Sverdlovsk Region

Tourism Development Centre of Sverdlovsk Region

Gate to Siberia and Europe-Asia border, one of the large points of Trans-Siberian Railway. Region of gems and the Industrial heart of Russia. Ekaterinburg is a Capital of Constructivism. Legendary T-34 Tanks were produced at Ural plant.

Main cities of region

  • Ekaterinburg
    Ekaterinburg is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in Russia. It is the administrative capital of Sverdlovsk Region and Ural Federal District, as well as a leading center for industry, transport, finance, science and culture. Population 1.43 million people. In the recent years Ekaterinburg successfully hosted diplomatic, business, cultural and sports events of national and global importance. Located in the heart of Russia, on the border between Europe and Asia, at the crossroads of major trade routes, Ekaterinburg plays a special role in the development of the Russian Federation.
  • Nizhny Tagil
    The second largest city in the region. Once the capital of the Demidovs industrial empire, now it is the center of Ural metallurgy and industrial tourism.
    140 km from Ekaterinburg
    Travel time by car ― 2 hours
    Bus ― 2 hours 10 minutes
    Suburban train ― 2 hours 30 minutes
    Suburban train „Lastochka” ― 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Irbit
    One of the oldest towns in the Urals, Irbit is second city in Sverdlovsk Region in terms of historical and architectural monuments. Once the home of the second largest fair in Russia, now it is considered to be the motorcycle capital of the region.
    199 km from Ekaterinburg
    Travel time by car ― 3 hours
    Bus ― 3 hours 26 minutes
  • Nevyansk
    The city of metals and inventors is famous for the production of gold and the best iron in the world. Leaning Tower of Nevyansk was built by the order of A. Demidov. Its height is 57.5 m, incline 2.2 m. It is unique due to a weather vane with lightning rod and English chimes, still sounding every 12 minutes.
    88 km from Ekaterinburg
    Travel time by car ― 1 hours 15 minutes
    Bus ― 1 hour 20 minutes
    Suburban train ― hours 30 minutes
  • Kamensk-Uralskiy
    Kamensk-Uralskiy is the third largest city in the region. It is famous for its long and rich industrial history, picturesque Kamensk interfluves, big bell-ringing festival and international motorcycle races.
    100 km from Ekaterinburg
    Travel time by car ― 1 hour 30 minutes
    Bus ― 2 hours 10 minutes
    Suburban train ― 2 hours 20 minutes
    Train ― 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Verkhoturye
    Verkhoturye is the oldest town of Sverdlovsk Region. It was built in 1598. Later it became a spiritual center of the Urals. Sometimes it’s called @the Ural Jerusalem„/ The Verkhoturye Kremlin is the smallest (its perimeter is 100*200 m) and penultimate in Russia.
    300 km from Ekaterinburg
    Travel time by car ― 4 hours
    Bus ― 5 hours 30 minutes
    Train ― 5 hours 20 minutes
  • Alapaevsk
    Alapaevsk is one of the oldest centers of iron industry. It is famous for Peter Tchaikovsky House Museum. Tchaikovsky and his family lived here in 1849-1852. And also in Alapaevsk there is Alapayevskaya narrow-gauge railroad.
    149 km from Ekaterinburg
    Travel time by car — 2 hours 15 minutes
    Bus ― 3 hours 20 minutes
    Suburban train ― 4 hours 55 minutes
  • Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha
    Founded in 1680 Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha is now the outdoor museum of wooden architecture. Ivan Samoilov, a local engineer, gathered here the most curious and oldest buildings from Sverdlovsk Region.
    161 km from Ekaterinburg
    Travel time by car ― 2 hours 30 minutes
    Bus ― 3 hours 20 minutes
    Suburban train ― 4 hours 55 minutes to Alapaevsk, then local transport
  • Rezh
    Rezh Mineralogical-Nature Park occupies a territory of over 32 000 hectares and has been in operation since 1995. Today excursions are conducted over its deposits and old mines.
    83 km from Ekaterinburg
    Travel time by car ― 1 hour 30 minutes
    Bus ― 2 hours
    Suburban train ― 2 hours 20 minutes
    Train ― 2 hours


Koltsovo International Airport is the largest regional airport in Russia, serves more than 4 million passengers annually. 83 destinations: 39 domestic and 44 international. 36 airlines: 22 Russian и 14 foreign. 63 regular direct flights:

Helsinki, Prague, Barcelona, Astana, Istanbul, Dubai, Harbin, Beijing and etc.

Railway station „Ekaterinburg-Passazhirsky” ― central transport junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Daily railway station „Ekaterinburg-Passazhirsky” serves more than 115 million passengers and sends up to 26 trains. Direction: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Vladivostok, Kirov, Kurgan, Petropavlovsk, Kharkov, Kazan, Serov and Priobye, Pervouralsk, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg, Simferopol, Serov, Tyumen, etc.

Tourist Sights

  • First President Center
  • Vysotskiy Business Center
  • Ural Geological Museum
  • Europe-Asia Monument
  • Museum „Russian Gold” Berezovskiy
  • Military Museum Verkhnyaya Pyshma
  • State Museum of Motorcycles Irbit
  • Leaning Tower of Nevyansk
  • Kremlin Verkhoturye
  • Narrow gauge railway Alapayevsk

TOP 10 tourist route

  • Ekaterinburg in the mirror of the Iset River
    City walking tour / 1,5 ― 2 hours / Audioguide route
  • Ekaterinburg Red Line
    City walking tour / Audioguide route
  • IMPERIAL ROUTE on the territory of Sverdlovsk Region
    Ekaterinburg ― Ganina Yama ― Alapaevsk ― Verkhoturye
  • The Industrial Urals
    Ekaterinburg ― Nevyansk ― Nizhnie Tavolgy ― Nizhniy Tagil / 2 days
    Unique old crafts and technology of new generation.
  • The Ural Gems
    Ekaterinburg ― Beryozovskiy ― Rezh ― Murzinka / 2 days
  • The Colorful Urals
    Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha ― Koptelovo ― Aramashevo / 2 days
  • Legends of Azov Mountain
    Polevskoy / 3 hours / Audioguide route
  • Verkhoturye
    The spiritual center of the Urals. Ural Mecca, Ural Jerusalem — Verkhoturye, the oldest town in Sverdlovsk Region founded in 1598.
  • Red Route
    Ekaterinburg ― Irbit / 2 days
  • Military Urals
    Ekaterinburg ― Beryozovskiy ― Verkhnyaya Pyshma ― Nizhniy Tagil / 2 days

TOP 10 Events

  • VI International Tourist Forum „Great Ural” Ekaterinburg, April 2018
    The biggest regional business event in the sphere of tourism. Over 2000 participants from 15 countries and 22 regions of Russia. Presentations of tourist resources of the regions of the Russian Federation and CIS countries. Conferences, seminars, master classes. Free information tours for tour operators and agents.
  • International Festival BBQ Ekaterinburg, June 1 ― 3, 2018
    Over 80 000 participants. BBQ Championship for juniors, BBQ Championship for fans, International championship of BBQ for professional chefs.
  • FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, Ekaterinburg, June 2018
  • Ural Music Night, Ekaterinburg, June 29, 2018
    100 000 participants, 1 000 musicians, 60 concert venues. Classic music, rock-n-roll, cloud rap and ambient, lounge and jazz.
  • International Industrial Exhibition INNOPROM, Ekaterinburg, July 9-12, 2018
    48 000 visitors, 95 countries, 40 foreign delegations, 150 business events, 600 companies.
    Country-partner in 2018: South Korea
  • V Chinese-Russian EXPO, Ekaterinburg, July 9 ― 12, 2018
    Over 20 business program events, 10 000 sq m of exhibition stands, more than 2 000 participants from China, presentation of investment projects, workshop
  • Haymakers Tournament, Sverdlovsk Region, Arti, July 14, 2018
    5000 participants from Russia, France, Guinea, Austria, Montenegro, Armenia, Belarus, Slovakia. Men competition, women competition, team relay.
    173 km from Ekaterinburg.
  • Tsar Days, Ekaterinburg, Alapayevsk, Verkhoturye, July 2018
    Cross Procession Ekaterinburg ― Ganina Yama, Ekaterinburg ― Alapayevsk.
    Museum exhibitions, choral group concert, meetings with historians and ethnographers, theatrical performances, festival of bell ringing and exhibition fair.
  • International Jazz Festival UralTerraJazz, Sverdlovsk Region, Kamyshlov, August 4, 2018
    Over 4 000 participants, open-air leisure and jazz music. The initiator and artistic director of the festival is the most recognized jazz pianist Daniel Kramer. Jazz stars of the Urals, Russia and foreign countries.
    148 km from Ekaterinburg
  • Irbit Fair, Sverdlovsk Region, Irbit, August 10-12, 2018
    Over 30 000 participants. Products from around the world, hand-made products, auto-moto shows, excursions, folk and church music concerts, performances.
    199 km from Ekaterinburg.


There are 318 hotels 7780 rooms in Sverdlovsk Region. In Ekaterinburg more than 114 hotels of various categories, including popular international chains — Hyatt Regency, Park Inn, Double Tree by Hilton, Novotel, angelo by Vienna House, etc.

3 hotels „China friendly” — Atrium Palace Hotel 5*, Onegin 4*, Voznesensky 4*.

Average cost — 45 euro per day. Developed network of hostels and apartments, average cost — 7,5 euro/bed.


Elmira Tukanova
Director of Tourism Development Centre of Sverdlovsk Region
Ekaterinburg, 8 marta st., 13