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The most convenient way to get to Volgograd is to take a direct Moscow — Volgograd flight. The best money-saving option is to purchase a round-trip ticket. Flights arrive at Gumrak International Airport, which is located 13 kilometres from the city centre (flight duration: about 2 hours). Please note that the best airfares to Volgograd usually sell out quickly, so we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance.

The history of the city of Volgograd is inseparably intertwined with the great battle that turned the tide of Second World War. As such, the main sites relate, in one way or another, to these historic events. Don’t miss the chance to take a cruise by river boat across Volga or take a walk along the waterfront promenade, especially since the Central Promenade was renovated for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

General flight information Moscow   Volgograd

Distance between cities

912 km

Time difference in winter

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Time difference in summer

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Average flight time

1 h 50 min

What to see

Volgograd is definitely worth visiting for the Mamaev Kurgan Historical-Memorial Complex. It is the final resting place of the more than 35,000 Soviet soldiers who fell in the Battle of Stalingrad. Walk up the stairs lined with stelas to take a look at the grand 85-metre statue The Motherland Calls. From the observation platform, you can take in a panoramic view of the city.

Don’t miss the chance to visit the immense Hall of Military Glory. Watch the guard keeping watch at the eternal flame. The The Battle of Stalingrad panoramic museum is also a must-see destination. It displays personal belongings, maps, weapons, documents, photographs of participants of the battle and a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the battlefield — a large pictorial canvas with 2,000 square metres of painting surface.

To feel the vibes of modern Volgograd, stroll along the Alley of the Heroes. This broad boulevard greets you with the city’s finest restaurants and cafes. See the city’s landmarks — such as the Art Fountain, a poplar tree that survived the great battle and a monument to the Fallen Fighters.

Take a tour of the Kazan Cathedral — one of Volgograd’s few old Orthodox churches which still remain. The red brick façade with stucco moulding built in pseudo-Russian style attracts tourist attention, and the children will be fascinated by the animal sculptures in the yard.

If your heart longs for both beauty and knowledge, explore the Old Sarepta Museum Reserve. Consisting of 26 buildings from the 18th-19th centuries, this architectural complex was built by the German colonists. Among the most interesting buildings to visit are the Lutheran church that hosts pipe organ concerts, the museum of history and crafts, and an ancient pharmacy. Also don’t miss the chance to visit the Volgograd Planetarium, founded over 60 years ago. Guided tours are offered daily.

Treat yourself to a riverboat ride. Since the city stretches along the Volga River, it would be the ultimate sightseeing tour. You can also take a ferry to one of the islands within the precincts of the city — for example Sarpinsky Island — and enjoy a nice day in nature. If travelling by water isn’t for you, opt for the city tramway instead, which is quite unique in Volgograd as part of the route takes place underground, thus giving it the name metrotram. If you travel with kids, a Children’s Railway is available in the floodplain of the Tsaritsa River from May to October. Enjoyment is guaranteed!

Volgograd is definitely a place worth showing to children, so they can personally experience history by seeing with their own eyes. The emotional stories of the local guides will draw you into the drama of the events that unfolded here. In warmer seasons, after a rich excursion programme, you can relax on the sandy beaches of the Volga River. In this southern city, the summer is hot and long, making the swim season stretch from the end of May all the way to late fall.