Atypical family weekend away from the bustle of the city. – Day 1: Atmosphere of the past

On the first day of our trip we will visit the famous Oreshek fortress and visit the historical museum of the Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad. Also we will stop at the lake for a while, we can have a small picnic. Apart from the Oreshek Fortress, we will also visit the Old Ladoga Fortress, which is the visiting card of the Old Ladoga.
Atypical family weekend away from the bustle of the city.

Trip duration: 2 days

Anastasia Baklanova

Hyundai Solaris

Коркинское озеро


Why don't we stop at the lake for a little while? We'll take a little walk, there's a long road ahead of us. The lake is surrounded by a pine forest, so it breathes easily and the views are fascinating.

Oreshek Fortress (Крепость Орешек)


The fortress was founded back in 1323 by the Novgorodians, and since 1612 it has belonged to Sweden for almost a hundred years, only in 1702 Peter I returned it. Such famous historical figures as Evdokia Lopukhina, the first wife of Peter the Great, Emperor John VI Antonovich, were imprisoned in the fortress. In 1941-1943 the garrison of the fortress heroically defended almost 500 days and did not let the fascists to the legendary "Road of Life". You can get to the island from the pier in Shlisselburg by boat, ferry or boat.


Pizza Places

Lunch I offer in a cozy establishment delicious pizza. Here is a very pleasant atmosphere and inexpensive!

Музей-диорама «Прорыв блокады Ленинграда»

History Museums

Another place that's definitely worth a visit. Museum-Reserve "Breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad" was established in 1990 on the basis of the museum-diorama, opened in 1985, and memorable places of the Great Patriotic War.

Old Ladoga castle (Староладожская крепость)


The fortress is the main attraction of the Old Ladoga. Here you can plunge into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The fortress will seem to be a portal to the past and both adults and children will enjoy their stay. The mode of work of museum complexes changes depending on a season, to specify the schedule and cost is possible on [site]( And it is possible to examine massive walls and the ancient constructions surrounding them at any time of year.



It's time to get back to modernity. We have dinner at a cozy loft cafe and discuss today's adventures.