Volgograd State Panoramic Museum Stalingrad Battle, Volgograd

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View models, photos, and personal items that tell the story of the pivotal battle of Stalingrad at Volgograd State Panoramic Museum Stalingrad Battle. Regarded as the turning point of World War II by many historians, the battle raged on from August 1942 to February 1943 and claimed approximately 1.5 million lives on both sides of the Russo-German conflict. Learn about the war in Russia and how Volgograd was devastated in one day. View a sword that was a gift to the city from the British empire to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad, and Zaytsev's sniper rifles exhibit. The top floor, only accessible as part of a guided tour, features a 360-degree panoramic painting of the battlefield in 1942 from the location of the monument on Mamayev Kurgan. Four other panoramas depict battle scenes during different seasons. The exhibits only offer explanations in Russian so pre-order a guide in another language by calling ahead or use the website to book a bilingual guide. Using our international travel planner, Volgograd attractions like Volgograd State Panoramic Museum Stalingrad Battle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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The historical, cultural, and industrial center of southern Russia, Volgograd receives a good share of both tourists and business travelers. The mighty Volga River is the centerpiece of the city, so it's no wonder the biggest hotels are poised near its scenic banks. Here you can find both modern and historical, lavish and economical accommodations. The city also offers a couple of hostels for an even more budget-friendly lodging. If you're looking for self-catering accommodation, there is a large selection of apartments, from basic to luxurious.
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  • We had the opportunity to visit this museum with a beautiful personal guide. The history of the battle of Stalingrad was revealed to us from the Russian optic. Very interesting points of view and quit...  more »
  • A fantastic museum combining contemporary objects and stories from the battle, wit moving personal effects and tremendous use of technology to show the various phases of the conflict.  more »
  • Higher charge for foreigners but never mind. Still well worth a visit. Will give an insight into how Russia turned the tide of the war and pushed the Germans back from the brink of victory. Not one st...  more »