GPS coordinates: 59°52’48.1″N 29°54’25.5″E (59.880016, 29.907071)
Address: Peterhof, Sankt-Peterburgsky av. 46 (Петергоф, Санкт-Петербургский пр. 46)
Vasily (Wilhelm) Ivanovich Truveller was a talented engineer. In 1830s he took part in creation of Olga’s pond instead of a swamp that was in the area of Kolonistsky park. Later the emperor bestowed mr. Truveller a piece of land between pond and Sankt-Peterburgsky avenue, where the engineer started to build this house.
Olga’s island was a part of Truveller’s land. When it appeared that Nicholas I had an idea to build a small palace for his beloved daughter on the island, Vasily Ivanovich offered the emperor to return island for free. But Nicholas I rejected his kind proposal and bought the island.
Today in Truveller’s house there are a café, several flats and – as no surprise – a hotel. The location is perfect as the house of Truveller is located right opposite the gate to the Upper Garden of Peterhof palace.
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