Map Nizhny Novgorod Russia for Printing

Some general information about Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, including its nature parks, natural reserves, and tourism. 

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Nizhny Novgorod:

Nizhny Novgorod is one of Russia’s major cities, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers. It has a rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse natural landscapes. The city is known for its historic architecture, museums, and as a significant industrial and economic center.

Nature Parks and Reserves:

  1. Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve:
    • Located about 100 kilometers southeast of Nizhny Novgorod.
    • Known for its diverse ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, and meadows.
    • Home to various plant and animal species, including elk, beavers, and numerous bird species.
    • Visitors can explore designated trails and enjoy the pristine natural surroundings.
  2. Kerzhenets Nature Reserve:
    • Situated northeast of Nizhny Novgorod.
    • Characterized by vast forests, lakes, and wetlands.
    • It aims to preserve the natural habitat and protect rare species of flora and fauna.
    • The reserve offers opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, and nature photography.
  3. Meshchersky National Park:
    • Located south of Nizhny Novgorod.
    • Encompasses diverse landscapes, including forests, meadows, and swamps.
    • Home to a variety of plant and animal species.
    • Activities in the park include hiking, wildlife observation, and educational programs.

Tourism in Nizhny Novgorod:

  1. Historical and Cultural Attractions:
    • Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin: A historic fortress with architectural landmarks, including the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
    • Chkalov Stairs: A monumental staircase offering panoramic views of the city.
    • State Art Museum: Houses a rich collection of Russian art spanning various periods.
  2. Volga River Cruises:
    • Nizhny Novgorod’s location on the Volga River makes it a starting point for river cruises.
    • Cruises offer scenic views of the river and opportunities to explore towns along the Volga.
  3. Local Cuisine and Markets:
    • Try traditional Russian dishes in local restaurants.
    • Explore local markets like the Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street market for a taste of the region’s culinary offerings.
  4. Cultural Events and Festivals:
    • Check for cultural events and festivals that may be happening during your visit, showcasing local arts, music, and traditions.

Before planning a visit, I recommend checking with local tourism authorities or reliable travel sources for the most up-to-date information on nature reserves, parks, and tourism activities in Nizhny Novgorod.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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