A mini-trip for fans of technology and engineering marvels – Road.Travel

A mini-trip for fans of technology and engineering marvels

Road Trip Route. Admire the legendary Rybinsk Hydroelectric Power Station, See a XIX century lemonade and sausage press in Myshkin, Visit Hydropower Museum in Uglich, See the first Soviet passenger jet-powered airplane..

**Yaroslavl-Rybinsk-Myshkin-Uglich-Yaroslavl** Of course, lazy weekends at the dacha and picnics on the riverbank are very nice. However, admit it, you're already bored with new knowledge and cool sights. If you are fascinated by the world of technology and history of mechanical engineering, then this mini-trip will definitely be able to quench your thirst for knowledge. Industrial giants, hydroelectric power stations, retro cars, tractors, airplanes - you'll have plenty of it, just have time to take pictures! **Tour features:**. - An excellent option for fans of machinery and industrial tourism; - guided walks through museums and on your own; - Flea market visit; - To visit all the museums on the list, go on a trip on any day except Monday. **Recommendations:** - Don't forget comfortable shoes so you can wander the halls of the museums comfortably. - Also take healthy snacks and a thermos of tea in case you want a snack along the way.

History and Culture, Unique Locations. From: Yaroslavl

Marina Selivanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Rybinsk HPP, museums of unique machinery and hydropower engineering

Start your journey with the city of Rybinsk and its legendary technical objects. Then admire unique retro cars in Myshkin and set the record straight at the Uglich Hydropower Museum.


From Yaroslavl to Rybinsk it's almost 2 hours drive. To visit all the sights on the list, leave no later than 8 a.m.

Gazpromneft filling station #18

The journey begins! In order for the trip to go smoothly, it is better to stop at a gas station and fill up a full tank of quality fuel, inflate the tires, buy aromatic coffee and snacks for the journey.

Rybinskaya Ges, Damba

So, you are in Rybinsk! Save your walks through the historical part of the city for later. Since you are here for the legendary hydroelectric complex. The capacity of this old hydro power plant is not big: only 356 MW. Most Moscow TPPs are many times more powerful, but the design is impressive. It is difficult to get into the main building of HPP (only by invitation), but you can always admire it from the side. Keep in mind that stopping along the entire "Rybinsk ring" is forbidden (although some do find small exits), as is taking photos and videos.


Next on the way you'll meet the Volga shaft of Rybinsk hydroelectric power station, which is considered to be an architectural masterpiece of Stalin's hydro-construction. And on your right hand will be a 28-meter sculpture "Mother Volga". You can't drive up to the monument, so traditionally admire it from the car window.

Памятник самолету Ту-104

Do you want to know how the first jet passenger aircraft in the USSR and continental Europe looked like? Then make a stop on Motorostroiteley Street: here there is a monument to the Tu-104A aircraft. Be sure to climb the steps to the pedestal to look at the plane from below. When else will you have such an opportunity!

Памятник Льву Ошанину

You can finish your trip along the "Rybinsk ring" at the monument to the poet Lev Oshanin. Firstly, now you know who wrote the lyrics of the songs "The Volga flows" and "Eh, roads". Secondly, the best view of the six-span Rybinsk bridge, another architectural gem of the city, can be seen from here.

Restaurant "Myshelovka"

The next point of the route is the town of Myshkin. You can refresh yourself and regain your strength in the most famous restaurant ["Myshelovka"](https://cathouse76.ru/). Mushrooms of all kinds, wild boar cutlets, assorted dumplings, nalivkas and kvass - lunch here may be an occasion for a separate trip. And another nice touch: the waiter brings free cheese to every visitor. That's right, because you are in the Mousetrap! Address: Myshkin, 27 Karla Libkneht St. Phone: 8(48544) 2-80-05. Web-site: [https://cathouse76.ru/](https://cathouse76.ru/) Opening hours: every day from 10:00 to 00:00.

Музей Уникальной Техники

Have you ever seen a steam locomotive or a sausage machine? If not, then hurry to the museum "Myshkin Samohod", which will delight you with a great collection of old machinery. And if you want to see vintage cars in action, plan a trip to the festival of the same name in August (schedule check [city website](https://myshgorod.com/news/ev_calendar.html)). And don't be lazy to book an excursion to the forge at the museum in advance. You will see here simple metal items being transformed into a work of art. It is a miracle, no otherwise. Address: Myshkin, 21 Uglichskaya Street. Phone: 8(48544) 2-1592. Web-site: [https://www.myshgorod.com/muztech.html]( https://www.myshgorod.com/muztech.html) Opening hours: from 10:00 to 17:00 daily, lunch break 45 min (lunch schedule is floating).

Музей гидроэнергетики

After Rybinsk you probably still have questions related to hydropower. You will find the answers to them in the museum at Uglich Hydroelectric Power Plant. Tourists are not allowed on the station itself, but even without that the tour turns out informative and fun. Tours for individual guests are carried out at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00 from Tuesday to Sunday, you don't need to make an appointment in advance. And after the tour, be sure to walk around the museum grounds and take spectacular selfies with one of the power plant propellers. Address: 33, Spasskaya street, Uglich. Phone: +7 48532 2 40 66. Web-site: [http://hydromuseum.ru/](http://hydromuseum.ru/). Opening Hours: from 09:00 till 18:00, except for Mondays.

Suvenirnaya Alleya Uglicha

It is impossible to leave a trip like this without a souvenir. If you want to find something really interesting, hurry to Victory Park. Here, among the endless painted plates and birch-bark chests, you'll find treasures from local antique dealers: Soviet badges and posters, postcards, and rare clocks. You can and should bargain!


There are many excellent restaurants in Uglich, but the audience prize invariably goes to an establishment called "Brunch". Try here a warm salad on a flatbread, dumplings with salmon, quail with creamed spinach and mushroom caviar. And for dessert, a lovely homemade cottage cheese curd. It seems to be the best option to finish your cognitive journey! Address: Uglich, Yaroslavskaya street, 60/2. Phone: 8 (980) 701-61-61. Web site: [https://vk.com/brunchuglich](https://vk.com/brunchuglich) Hours of operation: Wed-Fri: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Fri-Sat: 12:00 to 00:00.


Here you are at home! Congratulations on passing the route!