Make A Unique Trip To The Border Of Europe And Asia! (3 Hours)
We will start from the East part of the city and continue West, along the Great Siberian road to the monument of the border of Europe & Asia, which is located at the point where these 2 great continents meet.
Hear the history of the Ural Mountains and visit the center of Euro-Asian continent. During the tour you will visit the oldest tsar's obelisk near Pervouralsk (30km west of Yekaterinburg) erected in 1837. You will find out how and why the border was set between Europe and Asia and will be able to stand with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. The obelisk was made in honour of Tsar Alaxander II who was traveling to Siberia in 1837. He stopped there and opened a bottle of wine. Since that we have a tradition to drink on the border – one glass in Europe and one in Asia. The place attracts newly-weds as there is also a tree of wishes where couples hang their padlocks and make a wish sitting on a bench. On the way back to the city you´ll visit Shirokorechensky Memorial with graves of Russian and German WWII soldiers. (The drive is approx. 20 km one way).
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