The Green side of Saint Petersburg

There is nothing more relaxing than a nice, long walk in one of the many beautiful parks and gardens of Saint Petersburg. The weather hasn’t really been on our side this week, but hopefully it will get better than this! And when it does, be sure to go for a walk in one of these… Continue reading

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What and Where is The Yusupov Palace?

Yusupov Palace

What and Where is The Yusupov Palace? The Yusupov Palace (Юсуповский  дворец), like its name suggests, used to belong to the Yusupov Family, a Russian noble family descended from very wealthy monarchs. The palace is also known as the place where Григорий Распутин (Grigory Rasputin) was murdered, a peasant known for his supernatural powers and… Continue reading

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Dead Poets Bar

Although this retro bar is easy to miss, once you go in, you might not see an available table in sight. The set of black velvet drapes by the entrance are meant to transport you to a time when there were a lot of speakeasy bars, which developed when selling alcohol in establishments became illegal… Continue reading

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Мариинский Театр (Mariinksi-Theater) – St. Petersburgs wohl bekanntestes Theater

Die Geschichte dieses Theater reicht bis in das Jahr 1783 zurück als es noch unter dem Namen „Большой Театр“ („Großes Theater“) bekannt war. Im Verlauf der letzten paar Jahrhunderte waren auf dieser Bühne einige der berühmtesten Künstler und Künstlerinnen der Epoche zu sehen und auch das Theater selbst wurde rasch zu einer der architektonischen Attraktionen… Continue reading

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