At Stalin's Bunker, sit in Stalin's chair and look around the office built as a copy of the one in the Moscow Kremlin. Stalin never used this bunker, which was hermetically sealed in 1942 and remained a secret from the citizens of Samara until 1991. The self-contained air-recycling system and power station were still in working order upon discovery. Today, the bunker houses an exhibit on World War II. Go to the deepest level, 37 m (121 ft) belowground, and see the leader's personal chamber, with imitations of windows and doors in the right places and the same kind of furniture. Move further into the meeting room of the government and the rooms of the guards, technical support staff, and storage on upper levels. Arrange a guided tour in advance. For Stalin's Bunker and beyond, use our Samara day trip planner to get the most from your Samara vacation.
Stalin's Bunker reviews
We visited this on our first trip to Samara in Feb 2019. The tour was only available in Russian, but thankfully my wife was able to provide additional translation where I didn't understand. The tour..... more »
We visited during the world cup when there were different language tours being offered by young members of the tourism council (no information on this was available online prior to visiting, it was... more »
I failed. Yes, this is a museum, yes it is open, no you can't visit. As far as I can tell 1. You have to take a guided tour, which will be in Russian only 2. Guided tours run only for pre-booked parties of 25 or more. 3. There are no tours today. 4. There may be one tomorrow, come back at 13:30 tomorrow. (It's closed 13:00 to 14:00 for lunch break). Clearly I may have misunderstood. Several disappointed independent tourists.
Nice place to learn a bit of history of the darkest time in Russia during the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.
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