Official language: Russian
Time zone: UTC +3
Currency: Russian ruble (RUB)
Local kremlin from first years of the 16th century has never been conquered. To see closely the historic complex of buildings, go through Majkowski St to the north. Walls have 12 metres height and as much as 5 metres of thickness.
Where to go with a kid? Of course to the zoo. Leopards, wolves, lamas and raccoons live there. Some animals move freely among visitors. You can pet a goat or a lamb.
In winter go to ski slope. It has five long routes of different level of difficulty and two bunny hills for beginners. You can rent equipment on the spot.
In 1221 it was a defensive borough of Vladimir Principality. It has quickly changed to a big trading centre and has been developing buoyantly. People had good life in Nizhny Novgorod. Enough to said, that in the first half of the 17th century, it was considered as one of the richest cities in the country.
In the 20’s of the 20th century an unusual GAZ car factory opened. Why was it different from others? Because it functioned in co-operation with the American Ford, many of its workers came from US, tempted by political sympathies. Near the factory a residential estate was built. Unfortunately, many Americans were shocked by USSR’s reality so much, that their behaviour was punished by authorities with exile for Siberia.
Where to eat in Nizhny Novgorod? You can have a beautiful view for Volga while dining in a restaurant Robinson at Nabierieżnaja Griebnogo channel 108. Do you prefer more elegant design? Step by Zołotaja gildia at nabierieżnaja Wierchniewołżskaja 5. If more than design you are interested in what you have on a plate, we also have some proposal for you. A restaurant famous for fishes in Nizhny Novgorod is Burłackaja słoboda at Gieorgijewskij sjezd. Make sure to taste there fish soup – ucha.
The beach in the city’s centre? Why not! It is situated next to Grebnogo kanala nab 108A. On hot, summer days, on heated sand many inhabitants of Nizhny Novgorod warm up. Take a blanket or sunbed and rest like them. In colder, windy days you have to satisfy yourself with a walk alongside a shore and admire arriving boats.
And what to do when you already have visited the entire city? Go to a cruise on the river Volga. There are organized a few hours trips, during which you can admire a shore from a boat’s board and a few days trips, during which you will dock to ports of many cities for 2-4 hours and then be back onboard. Even though in cabins you can feel vibe of the 70’s of the 20th century, a view from board will truly compensate it.