Vyborg, Russia

Vyborg is a town in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, situated on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Bay of Vyborg, 130 km to the northwest of St. Petersburg, 38 km south from Russia's border with Finland, where the Saimaa Canal enters the Gulf of Finland.

Vyborg Castle is the town’s major tourist attraction. It was originally built in the 1290s and today serves, not only as an interesting historical attraction but also as a museum.

Vyborg is also known for its historical, architectural and nature museum reserve the "Mon Repos" park lying along the shoreline of the Zashchitnaya inlet of the Vyborg Bay. The park occupies 163 hectares of land. The historic core of the museum complex is a manor from early 1800s. The manor consists of the Principal house and the Library wing, monuments of wooden classical architecture, and the landscape rock park designed in romantic style which remains a unique monument of gardening art.

Things to See and Do

* Vyborg Castle
* Market Square & Hall
* Round Tower
* Council House Tower
* Clock Tower

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Population – 80,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7

Port Location – The port is located in Vyborg Bay, within the city of Vyborg.

Travel Links – Bus excursions depart St. Petersburg's Gostinyy Dvor on weekend mornings, returning to St. Petersburg in the evening, a total of about 10-11 hours.

By train from St. Petersburg, express trains and local "elektrichka" trains depart from the Finlandskiy station. The major international trains to Helsinki stop in Vyborg, such as the Tolstoi, Repin, and Sibelius, although they tend to arrive late in the evening and are the most expensive.

By sea Lappeenrannan Matkailu OY (Lappeenranta, Finland) provide service between Lappeenranta & and Vyborg.

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