Ekaterinburg is the largest and most Eastern of the city on the land border parts of the world. There lies the unique historical, geographical, cultural boundary between two continents — Europe and Asia.
The history of scientific fixing the border of Europe and Asia in the Ural watershed consists of at least 300 years. Credit for this belongs to a prominent statesman, well-known historian and researcher, the first researcher of the Urals and one of the founders of Ekaterinburg Vasily Nikitich Tatischev.
A new geographical sign «The border of two parts of the world» was installed at the point with coordinates 56«50«N and 60«38»W here in 2004, one of the border's places The main idea of this sign is the way of mutual cooperation between Europe and Asia — symbolic, stylized letters A and E. The authors of sign are young Ekaterinburg architects Alexandra Volegova and Maxim Puchkov. In the basis of the symbol's idea laid two stones: one was brought from the most extreme point of Europe of Cape Rock, other delivered from the edge of the Asian continent — Cape Dezhnev. It is also symbolic was the participation in the opening ceremony of the sign of foreign delegations cities of Genoa and Guangzhou, who came from different parts of the world.
New tourist area, consisting of a geographical sign, Parking for 50 places, cafe and souvenir pavilion, where can you get certificate «trespasser» is the first large investment of the project «Border parts of the world» — cultural-entertainment and historical-landscape complex on the border of Europe and Asia multidisciplinary infrastructure of the sphere of trade and services, entertainment, hospitality and Museum business.
In addition to the nearest to the capital of the region of the stele, on the territory of Sverdlovskaya oblast tourists can visit also about 30 obelisk «Europe-Asia». Black and white obelisk of granite, installed at the entrance, in Pervouralsk, plays a marble monument, which stood before the revolution, on the slope of the mountain Berezovaya. And now on Berezovaya, near the village Novoalekseevskoye, was built 25-meter stele of red granite. The obelisk «Europe-Asia» can be seen also in the village Mramorskoe, the village Uralets, the village Kurganov, the village Baranchinskor, the village Kedrovka, on the mountains of Kotel and Kamennaya and in many other parts of the Sverdlovsk region.
|Address:||Sverdlovsk region, 17 km of the Novomoskovsk tract|