Volgograd Cultural, historical sights of Volgograd: Mamayev Kurgan. During the Battle of Stalingrad Mamayev Kurgan (height 102) was a place of fierce fighting. Sculpture "Motherland Calls!" The height of Motherland, taking into account the sword is 85 meters: sculpture is one of the highest statues in the world. Fountain "Art" ("Friendship of Peoples"). Museum-panorama "Battle of Stalingrad." Volgograd Planetarium. Volgograd Planetarium, opened in 1954, is one of the best in Russia. In Volgograd is the largest monument of Lenin: the height of the sculpture reaches 27 meters, and the weight - 9000 tons. The island of Sarpinsky - the largest river island in the Europe is considered to be the island of Sarpinsky. A large number of museums, monuments, parks will surely attract your attention.