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9 May in Stalingrad

Monuments "Standing To Death!" imageMonuments "Standing To Death!"

Day Schedule

➤Guided city tour visiting all the highlights: the Mamayev Hill memorial complex (the main height #102.0), Motherland calls monument, Square of Fallen Fighters, etc.

➤Guided tour to the Pavlov's House famous for being defended for 58 days and being specially marked at Friedrich Paulus' personal map. You will see the Hall of Glory, Not a Step Backwards Memorial, ruins of the buildings and other traces of the battle.

➤Guided tour to the headquarter of the 6th German Army, paying special attention to the sport where Friedrich Paulus surrendered in the basement of the central department store.

➤Guided tour to the open-air Weapon of Victory exhibition and "The Battle of Stalingrad" museum.

➤In the evening, take a sunset cruise at Volga river.

Immortal Regiment imageImmortal Regiment

Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was the largest confrontation of World War II, in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia. Marked by fierce close-quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it was the largest (nearly 2.2 million personnel) and bloodiest (1.8–2 million killed, wounded or captured) battle in the history of warfare. After their defeat at Stalingrad, the German High Command had to withdraw vast military forces from the Western Front to replace their losses.

Volga River sunset imageVolga River sunset

If you prefer to travel privately, we suggest to schedule the trip to be here or in Moscow on May 9, when large-scale events unfolds to commemorate the WWII. The main avenues of the Russian cities host yearly Immortal Regiment walk. The songs of the war years will hit the central squares. A festive salute will thunder over the Volga & Moscow River. A large-scale light show on Mamaev Kurgan & Red Square will end the day, when the Mother Homeland, illuminated by the lights of projectors, will be painted in the colors of peace and war. In the evening, enjoy a river cruise and watch the fireworks.

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