Category Archives: Discover St. Petersburg

08 Oct
2021
Autumn in St. Petersburg As the days get shorter and the weather colder, I often think of Autumn as a rather gloomy season. However, I have noticed the beautiful colours and crisp air during this season in St. Petersburg. Although I was disappointed to have to start wearing my winter coat in September, this past ...
29 Sep
2021
A night at the ballet: Romeo and Juliet Ballet is a renowned feature of Russian culture, having been a part of Russia since the 17th century. To this day, the country boasts some of the world’s premiere dance companies, such as the Bolshoi Ballet and Moscow Ballet. Russian tsars including Peter the Great, Catherine the ...
27 Sep
2021
Mastering the metro in St. Petersburg When I first arrived in Saint Petersburg, the metro seemed too intimidating, and I managed to get around the city by foot to start with. As a result, during my first week here, my step count was regularly double the recommended 10,000 steps. While my fit-bit was happy, the ...
18 Sep
2021
5 Things to See at the Berthold Centre, St. Petersburg The Berthold Centre is a creative space in St. Petersburg which has been developed in a former factory. It is composed of a large courtyard, and the buildings surrounding it are home to independent businesses, many of which are very unique. Here are 5 things ...
15 Sep
2021
Culinary experience with Liden & Denz At “Liden & Denz” you can not only learn languages, but you also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that will help you to get to know Russian culture more closely. The activities are organised by the school itself. Some of them have a ...
15 Sep
2021
How did Russians commemorate 80 years since the Siege of Leningrad? On September 8th 1941, the blockade of Leningrad began, when the ring of Nazi German troops and their allies around the city was closed. The blockade lasted 872 days, and sources vary but somewhere between 400,000 to 1,500,000 people died. Nazi Germany planned for ...
13 Sep
2021
An afternoon at Leningrad Zoo On Tuesday afternoon, I visited Saint Petersburg’s zoo, called Ленинградский зоопарк (The Leningrad Zoo), found in Alexander Park in Petrogradsky District. I was surprised by the huge range of animals that live there; Over 600 species can be found there, including big cats, primates, fish, reptiles, farm animals, birds, and ...
03 Sep
2021
Привет from Alice Привет! I’m Alice, and I have just started studying at Liden & Denz, which I will be continuing for the next 3 months, alongside the blogging internship they offer, and can’t wait to start exploring St Petersburg and getting to know the city better. I am from London and study French and ...
01 Sep
2021
Botanical Garden of Peter the Great: Things to Know Before You Visit St. Petersburg’s Botanical Garden On St. Petersburg’s Aptekarsky Island, the green paradise of the city’s Botanical Garden can offer respite from the built up metropolis. This garden is the most visited and well known of three botanical gardens in St Petersburg. Here is ...
20 Aug
2021
Erarta St. Petersburg: Things to Know Before Your Visit Erarta is located in St. Petersburg, and is Russia’s largest private museum of contemporary art. The museum mainly features works by Russian artists, and also welcomes 40 temporary exhibitions every year. Here are my top tips for a successful visit to Erarta.  Plan the time of ...