Museum of War, Territory of Peace


Built into the southern bastion of the Brest Fortress, this is the newest museum within the complex, focusing on WWII. It's modern and visual and has plenty of English descriptions. The 'battle room' does a good job of recreating the scene of an aerial bombardment, complete with sound effects, and there are interesting multimedia displays mapping German concentration camps throughout Europe.

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1. Brest Fortress

0.07 MILES

During Operation Barbarossa in the early days of the Great Patriotic War (WWII), a small band of soldiers gallantly held off a superior Nazi force at…

2. Thirst Statue

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On the grounds of the Brest Fortress, this classic piece of socialist realism depicts a water-starved soldier crawling for a drink.

3. Courage Monument


Dominating the middle of Brest Fortress is this iconic, monolithic stone statue of a soldier's head projecting from a massive rock, next to a skyscraping…

4. White Palace


On the grounds of the Brest Fortress are the brick ruins of the White Palace, where the 1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed, marking Russia's exit…

5. Kholmskie Gate

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This brick gate built into the southern bastion of Brest Fortress is decorated with crenellated turrets, and its outer face is riddled with hundreds of…

6. Defence of Brest Hero-Fortress Museum

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Inside Brest Fortress, this large museum provides a more than comprehensive look at every minute detail of the fortress's long history and the siege for…

7. Tanks

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After you pass through the Brest Fortress main entrance, you'll see some tanks on your left, often with kids clambering over them. A truck here sells old…

8. St Nicholas Garrison Church

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Behind the Courage monument in the Brest Fortress complex is this attractive Byzantine church, which dates from when the town centre occupied the fortress…