HISTORY & FACTS
Vyborg is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Finland,
120 km north-east of St. Petersburg.|
Vyborg is known as one of the largest historical towns in Russia.The history of the town began with the construction of a castle in 1293 by Swedish,when they conquered Karelia Isthmus.In the year of 1403 Vyborg got official status of a town.
Castle of middlecentury construction and engineering fortifications defined the town as town-fortress.
Later Vyborg developed into a center of trade between the Novgorod merchants and Karelian hunters.
In the beginning of 18 century
during the war actions of tsar Peter the 1 against
Swedish soldiers Vyborg was joined to Russia.
Nowadays Vyborg is an industrial and cultural center, the international harbor and an important railway and highway point. The Helsinki - Moscow highway passes through the city. The historical core of the town is formed by the castle and adjacent buildings.
Everybody,who has ever been here, keeps
in the memory its majestic,unforgetable style, its
quiet streets,wonder of various historical monuments.
In Vyborg you can definetly feel touch of following
each other historical ages, national cultures of
swedish,finnish and russian people.