Shlisselburg. A touch of history. – Road.Travel

 Shlisselburg. A touch of history.

Road Trip Route. Peanut Fortress, The old Secret House prison., The ruins of St. John's Cathedral, Schlisselburg History Museum, The common grave of the Semenovsky and Preobrazhensky regiments, Royal Tower, Museum-Reserve "Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad".

On this trip you will learn the details of some of the highlights of the Great Patriotic War and immerse yourself in the history of the city. You will visit the most famous monuments and historical buildings of Shlisselburg, such as the Oreshek Fortress, the Brethren Tomb of the Semenovsky and Transfiguration Regiments and others.

History and Culture. From: Saint Petersburg

Tatiana Mumleva. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Historical sights of Shlisselburg.

Today you will visit the Oreshek Fortress, the Royal Tower, the Old Prison "Secret House", the ruins of St. John's Cathedral, the Brotherhood Tomb of soldiers of the Semenovsky and Transfiguration Regiments, the Museum of Shlisselburg History and the Museum-Reserve "Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad".

Saint Petersburg

We go to Shlisselburg from St. Petersburg.


Before going to the crossing, we will stop at the local bakery, have a burger or a puff and take coffee and sweets with us. After breakfast we'll go to Peanut Fortress.

Oreshek Fortress (Крепость Орешек)

Our first attraction is Peanut Fortress. This fortress attracts a large number of tourists. The historical structure has the form of an elongated pentagon. Every corner of the fortress is crowned with a tower. Working hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00-17:00, Saturday to Sunday: 10:00-18:00.

King's (Naryshkin) tower

The royal vega began to be erected in the XV century. It was completed at the beginning of the next century.

Старая тюрьма «Секретный дом»

In 1798 the construction of the "Secret House" was built on the island, from here some Decembrists went into exile after the uprising in Senate Square. Some of them served prison sentences here and stayed in the Secret House for several years.

Руины Иоанновского собора

Originally this temple was built as a prison garrison church of the Vista Fortress in Schlisselburg. During the Great Patriotic War, the church was heavily damaged by bombing. It is now in semi-destroyed condition.

Bratskaya Mogila Soldat Semonovskogo I Preobrazhenskogo Polkov

Thanks to the power of its walls and the heroism of soldiers, the fortress was never reached by the Nazis. The significance of this exploit can hardly be overestimated, because here passed the Road of Life, which was the only thread that connects the besieged Leningrad with the Great Land.

Kafe "Krasnaya Ploshchad'"

We stop for lunch at the cafe "Red Square". Here you can find delicious dishes at pleasant prices. Then we go to the Schlisselburg History Museum.

Muzey Istorii Shlissel'burga

The collection of the museum tells the citizens and guests of Shlisselburg about the rich past and present life of the city, where ships are built and repaired. You should visit this museum to get to know the history of the city. *Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 18.00, Saturday from 11.00 to 17.00, Sunday to the day off.

Прорыв Блокады Ленинграда музей-заповедник Выставочный Зал

The museum is dedicated to the breakthrough of the blockade of Leningrad, which took place in January 1943 during the operation of Spark. The museum is part of the museum-memorial complex "Breakthrough". A visit to this museum is a perfect conclusion to the day of acquaintance with the monuments of war. *Tuesday to Friday: 10:00-18:00, Saturday to Sunday: 10:00-19:30, Monday is a day off.

Кафе «Якорь»

On the way home we'll visit the restaurant of Caucasian cuisine "Anchor". Besides Caucasian dishes you can enjoy live music.

Saint Petersburg

The journey ends in St. Petersburg. The day was rich, informative and fascinating. I am sure you have learned a lot of new facts about wartime and the history of Shlisselburg.