Photo: Thomas Bergmann

An Insider's Guide to Minsk: Beyond Mainstream Sightseeing

Minsk attracts more and more foreign visitors. Tourism clearly develops. The Ice Hockey World Championship in May of 2014 marked a big mile stone here. It brought numerous first time guests to Minsk.

Many guides provide a standard list of the city's attractions. But what discoveries await those willing to leave the main tourist trails?

In Search of an Old Town

World War II, but also post-war city planing left little of the old Minsk. This is the conventional wisdom about the Belarusian capital...