Almost through the center of Chelyabinsk lies the border of the West Siberian Lowland and the Ural mountain region. You will visit the legendary meeting place of two geographic "giants", compare the quarters in the two zones and decipher the meanings of the unofficial names of the city. You will also learn the history of the railway that changed its fate, and hear about the border life of Chelyabinsk. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes By car 4600 rubles per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Chelyabinsk is a city of many names On the one hand, Chelyabinsk, unlike many other cities in Russia, has never changed its name. On the other hand, it is one of the record holders for the number of unofficial names. "Tankograd", "Trans-Ural Chicago", "Gate of the Great Siberian Way", the well-known "Pig-iron capital of Russia" - as soon as it was called. On the trip, you will learn how and why all these names appeared, as well as how they once tried to rename Chelyabinsk and what came of it
Gate of the Great Siberian Way Traveling around Chelyabinsk, you will be transported back 100 years - to the day when the railway came here and forever changed the fate of a quiet Ural town. I will show you the old and new railway stations, and also tell you about the wonderful image of the hero of the Urals, made in stone and meeting everyone arriving by train
A city on the eternal frontier Despite the fact that Chelyabinsk was never close to the state border, it has always been a border city. Having emerged as a fortress at the intersection of trade routes from Asia to Europe, today it is spread out on the border of two large-scale geographical zones. You will definitely visit the place where the sign marking the border between the Urals and Siberia is installed, and also see how the Ural and Siberian parts of Chelyabinsk differ from each other.
- Transport costs are included in the price
- The excursion can also be conducted for a group of more than 3 people (check with the guide in advance)
- The tour for you will be led by me or one of the guides of our team
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.