Art, Culture, Sankt Petersburg

28 November 2010 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  5 minutes

Eremitage at night © Robert Breuer

Eremitage at night © Robert Breuer

Sankt Petersburg is probably the most unusual, “un-Russian” city of the country. This is because the origin history and historical and urban development of the “Venice of the North”. Sankt Petersburg has a little more than 300 years of history full of ups and downs. Visitors who are strolling around the streets soon have the feeling to visit one of the great European cities of the 19 century rather than a Russian city. The city at the river Neva has, compared to other capitols in the world, the most extensive historic downtown and can be described without exaggeration as an open-air museum of architecture.   read more…

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