Catherine Palace in Pushkin
The Catherine Palace by the interested visitors in the city of Pushkin, about 25 miles from St. Petersburg. Once the building served as residence of the tsars and was destroyed in World War II almost completely, but then builds up again. A special highlight in the Catherine Palace is a Reonstruktion the famous Amber Room. After donation of the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm I to Tsar Peter the Great in 1716, the Brnsteinzimmer nearly 200 years was in the Catherine Palace. After the Second World War, it remained missing and was then reconstructed in 2003.
The Catherine Palace consists of several buildings, including the pleasure garden, the grotto, the Alexander Palace and the Hermitage. The Great Catherine Palace is one of the most beautiful baroque buildings in Europe. The luxury of the very showy acting Catherine Palace took many a visitor’s breath away. The 300 meter long baroque facade impresses with its white columns and the gilded atlases at the window frame.
The artificial park around the palace will be full of ponds and green spaces to relax. Of particular interest is the French garden, which enjoys a symmetry. Numerous bridges, sculptures and pavilions add to the harmonious picture of the gardens.
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Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Lake Baikal, or “Fountain of the Earth” or affectionately “the pearl of Siberia ‘, and is located about 5,200 kilometers east of Moscow. The lake has a length of 636 kilometers and a width that varies 27-80 km. But far more remarkable is the depth of Lake Baikal. It amounts to the lowest point of 1637 meters and thus makes the lake the deepest lake in the world. Furthermore, the largest freshwater lake Baikal water-filled reservoir in the world.
The climate at Lake Baikal, in contrast to the rest of Siberia relatively mild and has so many rare animals and plants live. So you find here, for example, the well-known Baikal seal, also Nerpa called. Around the Baikal find a breathtaking nature, especially recommended is the Olkhon Island. This largest of the 27 islands located in Lake Baikal, to reach the ferry tourists in the summer or in winter over the ice. The island is both beautiful forests and a wide steppe, and a steep cliff.
The Baguziner Nature Park with its more than 10,000 protected species, including many brown bears is also a very special experience of nature, but for tourists only partially accessible.
The subway system in the Russian capital, Moscow is one of the deepest subway systems in the world and one of the most magnificent of the world. Are impressive, especially the magnificent station, known for their architecture as an underground palaces. Especially in the days of Stalin, the station was equipped with much pomp and marble. In particular, the Komsomolskaya station, whose pillars are covered with marble, is often in tourist guidebooks as described to be missed. The imposing ceilings are decorated with numerous chandeliers and eight mosaics, which reflect various scenes of Russian history. Also has this Metro station 80 meters at the longest escalator. The station Kropotkinskaya has a special appeal. Clean lines and shapes as well as indirect lighting make this station into something very special.
The Moscow Metro runs daily 5:30 to 2:00 clock every minute. More than nine million passengers transported each day and the metro is the most significant transport in the Russian capital. It is affordable, reliable and punctual. In addition, it comes in the Moscow traffic on the Metro usually much faster forward than the car. Since the Metro stations at peak times are usually crowded, tourists should go more in the evening or early morning into the ground to let the beautiful stations at rest on you.
The Red Square is the most important and most central square in Moscow. At a length of 500 meters and a width of 150 meters, it houses the much-visited Lenin’s Mausoleum and more other important buildings, such as the GUM department store, the building of the Historical Museum, the Kazan Cathedral and various monuments. In the wall surrounding the Red Square, there are the boxes of some well-known Russian public figures, including those of Stalin and Gagarin. The name of Red Square from the 16th Century and literally means “beautiful place” and has, contrary to popular opinion, no political background.
Probably the most important historical monument is located on Moscow’s Red Square, Kremlin, now the headquarters of the Russian President. The fortification of the Kremlin in the 15th Century, with its walls and a total of 19 towers is preserved to this day. The most famous tower of the Kremlin’s Spassky Tower of the so-called with his 6.12-foot Clock.
Built 800 years ago by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky, the former wooden castle now houses a museum. Inside the Kremlin walls, the various cathedrals impress with its onion domes – a popular photo opportunity. The Kremlin can visit every day except Thursday from 10 to 17 clock. Kremlin and Red Square were recorded in 1990 in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
The Hermitage Museum in the heart of the city of St. Petersburg is one of the most important art museums in the world. Here you can find over three million items in more than 350 rooms. In addition to archaeological exhibits, home to the Hermitage, mainly large works by European painters. Important artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Gauguin are represented as well as da Vinci and Picasso. Most of the artworks are displayed in the magnificent Winter Palace, but the Hermitage is home to a variety of other beautiful rooms, including the Small, Large and New Hermitage and the Hermitage Theater. Visit all the treasures on display here, one needs more than just one day. For in addition to paintings and archaeological artefacts found in the Hermitage and precious stones, gold, silver and platinum and antique vases, a large coin and medal collection, but also clothes the Tsar, Tsar coaches and throne chairs.
St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow
Visitors who are interested in one of the oldest architecture in Russia should necessarily pay a visit to St. Basil’s Cathedral. This from the 16th -Century cathedral was Zarr Ivan IV, also built folding back as Ivan the Terrible. St. Basil’s Cathedral as a symbol of Russia is on the Red Square in Moscow and impresses with its beautiful colors and shapes. The cathedral consists of nine chapels, each of which is devoted to a special event of war for the city of Kazan. Particularly impressive also puts the Golden Dome, which crowns the cathedral. The four church towers of the cathedral facing in the four directions. The walls of the cathedral, with an intricate floral design from the 17th Century decorated, which is reminiscent of paradise.
Inside St. Basil’s Cathedral there are, the amazing architecture and a permanent exhibition of weapons from the time of Ivan the Terrible.
Open is the St. Basil’s Cathedral in the summer month from 10 bis 17 clock and in the winter month from 11 bis 16 clock. Tuesday and last Monday of the month remains the cathedral close.