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This travel guide to Yekaterinburg city of Russia gives you all the information you need about the city, how to reach there, what will be the costs, where to stay, where to eat and what to do and see in the beautiful city of Yekaterinburg.

The Ekaterinburg City

  • Pronounced “yekha-tereen-boorg

  • Ekaterinburg is known as the city of Tsars and the home of the first Russian president.

  • The city has created a walking route for covering the most famous sights and attractions of the city - called the Red Line. It is basically a Red Line painted on the sidewalk of 1905 Square which you can follow. A DIY walking tour for dummies. This walk will take you to 35 most famous sights of Yekaterinburg.

  • Pro Tip 1: Check in your luggage in Ekaterinburg Train station and wander around the city if you do not plan to stay in the city. 

  • Pro Tip 2: You can cover the main attractions of the city in a day. Reach Ekaterinburg early morning, see all the attractions during the day, and catch your next train on your Trans-Siberian journey.

  • Path to all attractions of Ekaterinburg on Google Maps

What to eat in Yekaterinburg?

  • Try the local treat - the “Ural Pelmeni”. They are the local dumplings of this place.

Where to stay in Ekaterinburg?

Train Ticket Costs to Ekaterinburg

The ticket price from Moscow to Yekaterinburg will vary based on 

  • the free spaces remaining in the train

  • the class of coach

  • the berth you choose (If 2nd or 3rd class)

  • the month you are travelling (the prices will be higher in the peak tourist season months (July-August) 



Ticket Price (Rubles)

Ticket Price


First Class



From Moscow, Vladivostok route-100

Second Class



Third Class (A/C)




What to Eat in Yekaterinburg?

  • Try this place called Pastet for local Russian food. Opening hours are 11 AM to 11 PM.

Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints

Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints

Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints


  • Russian Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Tsar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and his family (wife Alexandra), along with members of the household, were shot by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War on July 17, 1918.

  • Bolsheviks took over Russia in the wake of the First World War and they saw him as a threat.

  • Church services are held daily:

    • Evening service at 17.00. (confession from 16.30 to 18.00)

    • Divine Liturgy at 8.00. 

  • On Sunday, the church has three Divine Liturgies celebrated:

    • early at 06.40

    • average at 08.00

    • late at 09.00.

  • Google Maps Location

1905 Square

1905 Square Yekaterinburg

  • The main square of Yekaterinburg.

  • Start from the Lenin statue and reach the beautiful lake

  • Google Maps Location

Vysotsky Tower Observation Deck

Vysotsky Tower Ekaterinburg

  • Built in memory of Vladimir Vysotsky - a famous russian singer. (Pronounced as “Vladee-mir Vysotski”)

  • Great view of the city from the top of this skyscraper.

  • Russia’s tallest tower outside Moscow.

  • Opening Hours: 12-10PM, opens early at 10AM on Sat and Sun.

  • Ticket Price: 2.55$

  • Google Maps Location

Dendrological park

Dendrological park Ekaterinburg

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Sobor Aleksandra Nevskogo Cathedral Yekaterinburg

Europe-Asia Border

Europe-Asia border, Yekaterinburg

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