Nizhniy Novgorod Travel Guide
The Belfry of St. Sophia Cathedral
The Belfry of St. Sophia Cathedral is the major bell tower of the city of Novgorod. Dating from mid-15th century, it was built in order to replace an earlier belfry that was destroyed in a flood in 1437. Very little has been preserved of the original appearance of the belfry...
St. Sophia Cathedral
8AM to 8PM daily. This eleventh-century cathedral is the centerpiece of Novgorod's religious buildings. The iconostasis and frescoes inside are especially interesting. On the north-west exterior of the cathedral, see the Magdeburg Doors, a bronze twelfth-century German...
Monument of the Millennium of Russia
This iron statue is in the park in the center of the Kremlin. It was created in 1862 and is ringed by an interesting panorama of famous individuals in Russian history up to that time. Russian Tsars and Patriarchs appear on one half of the panorama, and cultural figures on...
Kremlin, (City Center).
Kremlin, (City Center). Novgorod's Kremlin, or Detinets, is free to visitors and includes many of the main places of interest in the city. Admission is free, and two gates (one from the footbridge on the river; the other by Sofiyskaya Square and the Lenin Statue) are open to...
The red brick kremlin is one of the strongest castle because after that it was finished in 1511 ,the kremlin was strong enough to keep out the Tatar attacks in 1520 and 1536.Its situated on the top of the city
Best Eastern Volna Hotel
1 Review and 9 Opinions I stayed 2 times in this hotel and the first time the temperature outside was -32 and the second...
explore Nizhny Novgorod in a Rikshah
Exploring Nizhny Novgorod in a Rikshah might be a good way to see the city for elderly or handicpped people, because these vehicles will be able to get to almost any place of the city, although I saw them driving up and down the pedestrian zone in Bolschaja Pokrowskaja...
to Nizhny Novgorod by ship
I came to Nizhny Novgorod by cruise-ship, on a rivercruise from Perm to Moscow, onboard of M/S Furmanov. Such tours from or to Perm are not yet offered very often, in fact it was the 1st cruise of the summerseason in early May 2008 and that same cruise will be done again as...
horse-riding, mainly for children
This might be interesting for you to know, when you travel with your smaller children. It seems to be quite popular among the local population to take a ride on a horseback through the pedestrian zone . I had been there in beginning of May, when it was warm enough already in...
Spar: Buying wine and liquor in Nizhny Novgorod
"she does not know where to buy anything "real". She said with the problems in Russia you never know what you are buying" - This is nuts. Don't ever listen to anything your friend says, as this is truly, totally nuts.I'm an American who has lived in Nizhny for years. There...
9th of May - an important festivity in Russia
9th of May is an important festivity in Russia, commemorating the victory of the Soviet Union over the "Deutsches Reich" in WW II. Almost everyone in Russia will have 1-3 days off, you will see giant flags decorating the buildings all over the cities and you will see the...
learn at least the russian alphabet !!!
Without beeing able to read at least the russian alphabet you will hardly be able to get along in places like Nizny Novgorod. The inscription of "Cappucino" on my photograph is an exception, as you will hardly find anything written in our letters.A few young people might...
The Soviet star & Holy George
A monument for holy George fighting with the dragon was placed in the middle of the big square inside of the Kremlin, where you will find the big exhibition of cars, tanks and other machineries for war-fare. This exhibition is quite interesting to see when you think of the...
great street-lamps inside the Kremlin
Dont miss to take a closer look at the lovely street-lamps that you will find all over the Kremlin-area. 2 Lamps with the local coat of arms between them and the crown on top of it.On my 3rd photograph : the coat of arms of Nizhny Novgorod on top of one of the entrance-gates...
IF YOU ARE A FOREIGNER AND NEED TO REGISTER YOUR VISA HERE IN NIZHNY NOVGOROD. NEVER REGISTER YOUR VISA AT THE POST OFFICE IS A NIGHTMARE!!! IF YOU ARE A TOURIST ALWAYS REGISTER YOUR VISA AT THE HOTEL EVEN IF YOU STAYING WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER. OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE A BIG HEADACHE.
Written Nov 11, 2010
V.I.Lenin and the Marxists of Nichny Novgorod"
"To V.I.Lenin and the Marxists of Nichny Novgorod" is the translation of the inscription on this monument that you will find at the western end of the pedestrian area of the street "Bolschaja Pokrowskaja". So you will see that the monuments of Lenin did not all disappear...
another funny sculpture
This is another quite funny monument / sculpture in the pedestria area of Bolschaja Pokrowskaja : a young mother and her son, who is playing with a small steam-boat-toy. The most funny part of this sculpture is the fact that you will be able to take a seat next to the lady...
another great church
This is another great church, not more than just 200 meters from the Kremlin-walls, when you drive to it from the port-area, and about halfway to the upper Kremlin-walls.Our bus had stoped there closeby, but the tourguide went into the other direction and I had to follow her...
When walking through Nizhny Novgorod you will pass by a lot of interesting buildings and most of them are in good condition and well restored. On the other hand this city was off-limits for foreigners for more than 50 years and you will hardly find any infos about it or maps...
House of the children
"House of the children" is the name of this great Art-Nouveau"-building not far from the Kremlin. It has an interesting facade with nice mosaiques, but once again we did not have enough time to get any closer, so I could just take a few pics from a large distance.
Kuzma Minin - Russia's most polpular butcher
Kuzma Minin is a very popular russian hero, you will see his statues in many cities of Russia, the most popular one maybe in front of Saint Baisil's cathedral on Red Square.Here in Nizhny Novgorod he used to live as an ordinary butcher before he started to support Prince...
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