Vyborg in August: plunging headlong into the history of the ancient city

What to see in Vyborg in summer

August is the ideal time to visit Vyborg. You will be able to catch the white nights, walk along narrow streets with a rich history, explore several of the 600 magnificent architectural monuments. Vyborg is a unique city in which the influence of Scandinavia is acutely felt. Let's get ready together for your best trip to Russia!

Vyborg is beautiful at the end of summer!

Weather

The weather in Vyborg in August is great for long walks around the city. According to statistics, this month the city receives the largest number of tourists. However, this flow is not as strong as in Moscow or St. Petersburg. Besides, Vyborg is very “homely” and is known for its hospitality. Be sure that in any cafe or hotel you will receive due attention.

  • average air temperature during the day - + 20 ° C, at night - + 14 ° C;
  • water temperature - + 20 ° C;
  • air humidity - 76%;
  • precipitation for the whole month - 83 mm;
  • daylight hours - 15 hours.

Weather forecast for Vyborg for August 2020.

Stylist Alexandra Marinina from the Nizhny Novgorod region says in a review:

Excursions

We would like to recommend you some dynamic tourist walks in Vyborg.

Individual 2-hour tour "Immersion in the atmosphere of the only Swedish city in Russia" (1560 rubles for a group of up to 7 people) will appeal to intellectuals and simply curious travelers. Together with your guide, you will walk along the streets that carefully preserve the spirit of the Middle Ages, taste Vyborg delicacies, and learn the most interesting facts about Vyborg.

Let's start our acquaintance with the city with a sightseeing tour.

"Big sightseeing tour of Vyborg" (3 hours and 2900 rubles for your entire group) will answer the most popular questions from travelers about the only Swedish city in Russia. From the sights you will see the Aalto Library, the Old Town Hall, the Cathedral and, of course, the visiting card of these places - the Vyborg Castle.

Let's walk along the medieval streets and squares.

Summer is a popular season for traveling in Russia, thanks to pleasant weather for walking, abundance of greenery and long daylight hours. Therefore, visiting Vyborg in the summer is a good idea for a trip. The fortress in this area was laid by the Swedes at the end of the 13th century, later the city was taken by Peter I, and in the last century it was part of Finland for some time. Over the centuries-old history, a variety of architectural attractions have been preserved here - from the oldest Russian residential building to the Alvar Aalto library, which has set trends since the last century for a combination of functionalism and the surrounding nature.

When planning a summer trip, it is worth considering that many tourists go to the city. Therefore, try to buy tickets in advance for the places you want to visit.

Sights of Vyborg in summer

The city on the shores of the Vyborg Bay will pleasantly delight tourists in the summer season. You can enjoy the northern landscapes in the old park located on the shore of the bay, wander through the medieval streets and appreciate the view of the Old Town from the tower of the ancient castle.

Mon Repos Park

What to see in Vyborg in the summer? The most obvious answer is the famous Mon Repos Park on Tverdysh Island. Tourists must include it in their program. This is not just a park, but a historical, architectural and natural museum-reserve. It is summer that is best suited for visiting it; in warm weather, you can spend the whole day here, exploring different parts of the park. The rocky landscape park was built in the 18th-19th centuries. on the lands of the estate of Baron von Nicolai. Several generations of this family have been involved in diplomacy and education. The name of the park, which in translation from French sounds like "My rest", was given to it by the previous owner of the land. And even earlier, in the 16th century. on this site they were engaged only in grazing. Now it is a great place for walks, photo shoots and picnics. The entrance to the park is paid (100 rubles for adults).

The characteristic landscapes of Mon Repos are rocky granite ledges on the shore of the Protective Bay. In the park you can see ancient majestic pine trees (the oldest is about 250 years old). Alleys have been laid on the territory, grottoes have been created, Chinese arched bridges hang over the canal. Of the total area of ​​more than 160 hectares, the park part occupies 30 hectares, and the rest is a forest park. You can go to the forest-park area from the "End of the World" object. This is a place near a gorge with a sculpture of the hero of the Karelian-Finnish epic "Kalevala", where the historical park zone ends. If you have enough time at your disposal, you can follow the eco-trail along the bay to the rocks opposite Epic Island.

In addition to the scenic views, you will find interesting historical sights here. Individual objects were created by artists, sculptors, architects and gardeners from different European countries - Italy, Germany, France, Finland, etc. Unfortunately, in the last century, wooden pavilions and sculptures of the family cemetery were lost, but many objects have been restored. At the entrance to the park, visitors are greeted by the main neo-Gothic manor gate. Admire the views from the tea pavilion in central Mon Repos, climb up to the Temple of Neptune and see the Chapel on Ludwigstein Island that housed the remains of Baron von Nicolai's family.

Annenskie Fortifications

Annenskie fortifications are also located on Tverdysh Island, the road to them from Mon Repos Park will take about half an hour. The fortifications are not fully preserved, but they are worth seeing in the summer if you have enough time. You can wander around the site with the former defensive structures, which is now growing a lot of greenery. Tourists note the unkemptness of the place, but this attraction is associated with one of the pages in the history of the city. Here you can feel the atmosphere of the past, knightly tournaments that take place in natural scenery look spectacular.

The fortifications were created in the 18th century to protect against the Swedes - they dug ditches and erected bastions. The buildings got their name in honor of Anna Ioannovna, who was ruling at that time, sometimes they are called Annekron. Although the idea of ​​erecting a fortification line belonged to Peter I. It is interesting that in the last years of construction, the military engineer A. Hannibal, the great-grandfather of the poet A. Pushkin, took part in the work.

Vyborg Castle

Volunteers of the Military Museum of the Karelian Isthmus organized a poetic flash mob "Poems about the Winter War are sounded", timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940.

The poems were selected from the forthcoming collection "On the Black Finnish Ice" published by the War Museum of the Karelian Isthmus.

Starting from December 7, every two days in the museum group in vk, a video will be released where volunteers read poems of poets, eyewitnesses of those terrible and tragic events.

7 videos planned; the last one will be released on December 19th.

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The Military Museum of the Karelian Isthmus has approved the following schedule of the Museum for the January holidays.

January 1, 2020 - from 12:00 to 18:00, ticket office - until 17

January 2, 2020 - from 11 am to 6 pm, ticket office - until 17

January 3, 2020 - from 11 am to 6 pm, ticket office - until 17

January 4, 2020 - from 11 am to 6 pm, ticket office - until 17

January 5, 2020 - from 11 am to 6 pm, ticket office - until 17

January 6, 2020 - from 11 am to 6 pm, ticket office - until 17

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