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Novosibirsk Travel Guide: 210 reviews and 428 photos

I came to Novosibirsk on my Transsib trip in autumn 2004 from Moscow to Vladivostok. I didn't desparately want to stop here but my travel mate wanted to have a look before heading to Tomsk, so after an overnight train journey from Omsk, we stayed here overnight to have a shower/clothes washing break.

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  • In a nutshell:Big ugly city - ok for a break if you have time to waste
  • Last visit to Novosibirsk: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Interesting page here & I do like the Lonely Planet Guides for less well known places too/

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2007 at 12:19 PM

    very nice page. i really like these decaying towns in the former east block. mabye not the prettiest, but damn interesting.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2007 at 7:50 AM

    Just had a glimpse of Novosibirsk when our train stopped there for a while. The strange thing was, we left Yekaterinburg at below 0°C and the temperature in Novosibirsk was above +20°C when we arrived the next morning!!!

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2007 at 4:02 AM

    yeah, the most soviet-style city in Syberia i've ever seen

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2007 at 12:04 AM

    Impressive railway station :-) Ahh, and the woods look almost as Dr. Schiwago's :-)

  • Mar 23, 2007 at 3:03 PM

    Oh, Novosibirsk, you took me 20 years back :)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 1:26 PM

    Summer and + 15 C in Russia and +7 C and snow in Germany. Keep up the good work ... :-)

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    Sure you've studied the Siberia better them the majority of Russians (I've never been to Novosibirsk). I wish to study only little part of huge Swiss as good as you learnt a large part of small Russia! Summer has come here:+15 today!


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