In 1993, the Volgograd Memorial and Historical Museum was opened in the city.. In 1918, the museum building housed the Defense Headquarters of the Tsaritsyn Council, since 1937 – the Tsaritsyn Museum of Defense named after I.V. Stalin, since 1948 – the Tsaritsyn-Stalingrad Defense Museum. Today it tells about the socio-political, revolutionary and military events in Tsaritsyn and the Don region in the first half of the 20th century. The State Historical, Ethnographic and Architectural Museum-Reserve “Old Sarepta” operates in the Krasnoarmeisky district of Volgograd. Sarepta is a German colony, which was formed at the end of the 18th century under Catherine II, for missionary activities to convert pagans to Christians. In addition, Sarepta became a fortified outpost in southern Russia., one of the major industrial, commercial, scientific and cultural centers of the Lower Volga region. Mustard, tobacco and weaving industries, medicine, physics and chemistry developed here. Among the unique collections of the museum, one can single out a collection of tombstones of the Sarepta church cemetery of the 18-20th centuries, a collection of photographs of the Glich family from Sarepta of the 19th-20th centuries, a furniture set of the Sarepta family Nol of the 19th century, a collection of medical utensils of the Sarepta pharmacy of the 18th-19th centuries, a library of the 18th-19th centuries centuries, which contains books from different European countries, a collection of documents of the Karpov family of the 19-20 centuries and household items and cult of Russians, Germans, Kalmyks, Tatars and Ukrainians. Volgograd
Planetarium, opened in 1954, is one of the best in Russia. It has an astronomical observatory with a 22-meter tower, where a telescope is installed, an astronomical platform located in a picturesque park, with ancient astronomical instruments – a sundial, an armillary sphere, an Earth globe and a solar installation.
According to COMPUTERMINUS, each district of Volgograd has an embankment. Of greatest interest is the Central Embankment. It bears the name of the 62nd Army, which defended the northern part of the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. This is a great place for rest and walks, where you can admire the picturesque views of the Volga River, see various monuments and take a boat ride. A wide staircase leads to the embankment, on top of which there are white propylaea. They mark the location of the main crossing over the Volga during the Battle of Stalingrad. The rotunda, installed in honor of the anti-aircraft battery of the 1083rd anti-aircraft regiment, which at this point stopped the breakthrough of German tanks to the Volga, also reminds of wartime events. On the embankment there is a monument to the courage of the rivermen of the Volga military flotilla – Armored boat BK-13. The fountain with the sculptural group “Art” is very beautiful. The bronze sculptural composition depicts three girls performing a folk dance. On the water there is a monument to the rivermen of the Volga basin – the fire steamer “Gashitel”, which was built in 1903. In the area of the central embankment there is an Aquapark.
It is worth noting that in the summer the Volga River becomes a place for mass beach recreation, although most recreation areas are not equipped, and the water quality in these areas leaves much to be desired. The main beaches are located on the left bank of the Volga, where the ferry goes. The most popular and most well-groomed beaches are in the area of the sandy spit near Krasnoslobodsk and on the island of Crete, you can also relax on the Elm Mane beach and on the central city beach. Many of these “civilized” beaches charge an entrance fee. The Volga-Don Canal starts from Volgograd, which connects 2 rivers – the Volga and the Don. The construction of the canal began at different periods of history, but these attempts ended in failure. In the vicinity of the city, traces of the work of the Turks have been preserved – the shaft of the 16th century – and the Petrov shaft of the early 18th century.
Volgograd is located in the area of the Ergeninsky artesian basin, today 6 sites of mineral waters of balneological significance of two types have been explored in the region – hydrogen sulfide and chloride-sulfate. In addition, in the eastern part of the region, 450 km from Volgograd, there is the famous Elton salt lake., the therapeutic mud of which is used in all balneological centers of the region. Elton is the largest salt lake of its kind in Europe. There are many sanatoriums and rest houses around the lake. Its mud is known for its high salinity and high iron sulfide content. In Volgograd itself, there is a sanatorium “Volgograd”, which is considered the largest health resort in the Lower Volga region and southern Russia. Here they offer such procedures as water heat and mud therapy, mineral sodium chloride and bischofite baths, Elton mud applications, radon baths, radon irrigation, electro-light therapy, electrophoresis with drugs, SMT currents, magnetotherapy, laser therapy, inhalations, microwave therapy, swimming pool, exercise therapy and massage. With their help, diseases of the circulatory system, respiratory organs, digestive organs, nervous system, musculoskeletal system, eye and skin diseases are treated. Balneotherapeutic sanatorium “Dubovka” is located 55 km northeast of the city on the banks of the Volgograd reservoir.. The main profile of the sanatorium is the prevention of diseases of the digestive system. Here, various types of baths, underwater shower-massage, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, various types of massage, abdominal procedures, irrigation of the stomach, biliary tract and intestines, inhalations and laser therapy are used in the treatment.
In the Volgograd region, a tributary of the Volga River, the Akhtuba, originates. The Volga-Akhtuba basin is considered one of the best places for fishing in Russia. Here you can catch such fish as catfish, carp, pike, pike perch, asp and bream, and quite often individuals of rather large sizes come across.