Cities of the Baltic

Merchants, traders and Vikings all sailed these waters and travelled these lands. We begin in Stockholm in its 13th-century old town, “Gamla Stan,” and the Vasa, Nobel and Nordic Museums. Then to Helsinki to understand its weather. We continue onto St. Petersburg and the world-famous Hermitage Museum and the Catherine Palace. We walk through medieval towns, and visit palaces, churches and marketplaces. These are the lands where Vikings raided and traded, and czars reigned.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Russka – Edward Rutherfurd, Arrow Books, 1992
  • Land of the Firebird – Suzanne Massie, Simon and Schuster, 1980
  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People – Michael Booth, Vintage, 2015


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Stockholm’s Gamla Stan
  • Nobel Museum
  • Nordic Museum
  • Skansen open air museum
  • Helsinki
  • St. Petersburg’s Hermitage
  • Catherine Palace


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater appreciation of a visit to Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg.
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