meal".

Day 3: Gulf of Finland coastline

Today is the final day of the road trip, and it will be no less active than the previous two. First you will get to know the historic site of Trongzund, then you will see the famous Kirch of St. Mary Magdalene and make a stop in nature. The afternoon will take place in the rope park, where you will have the opportunity to test your sports skills.

Крепость Тронгзунд (Транзундский редут)

This place can be described as follows: some village, somewhere on an island towards Vyborg in the Gulf of Finland. Not a single active route passes by the city, no guides with popular excursions go here, the population of the town is just over 1000 people, but it is there that Trongzund Fortress is located, the construction of which was begun under Peter the Great. Now it is a ruin in which it is difficult to know a part of once grandiose sea fortifications of the Vyborg Bay.

Кирха Святой Марии Магдалины

This is a former Lutheran church, designed by Josef Stenbeck. The direction of architecture is Finnish, northern romanticism. The building of the church is shaped like a cross. Its length is 37 meters, width 28 meters, height of the spire 60 meters. The outer walls are made of local granite rocks with a reddish-brown tint, the inner walls are made of brick.

Ресторан "МореШаль"

A nice and cozy restaurant will be happy to meet you and feed you. If the weather allows, be sure to sit outside, there are beautiful views.

Мыс Стирсудден

Find here a functioning lighthouse, which is still a reference point for ships and steamers, and appreciate the beautiful views of the coastal areas.

Веревочный парк «Город мечты»

It's time to stretch out and move before a well-deserved dinner. The rope park will be an interesting and fun test of your physical abilities. Opening hours: 10:00 - 20:00 daily You can make an appointment in advance by contacting the official [site](https://www.raivola.spb.ru/contacts/).

Barbeque & Беседки

Dinner at the restaurant will be "cherry on cake" of this three-day trip. Be sure to sit on the veranda and catch the rays of today's sun!

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