Jalta / Ukraine
Yalta is a Ukrainian spa and resort on the subtropical southern coast of the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea and has about 77,000 residents. The city was founded probably by the Taurians in the 6th century BC as revealed by graves in the slopes of the Polikurowski Hill northeast of the city. Yalta became known worldwide through the Yalta Conference from 1945 during which the fate of defeated Germany was decided upon. It involved the Allied state leaders Churchill, Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Yalta owes its very mild climate due to the protected location south of the Crimean Mountains and in a valley basin. Because of this location, the city is, however, not connected to the railway network. The longest trolleybus line in the world connects Yalta with the railway station of Simferopol.
Interesting is, among other things, the Livadia Palace, the site of the Yalta Conference from 1945. On the hillside down to the sea extends the Botanical Garden of the city, which houses over 18,000 plants from around the world. The mountain Aj-Petri (1233 m) can be reached by cable car that transports visitors from the coast directly to the summit. In Yalta is also the "Chekhov House", built by the plans of the writer Anton Chekhov. The Massandra Palace has serves since Josef Stalin as state dacha of the secretary of the CPSU. Also the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (built in 1902, white golden facade, golden domes) and the Armenian Church, you should not miss!