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The tour includes visit to the historical sights related to the battle of Stalingrad around Krasny Oktyabr Steelworks, Barrikady Gun factory and Tractor Plant.During this wonderful tour you will learn about the bloody fightings for the industrial part of Stalingrad in October 1942: German offensive of Krasny Oktyabr steelworks, the battle for Barrikady Gun factory and capitulation of German forces near Tractor Plant in the end of the battle. You will also learn about the heroic defence of the East bridgehead by the Soviet troops which were attacked by the best skilled and equipped German troops sent to this area. After that we will visit the northern outskirts of the city where on February 2, 1943 the last northern group of German fascist forces capitulated under the command of general Karl Strecker.
Volgograd is a former Stalingrad, a city known primarily for its key role in the Great Patriotic War. The Battle of Stalingrad was a turning point in the war, and it was the feat of Stalingrad that made it possible to encroach and finally take the invaders to flight. Today excursion tours to Volgograd will introduce you to the heroic history of this city. You will visit such famous memorials as Mamayev Kurgan with the sculpture "Motherland Calls!", Alley of Heroes, Panorama Museum Stalingrad Battle, "Bald Mountain" complex and many others.
The panorama museum "The Battle of Stalingrad" is a well-known museum for the whole world, which contains evidence of one of the most bloody events of the war between the USSR and fascist Germany - the Battle of Stalingrad. The panorama museum consists of 8 halls with unique expositions, the most beautiful Triumph Hall, 4 dioramas, a library, a panoramic and pre-panoramic hall, a cinema hall, a storage facility, the ruins of a mill and military equipment.
Today in the original cellar of Stalingrad Department Store you can find the new museum «Memory» which was opened in 2003. During the Soviet Union times the basements of Store were conserved and any visits for tourists were not available. The museum inlcudes copies of originals documents, hundreds of exhibits and pictures but the most interesting and precious here are the walls - witnesses of what was happening here in 1942-43.
An exciting walk along the lines of defence of 64th Army in Stalingrad. The tour by the lines of defence of 64th Army includes visit to the Beketovka town where situated HQ’s of 64th Army and where General Field Marshall Friedrich Paulus was interrogated on 31st of January 1943 by commander Mikhail Shumilov which troops captured him earlier that day in the cellar of Stalingrad Univermag department store. We will also drive by the lines of defence of 64th Soviet army, visit to the Beketovka train station which was first time bombed in November 1941 by Luftwaffe air raid, will visit to the site of POWs camp No. 108 for German soldiers surrendered after capitulation and a site of German POWs cemetery in Beketovka. The tour also includes number of highlights memorials, war graves, memorial plaques and etc.
Excursion to the memorial complexes "Soldier's Field" and "Rossoshka" - the main supply centres of the German 6th Army in Stalingrad. Perhaps today these are the most effective and untouched places after the Battle of Stalingrad, where you can literally touch the history of this great event.