Mirskiy Castle is a landmark of Belarus, which does not need any representation. This mix of late Gothic and Renaissance, built in the early 16th century by the tycoon Yuri Ilinich, still makes the heart tremble, and the imagination is working hard. The medieval thick walls, narrow passages, steep staircases and the majestic appearance of the Mirskiy Castle always make you think about something borrowed from historical films and boldly drawn by the imagination: here comes a carriage to the gate of the castle, accompanied by knights, and here is a girl in a posh lavish dress walks up a steep staircase, and somewhere in the hall by the fireplace princes are having an interesting conversation and drinking mead.
Mirskiy Castle is one of the four sights of Belarus, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Mirskiy castle, the feudal era was visibly reflected: a monumental and impregnable castle, that demonstrates the power and unlimited authority of the feudal lord, inspired respect and could protect the owner from the enemy. The castle was made of bricks (some of the bricks still have stamps of authors) and a stone, surrounded by earthen mounds with bastions and moats with water.
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We invite you to take part in one of the most famous and exciting excursions in the suburbs of the Minsk city - visiting the open-air military historical museum "The Stalin Line". Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Great Patriotic War and feel the spirit of the old times!
Your journey will begin from the arrival at the line of defense. You will be divided into squads and then instructed by being shown around the historical part of the complex with pillboxes and anti-tank obstacles included.
Next, your squad will get on the tank so that you and your comrades make a breakthrough across the hazardous land 1,7 km long wading through the firearm and aircraft wreckage!
When the mission is over, you will have earned a soldier’s lunch including buckwheat with stew and pickles – a dish any warrior dreams of.
After the lunch you (on your own) will inspect military weaponry and engineering equipment which the forefathers of Belorussian people used to defend their Motherland.
Finally, you will be able (at a symbolic fee) to fire the machine guns and some other armory units of the Great Patriotic War and completely feel yourself in a soldier’s shoes. Then you can return to the city with a whole lot of unforgettable impressions!
The production of mining machinery has made Belarus famous all around the world of industry. We offer you to visit an excursion around the Belorussian Automobile Plant (BAP) and to see for yourself the masterpiece of Belorussian car manufacturing – the most gigantic tipper in the world, BelAZ, weighting more than 800 tons and included in the Guinness Book of Records! After arriving at the BAP you will take a tour around the plant’s museum, pay a visit to the assembly department and will witness all the stages of the mining giants’ creation! Your group will be given an opportunity to take a look at all the plant’s production, including the famous grand mining tip trucks – BelAZes. What’s more, not only will you see one of the biggest vehicles in the world, but also take a drive on it! The excursion ends with lunch that includes the plant’s specialties made by the best local cooks. Compare the sound of your motor with a roar of 4,600 horsepower!