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Vyborg is a small Russian town near from border of Finland. It is
situated on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, about 120 km from St.
Petersburg and 300 km from Helsinki. Vyborg belongs to the oldest towns of
Russia. It was founded in 1293 the governor of Sweden Torgils Knutsson. Its
long history was stormy and changeable - the town survived through many
wars, was pertained to several countries. Many Finland citizens was born in
Vyborg and Vyborg's region. They until consider Vyborg their own city,
homeland. The most famous sight in Vyborg is mediaeval castle. Vyborg Castle
is the only castle in Russia designed in the European tradition. There are
the Museum of Vyborg History in the castle now. The six permanent
exhibitions of the museum cover different periods in the town and castle
history. The Old Vyborg is very interesting for tourists too. About 600.000
tourists are visiting Vyborg every year.
Vyborg is the great transport center. People and goods from all part of
Russia, Europe, Asia and America travel throw Vyborg and Vyborg's custom.
Railway and automobile road pass through Vyborg in Finland. There is seaport
in Vyborg too. Same works and factories are in Vyborg (for example Vyborg's
shipyard, Rocwooll...) and there are many shops, restaurants, cafes, travel
agency and banks too. There are some towns and big settlement in Vyborg
region: Primorsk, Kamenogorsk, Svetogorsk, Roschino, Krasnoselskoe.
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