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Chkalov Staircase

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Nicely built, wonderful views over the rivers, but ultimately it's just a staircase

Nizhny Novgorod is not a flat city; there are several ways to get from the height of the Kremlin... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Graham T
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Good climb...not so hard

They call this the 1000 steps monument but in reality you only climb about 430 step all the way up... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
daesquiv
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Gdansk, Poland
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The top of this massive staircase behind the Chkalov Monument offers a great view of the Volga River.
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Nizhny Novgorod is not a flat city; there are several ways to get from the height of the Kremlin down to river level and this is only one that makes a feature of it. The stairs are even, numerous and afford great views over the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

They call this the 1000 steps monument but in reality you only climb about 430 step all the way up. Is very nice to have a walk from the riverbank and climb these steps once you reach them, the view from above is really excellent....More

Thank daesquiv
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nice walk although we didnt do the stairs down but took pictures and enjoyed the view. Is one of the things you have to see while in Niznhy

Thank silviam746
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Lots of stairs, leading down towards the river side. It has pandus as far as I've noticed. Goes down from Chkalov monument.

Thank ShadowUZ
Reviewed 26 May 2018

If you are by the dockside and want to get to the Kremlin and tourist areas it’s with a walk along not particularly attractive roads or a hike up the stair case. It’s hard work but the views are great all the way up and...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Gorgeous staircase. 475 steps to the top, so brace yourself =) Lovely boat cruises are available at the bottom of the stairs where you ride both rivers that meet nearby.

Thank Anastasia P
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Well i counted 435 steps to the top. Get ready for a challange. The higher you go the better the view you see. I see nothing special about it but it had to be a way of punishment back then.

Thank Umutcan K
Reviewed 14 February 2018

The stairs are worth the climb, the view from the top is breath taking. You will see the Volga and the Kremlin. Better to go in summer because in winter it will be icy and dangerous to go.

Thank Andreas067
Reviewed 7 November 2017

One of the best breathtaking views on Volga river, use the opportunity to have a walk along the waterfront.

Thank Svetka22
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

One of the important tourist spots in Nizhny Novgorod... The staircase goes down to Lower Nizhny Embankment which is another peaceful place worth seeing...

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