Amazing neighborhood: unusual places in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg. – Road.Travel

Amazing neighborhood: unusual places in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg.

Road Trip Route. Learn more about gold mining in Russia, Lost in the real desert in the middle of the Urals., Learn the basics of falconry in the center of "Kholzan"., Ride the oven at the Park of Fairy Tales., .

The Sverdlovsk region is full of interesting sights. The rich cultural and historical layer, which has been formed here for many years, contains many unexpected discoveries. Here you can find and unique natural landscapes, and unusual folk crafts and many historical monuments. In just a couple of days of stay here you will be able to radically change the idea about these places. ** Book hotels along the route with cachebacks up to 10%.

Unique Locations. From: Yekaterinburg

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Extraordinary trades in the Urals

Early in the morning we will go to the town of Berezovskiy to visit a private museum-mine, where you will be told everything about gold mining in these parts. Then we'll see with our own eyes the oldest gold mining drag in Russia (almost 90 years!) and a sandy desert in the middle of the Urals. In the afternoon we will ride the furnaces in the Fairytales Park, and meet the sunset on the impressive Besson Mountain in Sysert.


Museum of Mine Beryozovsky

Many people know that there is a Gold Museum in the town of Berezovsky near Ekaterinburg. However, not everyone knows that there is also a private museum-mine - a real interactive attraction for children and adults. In two halls of the museum (underground and aboveground) you can visit the smithy and stone-cutting shop, as well as "the only correct canonical and the first in Russia workshop for washing gold on the tray". It is better to make an appointment for the excursion in advance by phone 834369-4-47-11 or +7(950)20-56236. The cost of the tour is 400 rubles. You can also ask for an individual tour in a group of 3 to 10 people - this pleasure costs 3 200 rubles. 834369-4-47-11 or +7(950)20-56236.

Berezovskie Sands

On the northern outskirts of Berezovsky, near the river Pyshma, you can find a piece of real desert. The sand left from gold mining comes to this place through pipes from mines. In the center of the desert there are two lakes with clear water of blue color. Bathing in them is not recommended because of the increased content of copper and all kinds of metals and salts. To get to the site is most convenient from the northeast, where there is no fence, and the road stretches directly to the sands.

Family oasis

We're going back to Berezovsky for a snack at the Family Oasis cafe. In the menu you can find "the most eastern dishes with a southern accent", as well as a special children's menu.

Park of Fairy Tales

Not far from the village of Aramal is the "Park of Tale" - a charming place for children and adults. Here you can go down to the cave of the Copper Mountain hostess, see the reconstruction of the settlement of Mansi and hut of beavers, visit the contact zoo and hut of Baba Yaga. And also take a ride on the stove (yes!), steam in the bath-bottle and much more. You can buy tickets to the park directly [on the official website]( Please note that the park is closed on Monday and Tuesday!

Gora Bessonova. Poklonnyy Krest

Closer to sunset we stop in Sysert and immediately go to Besson's mountain. Before the Peasants' War the mountain was called Karaulnaya - there was a guard post, which helped to prevent sudden raids of the Bashkirs. At the top of the hill is a huge cast-iron cross weighing 23 tons, made at the Sysert factory "Uralgidromash. It is considered one of the largest in Russia - it can be seen from anywhere in the city.

Busted Roast.

And a good place for dinner would be the Prozharka burger joint in Sysert. What can you try here apart from burgers? Asian noodles, country-style potatoes, juicy grilled meat. No one will remain hungry!

Day 2: A walk in the bird company

We recommend spending morning hours on Talc stone - one of the most picturesque man-made lakes in the Urals. Closer to lunch we are going to get acquainted with birds of prey in the center of "Kholzan", and in the afternoon we are going to devote a quiet rest in the country complex "White Horse".

Talc stone

Not far from Sysert is Talkov Kamen - one of the most picturesque lakes of the Middle Urals. The lake was not born by nature, but by human hands. Dense coniferous forest used to grow here, but in 1843 talcum powder was mined here, which was used for production of refractory materials for Sysert plants. During the works, an aquifer was hit and groundwater began to seep into the bottom of the pit. And when the demand for natural talcum powder dropped, the pit was abandoned, and soon it was filled with clean spring water. It's a beautiful place both in summer and winter!

Bird of Prey Monitoring and Rehabilitation Center "Kholzan"

From the lake we hurry to the center for monitoring and rehabilitation of birds of prey "Kholzan". There are more than 50 species of animals and birds, including the rarest ones. To take a picture with an eagle owl, to watch the flight of a falcon, to admire graceful roes - all this can be done in "Kholzan" park. Excursion programs of 1.5-5 hours duration have been developed for tourists. Registration is possible through the form [on the site](

Бар в манеже

Late lunch can be arranged in [#RestaurantVillage]( at White Horse Country Club. The creators boast that they buy food from local farmers and produce meat, cheese and bread themselves. The author's menu includes a section for children and vegans.

White Horse SPA center

As long as you're in the White Horse, you should definitely visit [the spa complex]( of the club. In summer the recreation area is a beach complex with a terrace and sun loungers, and in winter - hot springs with the purest artesian water. The water in the outdoor pool is always warm (in winter 37-38 °C, in summer 30-31 °C). The ticket price includes Russian or Finnish sauna, poolside relaxation area, towel, slippers and bathrobe.

Park Inn by Radisson

The final chord of the trip will be dinner at the Magellan Restaurant at Park Inn by Radisson. Choose your favourite Russian or European cuisine, or a seasonal offer from the dinner menu. **Passenger for a note: book a room on a special page on the site [Radisson Hotels](**, pay with premium card Mastercard and get 15% discount, as well as the possibility of early arrival and late departure. [Full promotion rules](**