Tour of Vyborg


Vyborg is a medieval city which is situated 122 kilometers far from Saint-Petersburg Russia's border with Finland. Up to present the historical reconstructions and military festivals take place there, where one can see battles of real knights.

The castle was founded by Torkel Knutsson, for a long time Vyborg was a Swedish city and the castle's military and strategic status was only second to the fortified capital Stockholm in Sweden. Up to present the historical reconstructions and military festivals take place there, where one can see battles of real knights. The presenter Andrej Ivanov experienced by himself how to be a knight. Besides warriors, you can see other medieval characters — monks. The representatives of church appeared there after the conquerors and founded some monasteries. According to the ancient manuscrip ts Minorite monks were excellent speakers and cookers. Even the nickname «Pretzel city» Vyborg was given thanks to them. The presenter Anna Smirnova tried a famous pretzel, prepared from the ancient recipe. On the bank of Vyborg bay there's a picturesque park MonRepos. It's looked like an usual lake, but it was created by the best masters of landscape architecture. The majority of trees were specially brought up and planted in granite rock. Architectural buildings such as the the Temple of Neptune, the Gorgon Pediment and Ludwigstein Tomb impress as well.