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June 06-11, 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.

Due to the great demand for the ARCH ON TOUR 36_MOSKAU-ST.PETERSBURG 1, the tour will take place immediately after this first tour with small variations.


Sunrise sunset:

Moscow approx. 03:50 - 21:10, St. Petersburg approx. 03:40 - 22:15 (but bright, "white nights")

Thursday, June 06, 2019 / Moscow: Metropolis

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!)

Metro, walk

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

dinner together in the Pushkin café

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

1st night at the Radisson Royal Hotel Ukraine


Friday, June 07, 2019 / Moscow: Yacht Club, downtown and river cruise

Bus to Pirogovo

Pirogovo Yacht Club Visits to various buildings and houses, including

Telescope House / Totan Kuzembaev  (Interior visit, guided tour by Totan Kuzembaev)

lunch together in the 95 degrees restaurant , Pirogovo / Alexander Brodsky


Zentrosojus House (Rosfinmonitoring) / Le Corbusier, 1928 (interior inspection)

Meeting with architect Alexander Malinov:

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

Metro back to the hotel

Cruise with the Radisson Flotilla through the Moscow River

optional individual dinner on the ship

2nd night at the Radison Royal Hotel Ukraine


Saturday, June 8th, 2019 / Moscow: classics, Kremlin, art museums


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


Kremlin: guided tour to the  Renovation work and archaeological excavations with architect

        Alexander Malinov), Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral

Gum Moscow , individual lunch at 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 back to the hotel

dinner together at Hachapuri Kievskaya

3rd night in the Radisson Royal Hotel Ukraine


Sunday, June 09, 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 the Hotel Astoria, check-in

Isaac Cathedral

Walk to Nevsky Prospect:

Singer House , House of the Book, 1904

Kazan Cathedral


dinner together in the Cococo restaurant

Walk back to the hotel

optional: HI SO Terrace Bar in Sofitel St. Petersburg

1st night in the Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg


Monday, June 10, 2019 / St. Petersburg: Peterhof and White Night

Bus to the Peterhof

Peterhof Palace / interior tour and lower park:  guided tour

Ship meteor back

Afternoon free, optional: guided tour of the Hermitage

Further recommendations: Russian Museum or bar in the Mansarda / Piuarch restaurant, 2010 in the Quattro Corti Business Center with a wonderful view of Isaac's Cathedral

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

00:00 - 02:00 boat trip through the Neva as part of the White Nights Festival (open bridges, various spectacles, fireworks on the river, etc.)

2nd night in the Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / St. Petersburg: Nordic Art Nouveau

check-out, bus


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

Mosque of Saint Petersburg / Nikolai Wasiliew, among others, 1010-1921 (from outside)

Kshesinskaya Mansion / Alexander von Hohen, 1904-06  (Inside 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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