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December and Peterhof

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December and Peterhof

Will Peterhof be open in early December?

How does the cold affect the experience? Is it still worth the while, and how much of the experience is the gardens?

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1. Re: December and Peterhof

The most attractive thing about Peterhof are the fountains and of course they will not operate in December.

Both parks (upper and lower) are open all year round. In winter opening hours are shorter but entry is free.

If the winter is as it's supposed to be - with little frost and snow and not like this year with no snow and temp slightly above 0C - the parks might be nice. Otherwise it's just the parks.

Some small palaces are closed for the whole winter, some open only few days a week. For the schedule for this 2013-2014 fall-winter season take a look http://www.peterhofmuseum.ru/page.php?id=159 For the next winter it would be pretty much similar.

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2. Re: December and Peterhof

December gives a nice opportunity to visit the Grand palace in Peterhof not at all crowded - like it is almost during all the fountain season, in May - September

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3. Re: December and Peterhof

as an idea - instead of going to Peterhof you can visit Pushkin with its splendid Catherine Palace

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