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Petergof

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  • Day2

    Peterhof Palace Gardens

    October 6, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    The place was virtually decimated during WW2 by the Germans. But the gardeners hid a lot of the statues by burying them. Most of it has been returned to its former glory. The gardens are just as stunning with over 300 fountains, all of them gravity fed.Read more

  • Day3

    peterhof - human craziness

    July 2, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We started our day at 10 with Nadia picking us up. She is a beautiful, lovely woman from Saint Petersburg and we are lucky to have her as our guide for the next three days. We first took the Metro, the subway, the tickets are coins, I like that. You could, if wanted, stay at the Metro the whole day with a single coin. Then we continued by bus to Peterhof. It is a beautiful palace with a big garden. And a lot of other tourists. I mean really a lot. There was a long queue and since we are a small group, Nadia asked if we could overtake them and be faster then the bigger groups. We were allowed but that was not at all appreciated by some. Then we had to wait as well to give the backpack to the locker room. I don’t know but I think everyone would organize that differently. Bit it wasn’t so the line was long with people going the same way, four times in total, to get rid of the bag and to get it back. It was so crowded. Uiuiuiui, I think while waiting you can see the true character of people. At some point there was a guy that said out loud ‘now it is enough’ and just pushed forward. As if that makes it going faster. At least there was no panic and luckily most people are patient. The palace itself was beautiful, incredible what they built and rebuilt, since the whole building was distroyed after WWII. After the visit we went through the garden and then back to the city by Tragflügelboat, a boat that if it is fast gets somehow out of the water. We were really lucky with the weather since they announced rain but we had sun. So after saying byebye to Nadia we went for a coffee in a lovely café and then we took the Metro to Begovaya. Irina, our host told us that there is a beach where people from the city go to to relax. So we went there, enjoyed a walk at the seaside and crossed a pedestrian bridge to the new Gazprom Stadium of Zenit Saint Petersburg (we think). We crossed another park and then we were at an attraction parks. There were some attractions and some nope-attraction. Really, one was a Kettenkarussell like they have in Vienna just way worse. So nope. We enjoyed another coffee and some icecream and watched the nope-attraction in the evening sun. We headed back to the Metro station near our hotel and had diner at Teremok, a fastfood company with Russian food, recommened by Nadia. It was nice but not comparable to yesterday. Yesterdays food was yammy, I want to go there again. Tomorrow the Ermitage awaits us together with a whole lot of tourists, I am looking forward to it - and I mean it, observing human behavior when a situation is unpleasant but purely harmless is golden.
    Oh and no selfie today. We are just failing completely at that but it is big fun and they are so funny. I try to convince my parents that I can post them here.
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  • Day2

    Peterhof Palace

    October 6, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Did a tour of Peterhof Palace today, about an hour south west of St. Petersburg. This is the Palace that Peter the Great created as a consequence of Versailles. It was used by all the Russian royals, including Catherine the Great, a couple of Alexander's and a couple of Nicholas's, most noteably Nicholas II, the final Romano who along with his whole family were killed a year after the Russian revolution in 1917.

    An amazing Palace full of many rooms, all decorated differently, quite a few with a lot of gold picture frames, mirrors and furniture. They are quite rightly very protective of it, with us wearing overshoes, making sure you don't dawdle too long due to the amount of visitors, and not even being allowed to extend your arms over the rope barriers to take a photo. Didn't stop a couple of Chinese women being thrown out for abusing this.
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  • Day11

    St. Petersburg

    June 25, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Sind mit den tollen Menschen von Team Travelkeks in St. Petersburg. 12 Personen, 5 Autos, und aus versehen die Nacht in einem ehemaligen Puff verbracht 😅 läuft!
    Gleich geht’s in die Stadt

  • Day11

    Guten Moooorgen

    June 25, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    ...was für wirre Tage hier in Russland. Gestern Nacht sind wir dann auch in St. Petersburg angekommen und die Suche nach einer Unterkunft gestaltete sich etwas schwierig....letztendlich sind wir dann beim "Renaissance-Club" gelandet, der um Mitternacht nach Klingeln geöffnet hat 🤣🤣Read more

  • Day10

    St. Petersburg

    June 24, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    St. Petersburg erreicht, Suche nach Quartier, Campingplatz, etc. erweist sich als sehr kompliziert.
    Gegen Mitternacht haben wir mit 5 Teams ein Hotel etwas außerhalb gefunden. Hier spricht niemand englisch oder deutsch, sehr spannend.Read more

  • Day32

    Sankt Petersburg

    September 21, 2016 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Nach etlichen Kontrollen der Reisepässe und der Visa sind wir gut in Russland angekommen. 🇷🇺
    Sankt Petersburg ist eine wunderschöne Stadt mit vielen schönen Kathedralen, Palästen, Parks, Gebäuden und Tieren. 🐿
    Obwohl sich Sankt Petersburg gegen aussen als Weltoffene, moderne Stadt präsentiert, redet (fast) niemand Englisch. Man muss mit Händen und Füssen kommunizieren, um das zu erhalten was man möchte. 🇺🇸🚫🇬🇧
    Der Transport mit dem öffentlichen Verkehr ist wahnsinnig günstig und gut. Nie hatten wir auf eine U-Bahn länger als 30 Sekunden gewartet... 👍🏻
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  • Day11

    Hotel Renesanse

    June 25, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Nachdem unsere Campingplatzsuche nicht erfolgreich verlief - entweder voll oder gar nicht mehr vorhanden - sind wir im „exklusiven“ Hotel Renesanse gelandet ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Heute Morgen beim Frühstück haben wir dann mal gemeinschaftlich darüber philosophiert, wo wir genau übernachtet haben 🤔 Spiegelwände, Whirlpools in jedem Badezimmer, rote Nachttischlampen, Stangen im Frühstücksraum, Büsten ... na, was meint Ihr?Read more

  • Day5

    Peterhof und noch mehr...

    September 5, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Nach abenteuerlicher Anfahrt im Kleinbus stand die Besichtigung des russischen Versailles in Peterhof an.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Peterhof, Petergof, بيتيرهوف, Горад Пецяргоф, Петерхоф, Petěrgof, Πέτερχοφ, پترگوف, Pietarhovi, Pjetergof, ペテルゴフ, პეტერგოფი, 페테르고프, Петергоф, Peterhofium, Pēterhofa, Paleizencomplex in Peterhof, 彼得宮城

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