Volgograd Travel Guide
Volgograd – which was formerly known as Stalingrad – lies along the west bank of the Volga River in Southern Russia. It was the scene of one of the most important and bloodiest battles of the Second World War and so is usually visited by those with an interest in military history and on this front the city certainly doesn’t disappoint with plenty of thought provoking memorials and museums including the vast Mamayev Kurgan and the The Panorama museum located along the banks of the Volga river.
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Volgograd is of particular interest to those who want to know more about Russia during the 2nd World War and obviously the dramatic siege of Stalingrad that is commemorated here.
Top Sights in Volgograd
★ The Mamayev Kurgan is the site of the Battle of Stalingrad and is commemorated by a huge memorial on top of a hill overlooking the city and Volga river.
★ The Panorama museum is dedicated to the 2nd World War the then Stalingrad’s role in the defence of Russia. There are many exhibits including the rifle of the famous sniper Vasily Zaytsev.
★ Close to the Memorial to Veterans of the Afghan War are some ruins (pictured above) left as a powerful reminder of the destruction wrought by the battle of Stalingrad.
★ The Museum of the Volga–Don Canal is a private museum about this important canal.
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Top Volgograd Travel Tip from TSTC
Volgograd can be reached by overnight train from Kazan or air from Moscow making it relatively easy to fit into a Trans-Siberian trip although normally only done so by those with an interest in the history of Stalingrad, the siege and the 2nd World War.
TSTC's Hand Picked Hotels in Volgograd
We recommend the Yuzhniy Hotel in Volgograd as good standard all round option.
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By Phil Stanley & Headseast – TCTC Destination Expert.