EKATERINBURG

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EKATERINBURG OVERVIEW

Ekaterinburg (previously known as Sverdlovsk) is an important and prosperous Siberian city located in the rolling Ural mountains that divide the continents of Europe and Asia. It lacks the glamour and glitz of Moscow and St Petersburg but, in doing so, is a far more representative experience of the real Russia. The city itself is surrounded by beautiful countryside dotted with traditional Siberian villages perfect for home stays and hiking. It is also a good winter stopover with dog-sledging and cross country skiing being popular.

BEST MONTHS TO VISIT EKATERINBURG

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EKATERINBURG WEATHER AVERAGES

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REASON TO VISIT EKATERINBURG

Ekaterinburg is becoming an increasingly popular stop off along the Trans-Siberian route offering a good chance to see the real Russia and experience the Siberian countryside.

EKATERINBURG TRAVEL TIP

Being a major stop on the Trans-Siberian makes getting to and from Ekaterinburg quite simple – in fact there are even international flights out of the city to various destinations in Europe.

HIGHLIGHTS OF EKATERINBURG

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Romanov Death Site – A must see for anyone interested in the Russian Royal Family and their gruesome end at this spot..
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Chapel of the Revered Martyr Grand Duchess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna – Pretty wooden chapel to this friend of the Romanovs.
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Shirokorechenskoye Kladbishche Cemetery – Known as the β€œMafia Cemetery” this curiosity is visited for the elaborate graves of local mafia.
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Church Upon the Blood – A new church to commemorate the Romanov’s and reputedly containing the most expensive icon in Russia.
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Europe Asia Border – You chance to straddle two continents at the monument just outside of Ekaterinburg.
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Ural Geology Museum – A more academic display of the regions mineral wealth as well as some meteorites.
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Railway Museum – A must see for anyone interested in the Soviet rail system.
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Military Museum – Worth a visit for military enthusiasts.
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Around Ekaterinburg – the rolling hills of the Urals provide excellent village visits and hiking opportunities.

HAND PICKED EKATERINBURG ACCOMMODATION

Our stand out option is the fabulous Chekov Boutique Hotel and we rarely use other options.
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