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- I like this library, designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (hence the name). It might not look very special on the outside, but the inside is amazing! The enviroment inside is very calming and they have a huge variety of books, sadly though, I do not speak Russian, so I could not read these. They have free WiFi, however you need a Russian phone number to sign in to the network. Great library for studying, working, and reading!Written 9 August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Varyazhsky Dvor means Viking's Yard in Russian but it actually has another - and by far simpler a name - Svargas which is translated from Indo-European as Sunny Sky.
This is a purely private project which is sixteen years old. Their life has been tough - constant fight with local red tape and corruption, volatile cash-flow and even a direct arson attack from hostile competitors. They were burnt virtually to ashes (!!!) and reconstructed the whole thing with their own hands! (One can still see charred walls on the second (English - first) floor.
To understand what goes on there please read a review by the guy from Vermont. I'd only add that you can also try a smashing old-style lunch there - Vikings' cabbage or pea (no rubbish cream!) soup and home-made ham hock (Haxe, Eisbein) with potatoes. But - attention! - this service is oursourced so please get in touch with the complex in advance and bear in mind that if the guys are missing there'll be absolutely no opportunity to even have a snack there. So mind it in the course of your planning. But if they ARE there then first thing to do upon arrival should be approaching them and making an order. Then go to their smithy, throw axes, shoot a bow, try chainmail and other medieval haute couture stuff, etc. 'coz in an hour the meals will be ready and you won't have to wait.
Their parking is rather modest and this should be taken into account as well.
And toilets... Mind-blowing smell. Get ready for a simple obsolete outhouse. Very disappointing.
Apart from this - magnificent and very interesting. Recommended!Written 21 September 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We have found all we needed here for us and for relatives: magnets, puppets, tea, etc. the building itself is a historical landmark and totally a must-visit. Very friendly stuff.Written 12 August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- City’s highlight and landmark. Located right next to the old town. Definitely worth a visit, but expect crowds in the summer months.Written 12 June 2021
- The museum is a work in progress, organized and maintained by a group of enthusiasts interested in both Vyborg's history and the Winter War. As of June 18, the museum featured a pretty massive diorama (which was not there when I last visited about a year ago). The tour guide/director is a true history buff, speaking excellent English. The two highlights for me were the small but growing section on women's role in the Great Patriotic War and a hands-on exhibit of the most common small arms of WWII.
Highly recommended - especially since MonRepos is unlikely to get back in shape for at least another couple of years, this museum can become the highlight of one's visit to Vyborg.Written 26 July 2018
- That's a really perfect place to meditate in a heart of Northern Native Russian Nature :)
Nature lovers will feel a real peace and joy there. Absolutely recommended!
Amazing atmosphere and air! Take a water, comfortable clothes, some food and enjoy your walking all around - especially in a remote paths of the park.
And tons of magical photos (if you need it) :)Written 10 December 2021
- Exhibition Center Hermitage is a museum located in the center of Vyborg, an historical Finnish city located now in Russian Federation, close to the border with Finland. It is a museum related with the big Hermitage in St. Petersburg, but it is smaller. In fact, we visited all in about 1h. Interesting, of you walk around this city.Written 25 September 2019
- Old City is located in the center of the town called Vyborg, in the North-Western part of Russian Federation, close to the border with Finland. In fact, Vyborg has been during centuries Finnish or Swedish, and you can see this fact in the old buildings of the old town. In fact, ot seems more an Escandinavian city than a Russian one. So, it is very interesting walk around the streets, eat or drink something in restaurant or bars (especially in traditional Escandinavian restaurants) and visit the historical museum and some other important buildings like Round Tower, the Hermitage Vyborg or the ruins of the Old Cathedral and Vyborg Castle. Very nice.Written 25 September 2019
- Old beautiful down town with Sweeden monument, the King and Founder of the city, surrounded by Europian architecture Great feelings why you walking arround..Written 16 June 2022
- It is a place of breakthrough of Mannerheim Line, where is killed most of Soviet soldiers. This is the most fortified place on the entire of Mannerheim Line. In OpenstreetMap bunkers and paths are drawn in detail. Take a flashlight, in many bunkers you can climb inside. At north bank of lake Zhelannoe you can stay in a tent or take a dip.
To this area you can come from Lyaypisuo station or highway or by bicycle from Gavrilovo station. At village Kamenka and Kirillovskoye station is operating a tank training ground, and there can be problems with the passage through it.Written 20 August 2016
- A mix of vendors selling to locals and those selling to tourists. There is a good bakery and a lot of (to my western eyes) hilarious t-shirts of Putin undertaking heroics. We spent about 30 minutes here, which was plenty. The market is about a 10 minute walk from the train station and another 15 minutes from the market to the castle.Written 27 October 2019
- Just by the Alvar Aalto library you can find a statue of an elk. History says that the statue was made by Jussi Mäntynen and this one made out of bronze was the first one to be installed in 1928. The elk is in realistic size and almost 4 meters. The sculptor got the inspiration for his elk statues from the Hiisi elk from Kalevala. The elk remained undamaged during WW II and has not been moved from its original location.Written 20 September 2019
- Round Tower is a Middle Ages tower located in Rynochnaya Square, in the center of Vyborg, a city in the North of the Russian Federation, near the border with Finland. It is really big and width (not high) and you can enter to visit this tower and go to the restaurant, where you can eat regional food for dinner and lunch. A very nice visit.
(see also Round Tower Restaurant)Written 25 September 2019
- We sailed the Viking Sky it was a very nice ship with great food and a friendly staff. The stateroom was fairly standard for an upscale cruise ship. While we enjoyed the "shows" we were disappointed that the dance venue was not very appealing. We chose "free" shore excursions--some were very good and some were not very good! Lastly, the ship was very steady in the water and did not bob or sway. We would probably choose Viking again if it was available for a trip we wanted to take.Written 4 December 2019
- Clock Tower is a building located near the center of Vyborg, the most important Finnish city in Russian Federation, town located close to the border with Finland. We try to visit this place, but pitifully it was in works, when we arrived (November-2018). Next time because the place seems a good lookout.Written 25 September 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Vyborg
- The best outdoor activities in Vyborg according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Monrepos Park, Historical, Architectural and Natural Museum Preserve
- Esplanade Park
- Batareynaya Mountain Park
- Garden of Sculpture
- Petrovskiy Park
- The most popular things to do in Vyborg with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Alvar Aalto Library
- Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor
- Statue of Torkel Knutsson
- Monrepos Park, Historical, Architectural and Natural Museum Preserve
- Vyborg Castle