Excursion around Kronshdat
Kronshtadt is located in the heart of the Finnish Gulf, approximately 30 kilometers to the east of St.Petersburg, on the Kotlin island. It was founded on 18 May 1704. According to Peter the Great’s will Kronshtadt was erected as a fortified town and port, reliable shield of the new capital of Russia.
Powerful fortification strengthening – îld Russian forts – was created over the Finnish Gulf more than 300 years ago. In former times together with batteries on the Kotlin island they composed the most powerful fortress on Baltic. In XX century there were 22 forts, 17 of which were sea man-made forts. In 1989 St.Petersburg flood protection barrier building was started. Thanks to this barrier the transport connection with the continent was established. After the building of a new port and finishing of St.Petersburg ring road construction, Kronshtadt will become a very important international center.
Kronshtadt has always been the largest military training center of professional personnel for fleet. From here officers went to fighting campaigns and scientific expeditions. Kronshtadt citizens are proud of many famous admirals - Spiridov and Ushakov, Senjavin and Lazarev, Nakhimov and Kornilov, Istomin and Litke. All these outstanding people served in Kronshtadt - in the town of Naval Glory.
Unique hydraulic engineering and fortification constructions, beautiful buildings, parks and gardens, numerous monuments have remained till now. All of them create remarkable architectural ensembles.
Kronshtadt has a lot of different memorial signs and boards, over 300 monuments of architecture and art, history and culture: Yakornaya ploshchad (Anchors square) and Morskoj sobor (St. Nicolas' Sea Cathedral), Kronshtadt tide-gauge and Vladimirsky Cathedral, Italian pond and Menshikov palace, Gostiny Dvor and Admiralty, Peter Dock – Canal, the Obvodny canal (Bypass channel) and other sights. There are also a lot of different interesting museums in the town, such as Memorial study of radio inventor A. Popov, Memorial flat of St.John of Kronshtadt, Museum of the History of Kronshtadt. The last one offers to take a trip across the time and explore about 300 years history of Kronshtadt.
City tour around Kronshtadt is included in Registration fee (just for 1 person).
If you would like to bring with you accompanying person, she/he should register onsite of the conference and pay registration fee "accompanying person".
Be welcome to leave request for the city tour in your Personal area.