History is made out of the failures and heroism of each insignificant moment. - Franz Kafka

It is easier to love humanity than to love one's neighbor. - Eric Hoffer


Forty-five kilometers southwest of St. Petersburg, in the Leningrad region, is the town of Gatchina. Famous for its royal palace and park, the history of this "castle" is intriguing.

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  • Gatchina *

    A short, basic description of Gatchina.

  • Gatchina Palace *

    A description and tour of this palace which is located 50 km from St. Petersburg is given.

  • Gatchina Pictures *

    Photographs and a very short description of Gatchina.

  • Palace Tower Clock *

    Read about and view pictures of the reconstruction of this tower clock at the Gatchina Palace.

  • Palace-And-Park Ensemble Gatchina *

    A photo and description of this "museum" in the town of Gatchina is provided.

  • The Fairy Tale Castle Fit for Sleeping Beauty *

    More history and photos of this historic "castle".

  • The Gatchina Page *

    Information about The Palace-Museum and Park of Gatchina.

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