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The Chkalov staircase in Nizhniy Novgorod
The great Chkalov staircase / Chkalovskaya stairs is the first sight that you will see of Nizhniy Novgorod, when arriving by cruiseship from the east, like I did. This staircase is really impressive, although it was never mentioned again by our local tourguide, although we finally passed by the top of it in quite a short distance, when we walked through the Kremlin.
It was also nice to see that ship in the lower part of the stairs as a part of the architecture.
Next to the stairs you will see the old walls of the Kremlin and this Kremlin is one of Nizhniy Novgorod's best tourist-attractions, because from outside it still looks the same as hundreds of years ago, with a strong wall and severeal towers it was built high above the hill with a great view of the rivers.
The Kreml is still used as a seat of the local government, you will find parks there, restaurants, a permanent exhibition of war relicts and a lot more.

Directions: Nizhniy Novgorod is in a distance of several hundred km east of Moscow.
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  • Updated Dec 7, 2015
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