The peak time to visit Volgograd is during the summer season, from June to September. It is warmer at about 70 to 84 deg F, and it provides a perfect backdrop to explore the profound historical and architectural identity of this city. It would be best to book your tickets well in advance before the onset of summers here. If you have some budget constraints, you can visit here during winter season in November and March. It would be freezing cold then (at 38-25 deg F), but you would get to enjoy skiing, and witness the snow-clad historical monuments here along with Christmas and New Year celebrations here.
The city is served by Volgograd International Airport, operated by JSC Volgograd International Airport. This airport offers domestic flights to a number of destinations like Moscow, Krasnodar, Samara, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Saratov. Participating airlines are Aeroflot, Nordavia, Nordwind Airlines, Orenburzhye, Pobeda, RusLine, S7 Airlines and Saratov Airlines.Places of Interest in Volgograd
Volgograd is an important industrial city and the administrative centre of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. Known as Stalingrad during the Second World War, it was the site of one of the bloodiest battles ever fought and had resulted in destruction of the city. The city was reconstructed post the mayhem through a stunning show of Stalinesque architecture. Of special mention here is a sculpture called The Motherland Calls. It is the tallest statue of a woman in the world and is almost twice as high as the Statue of Liberty. Next stellar attraction here is the Panorama Museum that gives a spine-chilling account of the gruesome war through its remarkable collection of artefacts.The Motherland Calls
The Motherland Calls is a statue commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad on a hilltop in Volgograd. It was constructed and declared the largest statue in the world in 1967. It is a sculpture of a woman with a sword raised high in the right hand and her left hand is extended in a calling gesture to all citizens. This remarkable monument relates to an ancient Greek sculpture called the Winged Victory of Samothrace.Mamayev Kurgan (or Tumulus of Mamai)
Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd and Volga River in Southern Russia. It is where the Battle of Stalingrad was fought and a hard-earned Soviet victory had reversed the fortunes of the rampaging Nazi Germany in WW II. This natural feature is hallmarked by a memorial complex commemorating the fallen Soviet soldiers and citizens, and the world’s largest free standing structure called The Motherland Calls.The Panorama Museum
The Panorama Museum in Volgograd has a remarkable collection of Second World War artefacts, from paintings to weaponry. It has a bronze triplet of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, the iconic rifle of noted Soviet sniper Vasily Zaytsev and a painting depicting the battleground. You would note a war train here that is loaded with guns, tanks and carriages for soldiers. Its carriages bear the inscription “Everything for the front, Everything for the victory.”