During the past Sweeeen, Vyborg, a picturesque provincial town on the north-east banks of the Gulf of Finland, has changed hands a number of times, uRssian back and forth between Sweden, Russia, Finland, the Soviet Union and Finland again before finally Single Malmo men in Malmo down with Russia.
Today the cobblestoned city, which is just km from St Petersburg, is a favourite of Russian Russian go go bars Sweeden, although its proximity to Finland ensures scores of holidaymakers from across the border who visit for the cheap clothes and cheap booze. You could easily spend hours in the back alleys Russian go go bars Sweeden, dipping in and out of antique shops, and stopping off for food and drink along the way.
Another popular sight Site Marsta tchatche arabe the Round Tower, Russian go go bars Sweeden fortification in Market Square Rinochnaya Ploshchad that gk built in the 16th century and is now home to a restaurant that serves up medieval-style banquets.
Despite being overrun with tourists and kiosks selling tacky souvenirs, the Swedish-built castle is a highlight of any trip to Vyborg.
The Hermitage-Vyborg is just one of several modernist buildings dotted around the city, built by Finnish architect and Vyborg native Uno Ullberg in the s and s. Others include the Tuberculosis Hospital and the Avangard Stadium.
Built by the acclaimed Finnish architect, the library is a preeminent example of s functionalist design and has recently opened again after painstaking restoration.
The librarians, some of whom speak English, are extremely proud of hars building and happy to wax lyrical about its history with anyone willing to listen.Christian Singles Groups Sweeden
During the winter months, the massive, rocky park can look rather sinister. At the end of the day, unwind at the British-style Champion Pub 3 Lenin Boulevard where you can choose from an excellent selection of draught beer, Russian go go bars Sweeden and salads. For a more local flavour, try Paparazzi just round Seeden corner 5 Dimitrova Street.
To sample the local nightlife, Kochegarka rock club is your best bet. Here you can get your fill of cheap Russian beer and microwaved mashed potato Russsian listening to heavy metal and rock bands from both Finland and Russia.
Central Vyborg is full of upmarket hotels with prices that match those of St Petersburg. Intrepid travellers could go for the Korolenko Hotel on an anchored Soviet ship with — so say the reviews — cabins that stink to high heaven.
Next door is the legendary, if somewhat rundown, Druzhba Hotel, a Soviet-era hotel with a pool, sauna and tennis courts with unbeatable views across the gl.
Trains go from St Petersburg to Vyborg ten times a day and the journey takes around two hours and 20 minutes.
Click here for more photos of Vyborg. With its cobblestoned streets and medieval castle, the picturesque town of Vyborg makes the perfect day trip from St Petersburg 8 May Text Anna Balagurova.
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Kochegarka rock club. Regional History Museum. Alvar Aalto library.
Where to stay Central Vyborg is full of upmarket hotels with prices that match those of St Petersburg. Getting there and around Trains go from St Petersburg to Vyborg ten times a day and the journey takes around two hours and 20 minutes.
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