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European enclave in Moscow with Michael.
"Nemetskaya sloboda", former alternative city centre, factory cluster
A Fascinating story about a small district, that have changed a lot of faces.
Meet your activity leader: Michael
Hello! My name is Michael and I am a Moscowholic. I was born and raised in Moscow. I teach history at school. Moscow is an endless book for me (districts are like volumes, streets are like chapters etc) and I am glad to share my admiration and experience related to unexpected coincidences and beautiful stories that took place in my city.
What to expect
Originally a settlement for foreign merchants and military specialists turned into an alternative city centre and then became a factory cluster.

Pre-Petrine Russia suffered a shortage of specialists. There were no officers, doctors, pharmacists, engineers etc. At the same time, the attitude towards foreigners was suspicious. So they were living in special settlements outside the city (but very close to tsar's summer residence). This settlement was called "Nemetskaya sloboda" (German Quarter). Young tsar Peter I has found here friends and ideas.

We will travel through quarters and epochs. We will look beyond the modern facades. You will learn how to distinguish a nobleman's house from a merchant's house.

True stories about Peter the Great and his hilarious pranks are also included.

Meeting point
The exact address is:

Baumanskaya metro station
€75 per excursion
We accept rubles and dollars too
2,5 hours
Age group: 18+
English
What will you see
Streets of former "Nemetskaya sloboda"
Lefort's palace
A speak-easy cafe
What is included
tea or home-made herbal tincture at the end of walk
Requirements
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