Chkalov Staircase, Nizhny Novgorod

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. Arrange to visit Chkalov Staircase and other attractions in Nizhny Novgorod using our Nizhny Novgorod trip planner .
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  • Nearly about 800 steps, down from Kremlin to River side street. Beautiful view of River Volga. Enjoyable experience.  more »
  • When you look at Chkalov Staircase it’s very impressive from both sides. From above you watch down to the Wolga super view and from the riverbank you are watching up the imposante staircase to the Kre...  more »
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