Nizhny Novgorod    

Nizhny Novgorod city break guide

Why go?
In 1221, Russian Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich of Vladimir founded a wooden fort at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers. The settlement was named Nizhny Novgorod (“lower newtown”. The location made the city the most developed shopping center of Russia. Nowadays this view of the confluence is upgraded by an impressive building of the stadium built for the World cup 2018.

Where go?
Take a tour on a river cruise down the Volga and The Oka rivers and enjoy fascinating view of the historic part of the city from the water. UNESCO included Nizhny Novgorod in the list of Top 100 cities in the world that are of great historical and cultural value. The city center with its Red brick kremlin and Pokrovskaya street ( local Arbat street) will for sure impress you. Visit parks and forests that cover one-fifth of the city. “Switzerland”, the biggest park, occupies 380 hectares will be loved both by adults and children. In total, there are more than 15 parks in Nizhny Novgorod.

Know before you go!
Currency: Ruble
Telephone code: Saint Petersburg has telephone code – 831 (prefixed by 00 7 if dialing from abroad). Codes must be used and prefixed by an 8 - so 8-831 1234567, for example, then the number

Time difference: +3 hours (GMT)
Weather: Summer: around 18 °C (71 °F) winter: around −20 °C (-4 °F), very often windy