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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One of Russia's most scenic cities and a must-stop on any cruise down the Volga, Nizhny Novgorod has huge tourist potential and a good selection of places to stay. You'll find many of the city's hotels close to the banks of the Volga and Oka, the two rivers flowing through its center. In addition to the hotels, Nizhny Novgorod boasts numerous hostels and apartments. While most accommodations are concentrated around the center of the city, you can also stay further away and use the city's subway and above-ground transportation network to easily reach all the sights.
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  • Very nice place taking part from the war boat Hero up approx 400 stairs , we love to run up, and as reward up where we and you can find an amazing view on river Volga and Oka and city all together, pl...  more »
  • Chkalov Staircase is on of the significant sights in Nizhny Novgorod. It is constructed in the form of an eight digit and consists of 560 steps. It would be better to rise from bottom up. So you remem...  more »
  • On a sunny Spring day what better to do than test your fitness and stamina by tackling the staircase. 440 steps to the top is enough to challenge the fittest amongst us. For the unfit, like me, it is ...  more »
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  • Very beautiful stairway. Also, if you want to get great sightseeing place - you should go here
  • Great place to see around
  • Great view of the kremlin & river, and the staircase is interesting itself
  • Loved the view from above and down
  • good view