Volgograd (Until 1925 it was called Tsaritsyn, from 1925 to 1961 – Stalingrad) - is one of the fastest growing tourist centers in the South of Russia with a long tradition of historical tourism.
The monument-ensemble of the Mamayev Kurgan, the museum-panorama "Battle of Stalingrad" are world-famous symbols of the Second World War, which still attract tourists to Volgograd, both Russian and foreign. In Volgograd there is a large number of memorable objects of both regional and federal significance.
The most important place among historical monuments is the memorial complex “To the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad” with the main monument - the sculpture “Mother-Motherland Calls!”, Located on the site of fierce bloody battles - Height 102.0 orMamayev Kurgan.
Besides, on the territory of the Volgograd region there are 58 museums, 1164 historical objects, 923 monuments of architecture, 9 monuments of art, over 20 thousand archaeological monuments, 162 monuments of nature. In the region, there are seven natural parks with a total area of over 600 thousand hectares.
The region is also famous for its monasteries and churches. The oldest monasteries are the Ust-Medvedetsky, Spaso-Preobrazhensky Convent and the Kremensk-Voznesensky Monastery.
Among the Volgograd citizens and guests, river cruises along many navigable rivers of Russia, including the Volga, Oka, Don, Kama, Svir, are very popular.
Active tourism is also highly demanded: rafting along the Don, Hopru, Medveditsa and Akhtuba, bicycle and horse trails, hiking trails. The mud of the salty Elton Lake is famous for its healing properties.
In 2018, Volgograd accepted 4 matches of the World Cup.
In general, Volgograd is a tourist city for every taste.