Ekaterinburg city break guide

Why go?

Ekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia (after Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk), an important transport and logistic hub on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a large industrial center, located in the central part of Eurasia. Ekaterinburg metallurgical plant, overcomes in technological equipment all other plants not only in the country, but also in the world. Ekaterinburg is the main administrative, cultural, scientific and educational center of the Urals.
In 2014, Ekaterinburg became the most visited provincial city by foreign tourists.

Where go?

Stroll in Historical Public Garden, the oldest part of the city. See the massive Byzantine-style Church upon the Blood that dominates over the site where the Romanov family was executed.Ekaterinburg is famous for its military museums - Regional Officers House and Museum of Ural Military Region History. Tourists traditionally like the museum’s inner yard where you can see the examples of equipment that has been used by the Soviet Army during the years of the war. Sevastyanov house is a sight included in the federal heritage list. The house was built in the beginning of the 19th century and belonged to a noble merchant. This is a unique architectural construction made in Gothic-Moorish style.
An excursion to Railway Museum will be no less interesting. Visitors will see several interesting bronze sculptures next to the beautiful old station building.Take the lift up 52 floors at Vysotskiy Viewing Platform to the viewing platform for one of Russia's best urban panoramas.

Know before you go!

Currency: Ruble
Telephone code: Ekaterinburg has telephone code – 343 (prefixed by 00 7 if dialing from abroad). Codes must be used and prefixed by an 8 - so 8- 343 2 1234567, for example, then the number
Time difference: +3 hours (GMT)
Weather: Summer: around 19 °C (77 °F) winter: around −16 °C (27 °F)