10 things to do in the Volgograd region

Mamaev Kurgan – Holy place for everyone who lives in Russia. The height of the Kurgan is 102 m, during the Stalingrad battle it was the legendary "102th height", for which German and Soviet troops fought desperately. It was on it that in January 1943 there was a radical fracture during the Great Patriotic War. At Mamaev Kurgan is the main symbol of Volgograd – the famous sculpture "Motherland-Mother calls!"This is one of the highest sculptures in the world (85 m), leads to it a staircase from 200 steps – by the number of days of defense of Stalingrad. At the foot of the foot of sorrow with burials of soldiers who died during the battles for Stalingrad. Mamaev Kurgan is one of the most sorrowful, but at the same time heroic places in Russia, which must be seen and showed to their children.

2. Look at the Stalingrad battle with your own eyes

In the Panorama Museum "Stalingrad Battle" is the largest exposition dedicated to the battle for Stalingrad. The museum consists of two levels, the first museum itself is located, the second is a circular panorama depicting battle scenes of Stalingrad battles. In Russia, this is the most ambitious of picturesque cans. In the exposition of the museum you can see samples of military equipment, battle banners, chief Marshal Zhukov and a protro-detached shinel defender of Stalingrad General Glazkov, photos and historical documents. Many military equipment for those years exhibited on the street before the museum building.

3. See the Stalingrad Stability Symbol

Hergardt Mill, or rather her ruins left after the battle for Stalingrad, is the main symbol of the courage and durability of the city. This monument, who survived bloody battles, did not demolish or restore (unlike the "House of Pavlov"), and left exactly that – laid fire, with traces from shells and a broken roof. Now this is a symbol of non-coordination, with all its kind reminding future generations about the cruelty and merciless of war. Hergardta Mill was built at the very beginning of the XX century. During the battle for Stalingrad, it was placed on a defense point of the 13th Guards Railway Division. On one of the walls, the inscription was preserved – "Here they stood to death Guardsmen Rodimitseva. Standing, we defeated death ".

On the wall of the "House of Pavlov", another famous symbol of the Stalingrad battle, a memorial wall-monument is installed. This house was restored one of the first.

4. To visit the Volga Switzerland "

The beauty of the picturesque landscapes of the Scherbakov Natural Park, located near the city of Kamyshin, reminds the foothills of the Swiss Alps, so these places are often called the "Volga Switzerland". The main attractions of the natural park – columns (sheer rocks from the Floor), Shcherbakovskaya beam, the first German colony. River Shcherbakovka with pure and almost icy water flows across the park. Be sure to admire the Volga Steppe from the High Usrakova Buggra – opens a breathtaking view of the Volga expanses and a full-water Volga. A little bit, there are a bump wall razin and Nastin Borgore. They say, in these places, the legendary walls of the Razin crossed the treasure, only to find it yet anyone else.

5. Meet the sunset on Lake Elton

This lake is seen from space, and even with such a height it has an amazing pink color. Lake Elton is very salty, it is one of the largest salted lakes in Europe. It is hardly possible to swim in it – too high salt concentration. But his unearthly beauty will remain in memory for many years. The lake is often referred to as the "Dead Sea" of Russia. The bottom of it is covered by the thick peel of salt. In places there are anhydrous sections with speckling salts resembling corals on the surface. It’s amazing that even with strong wind, the smooth lake remains untouched, and on the horizon the water and the sky merge together. Especially beautiful here sunsets when the water surface is painted in golden tones.

6. Sarpinsky’s island

Island, located on the Volga, is considered the biggest river island in Europe. Previously, he was called Tsaritsynsky (as before the name of Volgograd). Despite the seemingly proximity to the city, the inhabitants of the island lead a rather solitary life, it is especially felt in winter when shipping is stopped by a binding island with a big land. In the summer, river trams go here from Volgograd, ferry crushing works. The island is an ideal place to deduct from the city fuss and enjoy harmony with the surrounding nature.

7. Honor the memory of the Great Russian writer

"Shukshinsky Utux" in the Volgograd region know many, it is located near the village of the facility. In these parts, the famous film with. Bondarchuk "They fought for their homeland", one of the bright roles in which Vasily Shukshin played. Here, on the motor ship "Danube", during the filming of the film Vasily Makarovich died, the film was finished without him – the hero of Shukshin was announced another actor. Shukshin loved to sit on this rock, admiring the view of the Don and pondering the ideas of future literary works. At the top there is a sign set in memory of the writer. Nearby built a small chapel. There is also an old wooden shop, they say that it was on her and loved to sit Vasily Makarovich. Although, perhaps, she appeared here after the death of the writer.

10 Things to do in the Volgograd region

The place for filming the film was chosen outly: in 1942-1943. There were bloody battles here.

eight. Stroll through the central embankment

Central Embankment, or the embankment of the 62nd Army has long been a favorite place for walking locals and city guests. The embankment is divided into the upper and lower terraces. The main attraction is a central staircase staircase with 100 steps and snow-white eight-colonous propellants, a symbol of a river gate leading to the city. Among other interesting objects, the Temple of John the Forerunner, built in the early 2000s on the site of a destroyed old temple, a monument to Peter I, Rotonda with a screw staircase, a fountain "Art", the urban Watch XIX in., The famous steamer "Daisitor", who participated in two wars, BC-13 armor and a monument to the heroes. Before holding the World Cup in the Central Embankment Volgograd, a large-scale reconstruction was conducted, after which the embankment became even more comfortable and beautiful.

nine. Find a German corner in the Russian city

Old Sarepta is one of the most interesting museum complexes Volgograd. In the museum you can get acquainted with the life of German gerling migrants and the history of their appearance in the local areas. Guernians they are named due to the fact that arrived here from the German city of Guerngut at the invitation of the Russian Empress Catherine II. In addition to the museum, the complex includes the current Kirch with the "live" authority (without an electron phewk), an old pharmacy, the largest German library, a hotel and a cafe where you can try traditional Srepts cuisine. Interactive programs, theatrical excursions for dungeons, quests and interesting master classes are often held in the museum.

ten. Watch for stars

Volgograd planetarium – one of the best planetaries of Russia. He was presented to the city by the city by German workers and was solemnly opened in 1954. The building of the planetarium, built in a classic style, pleases the eye, and his dome is crowned with the sculptural group "Peace", which has become the last work of the famous faith of the Mukhina. In the planetarium, you can go to one of the full-fuple programs, visit the observatory, getting to an interesting excursion or lecture, see Foucault’s pendulum. Amateur astronomy and romance can sign up for the evening watching the stars in the observatory, which pass with clear weather.

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