Every tourist who is going to visit Saint-Petersburg knows for sure that Peterhof with its gardens and fountains must be seen first of all. The Tzar Family has used it as the official summer residence for more than 200 years. Nowadays Peterhof with its Fountain park still attracts tourists from all over the world.
The tradition of opening the fountains goes back to Peter the Great’s time. Originally the fountains were opened by Peter himself in August, 1721. The water goes by gravity force! That is why the fountains work all day long from May till the middle of October.
The official ceremony of opening the fountains usually takes place in the middle of May. This year it is going to be on 16th May at 1.00pm. There is also a chance to see it on-line at http://peterhofmuseum.ru/open/
There is no doubt the ceremony is worth seeing and we will be happy to arrange this tour for you!0