"Welcome to Zaslavl" Zaslawye by yumyum

Zaslawye Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 38 photos

Zaslavl is a very old town dating back to the 10th century when Vladimir the Great sent his wife to live here.

We came here as a side trip from Minsk which took about half a day. On the train we met some local Minsk people which also were on an outing that Saturday. Shenya spoke English and his Russian wife Shenya had printed out information about the town. So we ended up spending time sightseeing together. Thank you both for showing us around :-)

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  • In a nutshell:A must half-day trip from Minsk!
  • Last visit to Zaslawye: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2013 at 4:29 AM

    Lovely page Sonja! The wooden houses are lovely!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I just finished a book on this area. Quite a history and your trip sounds fantastic with wonderful sites. Keep on "truckin" as we say in crude USA

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    How nice that you made new friends on the train with whom you could explore this lovely town! Like you I love the brightly painted wooden houses - and your great photo of the gost crossing the railway line ;-) What a beautiful blue sky you had too - it makes the churches especially look so good in the photos!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    A very interesting trip to the town which is even older than Moscow! Hope to find myself there someday when visiting Belarus... Thank you Sonja for sharing!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2011 at 5:03 AM

    The colourful wooden houses looks pretty. It was from this town I got a postcard from you (Thanks again!).

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    What a beautiful town. Love the wooden houses and especially the one where the ethnographic museum is located at. Funny icecream - Rotkäppchen :-)

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Looks like a nice day out

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    More beautiful wooden houses and churches! YAY! Very interesting page. The Swiss train (Stadler Rail?) looks totally out of place, LOL!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Interesting little place with its charming architecture and peaceful setting. Almost seems as if it was from another time in history. Nice photos!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2011 at 4:38 AM

    Hi Sonja, I enjoyed seeing you again last week at the VT meetings in Paris. I?m glad to see that you have started posting pages on Belarus. This seems to be quite a contradictory place, with modern Swiss trains but only hole-in-the-ground toilets at the station. Good that you met some local Minsk people who showed you around.


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