The source of Europe’s biggest river, the Volga, lies 228 meters above the sea level in Valdai Hills in Tver Region, near the village Volgoverkhovye. A nice chapel indicates the place where the great river takes its rise.
Looking at the small creek with red-brown water, it is hard to believe that it is from here that the great Volga starts its way to the Caspian Sea.
The place has an unbelievably peaceful and serene vibe about it and the surrounding views are enchanting.
There are also beautiful orthodox churches (the Church of Lord's Transfiguration and the Church of St. Nicolas) nearby, as well as remains of the first dam on the Volga River — made of stone in the early 20th century.
The area is neat, well-groomed, and visitor-friendly. Do not miss!