Antona Valeka 18, Yekaterinburg, 620000, Russia
More about Yekaterinburg
The cathedral from the other side of the pond
some items defied anaysis of their purpose
main entrance walkway introduction
Hi, I´m planning a trip to Yekaterinburg later this year. Does anyone know any good web pages to study, preferably in english, with a map of the city, pictures and stuff like that? The ones I have found are all in russian.
What is the best/nicest way to go there from my home in Stockholm, Sweden? By flight, or should I perhaps fly to Moscow and then take the Transsibirean railroad from there. Any suggestions.
Re: Web Pages
Hi a good website is www.ekaterinburg.tv
and www.lonelyplanet.com has good links!
Hope you have a good time there, it is a nice town, sorry city and you can get out too and there is a lot to see. have a look at my page
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Depending on the time you spend there, I would take the train but check timetables as the one I took to Novosibirsk stopped at Yekaterinburg at about 11pm which is ok when you get picked up, I suppose.
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I use this website for translating English/Russian. Usually use it for text but I have used it for websites as well and it works OK.
As for Ekaterinburg - I know nothing about the place
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you can fly from Moscow to Ekaterinburg. I know there is a straight flight from franfurt to Ekaterinburg, but do not know if there is flight from your country, But the train is great, take the ural express, takes 27 hours, and the train is very clean, and lot of toilet paper available
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Not too much but better than nothing.
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If you've never been on a long distance train journey then you should take the train from Moscow. It's only a short distance, 2000 kilometers to the east so it takes about a day and a half or so. Long enough to get the experience of the train but not so long that you get bored or exhausted.
You really should learn to read the Cyrillic alphabet so that you can read street signs etc. Then you can use the very detailed Russian language maps. I've only seen a couple of low resolution tourist maps of the central part of the city in English.
There is a piazza running between Malysheva and Prospect Lenina. One street to the west of this, I think it is Khokhryakova or something like that, there is an authentic Irish pub called the Old Dublin pub (Stariy Dublin in Russian). There is a tour that you can take which goes west of the city to the border of Europe and Asia and also stops at a cemetery where you can see the ornate tombstones of the young mafia guys who were killed in the 90's.
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You could try Wikipedia - the virtual encyclopedia - search this keyword on Google They're pretty good! And I believe it's also a Swedish version if you need one!
Re; What's up, Pablo?
It's Walter from Transylvania.
I'll start my journey to Russia in about ten days.. Where are you now? and where will you be next month? Maybe we could meet. So I'll have the chance to thank you for the informations about the road from Chita to Habarovsk and perhaps to prove I can't drink more than half a bottle of straight vodka :))
Best regards, Walter
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good luck with your travels, hope you will tell us all about and send photos
Travel Tips for Yekaterinburg
The Old Stone Bridge
built in 1841 after the project of E.Kh.Sartorius was the first of the town's stone bridges. Before that there were only wooden ones.
The construction is a combination of metal piles, rubble and granite slabs.
It is still quite reliable, looking both monumental and romantic.
The site of the bridge is truly a historic one – that of the southern border of the former fortress-works. Prior to the bridge's erection the frontier was fortified (in winter months) by thick wooden bars and turnpikes placed upon the ice of the Isset river.
again try to get traveling in...
again try to get traveling in the urals, by bus, bike or train, do worry about accomodtion, people will be happy to put you up, In the small towns people will be gratefull you visiting, and a change to practise their german or english!!
This is the Yekaterinburg War...
This is the Yekaterinburg War Memorial to the Afhgan War. If I'm not mistaken, it is named 'The Black Tulip'. The columns to the left and right are 'banana clips' for the world famous Kalichnokov
aka 'AK-47' with the names of the fallen soldiers of Eburg. Photo credit goes to my friend Darold.
The absolute look of disallusionment of the soldier in his dispear of the 10 year war with the little cave-dwellers of a third world country.
xenia's new Yekaterinburg page
Of original Ekaterinburg – the fortress and then world's best iron-making works – there has survived next to nothing. Only the dam – or, to be more exact, just the body of it; its facade has been totally remodeled. So one can know Ekaterinburg of the 18th century only from old etchings.
However it is still possible to have a glimpse of the town of the 19th century's early decades – which was its Age of Gold in both literal and metaphorical sense. It was the time when Ural merchants – those daring pioneers – found gold in Siberia. The discoverers' – mostly the so-called old-believers'– golden rule of the thumb was to keep away from the official capitals and authorities, so the shower of gold poured upon and into the capital of the Urals.
Ekaterinburg became a place widely renowned for its gold-and-gems riches. The year 1814 saw the discovery of field gold (vein gold had been known since 1745); 1831 ushered the era of mass output of inexhaustible Ural's emeralds which have been in great demand and fashion ever since; the emerald boom was preceded by the malachite one...
Iron production was in full swing, gold was mined all over Ekaterinburg Valley, the lapidary works never stopped having expensive orders from the Emperor's Court, the Head of the Mining was omnipotent, the local merchants were rich...That epoch formed the architectural style of the Capital-in-the-rear: gray granite, white stone, columns and pillars of light hues, founded and forged metal, abundance of green trees and water – a variety of austere Classicism.
Many foreign travelers wrote of the town's European appearance and considered it among the most beautiful places in Russia.
That town exists no longer. Neither does the large river nor the navigable lake. Nor the golden domes of a host of churches.
Nonetheless, there have remained separate buildings and even entire blocks that might give one an idea of what old Ekaterinburg used to be.