60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
2
Veliky Novgorod
— 4 nights
3
Pskov
— 4 nights
4
Kaluga
— 3 nights
5
Tula
— 4 nights
6
Kolomna
— 4 nights
7
Ryazan
— 4 nights
8
Diveyevo
— 4 nights
9
Suzdal
— 4 nights
10
Kostroma
— 4 nights
11
Uglich
— 4 nights
12
Rostov
— 4 nights
13
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 4 nights
14
Moscow
— 2 nights
15
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights

4
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. Explore hidden gems such as Erarta Museum and Temple of Konevskaya Icon of Our Lady. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Manchester, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Manchester in February, things will get a bit cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Temple of Konevskaya Icon of Our Lady
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

4
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vitoslavlitsy Museum and Dostoevsky Memorial House Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) and St. George Monastery. Explore Veliky Novgorod's surroundings by going to Staraya Russa (Transfiguration Monastery, Holy Trinity Church, &more), Luga (Church of St. Nicholas & Memorial Partizanskaya Slava) and Museum of Tesovskaya Narrow-Gauge Railway (in Tesovo-Netylskiy). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Center of Musical Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Perynskiy Skete, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Transfiguration, and appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Veliky Novgorod trip planning site.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Pskov.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Staraya Russa, Luga, Perynskiy Skete, Museum of Tesovskaya Narrow-Gauge Railway
Highlights from your plan
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery

4
nights
Pskov

Pskov ©
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Get some cultural insight at The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery and Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P.. Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Trinity Cathedral and Pokrova and Rozhdestva ot Proloma Church. Explore Pskov's surroundings by going to Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe (in Petrovskoye), Pushkinskie Gory (Art Laboratory Kordon-2, The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin , &more) and Church of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste (in Pechory). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Izborsk Fortress, view the masterpieces at Dar Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Truvor Settlement, and don't miss a visit to Pskov Kreml/ Krom.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pskov trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Veliky Novgorod to Pskov in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kaluga.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pushkinskie Gory, Izborsk, Pechory, Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe, Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P.
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery ©
Izborsk Fortress ©
Izborsk Fortress
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

3
nights
Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Do some cultural sightseeing at K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum and Kaluga Saint-Tikhonov Hermitage. Get some historical perspective at Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery and House of Tolmachyovy. Get out of town with these interesting Kaluga side-trips: The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan (in Shamordino), Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra (in Dvortsy) and Church of the Resurrection (in Tarusa). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, admire the masterpieces at Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Maloyaroslavets Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Skete of the Mother of God's Icon of the Life-Giving Spring.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kaluga trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Pskov to Kaluga in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Kaluga

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lva Tolstogo, The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan, Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra, Maloyaroslavets Art Gallery, Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra ©
Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum ©
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum
Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery ©

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Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tula State Museum of Weapons and Tula Kremlin Museum. Get some historical perspective at Museum of St. Matrona of Moscow and Trinity Church. Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Bekhovo Cemetery (in Bekhovo), Polenov Residence State Museum (in Strakhovo) and Odoyev (Odoev Museum of Local Lore, Museum Filimonovskaya Toy, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Russian Merchants’ Life, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, examine the collection at Museum Garmoni Deda Filimona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tula online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kaluga to Tula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kolomna.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Odoyev, Bekhovo, Museum of St. Matrona of Moscow, Polenov Residence State Museum, Museum of Russian Merchants’ Life
Highlights from your plan
Museum of St. Matrona of Moscow ©
Museum of St. Matrona of Moscow
Polenov Residence State Museum ©
Polenov Residence State Museum
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field

4
nights
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
Kolomna is an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers, 114km (by rail) southeast of Moscow. Get some cultural insight at Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve and Museum Pastila Factory. Head to Orekhovo Zuevsky City Exhibition Hall and Museum-Confectionery of P.P. Shvedovfor plenty of shopping. Explore Kolomna's surroundings by going to Museum Dulevo Porcelain (in Likino-Dulevo) and Zaraysk (Golubkina House-Museum & Holy Spring Bely Kolodets). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily and explore the world behind art at Ozerov House, Cultural Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kolomna itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tula to Kolomna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Ryazan.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Zaraysk, Museum Dulevo Porcelain, Orekhovo Zuevsky City Exhibition Hall
Highlights from your plan
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve ©
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory

4
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Ryazan

Ryazan ©
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ryazan Kremlin and Estate of S. Yesenin's Parents Museum. Do your shopping at Viktor Ivanov I Zemlya Ryazanskaya Art Gallery and Art Gallery Borovnitsa. Explore Ryazan's surroundings by going to Meshcherskiy Museum of Wooden Architecture of V.P. Groshev (in Yegoryevsk), Museum of Wooden Architecture Forest Fortress (in Lunkino) and S.A. Esenin Museum (in Spas-Klepiki). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Zemskaya Shkola Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit, and view the masterpieces at Design Gallery Pereulok Schastya.

Make your Ryazan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kolomna to Ryazan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Konstantinovo, Meshcherskiy Museum of Wooden Architecture of V.P. Groshev, Museum of Bee Farming Research Institute, Museum of Wooden Architecture Forest Fortress, S.A. Esenin Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ryazan Kremlin ©
Ryazan Kremlin
Zemskaya Shkola Museum ©
Zemskaya Shkola Museum

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Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Royal Skete are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Sarov Underground Complex and Queen of Heaven's Holy Trench. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Diveyevo: Sanaksar Monastery (in Temnikov), Holy Trinity Church (in Alamasovo) and Arzamas (Church of the Vladimir's Icon of the Mother of God, Resurrection Cathedral, &more).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Diveyevo trip planner.

You can drive from Ryazan to Diveyevo in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Suzdal.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Arzamas, Vyksa, Sanaksar Monastery, Sarov Underground Complex, Holy Trinity Church
Highlights from your plan
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery
Sanaksar Monastery ©
Sanaksar Monastery
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

4
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Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex and Suzdal Kremlin. You'll explore and learn at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery) and Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzdal: Vladimir (Golden Gate, Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, &more), Gavrilov-Posad Museum of Local Lore (in Gavrilov Posad) and Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery (in Bogolyubovo). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of The Transfiguration, get engrossed in the history at Yuryev-Polsky Museum of History, Architecture and Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Epiphany Monastery.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Suzdal trip builder site.

You can drive from Diveyevo to Suzdal in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vladimir, Yuryev-Polsky, Mstera, Gavrilov-Posad Museum of Local Lore, Church of The Transfiguration
Highlights from your plan
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Suzdal Kremlin ©
Suzdal Kremlin
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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Kostroma

Kostroma ©
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
Museum of Wooden Architecture and Provincial ARTgallery-M are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Monastery of st Ipaty and Yaroslavl Embankment for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Kostroma: House of Merchant Gorokhov (in Vyatskoye), Susaninskaya History Museum feat Ivan Susanin (in Susanino) and Krasnoe Selo Jewelry and Folk Applied Arts Museum (in Krasnoye-na-Volge). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Einstein's Entertaining Sciences Museum, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Preserve, A. N. Ostrovsky, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kostroma journey planning app.

Drive from Suzdal to Kostroma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Kostroma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uglich.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yaroslavl, House of Merchant Gorokhov, Susaninskaya History Museum feat Ivan Susanin, Memorial Museum Preserve, A. N. Ostrovsky, Krasnoe Selo Jewelry and Folk Applied Arts Museum
Highlights from your plan
Private Museum Music and Time ©
Private Museum Music and Time
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet

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Uglich

Uglich
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood and Katskari Ethnographical Museum. Appreciate the collections at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum and Uglich Kremlin. Explore Uglich's surroundings by going to Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin (in Kalyazin), Myshkin (Petr Smirnov Museum, Museum of Miniature Levsha, &more) and Kashin (Kashinskiy Gostinyy Dvor, Museum of Porridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bicycle Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Khram Svyatogo Nikolaya Chudotvortsa Na Sukhikh Prudakh, admire the masterpieces at Uglich Museum of Art and History, and get engrossed in the history at Uglich Museum of History.

Start your trip to Uglich by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Kostroma to Uglich in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rostov.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Myshkin, Kashin, Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin, Katskari Ethnographical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Uglich Kremlin ©
Uglich Kremlin
Katskari Ethnographical Museum ©
Katskari Ethnographical Museum

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Rostov

Rostov ©
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery and State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dom Remyosel and Rostov Finifti Museum. Step out of Rostov to go to Godenovo and see Church in the name of St. John Chrysostom, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frog Princess, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of St Avraam, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Baklushi.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rostov journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Uglich to Rostov takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Rostov

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hedgehog Petrovic Museum, Boris and Gleb Monastery, Museum Baklushi, Church in the name of St. John Chrysostom
Highlights from your plan
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye ©
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye

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Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky
Pereslavl-Zalessky, also known as Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located on the main Moscow–Yaroslavl road and on the southeastern shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo at the mouth of the Trubezh River. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Nikolo-Solbinsky Convent. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Flat Irons and Old Sewing Machines Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pereslavl-Zalessky: Aleksandrov (Museum of Arcade Machines Retro & Alexandrovskaya Sloboda). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at National Park Pleshheyevo Lake. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Peasant Design Kon V Palto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Presentation of the Lord, see the interesting displays at Radio Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Znamenskaya Church.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pereslavl-Zalessky trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Rostov to Pereslavl-Zalessky by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aleksandrov, National Park Pleshheyevo Lake, Nikolo-Solbinsky Convent, Museum Tsarstvo Ryapushki, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Highlights from your plan
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Radio Museum ©
Radio Museum

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Moscow

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, thenadmire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, thenadmire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of The Holy Virgin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber

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Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Shop till you drop at Art Gallery Gates and Cultura Bottle Shop. Explore hidden gems such as Konigsberg Cathedral and Museum of the World Ocean. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Kirch Neuhausen (in Gurevsk), Lesnoy (Museum of Russian Superstitions & Drevnyaya Sambiya) and Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel (in Polessk). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, pause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave, make a trip to Fishing Village, and get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kaliningrad online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kaliningrad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in March, things will get a bit warmer in Kaliningrad: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lesnoy, Kirch Neuhausen, Heinrichswalde Church, Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel
Highlights from your plan
Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

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