Walking through the Ostankino area, you will learn not only why this place became the center of Russian cosmonautics and television, but also hear interesting facts about its history, starting from the 16th century, when the count's estate was located here. You will also get acquainted with the pavilions of VDNKh and learn about the fate of the people associated with this park. And of course, we will taste the famous donuts at Ponchikovaya on the bank of the Ostankino pond, where we will reflect on the change of eras and their reflection in the appearance of city buildings. Individual excursion for 1-6 people Duration 2 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 4.86 on 7 reviews 3900 rubles per excursion Price for 1-6 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Ostankino from the 16th century to the revolution You will learn the history of the estate and the serf theater, the story of love and marriage of Count Sheremetev and the serf actress Praskovya Zhemchugova. I will also talk about the high status of the estate, proving it by the facts of visiting Ostankino by crowned persons (Elizaveta Petrovna, Pavel I, Alexander II). In addition, let's talk about how life was arranged in Ostankino at the beginning of the 20th century, what people lived here and what they did
The history of the development of cosmonautics in the USSR You will visit the Korolev house-museum, the houses where his closest associates lived - academicians Chertok, Rauschenbach and others, as well as the cottages where the cosmonauts lived and live. Hear about the confrontation between academicians Chelomey (Nikita Khrushchev's son Sergei worked for him) and Korolev and why Korolev and his associates settled in Ostankino. You will learn all about the intrigue and competition that accompanied space projects
Television in the USSR The Ostankino television tower will cease to be just a visual symbol of television for you - you will find out why the tower was built here, hear the story of the "sharashka" in which Solzhenitsyn worked, open its connection with the Ostankino television center and get to know the "father of color television" Vladimir Zworykin (monument he stands on the shore of the Ostankino pond)
Creation of VDNKh We will enter the territory of VDNKh from the side of Ostankino Park. Walking from the far corners to the Central Entrance, you will hear stories about the fate of the architect Oltarzhevsky, who was a professor at Cornell University (USA), but returned to the USSR to implement a "megaproject", about the symbolism of the VDNKh pavilions … See the "Crafts Factory" and a ceramics workshop, the building of the Comintern. On the way, you will taste donuts at the legendary "Ponchikovaya" on the bank of the Ostankino pond and immerse yourself in the TV party dining here. In addition, I will be happy to tell you about new interesting places at VDNKh where you can spend time with your children.
- The excursion starts from the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. We meet at the Tsialkovsky monument.
- Travelers who book several of my excursions at once receive a discount: for two booked excursions - 10%, for three excursions - 20% discount, for 5 excursions - 30% discount. You need to go on excursions within 3 months (if you have booked 5 excursions - within 6 months).
Start of the excursion in the VDNKh metro area. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.