To celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the first German colonies along the Volga River in Russia, Volga German Tours is offering four tours to the Volga German colonies in 2019!

  • Tour A: June 7-17
    • Colonies:* Anton, Balzer, Beideck, Dönhof, Franzosen, Huck, Kutter, Messer, Moor, Norka, Pobochnaya, Schilling, & Yagodnaya Polyana
  • Tour B: June 12-22
    • Colonies:* Bangert, Dinkel, Dobrinka, Dreispitz, Galka, Holstein, Jost, Kraft, Kukkus, Laub, Lauwe, Müller, Shcherbakovka, Stahl am Tarlyk, Stephan, Straub, & Warenburg
  • Tour C: August 2-12
    • Colonies:* Brabander, Dehler, Göbel, Herzog, Hildmann, Kamenka, Katharinenstadt, Krasnoyar, Leichtling, Louis, Mariental, Ober-Monjou, Pfeifer, Reinwald, Semenovka, & Wittmann
  • Tour D: August 7-17
    • Colonies:* Bauer, Dietel, Frank, Grimm, Hussenbach, Kautz, Kolb, Kratzke, Merkel, & Walter

*Consult with Dr. Mai about the possibility of adding additional colonies to any of the tours.

All tours are open to the public and will be led by Drs. Brent Mai and Mila Koretnikov.

Only 30 people will be taken on each tour.

Since 2016, we have taken seven groups on tours similar to those offered now.  Read the testimonials from some of those participants.

Questions about the tours should be directed to Brent Mai at: