Chkalov Staircase, Nizhny Novgorod

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Climb to the top of Chkalov Staircase for a view of the Volga River. Built during the Soviet era, the construction of the massive staircase was controversial because of the monumental cost, as well as the use of German prisoners of war as labor. Today, the staircase has become one of the city's most popular landmarks. Take the challenge and climb the 1,500 steps from the waterfront up to Minina Square at the top. It's a long walk, but you'll be rewarded with changing views of the river and the kremlin along the way. Wear comfortable shoes for the trek. Using our online itinerary creator, Nizhny Novgorod attractions like Chkalov Staircase can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Serious question: If you are in city management, wouldn't you do your best to keep the tourists who bring money into your city happy and/or avoid a lawsuit because someone broke their neck in a tragic...  more »
  • Wonderful panoramic view. Definitely recommended to visit. However, it was not clean in the winter. Very slippery.
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  • In summer quite nicely. In the winter I don't know, I didn't like it. Hi, I see far. Requires great stamina. Therefore it is not necessary to leave "for later". But worth it.
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