CWT business travel tip: Moscow – Extra time for everyone
Whether you are there for the football or not, the Russian capital will sweep you off your feet. The city has been spruced up for the 2018 World Cup and has a lot more to offer than “just” football.
In 2018, Russia intends to impress the world as the organizer of the competition between the world’s best football nations. This major event takes place in eleven Russian cities in June and is an ideal opportunity to get to know the country and its capital. So off we go to Moscow! The city has invested a lot of time and money in smartening itself up for 14 June, when it becomes the capital of football and welcomes millions of fans to its two stadiums, Luzhniki and Spartak.
Travel back in time
While you are there, take time to visit downtown Moscow with its abundance of Baroque splendor. Start with a guided tour of the Bolshoi Theater and marvel at its foyer and impressive stage. Stroll through the old city streets and absorb the unique atmosphere. The famous Red Square is also a must. From here, you can reach the Kremlin through the city’s most beautiful gate. Before you arrive at the Kremlin, you pass through Alexander Garden, which was planted along the Kremlin’s walls in the early 19th century. The park is on the former site of the Neglinnaya River, which now flows underground. At the entrance closest to the Red Square is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which commemorates fighters killed in the Second World War. The entrance to the Kremlin is also part of Alexander Garden.
The Kremlin – Moscow’s oldest part and historic center
The best way to visit the Kremlin is with a local guide. The impressive buildings and cathedrals are steeped in history. It is worth spending time here with an expert, who can tell their story. The cathedrals on Cathedral Square may be impressive to look at from the outside, but inside they are overwhelming. This is where the country’s great princes and tsars began and ended their lives. They were baptized in the Cathedral of the Annunciation, crowned in the Cathedral of Dormition and buried in the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael. The best time to visit the Kremlin is later in the day, when the buildings glow in the glorious evening light.