Kronshtadt Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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Kronshtadt Things to Do

  • Kronshtadt as a daytrip from...

    Kronshtadt is an island in a distance of about 30km from St.Petersburg, it used to be a military outpost for more than 300 years but since 1996 it is also possible for foreigners to go there.I passed by Kronshtadt onboard of the cruiseship M/S Vistafjord many times, while I was working there between 1979 and 1985 and at that time Kronshtadt was...

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  • The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas

    The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas was built in Neo-Byzantine-style between 1902-1913, designed by architect V.A. Kosyakov. This church is 70-metre-high and has a 27-metre diameter dome. It was built as a garrison church for the sailors that were stationed there. In soviet times it became a cinema and a few years ago it was perfectely restored...

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  • The wooden lighthouse

    You will find solid lighthouses made of concrete or stones in Kronshtadt and you will also find this wooden lighthouse, that was certainly also used as a watchtower in order to detect approaching ships already on the horizon a long time before they were visible from other places. Kronshtadt used to be a military outpost for more than 300 years and...

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  • Fort Alexandr

    Fort Alexandr is the first fortification that you will pass by when coming from the Baltic Sea and intend to sail to St.Petersburg. This impressive fort was built on an island between 1838 and 1845. The idea was to protect the only shippable way to St.Petersburg from Fort Alexandr in combination with the other fortifications in Kronshtadt by...

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  • Tide-Gauge

    The Kronstadt Tide-Gauge has its origins in a horizontal mark cut into the stone pier of a bridge over Kronstadt's Obvodny Canal showing the average water level of the Baltic in the period 1825-40 (established by the outstanding hydrographer Mikhail Reineke). Later a gauge for measuring sea-ievel was installed alongside, its zero reading...

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  • Wooden lighthouse

    There is really little information about this lighthouse. It functions only together (or in pair) with another lighthouse which is situated at another part of the gulf. Such lighthouses are called alignment lighthouses, one of them is a front lighthouse and the other is rear. Kronshtadt lighthouse was built approximately in 1930s when the submarine...

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  • Monument to submariners of Baltic

    The submarine S-156 "Komsomolets Kazakhstan" Laid · October 25, 1952. · Built on the factory "Red Sormovo" Gorky. · October 18, 1953 raised the naval flag of the USSR · 37 yearsin the composition of compounds Navy in Kronstadt. 20 years, declared "greatship".

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  • Chapel of Our Lady of Tikhvin

    During 1805-1817 the St.Andrew's Cathedral was being built in Kronshtadt together with the chapel of Our Lady in Tikhvin Icon. I was absolutely orthodox christian. In this cathedral St.John of Kronshtadt served more then 50 years. The cathedral and the chapel were removed in 1932. Now only a memorial stone was installed in 2003. And the chapel of...

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  • St Andrews Cathedral

    Built in 1817 this cathedral was sadly demolished in 1932 but today there is a memorial gardens where it once stood. Here is a map of the city and a symbolic pot , from which according to legend the island "Kotlin" took its name. There is also "the tree of desires" which is situated near the fence of the obvodny canal. This is very popular with...

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  • Gostiny Dvor

    Gostiny Dvor was built in 1832 to a design by V. Maslov. It soon became the main shopping centre in Kronshtadt as it still is today.In 2007 the building was completely restored back to its former glory.Outside the Gostiny Dvor is the musical fountain "Kronslot" and a memorial sign "300 years of Kronshtadt"

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  • Naval Library

    Situated on Sovetskaya St. is the building of the naval library. Built in the early 20th century it was considered to be the largest public library in Russia.

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  • Admiralty of Peter the Great

    This complex of building were built during the late 18th and early 19th centuries primarily for the supplying of ships with evrything considered necessary for there operations. Today these building are in a very poor state of repair although it is planned to restore them in the future.The Admiralty is surrounded by the the Obvodny canal.

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  • Memorial to Fabian Bellinghausen

    Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen was an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, who ultimately rose to the rank of Admiral. He was a notable participant of the first Russian circumnavigation and subsequently a leader of another circumnavigation expedition, which discovered the continent of Antarctica....

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  • Memorial to Revolutionary Baltic seamen

    This monument although not outstanding in itself is typical of many soviet style monuments and thus is worth seeing.

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  • Hospital of N. Semashko

    Situated on Manyilskogo St. the hospital chapel has been restored and although not open for public viewing inside, the outside looks very good and is worth seeing.

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  • St Elizabeth Church

    This building was formerly a Lutheran church built in the first half of the 19th century. The church is a retangular building with its main facade decorated by 6 columned portico with a triangular pediment to a Corinthian design.Formerly the building had a dome with a cross on top but this is long gone !!!The buiding is now owned by "Vodokanal" and...

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  • Chapel of the Saviour on Waters

    Constructed in 1903 of granite and pottery stone.The facades of the building are decorated with mosaic icons and anchors with chains.The chapel was completely restored in 2004 for the 300th anniversary of kronshtadt.it is located next to the Art museum.

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  • Art Museum of Kronshtadt

    The museum takes a trip across time and finds out about 300 years of history in Kronshtadt.themuseum collections include a model of Kronslot fort. A Kronshtadt water pipe believed to be the first in Russia and lots of photo's and documents about life in KronshtadtIn the park outside there is a horizontal sun dial ( the biggest one in...

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  • Naval Plant and memorial

    A large area of the city is occupied by the Naval plant. Opened in 1858 the factory became the first center for shipbuilding and repairs in Russia.for many years war ships and auxillary vessels were built in the docks here.In 1967 at Metallistov Square a memorial to the workers of the Naval plant was erected

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  • Makarovsky Bridge & Dock Basin

    Makarovsky bridge was constructed over the Petrovsky Ravine linking the cathdral with the dock basin and the summer garden.

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  • Naval Cathedral

    The huge 70-metre-high cathedral with a 27-metre diameter dome was built in 1902-13 on the highest point in Kronstadt. It served primarily as a garrison church for the sailors quartered in the town. The design was by Vasily Kosiakov, the director of theInstitute of Civil Engineers, who took Hagia Sophia in Constantinople as his prototype. He gave...

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Kronshtadt Restaurants

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    Cafe: Butterbrodi

    by yumyum Written Apr 9, 2006

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    Don't be intimidated by the look of the entrance. Inside is a soviet style, simple cafe which serves tea, butterbrodi, soup etc. It's very cheap and has a spacious toilet.

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Kronshtadt Transportation

  • Passing by Kronshtadt on a cruise

    This is the way that most western tourists will see Kronshtadt: from the cruiseship while going to or leaving St.Petersburg. I passed by Kronshtadt onboard of the cruiseship M/S Vistafjord many times, while I was working there between 1979 and 1985 and at that time Kronshtadt was totally off-limits for foreign tourists and also taking photos from...

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  • Go to Kronstadt by bus from...

    There is a daily busline all year long that takes you to Krohnstadt from St.Petersburg. The bus number 510 starts in front of the Metrostation Staraja Derewnja (=violet Line) and takes you from there to Kronstadt within about 45 minutes. Lots of local people will take the buses as well, after all there are 43.000 people living there, so be prepared...

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  • Go to Kronstadt by the jet-boat

    Nowadays the most comfortable and also the fastest way for tourists to go from St.Petersburg to Kronshtadt is the high-speed boat, the hydrofoil "Meteor" that departs daily from Dvortsovay Naberezhnaya, close to the Hermitage: During the summerseason the boats will depart four times a day and they are also quite cheap. Within 45 minutes you will...

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Kronshtadt Off The Beaten Path

  • Kronshtadt

    Kronshtadt is used as a military outpost for more than 300 years already: In May 1704 the "Kronslott" (=Crown's Castle) was constructed on the island of Kotlin and in July 1704 the fortification already defied the Swedish fleet approaching St.Petersburg.I passed by Kronshtadt onboard of the cruiseship M/S Vistafjord many times, while I was working...

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  • Where St.Petersburg is still called...

    This is between Kronhstadt and St. Petersburg, when you enter St.Petersburg by cruiseship you will get to a place, where St.Petersburg is still called Leningrad written by giant letters as you can see in my photo, that was taken in 2014, while cruising onboard the Delphin Voyager.This is the area of shipbuilding and heavy industry and obviously...

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  • Fort Kronshlot (Kronstadt Range Front)

    This is the current lighthouse, which was built near the walls of Fort Kronshlot. Built by Peter the Great in 1704, Fort Kronshlot is the oldest of the many fortresses protecting Kronstadt and St. Petersburg. The range guides ships up the channel on the south side of Ostrov Kotlin toward the naval base at Kronstadt. Located on a small island just...

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Kronshtadt Sports & Outdoors

  • Unknown ATONs

    The main attraction on the Baltic coast is the historic city of St Petersburg, built on the banks of the River Neva and considered the most beautiful Russian city. The sea area between St Petersburg and Kronstadt, inside a man-made seawall, is a popular cruising area for Russian sailors. These are the ATONS (Aids to Navigation) on which I can find...

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  • Marker or lighthouse

    Kronshtadt (often spelled Kronstadt) is the historic home port of Russia's Baltic Fleet. The city and naval base are built on Kotlin Island, located 30 km (19 mi) west of St. Petersburg.The first lighthouse that I saw (and which I could identify) was the Kronstadt Rear Range Light which is in back of the main lighthouse in this series. It is the...

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  • Kronstadt (Range Rear)

    This very tall (177 feet) lighthouse built in the early 1920s is active. It is an octagonal unpainted concrete tower with a red lantern and gallery. It is located near the east end of the naval harbor at Kronstadt

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  • Morskoy Kanal Range Front

    The first two photos are of one of the lighthouses that I could identify. Built in 1914, it is an active lighthouse described as a 66 ft octagonal concrete tower with lantern and gallery. The lighthouse is unpainted gray concrete, except the side facing the range is painted black with a white vertical stripe on the range line which is located about...

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  • Location of Kotlin island

    When you arrive by cruise ship the Kronshtadt on the Kotlin island is a first sight you will see. You can get there from St. Petersburg by bus (from Staraya Derevnya metro), by car along the dam or by boat.

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