Known as Stalingrad during much of the Soviet era, Volgograd is now an important industrial city of just over a million people. During World War II, the hill of Mamayev Kurgan was one of the bloodiest locales of the Battle of Stalingrad (the deadliest battle in history, claiming a million and a half lives), and is now the site of a memorial complex. The Panorama Museum, named for the massive Battle of Stalingrad panoramic painting it houses, is another of the city’s most popular attractions.
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5 based on 1 reviews
Just go there and the emotions you get there (if you know the history) are simply explainable...My wife was crying there. Some friends said you should visit at night, when there are not so many tourists.
5 based on 785 reviews
These momuments marks the area where the Soviet army defeated Hitler's army on the eastern front during World War II.
This memorial is the greatest thing I've seen (and I've seen a lot of places, trust me). Each and every monument in it is absolutely marvelous, not only in size and scale, but also because each one captures the real essence of the Stalingrad tragedy, and later victory. As you climb the steps, you always see Her on the background: The grandiose Motherland Calls. Then, from the square of Heroes, to the square of Grief, everything you see here will stay with you forever. If you're in Volgograd for whatever reason (my reason was this very monument), do not miss this true wonder. You'll never forget it.
5 based on 226 reviews
This is part of the memorial on Mamaev Kurgan. I've traveled quite a bit and seen many great things around the world. But never ever experienced anything like this. The giant hand holding the flame that symbolizes eternal life, guarded 24 hs a day, and around it, flags with thousands and thousand of names: the dead in Stalingrad. It's truly chilling, and the music... a sort of requiem that makes it all the more moving. I cried my eyes out in this place. Absolutely amazing.
5 based on 117 reviews
As you're slowly approaching this place, everything is getting quieter. And all those names on the wall...you can barely say something there. I've been there twice: in the morning and at night. It's better to be there at night, when there are much less people.
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5 based on 438 reviews
The museum exhibits everything you need to see about the great Stalingrad Battle. From uniforms and weapons, to photographs of the heroes, elements of the battlefield (Russian as well as Nazi), medals, etc. It's very well organized and the displays are magnificent. Finally, as you finish the exhibits, you get to see the wonderful panoramic, a gigantic round painting that depicts the battle and makes you feel as if you were right there. Stunning!! On the negative side, everything in the museum is in Russian, like most things in Russia; they are not very well prepared for international tourism. But don't let that stop you: it's absolutely worth the visit anyway. Amazing museum!!!
4.5 based on 145 reviews
In the center in Volgograd, tall tree Forests and beautiful flower Gardens. Many chairs for people having rest. Holy fire is burning in front of monument as the same in other Russian cities. Many Stalin style buildings near here. Beautiful and cosy alley.
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4.5 based on 97 reviews
I found this park by accident after shopping at the Europa Centre. Nice entrance which draws you into the park. I haven't been there in the summer when I expect the place is more lively but I found it a nice place to sit down and enjoy the peace and quiet. Being a history buff I also enjoyed discovering some of the old original buildings, now disused but of interest to me.
4.5 based on 110 reviews
Here in Volgograd, on Sovetskaya Street, that stretches parallel to the course of river Volga, I had spotted the remains of one four -storey building. That building is called the Pavlov's House, as given tribute to the remarkable Soviet soldiers and theirs commander Sergeant Yakov Pavlov. Pavlov and his platoon were defending this place for sixty days against the Germans in the long battle of Stalingrad. There is some inscription on the red brick facade of this significant house. It says that in this house and not only in this one, in besieged Stalingard, were at the times the heroic feats of the warfare and of labor. To defend and to rebuild the beloved city.
And struggle was really awesome,very hard. Every door, every window, every floor, literally every brick, had to be attacked and later defended. And in the final Pavlov and his comrades had overcome and given the great contribution to the whole victory over such terrible enemy.
An magnificent site, indeed .
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