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St. Petersburg

is justifiably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With its 65 canals and river arms, it is called the Venice of the North. St. Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great as a window to the West.

During our two visits in 2000 and 2012, we were pleased to see that much has already been renovated and the city and palaces shine in new splendour. Others have noticed this too, and so the flow of tourists has increased massively in the 12 years.

Brücke über die Neva

View across the Neva to the Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral

The pictures are links to the individual sights

Smolny Kathedrale klein
Smolny Cathedral

Church of the Savior on Blood
Christ Resurrection Church

Peter and Paul Cathedral small
Peter and Paul Cathedral

Isaac Cathedral small

Isaac Cathedral

Nevsky Prospekt

Nevsky Prospect

Eremitage klein

Winter Palace of the Tsars

Peterhof small

Peterhof
the great cascade

Catharine Palace small

Catherine Palace

Pavlovsk small

Pavlovsk Palace

Boats

Kanšle von St. Petersburg