Mysteries of the land of Smolensk – Day 4: Natural Heritage

It's time to break away from the urban landscapes and get a little lost in the natural areas of the region. You have to explore the Smolensk Lakeland - a majestic national park protected by UNESCO. Many centuries ago the famous way from Varangians to Greeks passed here. Besides the park you'll also visit the estate of N.M. Przhevalsky, located nearby and the historical and architectural complex "Teremok".
Mysteries of the land of Smolensk
Travel distance by car: 251 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Smolensk, Przheval'skoye, Katyn'

Trip duration: 6 days

Darina Frantz

Гипермаркет «Линия»

Big Box Stores

Buy the necessary products for picnic lunch.

Дом-музей Н.М.Пржевальского


The great geography and biology researcher Nikolai Przhevalsky led and conducted five large expeditions during his short life. Exploring the territories of Mongolia, Western China, Tibet, he radically changed the map of Central Asia, removing inaccuracies and filling the gaps. He became a doctor of several universities, an honorary member of 23 scientific institutions in Russia and Europe. Monday's the day off, health day is the last day of the month.

Озеро Сапшо


Since 2002, the park has been protected by UNESCO. It occupies about 3% of the territory of the Smolensk region. The Valdai Glacier has left here a heavily dissected relief - high hilly ridges cut by river valleys, and 35 lakes, one is more beautiful than the other, each has its own individual features and attracts its uniqueness. Feel the peace and quiet, forget about crowded places, city traffic and noise. It's time to relax and enjoy the splendor of nature. You will also have the opportunity to have a picnic in nature.

Мемориал погибшим под Катынью


This memorial complex commemorates the victims of totalitarianism and Stalinist repression. In 1940, in the Katyn Forest, NKVD bodies shot about 4.5 thousand Polish officers who were interned during the 1939 military campaign. In the 1930s, Katyn Forest also became the burial place for many Soviet citizens who were victims of Stalinist repressions, estimated at over 6 thousand people.

Dubrava Hotel

After such long walks in the countryside you can change your clothes, get some rest and get ready for dinner.


Italian Restaurants, Eastern European Restaurants

This magnificent day we offer to finish in an atmospheric Italian restaurant with polite and attentive service. Visitors praise salmon steak and pizza Margarita. There are separate rooms for bong. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Dubrava Hotel

The day was not only memorable and interesting, but also tiring enough, so now is the time to relax and have a good rest.