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MAY 29 - JUNE 03, 2019

Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR in cooperation with Polina Balueva

Guided tours: Polina Balueva, Andrei Putintsev, Bazhenova ES, Alexander Malinov, Oleg Shapiro, as well as other architects and experts in numerous buildings, galleries and museums on site

Tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG


The 12 million metropolis of Moscow welcomes you with architectural finds from the 1970s

and 80s, surprised with interesting new buildings and successful adaptations of dilapidated buildings from Soviet modernism as well as numerous relics from the Russian avant-garde. A guided tour to the Kremlin and a tour of the excavation work, an unusual excursion to the yacht club in Pirogovo and its bizarre buildings on the artificial lake, walks, rides on the historic metro, studio visits and a river trip through the Moskva describe the dense program in the gigantic city. The Sapsan express train takes us straight to the imperial showpiece of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. Cathedrals, Art Nouveau buildings and palaces line the boulevards between the spacious canals of the extraordinarily laid out city, where the tour ends with the white nights. Very good hotels are available as excellent starting points for our explorations and authentic culinary experiences are also well catered for


Sunrise sunset:

Moscow approx. 04:00 - 21:00, St. Petersburg approx. 03:45 - 22:05 (however bright, "white nights")


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Moscow: Metropolis and river cruise

Vienna - Moscow Domodedovo with OS 601

airport transfer

Russian Academy of Sciences "Golden Brains" / Yury Platonov, 1988 (from outside)

Driving past: Moscow University, Sparrow Hills (view)

check-in Radisson Royal Hotel Ukraine,

originally Hotel Ukraina / Arkady Mordivnov, Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky, 1953

Welcome drink in the hotel's Troubadour Sky Bar (view!)

Cruise with the Radisson Flotilla through the Moscow River

joint dinner on the ship (mooring directly at the hotel)

1st night at the Radisson Royal Hotel Ukraine


Thursday, May 30, 2019 / Moscow: Yacht Club, Downtown, Art District

Bus to Pirogovo

Pirogovo Yacht Club Visits to various buildings and houses, including

Telescope House / Totan Kuzembaev  (Interior inspection)

lunch together in  95 degrees restaurant , Pirogovo / Alexander Brodsky


Meeting with Alexander Malinov

Zentrosojus Haus (Rosfinmonitoring) / Le Corbusier, 1928

Walk: Residence of the "Russia Insurance Company company" (Arch. Proskurin), along Rozhdestvensky and Sretensky Boulevards (various historical buildings, Sretensky monastery), along ul. Rozhdestvenka, stop at Rozhdestvensky Monastery

MARCHI Moscow Architectural Institute


Wow Haus Architecture (studio visit, meeting with Oleg Shapiro)

free evening in the Art District

Metro back to the hotel

2nd night at the Radison Royal Hotel Ukraine


Friday, May 31, 2019 / Moscow: classics, Kremlin, art museums


Melnikov House / Konstantin Melnikov, 1928 (interior visit, guided tour)


Kremlin: guided tour of renovation works and archaeological excavations with architect Alexander Malinov), Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral

Gum Moscow , individual lunch, possibly in Stolovaya No 57

Zaradye Park / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, 2017

Zaradye Concert Hall / Reserve, 2018

Afternoon optional:

Kadashi district: Tretyakov Gallery


Gorky Park: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art / OMA Rem Koolhaas, 2015


Metro, walk

ITAR-TASS Building / Viktor Yegerev, Anatoly Shaikhet, 1977 (from outside)

dinner together in the Pushkin café

Metro back to the hotel

optional: bar in the White Rabbit Moscow or Club Korobok in the Tehnikumbistro

3rd night in the Radisson Royal Hotel Ukraine


Saturday, June 01, 2019 / Moscow - St. Petersburg: downtown

check-out, bus

Narkomsem Building / Alexey Shchusev, 1931 (from outside)

SAPSAN express train: Leningradskiy station (Moscow) - Moskovskiy station (St. Petersburg)

Bus transfer to Hotel Angleterre, check-in

Isaac Cathedral

Walk to Nevsky Prospect:

Singer House , House of the Book, 1904

Kazan Cathedral

Dinner together in the restaurant L´Europe in the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe


Corinthia Hotel / Conversion of the former Nevsky Palace Hotel, 1993 / Cakman - Requat & Reinthaller & Partner (Explanation of the conversion: Project manager DI Herfried Gruber)

Novotel / terrace, view!

Walk or taxi back to Hotel Angleterre

1st night in the Hotel Angleterre, St. Petersburg


Sunday, June 02, 2019 / St. Petersburg: Peterhof and White Night

breakfast in the hotel

Boat trip to Peterhof and back

Peterhof Palace (interior visit, guided tour)

Afternoon free

optional: Hermitage / guided tour

further recommendations: Russian Museum

or bar in the Mansarda Restaurant / in the Business Center Quattro Corti , Piuarch, 2010 with a view of Isaac's Cathedral

dinner together in the Cococo restaurant

optional: HI SO Terrace Bar in Sofitel St. Petersburg

00: 00-02: 00 Cruise through the Neva as part of the

White Nights Festivals (open bridges, various spectacles, fireworks on the river, etc.)

2nd night in the Hotel Angleterre, St. Petersburg


Monday, June 03, 2019 / St. Petersburg: Nordic Art Nouveau

check-out, bus


House Lidval / Fyodor Lidval, 1904 (from the outside)

Mosque of Saint Petersburg / Nikolai Wasiliew, ua, 1010-21 (from outside)

Kshesinskaya Mansion / Alexander von Hohen, 1904-06 (interior tour of the Museum of Political History of Russia )

Bus to the airport

Pulkovo Airport / Grimshaw Architects, 2014

Flight St. Petersburg - Vienna with OS 612



Photos:  Archive ARCH ON TOUR

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