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Shlisselburg (Oreshek) Fortress

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A fascinating visit

We went to Shlisselburg on a day trip from St Petersburg. It was an easy journey - by metro to... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
Well worth seeing

An hour drive from St. Petersburg located at the muzzle of Neva river and at the embankment of... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
St. Petersburg, Russia
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Located on an island not far from Shlisselburg, the Oreshek fortress was founded in the 14th century. After it was recaptured from the Swedes by Peter I in 1702, it became a key fortress protecting St. Petersburg and a high-security prison.
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60 Km From St. Petersburg Shlisselburg, Shlisselburg 187320, Russia
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We went to Shlisselburg on a day trip from St Petersburg. It was an easy journey - by metro to Ulitsa Dybenko and then round the corner to pick up the mashrutka 575. The bus journey was comfortable, took just over 45 minutes and cost...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

An hour drive from St. Petersburg located at the muzzle of Neva river and at the embankment of Ladoga lake. Take not the highway but the country road which is following the Neva river. Short ride with the boat to the island, where the old...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

This fortress is about 40 km away from Saint Petersburg. You can take a bus just outside Ulitsa Dybenko (Orange line or line 4) metro station to the town of Shlisselburg or a train from Finlandski Railway Station (it's in the same building as Ploshad...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank markv277
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The fortress and the city center are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This place is lesser crowded. You will need to take a short speed boat cruise ride over, so do bring along a jacket. This is the place where 500 soldiers stood their ground, and...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank ReccaHuang
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Good for locals, the place is not busy at all. In the summer you can swim in the Lake Ladoga.

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Reviewed 27 May 2008

If you plan to go to Shlisselburg (otherwise called Petrokrepost), you have to see the Oreshek fortress. Boat leave daily by the edge of the Neva River. Be prepared to bring a windbraker/jacket for the trip, since it can get quite chilly. The area surrounding...More

8  Thank katchakern2003
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