Around Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk suburbs. Tour to Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk tour.
TRIP TO NOVOSIBIRSK
In this section we will tell you about the most interesting trips outside of Novosibirsk. Actually, if you
would like to stay near a natural place, the best area is Akademgorodok, which
is outside of Novosibirsk, but is well connected by public transport, railway,
and taxis with the center. It is a nice, calm, and green area, and there's
everything a tourist needs: a hotel, few restaurants and cafe, nice people
(mostly students, professors, and rich people), internet cafe (opened 24 hours a
day), shops, a forest and Ob Sea nearby.
- Akademgorodok (the Academic City). Academy of Sciences opened up its
Siberian branch in Novosibirsk, which signalled the beginning
of the city's transformation into the educational hub of Siberian Russia.
While many research institutes are located within Novosibirsk itself, still
many more are clustered in Academgorodok, a small city founded in the 1950's
by the Academy, 30 km south of Novosibirsk.
- If you feel like going out of the city, the closest place is the area just after Akademgorodok, near Ob Sea
(huge man-made reservoir). It is possible to swim in Ob Sea (at least as
of Summer 2002, and locals do it), and the forest around it is quite nice.
The main town on the shore of Ob Sea is Berdsk (local trains go few times a
day from the main Novosibirsk railway station - takes about 1.5 hours), which is nothing special, but there are a few tour bases around. It is
also possible to camp around, but you should be careful. We recommend you
don't go there overnight, but take a local train in the morning to Berdsk,
walk around, and then come back in the evening (make sure you get the train
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