There is a nice lake between the old town of Votkinsk, where the museum was made inside the house,where the composer Tchaikowski spent the first 8 years of his childhood and the new city of Votkinsk across the lake. This lake ends at the car-park where all tourist-buses will stop at the museum, but to walk over to the new city takes more than 15...more
The museum of Votkinsk is not only in the yellow house, where Tchaikowski spent his childhood, but it consists also of some more wooden buildings and the small open house with the columns, that you will see on my 2nd and 4th photograph. Seems to be a place, where an orchestra could sit during a musical concert or something similar.Unfortunately...more
The Tchaikovsky-museum is not only interesting for everybody, who is interested in the famous composer, but also for everybody who is interested to see how the everyday life was an the end of the 19th century in a wealthy family in Russia. You will see precious icons, great furniture and chandeliers even a spinning-wheel.more
The monument for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (sometimes also spelled Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) is placed in front of the museum, that used to be the house where he was living the first 8 years of his life. Next to it is the lake and some benches,it is a fine place for a break and to enjoy the special atmoshere with all of these lovely oldfashioned...more
There is a large room for the children to play and the most impressive toy is certainly that large doll for Tchaikovsky's sister Alexandra (Sascha), a doll that was certainly quite rare in ordinary families of the end of the 19th century. I am quite sure, not many of these exhibits are the real toys of the Tchaikovsky-family, they are rather just...more
The diningroom is set up with great china and you certainly get a good feeling what it was like to enjoy dinner in a weathly home in Russia at the end of the 19th century. Tchaikovsky even had a nanny from France and in the age of 5 he began with piano-lessons, but soon he became more able than his teacher. In the age of 8 years the family left...more
There was no radio or TV at that time and so the big hall with the piano and other musical instruments was a perfect place to enjoy the evening, while listening to music performed by young Pjotr Illich Thaikovsky.Tchaikovsky's mother Aleksandra Andreevna d'Assier (1813-1854) died when he was just 14. he had 4 brothers (the youngest of them were...more
Take a guided tour through the Tchaikowski-museum, it seems to be the only way to see all the exhibits. Our guide was speaking an excellent german and there will be also guides speaking english and other languages and I had the feeling that in every room there was an extra guide, closing the doors after the tour-groups and making sure nobody was...more
The yellow house was one of my favorite in Votkinsk, because of that rare extra window on top of the roof. Take a closer look at it and you will see the lovely extra-columns and the great ornaments around of it and around of the windows. My last photographs shows the first of the 4 houses, situated directely at the car-park.more
I came to Votkinsky by a tourbus from Chaykovsky, that was part of the organized tours of our Cruiseship M/S Furmanov. The cruise from Perm to Moscow was called Tchaikovski-cruise, but except of the museum in Votkinsk and the short stay in the city of Chaykovsky, where our cruiseship had docked the 2nd day of our cruise, there was not a single thing that would give me an idea, why that cruise was called Tchaikovski-cruise.
For a cruise of 11 days I payed 2400 euros in the singlecabin, all transfers and flights from Vienna to Perm and home again from Moscow were included in that price. That same cabin is just 1700 euros, when you book in Germany and fly from Berlin.
I saw 4 big blocks of ancient houses next to the Tchaikowski-museum and I could walk there easily within the spare-time of 30 minutes that we were given by our tourguide after the visit of the museum. There was a souvenirshop as well, But I prefered to take a closer look at these lovely traditional wooden houses.All of these houses were well...more
There are some interesting carriges inside a shed that you will pass by ,when leaving the museum about Tchaikosky. These carriages were the only kind of transportation in the time, when the famous composer spent 8 years of his childhood in Votkinsk and such carriages were also used, when all of the family left Votkinsk forever, because the father...more
At the lake of Votkinsk you will be able to do all sorts of watersports, you will be able to rent boats or go swimming in summer. In early May of 2008, when I came to Votkinsk it was still a bit too chilly for swimming, but in July and August this might be a perfect place for watersports.
Equipment: Rent a boat in a distance of just 50 meters from the place, where the tourist-buses will park.
You will NOT find lockers for your clothings, but a lot of space to go swimming at a smooth beach.