Where Novosibirsk Emerged and Was Burnt to the Ground

Visitors will visit Chertovo Gorodishche — the first settlement in Novosibirsk. An old Novosibirsk resident will tell you about the history of the now-vanished wooden settlement in the Kamenka River floodplain based on personal experience. As you pass Lyceum School No. 12 and Sverdlov Square, the guide will tell you about the history of Kryachkov’s schools and the role of the architect Andrey Kryachkov in the city’s history. Age limit: 12+. Guide — Gennady Svistunov. Meeting point: Oktyabrskaya metro station, exit No. 1, on the even-numbered side of Kirova Street (opposite the entrance to Kirov Square).


Kirov Square, Koschei the Immortal and Zmey Gorynych Fountain, Chertovo Gorodishche, Sibrevkomovsky Bridge, Lyceum School No. 12, Sverdlov Square

Kirov Square

The square is renowned for its unusual fountain decorated with a sculptural composition depicting the Russian fairy tale characters Zmey Gorynych and Koschei the Immortal.

Koschei the Immortal and Zmey Gorynych Fountain

Fountain dedicated to fairy tale characters: Zmey Gorynych and Koschei the Immortal. You can also find a wooden hut on chicken legs and a pike holding an egg (Koschei’s death) here.

Chertovo Gorodishche

The first settlement of nomadic Siberian tribes in Novosibirsk. According to legend, Kuchum Khan hid here from the Cossacks.

Sibrevkomovsky Bridge

The bridge was built in 1926 to establish a transport link between the city center and Zakamensky District. Once tall and modern, it was one of the main city river crossings. The bridge initially crossed the Kamenka River, but since the 1970s the river has been hidden in the sewers. In the 20th century, the bridge was associated with criminal legends. Today, Ippodromskaya Street passes under the bridge.

Lyceum School No. 12

One of 12 two-storey stone school buildings designed and constructed by the architect Kryachkov in 1911–1912.

Sverdlov Square

The oldest city square with monumental buildings of the Soviet era.

Botanical Garden

An excursion through the gardens with stories of the old Barnaul Highway, life in the ancient local settlements, and scientific discoveries.
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4 hours
35 km

Gastro Excursion

Walking tour to the mysterious historic building at 22 Krasny Avenue.
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2 hours
50 m

Walk Along the Mikhailovskaya Embankment

Walking tour along the embankment that marked the beginning of Novonikolayevsk.
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2 hours
1 km

On the Trail of the White Wagtail

A breathtaking walking tour along the banks of the Ob with a story about Novosibirsk’s flora and fauna.
1.5 km
2 km

Beard Walk

Visitors will dive into the city’s history and learn about the construction of residential quarters and universities in Novosibirsk’s left bank area.
1 hour 20 minutes
2 km

Memorial Backyards of Kuznetskaya Street

1.5-hour walk around Novonikolayevsk quarters.
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1.5 hours
1.5 km

Travel along a Mystical River

You will visit the officers’ barracks on Topolyovaya Street and learn about the history of Oktyabrsky District.
1 hour 30 minutes
11 km

Through the Merchant Quarters

A leisurely walk reveals the secrets of merchant life in Novonikolayevsk.
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1 hour 20 minutes
2 km