Place: Peter and Paul Fortress
Construction time: 1801-1802
Architect: Alexander Briskorn
Name Origin: From the German “Zeughaus” which means “Arsenal” or “Armory”. The German military terminology was very popular in Russia in the time of Peter the Great, because he preferred the language and the authority of Prussia in the military sphere.
Interesting fact: During the siege of Leningrad, There were the trucks for the Road of Life, the only possible way to remove the dead people and to deliver food in the city.
Legend: At the initial stage of the Great Patriotic War, the Germans had no good maps of Leningrad. Sometimes they used the usual tourist maps for the bombing. Argue that for this reason the Germans tried to destroy the arsenal of the fortress. However, even in the XIX century, the term did not match the reality: the weapons were no longer there.
Museum: In the Armory, there is an exhibition of wax figures. This exhibition is no better and no worse than the other numerous wax exhibitions throughout the city.