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Omsk is a large 300 years old city in the vast Siberian steppes, the capital of the Siberian Cossack troops.


Dmitry Medvedev
„Omsk is a harsh but a very interesting city, and through its entire history, it was the important center of dramatic Russian historical events. These events have left a mark both in the city and in the mentality of the people living here.“
„Omsk has a very beautiful old city center, with many spots resembling the city of St. Petersburg, and with a rich cultural and nightlife! Here you can taste delicious beer and other alcoholic beverages produced from the crystal clear waters of five major lakes of this region.“

Dmitry

 

Sights of Omsk region

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Omsk State Drama Theater

Omsk state drama theater was founded in 1875 and now it is one of the oldest drama theater of Siberia. The first professional theater troupe was established in one year. The theater those days was just a wooden building which burned down in 1877. Another building, made of stone, was built instead in 1882 and then demolished in 1891, so the actors had to stay without a theater building for quite a long time. The modern building of the Omsk Drama Theater that we can see in the city center, was found in the beginning of 1900s. At first, a tender was held to design the project of the building, and in July 1901 the foundation was laid in the area of Market Place. When the building was finished, and the scaffolding was removed in 1905, the people of Omsk have finally seen the metropolitan-style stone theater building. Construction of the scene, lighting, plastering and sculptures took another ten years, though the theater was already functioning and the troupes were performing. In 1915 the construction was finally completed, when the busts of Lev Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov were installed in the alcoves, as well as the most remarkable part of the building — the ‘Winged Genius’ sculpture by Vinkler, with an angel hovering on the theater frontispiece. Architecturally, Omsk Drama Theater is eclectic: the classic-style building is decorated with baroque elements, turrets with lucarne-windows, sailing tower, twin half-columns and balustrade.

In February 1920, in accordance with the Sovnarkom decree “On the unification of the theatrical business”, Omsk Drama Theater was declared a national treasure. For three seasons, it changed its name three times: Big Theater (1919-1920), First State Soviet Theater (1920-1921), Siberian State Theater (1921-1922).

The first season of the Omsk drama theater in the new building was opened by the comedy “State Inspector”; the repertoire also included the plays by Maxim Gorkiy. The staging was run by the team of Moscow Art Theater.

In the 1920s, Omsk was an administrative, political and cultural center of Siberia, so the Siberian state theater was planned to be a model for the other cities of the region. The artistic team consisted of 118 people. Of these, 31 were dramatic actors, 10 were ballet dancers, 24 were the choir, and 21 were the soloists. After the Siberian administrative center was moved from Omsk to Novonikolaevsk, the theater has ceased to exist. In the early 1930s, the Siberian Theater of Acting from Novosibirsk was performing in the city theater building. The time period from 1931 to 1941 is considered the time of theater’s birth. The troupe has changed after the Great Patriotic War began. In 1944, the Omsk actors visited the front lines with two concert brigades, performed in hospitals and mobilization centers.

Historical events in the country and its culture, changes in the troupe, in genres and styles; elements of work and acting brought about by different directors — all this is the history of Omsk Drama Theater. And the demand for it has always been obvious. In Russia, the talented acting troupe of Omsk Drama Theater for many years has been famous as a professional and brilliant one. In 2012, Omsk State Drama Theater received a Presidential grant for the theatrical art, together with other 15 creative and educational teams of the country.

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Tara gates

The Tara Gates used to be one of the entrances into the Omsk fortress from the northern part of the city. The gates were built in the 18th century and stood on the road to the Tara passage. As time passed, the gates became a part of the expanding city landscape. The adjacent street was named Tarskaya. There are a cozy square and a fountain with a cast-iron bowl. Nearby is also a tribute stone to the Victims of Stalinist purges. Not very far from the gates is the statue of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who was brought through these gates to serve the penal sentence.

Tarskaya street, that starts from the gates and leads right to the front entrance into the Cathedral of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, is one of the oldest in the city. This is the towns folk’s favorite promenade, and the gates are a beautiful and remarkable part of the city, its historic site. This is not just a city center, but a place that keeps the history of the years passed. There’s an omen that if people holding each other’s hands walk under the arch and make a wish, it will come true.

Out of four fortress gates, besides the reconstructed Tara Gates, only the Tobolsk Gates have survived till today. Nowadays, the Tara Gates are a distinctive landmark of Omsk.

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Omsk fortress

Omsk Fortress is the Siberian Line security bastion. Nowadays, it has become a historic city site as well as a historical and cultural complex.

The Omsk Fortress history dates back to 1717: a drawing was sent from Tobolsk to Omsk, “On the construction of the Omsk fortress beyond the river Om and aligned households”; the construction was led by Major Aksakov. The six-hectares wooden fortification was erected at the upper mouth of the river Irtysh by decree of Peter I of 1714 on the development of Siberia. There were ditches here, bastions with cannons in the corners of the fortress, wooden logs for weaponry – the batteries, and pole fencing between the demi-bastions. There were four gates to enter the fortress: Spasskye (from the Irtysh River), Znamensky (southeast), Nikolskye (towards the Om River), and Shestakov gates (eastern part of the fortress). By Ekaterina II decree of 1763, Lieutenant-General I. Springer had to build a line of fortifications and establish conditions for the development of trade with Asian countries. Springer chose the Omsk Fortress as his residence and decided to build here a renovated fortress. The project was approved and the construction started in May 1768. The area of the second fortress was 30 hectares, it had numerous fortifications, 4 bastions and the same number of gates. Omsk gates – from the Omsk settlement side, Tara – from the north, Tobolsk and Irtysh gates – from Irtysh side. Inside the fortress, the houses for officers and the general were built, together with barracks, warehouses and brick sheds to manufacture the construction materials. There were also other houses and buildings: a stone cathedral; a guardhouse building, where the board, guard, and the garrison school were located; a Lutheran church. All these buildings by the end of the 18th century have composed an architectural complex around the fortress parade-ground.

Now you can see the preserved building of the guardhouse, commandant’s house (Dostoevsky Literary Museum), the Lutheran church (Museum of the Internal Affairs Directorate). All of them were granted the status of Federal cultural heritage sites – ‘a monument of history and culture’.

Currently, the Omsk Fortress complex is being renovated. In 2010, the Omsk and Irtysh Gates renovation started. There is also a city museum of architecture and urban planning being built within the fortress. Today, there is a mini-cinema in the fortress, where you can watch the documentaries about the city, where the various historical exhibitions are held; and there is a stage for performances installed in the square. On the territory of the fortress, there is also a musical theater.

The staff of the Omsk Fortress can arrange the general and thematic excursions for a wide range of visitors, both in groups and individual.

Getting here

5A Partizanskaya str. Omsk

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Holy assumption Cathedral

Holy Assumption Cathedral is a remarkable landmark not only in Omsk, it is one of the most important landmarks of Russia and is considered a unique historical monument listed in the catalog of the world temple culture. The cathedral is owned by the region and protected by the state.

For a long time since the soviet administration was established, the cathedral was empty, and in 1933 its bell was taken away to melt down and use for the country’s industry, and later a decision on its demolition was taken. When the cathedral was blown up, a square was set up here, called “Pioneers’Park”; and for many years there were the parts of the decorated cathedral walls standing in the park, including a part of the altar. Restoration of the cathedral took place in the beginning of the XXI century and was funded by the money raised by the citizens. 11 July 2005 a decision was made by the government of Omsk Region to restore the Assumption Cathedral as a monument of history and culture of Omsk Irtysh area. So the construction works began. During the works, the foundation of the previously demolished cathedral was excavated, and the archaeologists have found a secret room with icons.

The new Holy Assumption Cathedral was officially consecrated on 15 July 2007. The government of Omsk Region also offered to rename the square near the cathedral. Since then it was officially renamed and became the Cathedral Square. Now the square is the place where all major celebrations and official events are held. The cathedral and adjacent territory are illuminated at night time by more than 100 lamps, and their beams are painting the church blue and white. In the lower part of the cathedral, a museum is soon to be opened, with the artifacts found during excavation (interior architectural details, ancient coins, glass bottles, vestments, icons).

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The Museum of fine arts named after M.A. Vrubel

Omsk regional museum of fine arts named after M.A. Vrubel is one of the most popular city sights. Founded in 1924, it is one of the oldest Siberian museums. Vrubel Museum has a wonderful collection of works of art, over 27 thousand pieces, which makes it the largest art collection beyond the Urals. The collection includes the objects of the world importance.

The represented works cover the time period from antiquity to the present time. The visitors are presented with such pieces of art as the panel “Flowers” by M.A. Vrubel, works of A. G. Yavlensky and watercolors by Japanese artist Byōzan Hirasawa. Of particular interest are the gold jewelry of the Scythian-Sarmatian period, the works of Faberge and the Ural stone-cutters. The museum funds are constantly replenished with new treasures of world art.

The museum has its own restoration workshops, where the top-level experts are working, scientific and publishing work takes place, and the outreach activities are conducted. Every year more than 160 thousand people visit the Museum of Vrubel and leave it spiritually enriched.

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The mansion of the merchant Batyushkov (Kolchak's house)

Kolchak House is probably one of the most beautiful historic buildings that survived to our days. It certainly can be called one of the Omsk major landmarks. Admiral Kolchak was the White movement leader during the Civil war, and he declared Omsk a capital of Russia. Since then, a picturesque and interesting place remained in Omsk on the bank of Irtysh river. That is an old building, a mansion of merchant Batyushkov. It was built in 1901. The mansion happened to become a part of the Russian history due to its close connection to the name of Admiral Kolchak. In 1919, it was a residence of the Imperial Navy Admiral, the Supreme Governor of Russia, Alexander Kolchak. When the country was convulsed with civil war, Omsk became the major center of concentration of the anti-Bolshevik forces in Siberia. And after Kolchak came to power, the former capital of Siberia became an outpost of the struggle against the Soviets. At that time, this Siberian city was the center of Siberian Cossacks, who provided maximum support to the White movement in Siberia.

When Omsk was taken by the Red Army, this stone building was assigned to the Siberian Educational Administration. In 1920, Batyushkov mansion was reassigned to an orphanage, and ten years later, in 1930, to a tuberculosis sanatorium. In 1970, one of the Cartographic Factory workshops was located here. In 1980, the building was acknowledged an object of cultural heritage. In 1987, Kolchak house was renovated, and in 2011 a decision was made to establish the Center for Civil Was History Studies in this building.

Kolchak house today is one of the most interesting sights in Omsk, it operates and receives many tourists and visitors. The interior of the building was completely restored, despite 70 years of Soviet authorities “cleaning out”everything that could remind of Kolchak in Omsk. The Civil War Museum, where a significant part of exposition is dedicated to the life of Admiral, was restored by the secret memoirs of his contemporaries, that were kept by dissidents, emigrants and other opponents of the Soviet government. If you visit the museum once, you will never forget this unique exposition which accurately reproduces the atmosphere of one of the most controversial periods in Russian history. The Admiral’s memorial study was completely restored and equipped to the smallest detail. A wax statue of Admiral Kolchak welcomes visitors in the study. In the former parlor, the guides will tell you about the Russian revolutions in the XX century, about the tragic fate of the family of the last emperor Nicolas II, and about the history of the White movement. In the former family chapel, there is an exposition of Kolchak, who has made an enormous contribution to the development of Russia as a scientist and Arctic explorer.

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Outdoor sculptures

Omsk streets are full with sculpture monuments so unusual, that the city can be easily called a repository of modern Siberian urban sculpture. Besides the non-standard, there are also many traditional historic and modern monuments.

The most famous monument in Omsk is the “Stepanych” sculpture, which is an image of a plumber in the sewer manhole. On festive days, townspeople always “treat” this local hero to a glass of vodka. Many beliefs and funny customs are associated with this sculpture.

Very few people know that besides “Stepanych”, there is also a statue on a Fire Tower. That is a symbolic depiction of a local fireman.

Another famous Omsk urban sculpture is “Lyubasha” (Dear Lyuba). This is a sculpture of a miserable young lady, a wife of one of the Omsk governors in the XIX century, who had tuberculosis and died very young. Citizens treat this sculpture with special awe and love.

In front of Omsk Youth Theater, there is an unusual sculpture of Don Quixote. The horse is racing, and the rider is absolutely static. It is made of many different parts, practically from scrap. This piece of art is characterized by an amazing energy and dynamism. However, the aesthetics of the sculpture is not quite consistent with its location.

“Utility Carp” is the name of A. Kapralov piece of art, installed on Chapaeva street. It is a metal fish, carrying houses with antennas, staircases – an entire city – on its back. It is a modern interpretation of a fairytale whangdoodle, showing the illusory nature and the meaninglessness of material life.

The most mysterious sculpture in the city is called “Children feeding the penguins”. The mystery of it is that no one has yet been able to explain its meaning and relevance to Omsk. Installed in the 1950s, this work still attracts attention with its inexplicable senselessness.

“Scales of Life”, a sculpture that frightens with its complexity and multi-figure concept, is located near the Museum of Fine Arts. Its author, in a very unusual and creative way, shows the eternal problem of choice that every man faces. The choice between spiritual and carnal, between ideal and material. The composition is extremely complex, filled with a multitude of symbolic details.

Surprising and funny is the “Paparazzi” monument, depicting a half-crow, half-man on a tree. Original interpretation, elegant design, irony and humor — all this attracts tourists. However, many argue that the sculpture is an unexpected but efficient advertising of a mobile phone store located nearby.

A monument to the policeman on one of the central streets of the city represents the image of a brave guardian of the order of the time before the Russian revolution. It looks very organic in the stream of the people passing by.

There are many monuments in the city, which are dedicated to the world war victims, Afghan War veterans, as well as the sculptures of historical monuments. But these monuments are not distinguished by artistic originality.

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Achairsky convent

Omsk region is quite rich with spiritual centers. Many of them were revived only after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but their history began as far back as in tzarist Russia. Of this kind is Achairsky Convent of the Holy Cross, located 40 km away from Omsk.

At the end of the XIX century, namely in 1890, near the rural settlement with a beautiful name Achair, several women have established the community of the Virgin and Michael the Archangel. This was a beginning of the convent. At the beginning of the XX century, the community residence area and the stone cathedral built here became well-known outside of the Omsk region. Already in the first decade of the new century, the community becomes a convent and gains a new status in the spiritual life of the region. But soon, the sorrow came to this land together with the Red Army. Similar to many other churches in Russia, the convent was disbanded, and its Mother Superior was subjected to purges. Since the 1920s to 1930s, the convent territory was consigned to oblivion: the property was looted, buildings were partially destroyed and desecrated. To make matters worse, in the 1930s the remaining buildings of the monastery were converted into the GULAG camp (Colony No.8). It was shut down only in 1956. But the end of the colony was also the end of the remaining buildings of the holy monastery.

Its reconstruction continues to the present day. Today, the visitors can already see 7 temples, 5 chapels and many household and maintenance buildings. Of course, the sister cells are closed to visitors, but the main entrance to the monastery territory is open. The main temple of Achairsky Convent is the nine-domed Assumption Cathedral, astounding in its greatness.ю The interior of the Cathedral is painted in the style of the outstanding Russian artist V. Vasnetsov, and the exterior resembles the architectural works of tzarist Russia.

Another landmark of the monastery is the source of mineral water that was discovered already after the revival of the convent. Today, Achair water is the favorite mineral water of Omsk citizens, and the pilgrims are coming to the source from all over Russia. The water of Achairsky Convent is believed to have miraculous healing power, so the number of people willing to visit the source keeps growing. A striking fact is that the temperature of this spring water is the same as the human body temperature – 36.6 C, so the spring does not freeze even in severe Siberian frosts.

Getting here

The convent is 40 km along Cherlaksky highway south of Omsk, nearby Achair village. There is a public transportation from Lobkov Community Center (Omsk) to the convent.

Monastery opening hours: 8:00 to 20:00 (every day). At the entrance, a donation of 10 RUB per person shall be made.

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Five lakes

The “Five Lakes” is a unique natural system, created by four real and one mythical ponds. They are all located in close proximity to each other, in the border area of Omsk and Novosibirsk regions. The legend explains the origin of the lakes by a fall of a meteorite and its five fragments that have created the “bowls” of future reservoirs. In general, this area is shrouded in a lot of mystical legends and stories, one more fantastic and mysterious than the other. In particular, it is alleged that Peter Ershov, the author of the well-known Russian fairy tale about “The Little Humpback Horse”, tells in his works about the properties of these magical lakes. And if the legends are true, a man who swims in all five lakes will be healed of all diseases. Maybe that is why tourists rush to Five Lakes to swim in the three accessible lakes in a certain order, and the lucky ones will also sprinkle themselves with Shaitan-lake water to be filled with energy since it is co cosmic and vivifying. And maybe they will have a chance to find the Concealed lake. There are many tales about these lakes, but the science is leery of agreeing with them. The most interesting is that the sources can’t explicitly say, which of the nearby lakes are in the “Five lakes” system. But it is always clearly said, that it includes the most mysterious Concealed lake, which has never yet been discovered. So the Tripsib team just lists all possible options, and the travelers are free to make their own decisions.

The Shaitan-lake is located by the mysterious village Okunevo, it is surrounded by swamps and very hard to approach. The locals believe that unlike other ponds, the water in this one is dead. The legends say that under the bottom of the lake there is an ancient Hindu temple — The Temple of Hanuman, a god of monkeys. In 1991, the admirers of guru Sri Babaji came to the village to build an ashram with a stone credence; and in 2000 came the Russian sorcery pagans came here to feed on the energy of the sacred area.

Urmannoe lake is in the Novosibirsk region. This is the largest of all five lakes. At the same time, it is the least popular, so it is still clean because the tourists are rare here. However, the beauty of the lake is probably superior to the one of its “fellows”, especially when the swans arrive.

Danilovo lake is at the very border of Novosibirsk and Omsk regions. The lake is 800 m long, 450-500 m wide, and its max depth is 16.2 m. However, there is a legend that the locals tried to measure the depth by lowering the weighted 40-meter-long rope, but it never reached the bottom. The lake has a very clean and clear water, containing a large amount of silver and has medicinal properties: the lake is home to a bacterium that purifies the water, and the water is saturated with oxygen. It is believed that this water successfully treats the gastrointestinal and various skin diseases. This is a very popular tourist destination.

Linyovo lake is located in Omsk region, west of Danilovo lake, near the Tara River. The lake is 530 m long and 320 m wide. Similar to Danilovo, Linyovo lake is famous due to the legend of the medicinal properties of its water. This lake has an equipped tourist and recreation area, and dozens of thousands of tourists come here every summer.

Schuchye (Pike) lake is located to the east of Linyovo lake. It also has legends about the healing properties of its water. But the tourists are attracted to this lake not by its water, but by its fish: perch, bream, tench, pike and roach.

The Concealed lake has never been found yet, but the locals are sure it exists. One of the versions says that it is located on right bank of Tara river, opposite Okunevo village, 250 m from the waterfront. It is ring-shaped, shallow and plant-filled.

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Znamensky district Museum of local lore

Znamenky Museum of Local History is located in one of the oldest settlements of the region, Znamenskoe village. It was established in 1988 with the main focus on history and nature of Omsk and Omsk region. This is a municipal organization and its main activities are cultural and educational. Founder of the museum is Maria Urlanova. The first mention of Znamenskoe village is dated XVII century. It is located in a picturesque area, near Chudskaya mountain, which is an outstanding archaeological site. The right part of the area is all taiga and lakes, and the elevated left part is where Novoyagodnoe village located.

Znamensky Museum of Local History has a collection of more than 2500 items. Museum participated in the regional festival of folk arts. Museum tells about the history of the area, and the exposition presents many objects of folk arts and crafts. The museum is also in charge of the traveling collection of paintings by local artists. It includes paintings of various genres (portraits, still-lifes, landscapes).

There are several basic tours. One of them tells about the peasants’ life and about the clothes of Siberian people of XIX century, the second one is about populating the region, where you can see the materials on Chudskaya mountain and archaeological finds – the remains of a mammoth and prehistoric rhinoceros, as well as the tools of the first settlers. The next excursions are devoted to directly to the residents of Znamensky area and their military exploits during the Great Patriotic War; they show how the area lived and changed in the time of establishment of the Soviet regime.

Getting here

Proletarskaya str., Znamenskoe village, Omsk region
Transportation: From Omsk, by bus ‘Omsk-Znamenskoe’, or by Irtysh river from Omsk river-boat station.
Opening hours: Sunday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00, lunch break 13:00 to 14:00. Saturday is a day off.

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Okunevo Village

About 250 km to the north from Omsk, there is an unremarkable village Okunevo. But this is a unique and mystical place, that is full of secrets. Okunevo village stands on the high bank of the river Tara. The houses here are very typical log constructions, and the residents are regular village people, but Okunevo has become a pilgrimage destination due to the completely unexplainable phenomena that happen here. For many years, the locals have been witnessing the mysterious events such as UFOs, colorful glowing balls flying in the sky, other visions and miracles.

The trees in the forest around the village have weird shapes, many of them have their tops broken as if something was flying here and cut them; some trees are also implausibly bent. The water from the lakes surrounding the village (legend says, they were formed by the meteorite that fell here and split into 5 parts) is rarely called otherwise than “magic”. This water cures diseases and rejuvenates the body. The scientists who worked there confirmed this phenomenon. They also confirmed the fact that their devices registered the frequency of 127 Hz, which is similar to the frequency of the magnetic field arising during the rites of the Indian magicians falling into the state of ecstasy. Oddly enough, there are a lot of connection between Okunevo and India. The Indians believe that this is the land of their ancestors, which they had to leave due to the climate cooling. They also believe that the temple of an Indian healer and monkey-god Hanuman, described in the ancient Indian source “Rigveda”, is located here. This prophet is believed to preach the religion that came to India from Siberia.

Okunevo is an active energy center, a kind of a gateway to a parallel universe, where you can move for some time or even disappear there forever. And that did happen! In the 1960s, near the Shaitan-lake, a group of army researchers has gone missing here, though it was equipped with the most advanced equipment and devices. No traces of the group have ever been found. Also, there is a huge number of registered cases, when people disappeared, whether for a certain period of time or permanently.

But the mysticism of the place doesn’t end here. Archaeologists have recently discovered perfectly manufactured stone slabs and parts of gigantic buildings under the ground. There is also information about a giant temple located 15 meters under the Shkolnaya mountain. Isn’t it the temple of Hanuman, the Indian god?

Each year, 21 to 24 of July, people of Okunevo village celebrate the Solstice. This is an amazing, mysterious celebration, which more and more people from around the world are willing to see.

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Bird haven Natural Park

Bird Haven is a unique nature park, located right in the city of Omsk. The park is a protected area.

A charming corner of untouched nature, located in the middle of the industrial city, attracts the scientists and environmentalists as well as the general public. The inhabitants of the Bird Haven include 155 species of birds, 26 of them are listed in the Red Book of Omsk region and Russia, 251 species of insects, about 300 species of plants and 20 species of mammals. Among the feathered inhabitants are ducks, gulls, terns, sandpipers, goldeneyes, geese, gray cranes, and even whooping swans. Besides the birds, there are various rodents, such as mice, hamsters, muskrats. Sometimes, rabbits, ferrets, and foxes can be met. Also, there are lizards and frogs in the nature park. Due to the dense forest around the lakes, the park residents feel safe and comfortable.

The Bird Haven has a long history. In the past, there was an Irtysh bed here, but by the XVII century, it moved east. The old river bed was separated from the new with sand banks, and due to the remaining springs, there also appeared a long closed duct – small river Zamarayka ("Messy river"). It was flowing towards the Irtysh in its new bed. It received such a name because of the stagnant water and piled up decaying residues of the river plants. Zamarayka performed the function of receiving and gradual loading of waters coming from the waterside terraces. In the process of Omsk development and construction of bridges, the pond of Bird Haven was formed. Water supply was arranged to feed the pond and prevent the Bird Haven from drying even in the driest periods. A comprehensive landscaping was performed, and the adjacent protected area developed. After that, the Bird Haven acquired the status of the natural monument and the national park.

The Bird Haven is the only Russian national park located in the middle of the city and one of the two urban water parks in the world.

Getting here

It is located next to Omsk airport. Usually, airport staff tries to get rid of the huge number of birds that can cause problems for the planes but in the case of Bird Haven, they have to put up with this neighborhood and even to explore different ways to ensure flight safety which would not disturb the peace of the park residents.

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Devil's finger

Slightly over 100 km from Omsk, on a steep bank of Irtysh, the Serebryanoe ("Silver") village is located. Its history begins in the XVIII century when the Russian cossacks actively developed the territories along the Irtysh and built fortresses on the steep banks of the Siberian river. The first mention of the Serebryansky tower refers to 1730. It is the perfect location for an outpost, with a forest and a swamp on one side, and an inaccessible bank on the other. The life gradually became more and more peaceful, so the military settlement was turned into a hamlet, which over time has grown into a village with its own parish.

The location is incredibly scenic. The village is surrounded by brutal slopes with an old worship cross on the top of one of them. It is the Orthodox guardian of the village. Serebryanka river is flowing nearby, and the Irtysh is a bit further. There is also one of the natural attractions of the place here, the famous Drop (a 30-meter drop in the shore). The 'drop' formed protruding peaks of alumina, called Devil's Fingers. The most famous Devil's finger pointing to the sky is a rock of clay and sand, surprisingly reminiscent of a fist of a giant with a projecting index finger. But over time, the bizarre rock ledges undergo physical and chemical weathering and gradually get destroyed.

This geological drop is chosen by people as a recreation area, and as a place to hold various sporting events. The lake at the bottom of the drop is the where the fishermen like to gather; the nature park, thick softwood forests and scenic surroundings attract the tourists.

 

Transport

Omsk-Central Airport

Railways

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Minibus (Marshrutka)

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Omsk-Central Airport

Omsk-Central Airport

International Airport ‘Omsk-Central’ is one of the main airports in Siberia. It is located 5 km to the southwest from the city center. It is the most convenient when traveling to the north of European part of Russia as well as to the northern Siberian regions, such as Yugra (Khanty-Mansiysk).

The medical center is in the waiting lounge of the international terminal, on the ground floor. Qualified doctors, working at the airport around the clock, are always ready to help the passengers with disease exacerbations (in the medical center, they will provide the first aid and, depending on a situation, will either send the patient to the city hospital or conduct the surgery intervention on their own). Also, you may contact the medical center to receive some medicines against the major illnesses that may be induced by the flight, or a health certificate for the baby care room. The smoking room is on the ground floor of the terminal, near the third gate. In this room, you can freely smoke a cigarette or two (which is prohibited in other areas of the terminal), buy tobacco, alcohol and daily newspapers. The smoking room services are free of charge. Sberbank office is near the main exit from the international terminal. In this office, you can get all kinds of banking services, as well as use an ATM.

The airport complex includes long-term parking, shopping areas, duty-free stores and food courts.

The airport offers a service of purchasing the tickets via Internet. Tickets can be booked on the official website. On the departure day, at least 3 hours before the flight, you wll need to apply to the special counters to redeem the booked boarding passes.


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Address: 28 Transsibirskaya Street, Omsk
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Railways

Railways

Travelling by train, you can get to such cities as Krasnoyarsk, Abakan, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Omsk, Tobolsk, Tumen, Barnaul, Irkutsk, Chita, Ulan-Ude and other. The Siberian rail system is also a part of the Transsiberian Railway. Taking the Transsib is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Russia and Siberia. Imagine travelling for a week, still being in the same country and seeing it all from the window of your train (still, we recommend to make some stops and spend a couple of days in some major cities along the way or see the wonderful nature of Siberia in Altai mountains or at Baikal lake).

Trains in Russia are divided into 5 categories depending on their comfort and fares: (1) the cheapest and the least comfortable are the seating carriages (they are mostly used for the interregional connections); (2) economy class (‘platskart’)is the most wide-spread category (and the cheapest among sleeping car options), although not very comfortable, as each block consists of 6 berths; (3) compartment cars are very comfortable sleeping cars with 4 berths per closed block; (4) premium is a very comfortable type of car, equipped with working areas, showers, etc.; (5) first-class sleeping cars are the most comfortable and the most expensive category with maximum of 2 berths per compartment. In every car, there is a steward, who at any time of the day is ready to offer a hot tea or coffee, snacks, newspapers, and board games. These can be included in your ticket price, or the extra payment may be required. Each train has a restaurant car that works 24 hours a day. You can also buy some food and drinks in the station shops in the large cities.

Train tickets can be bought at any railway station. Tickets for most routes can also be bought electronically on the web-site. At the boarding, you will only need to show your passport to the steward.

It is good to remember that in Russia, a train ride is a good reason for a new acquaintance and an interesting conversation; you should also be ready to be treated to a meal by your companions.


  • Easy transport access
  • Business lounge
  • CIP hall
 
 

From 6 am To 6 am
24/7 service

Cash
 

Address: 1 Lekont street, Omsk
GPS: 54.939822, 73.385909
Website: rzd.ru
Phone: 8-800-775-00-00 (free call)
Phone: (3812) 44–21–01
 

 

Local railways

Local railways

The Local railways can take you to any place within Novosibirsk region and also to Barnaul, Tomsk and Kemerovo. For more information please check the map above or contact us.

Tickets for the local trains can be purchased at the special counters in the train station buildings. You will need to pay extra attention to check if the train actually stops at the desired destination point.

A regular ticket entitles you to travel on any local (electric) train current direction except the high-speed (express). To ride the express train, you will need to buy a special ticket.

The ticket shall be kept until the end of the journey. It can be checked by inspectors along the way, and you will also need it to exit the station at the destination point.


  • Easy transport access
 
 

From 6 am To 6 am
24/7 service

Cash
 

Address: 1 Lekont street, Omsk
GPS: 54.940663, 73.386408
Phone: (3812) 44–31–52
Phone: (3812) 44–39–27
 

 

River Port

River Port

The river systems have long served as important transport routes linking the localities within the Siberian region and connecting the South and North Siberia in general. The river fleet performs this function until today. Usually, an intraregional river transport trip is not very comfortable, as opposed to the long river journeys where you can select cabins of different categories of comfort.

On the other hand, this is the only way to move around Siberia while seeing the picturesque Siberian nature from this perspective, enjoy a clean air and a leisurely movement on the water.

Tickets for the river transport can be purchased at the box office in the river station building. The long-term, multi-day tours on the rivers can also be purchased at travel agencies that organize these trips. To purchase a long tour, you will need a passport.

In the river transport, it is generally forbidden to smoke and drink liquors. This rule does not apply to the boats for the multi-day trips, as there are special facilities on board.


  • Easy transport access
  • Comfortable
 

 
 

Cash
 

Address: 55, 9th Leninskaya street, Omsk
GPS: 54.938687, 73.369234
Website: omport.ru
 
Phone: +7 (3812) 41–53–13
Phone: +7 (3812) 41–53–97

 

Сoaches

Omsk Bus Terminal

Buses in Siberia are a convenient way of transportation within the region or to the adjacent regions.

Bus tickets can be purchased at the bus station or in the special booking-offices. You can also buy an e-ticket on the website. To buy an intraregional ticket, there are no special requirements. If you buy a ticket to travel outside of the region, you will need to show your passport at the bus station counter; you may also be required to show it while boarding the bus.

While traveling in the winter, you will need to remember that due to the bad weather conditions the bus can be delayed or even canceled. Also, most buses don’t have a toilet, which also should be considered before going on a long journey, if you want it to be not painful but pleasant. Remember that the distances in Siberia are quite long.

There are also international routes from Omsk to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 6 am To 6 am
24/7 service

Cash
 

Address: 2 Komarov Avenue, Omsk
GPS: 54.998860, 73.281159
 
Phone: +7 (3812) 35-66-88
Phone: +7 (3812) 35-66-78
 
 

 

City bus

City bus

Regular shuttle transportation.

Buses run along the special routes and are marked with corresponding numbers. But for the passengers’ convenience, on each bus, there's also a list of the key stops on the route, for an easier navigation.

The fare is paid directly in the bus to the conductor and only in cash.

In Russia, it is believed that if the sum of the first three digits of the ticket number is equal to the sum of the last three digits, then you need to chew and eat the ticket, which is supposed to bring luck to you. We can only recommend that before eating the lucky ticket, you make sure that your insurance covers the risks of such undertakings.:)


  • Easy transport access
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 6 am To 11 pm

Cash
 
 

 

Minibus

Minibus (marshrutka)

Regular shuttle transportation. 

Minibusses run along the special routes and are marked with corresponding numbers. But for the passengers’ convenience, on each bus, there's also a list of the key stops on the route, for an easier navigation.

The fare is paid when entering the minibus, directly to the driver, and only in cash. The fare depends on the length of the journey; the details are always displayed in the cabin.

It is very common that the passenger closest to the driver is asked by the others to pass the money on to the driver. So, if you sit in that place, it would really help if you’re able to count quickly (and are quite familiar with the local money to pass the change back to everyone). Minibusses stop on demand, so in order not to pass your stop, you should exactly know its name and ask the driver to stop, loudly and in advance.

On the street, you can stop the minibus by raising a hand, just like a taxi, but only at the stopping sites.


  • Easy transport access
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 6 am To 11 pm

Cash
 
 

 

Trolleybus

Trolleybus

Regular shuttle transportation. 

Trolleybuses run along the special routes and are marked with corresponding numbers. But for the passengers’ convenience, on each bus, there's also a list of the key stops on the route, for an easier navigation.

The fare is paid directly in the trolleybus to the conductor and only in cash.

In Russia, it is believed that if the sum of the first three digits of the ticket number is equal to the sum of the last three digits, then you need to chew and eat the ticket, which is supposed to bring luck to you. We can only recommend that before eating the lucky ticket, you make sure that your insurance covers the risks of such undertakings.:)


  • Easy transport access
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 6 am To 11 pm

Cash
 
 

 

Tram

Tram

Regular shuttle transportation. 

Trams run along the special routes and are marked with corresponding numbers. But for the passengers’ convenience, on each bus, there's also a list of the key stops on the route, for an easier navigation.

The fare is paid directly in the tram to the conductor and only in cash.

In Russia, it is believed that if the sum of the first three digits of the ticket number is equal to the sum of the last three digits, then you need to chew and eat the ticket, which is supposed to bring luck to you. We can only recommend that before eating the lucky ticket, you make sure that your insurance covers the risks of such undertakings.:)


  • Easy transport access
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 6 am To 11 pm

Cash
 
 

  • Easy transport access
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From 6 am To 11 pm

Cash
 
 

 
Phone: +7 (383) 347-00-47
E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Taxi

Taxi

You can use the taxi to move around the city or region. You can order a cab by calling a special service or you may just stick your hand out and stop the taxi when you see it. We don’t recommend using any kinds of an illegal taxi (a regular car with no signs of a taxi service on it).

Don’t be surprised if a car stops, that is not marked as a taxi – anyone can give you a ride. But it is important to agree on the cost of the trip before getting into the car. Sometimes you can even get it for free.

The cost of a trip from the airport to the city center or vice versa should not exceed 1000 rubles. It is paid mostly in cash (some taxi companies also accept major credit cards, but you better check it before the ride).


  • Easy transport access
  • Comfortable
  • Information in English
 
 
 
 
 

From 6 am To 6 am
24/7 service

Mostly сash
 
 
 
 

Phone: +7(383) 315-15-15 | Unis-Lada
Phone: +7(383) 288-88-88 | Maxim

 

 

Hotels

„The TripSib team recommends“

 

 

Night life

„The TripSib team recommends“
  • Rassolnik
    3 July street, building 3, Kvartal 130 | +7(3952) 68-68-78

    Antiglamur Crazy Club
    Serebrennikovskaya street, 19/1 | +7 (383) 2-143-142

    Blue Hoarfrost
    Sovetskaya street, 18 | +7 (383) 287-78-42

    Guevara Club
    Serebrennikovskaya street, 29 | +7 (383) 291-96-90

    BUNKER Club
    Musa Jalil street, 11 - ground floor | +7 (383) 213-00-14

    Sleepless FRANKIE
    Yadrintsevskaya street, 14 | +7 (383) 214-65-68

    Black Milk Cocktail bar
    Yadrintsevskaya street, 21 | +7 (383) 214-65-68

    Pravda Club
    Karl Marx Avenue, 47/2 | +7 (383) 213-13-22

    Posh Restoclub
    Lenin street, 1 - ground floor | +7 (383) 377-77-70

    Maximilian`s Bavarian beer club
    Dusi Kovalchuk street, 1/1 | +7 (383) 285-88-84

    Clouds Night Club
    Galushka street, 1A | +7 (383) 292-60-62

    Tancuki Club
    Zhukovskogo street, 102 | +7 (383) 228-00-28

  • Friends Bar
    Red Avenue, 22 - 2nd floor | +7 (383) 209-20-61

    John Gregor Old Pub
    Lenin street, 8 - ground floor | +7 (383) 310-82-32

    <http://rockcity.ru/" target="_blank">Rock City Bar
    Red Avenue, 37 | +7 (383) 227-01-08

    LPSBR Bar
    Lenin street, 6 building 1 | +7 (383) 213-69-94

    Ruby Wine Bar
    Lenin street, 9 | +7 (383) 209-13-26

    ShashlikoFF Grill Bars
    Red Avenue, 17 | +7 (383) 251-01-05 | and others

    Franklin & Finch Bar
    Red Avenue, 17/1 - 6 floor | +7 (383) 310-00-68

    Clever Irish Pub
    Sovetskaya street, 5 | +7 (383) 289-28-98 | and others

    CRAFT beer & kitchen Bar
    Red Avenue, 37 - 1 floor | +7 (383) 222-62-06

    BIER HAUS
    Narodnaya street, 1 | +7 (383) 276-00-66 | and others

    Harat's Pub
    Sovetskaya street, 18 - ground floor | +7 (383) 292-36-65

    Pub-501
    Lenin street, 20 | +7 (383) 218-09-39

  • Rassolnik
    Siberian | European
    3 July street, building 3, Kvartal 130 | +7(3952) 68-68-78

    Beerman Beer Restaurant
    Kamenskaya street, 7 | +7 (383) 362-12-62 | and others

    Balkan Grill Restaurant
    Frunze street, 3 | +7 (383) 217-22-85

    Geese Brewery Restaurant
    Nikolaev street, 12/2 | +7 (383) 310-16-03

    Skuratov Coffee
    Coffee | Fast Food
    4B Lermontov street | +7(962)058-53-85 | and others

    Once in America
    Frunze street, 14 | +7 (383) 224-48-00

    Red House
    Red Avenue, 22 | +7 (383) 325-25-15

    VERANDA
    Lenin street, 11 | +7 (383) 218-78-24

    Da Tan Shi Dya
    Musa Jalil street, 11 | +7 (383) 330-51-08

    Puppen Haus Deli Theatre
    Chaplygin street, 65/1 | +7 (383) 251-03-03

    T.B.K. Lounge
    Zolotodolinskaya street, 11 | +7 (383) 330-37-56

    DROVAMUKA
    Red Avenue, 37 | +7 (383) 227-08-05

 

 

Activities

 

ATV tours

ATV tours

ATV is a unique vehicle, specially designed for the off-road driving. There is nothing more exciting than traveling with friends by ATV through the rugged areas of the wild, primitive Siberian nature.

Driving the ATV Riding ATV does not represent any special difficulty, even for a beginner. One or two hours spent behind its wheel are enough to feel confident. Bright emotions, thrill, and an indescribable excitement before the start of a trip are guaranteed!


Active rest
Extreme | Outdoor activity | Tours | Equipment rental
Vatutin street, 61 | +7(383)249-44-74 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Pine forest
Equipment rental | Outdoor activity
49 Yuchitelskaya street | +7(953)808-04-00

Altai Touristic
Extreme | Outdoor activity | Tours
Boris Bogatkov street, 67 office 58 | +7(383)380-02-03 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tomahawk Club
Extreme | Outdoor activity
1 Motorist street, Marusino village | +7(383)263-01-02

Snowmobile tours

Snowmobile tours

A snowmobile is a driven vehicle designed to travel on snow. No matter what the Canadians say, but the first snowmobiles drove across the expanses of Russia, on the banks of the Neva River at the beginning of the last century. This fact is recorded in the documents as the tests of "Russo-Balt". Naturally, the first snowmobile developed a speed of only 40 kilometers per hour and it looked very much different as compared to the modern snowmobiles.

Snowmobiles have long been an integral part of winter recreation in Siberia, whether snow safaris, ice fishing, or just a ride between the mountain slopes. Snowmobiling gives a lot of impressions both to the seasoned drivers, and to those who is behind the wheel for the first time. Snowmobiling is a fun and a rush of adrenaline brought up by the speed, freedom of movement, the ability to see the pristine beauty of wild Siberian land, and to look into the hidden corners of the taiga.

Today, snowmobiling tours are among the most interesting components of active recreation in Siberia. Test the new machines, explore new routes, conquer new heights - savor the taste of freedom that’s brought to you by this winter miracle of technology!


Snegohodtur
Equipment rental | Sports tourism
+7(913)925-41-24 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Driving
Equipment rental | Sports tourism
9/1, Green Island, Berdsk | +7(913)006-85-37

Fishing trips
Equipment rental | Sports tourism
+7(923)144-76-29 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hunting grounds
Equipment rental | Outdoor activity | Sports tourism
Getting here

Lighthouse Yacht Club
Equipment rental | Sports tourism
1/1 Plotinnaya street | +7(383)287-03-27

Ski trips

Ski trips

Participants of the ski trips and photographers that make amazing shots of winter scenery somewhere in the mountains or wild forests are not mythical characters, who love the crazy adventures. Everyone can see the beauty of winter nature and, moreover, there are special clubs for this, organizing these unforgettable tours. Winter trips are almost always about ski tourism, and you will not have to walk waist-deep in the snow and plow the snow drifts with your body. The only difficulty in the winter trip is the ability to ski. But at the same time, it does not require a lot of time to learn how to ski, a few hours or a total of one day will be enough, not only to learn how to slide but also not to fall when descending by the slope.

The landscapes, most fantastic in their beauty, when everything sparkles and shines, and the day is sunny and clear, usually happen at a temperature of -30 to -40 Celsius. But if you are dressed properly, the cold won’t scare you. And, considering the sunny weather, you can even forget about the cold at all.

However, you need to keep in mind that ski tourism is one of the most difficult sports. Low temperatures require you to make decisions quickly and accurately and to move actively along the route. Great attention is paid to the outfit: outer clothing, and especially ski because without it you will not be able to make a single step on a snow cover. But the most important thing is that ski trip is only possible if lead by a professional athlete; no other options, like instructor-guide, will be suitable here. Each route must be coordinated with EMERCOM at its start and finish, and all participants of the trip must be insured in case of emergencies.

Ski tourism is extremely good for your health. It is a true, pure and undiluted elixir of health. Active movements in winter conditions provide an excellent tonic effect because it activates the endocrine system and improves metabolic processes. In the cold, the defense mechanisms of the body start working, which increases immunity and resistance to colds and viruses. Furthermore, the cold air, as opposed to the hot one, is several times richer in negative ions, which are more biologically active. There are less dust and gas impurities - they are successfully absorbed by the snow. Add to this the healing phytoncides of conifers – and voila, your health cocktail is ready. Skiing provides an excellent exercise, develops flexibility and coordination. In just three hours of skiing, a person makes almost three thousand repetitions of abdominal exercises! Cardio develops endurance, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Your mind also unloads, exhausted by the everyday office life and multi-level tasks. You just go and admire the wonderful pictures of the sleeping winter nature. Eyes get free from the blur, and you start to notice the details - the traces of animals on the snow, the frost pattern on the branches. Depression, stress, melancholy, and a feeling of hopelessness all go away. You get a new taste for life!


Pohodnik
Extreme | Sports tourism | Outdoor activity | Equipment rental
+7(913)2767-088

Equator
Extreme | Sports tourism | Outdoor activity

Cedar
Extreme | Sports tourism | Outdoor activity
+7(903)934-27-96 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your way
Extreme | Sports tourism | Outdoor activity | Tours
+7(923)226-16-03 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leitarvel
Extreme | Sports tourism | Outdoor activity | Tours
220 Red Avenue office 252 | +7(383)286-18-27

SnowTeam
Extreme | Sports tourism | Outdoor activity | Tours
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bicycle tours

Bicycle tours

Biking can be divided into two categories: amateur rides and pro biking tours. While the amateur ride is simple to just arrange with your friends in search of adventure, the professional bike tour is a serious route under the guidance of experienced instructors. Biking tours are the paid trips, i.e. trips, where you can buy a ticket to join. The bike tour routes are repeatedly explored and inspected by the guides of travel agencies, hotels are booked, first aid kit contains the necessary medications, and all the necessary wrenches are in the repair kit. Often there is also a support vehicle. You will only need to spin the pedals, see the sights and socialize with new people. In a word – have fun.

The 2 or 3 days long trips often gather up to 30 people. If you join such bicycle trip, you will meet the people you will love to talk to and to plough the wild Siberian nature together.


Novosibirsk-Marathon
Marathon | Outdoor activity | Extreme | Sports tourism
+7(913)9258339 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Equator
Extreme | Sports tourism | Outdoor activity
 

Touracademy
Outdoor activity | Extreme | Sports tourism
101 Bolshevistskaya street office 216 | +7(383)292-88-86

Siberia Discovery Team
Extreme | Autotravel | Sports tourism
13a, Lenin Street, Berdsk, Novosibirsk region
+7(923)239-39-28 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rocks & Wheels
Extreme | Sports tourism | Tours
+7(913)244-26-72 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hunting

Hunting

Siberia has always been famous for its hunting and fishing. It has everything you may need – thick taiga with bears, wild boars, deers, fur-bearing animals, and various birds; rivers full of all kinds of fish. Hunting enthusiasts can experience all the excitement and bring out the best properties of a trapper when hunting wild boar or elk, when at any moment they can get one on one with the beast. By the way elk, one of the largest animals found in the hunting grounds in Siberia, has an average of about 250 kg, although there are considerably larger specimens. Wild boar’s body may have a length of 2 meters, the height at withers of 1.5 meters, and body weight of 270 kg. One of the most popular kinds of hunting is fowling – shooting duck, woodcock, goose, partridge and other birds.

There are various ways of hunting, but of course, every hunter has his own way that brings him more luck. You will have the opportunity to learn a lot about hunting in Siberia, as well as personally plunge into the primeval impassable Siberian taiga.

Cities of Siberia host many exhibitions, forums and other sites where hunting, fishing and sports tourism professionals can meet. These are: The International Tourism Fair "Yenisei", exhibition "World of Sports. Hunting. Fishing”, All-Russian Fair "National Hunting and Fishing", "Tourism. Sport. Recreation" and "Hunting. Fishing".


Active Tourism Center
Extreme | Outdoor activity | Sports tourism | Equipment rental
13 Derzhavin street | +7(383)201-56-40

Yeti Tour
Extreme | Outdoor activity | Sports tourism | Equipment rental
28 Red Avenue office 508 | +7(383)286-50-16

Active rest
Extreme | Outdoor activity | Tours | Equipment rental
Vatutin street, 61 | +7(383)249-44-74 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SibAlp
Extreme | Outdoor activity | Tours | Equipment rental | Sports tourism
42 Novogodnaya street
+7(383)315-31-70 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pine forest Recreation center
Outdoor activity | Equipment rental | Sports tourism
Chernakovo, Ordynskiy district, Novosibirsk region
+7(952)942-71-84

Winter fishing

Winter fishing

What can be peculiar about winter fishing in Siberia? You don’t have to be an expert to say – the climate, of course. Siberia is primarily associated with heavy frosts and huge snowdrifts. Depending on the region, the winter temperature in Siberia can drop below fifty degrees centigrade. But that is not a trouble for real fishermen because a huge variety of all kinds of fish are splashing in the lakes and rivers of Siberia. That is why neither frost nor serious distances nor the almost complete absence of roads in the forest are not hindrances for the avid fishing fan. Taiga hunting cabins, bass, pike, rudd, Siberian pelmeni – these are just some of the features of Siberian fishing, which attract anglers from all over the world.

The winter fishing has a lot of advantages as compared to the summer one. The first is a complete absence of mosquitoes and gnats. Because in summer it really hassles even the local fishermen, not to mention those who come from other places to go fishing in this wonderful region. The second advantage of the Siberian winter fishing is the accessibility of many spots because everything is frozen. So, the areas that in summer can only be reached by helicopter, in winter can be driven to by a snowmobile. And, which is equally important, you can drive almost straight forward. In winter, you will need much less gear (unlike the summer), which simplifies the transportation.


Fishing trips
Equipment rental | Sports tourism
+7(923)144-76-29 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fishingship River Taxi
Outdoor activity | Equipment rental | Sports tourism
+7(913)488-37-08 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

SibAlp
Extreme | Outdoor activity | Tours | Equipment rental | Sports tourism
42 Novogodnaya street
+7(383)315-31-70 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Papina Rybalka
Outdoor activity | Equipment rental | Sports tourism
+7(913)985-32-35 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Picking berries and mushrooms

Picking berries and mushrooms

Although most people associate Siberia with permanent frost, the experienced mushroom and berry pickers know that the local forests are rich with mushrooms and berries. Nature of Siberia, unlike that of any other region, is generous with gifts. It makes mushroom and berry picking in Russia an exciting adventure for individuals and groups, which also can be combined with a picnic or a simple recreation in the fresh air.

For those who are going into Siberian taiga searching for the forest berries for the first time, an advice of the locals will be extremely useful – always stay close to the banks of the bodies of water. Near every stream, several kinds of berries can always be found. In the meantime, if you move along the bank, it’s almost impossible to get lost. The mixed forests are the richest in berries, and the coniferous forests are the poorest.

Of course, in every case, the tourist must be confident that the trophy is quite edible, digestive and can bring him pleasure. Mushroom picking requires specific knowledge and skills. After all, the book descriptions alone will not teach you to distinguish edible mushroom from inedible; you need some practice under the guidance of an experienced mushroom picker, otherwise you run a serious risk of heavy poisoning. In order to avoid such a risk, each group of tourists should always include someone who has an extensive experience in mushroom and berry picking.


Fishingship River Taxi
Outdoor activity | Equipment rental | Sports tourism
+7(913)488-37-08 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SibAlp
Extreme | Outdoor activity | Tours | Equipment rental | Sports tourism
42 Novogodnaya street
+7(383)315-31-70 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Ministry Of Ugly Rest 4х4
Extreme | Sports tourism
+7 (913) 375-04-19 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Russian bath

Russian bath

The story of the bath is very interesting, because the tradition of bath sweating has ancient roots and is still popular. In Russia, bath has always been highly respected and esteemed. There’s an idea that the Russian bath is the most ancient one. References to it can be found in the works of Slavic oral lore, as they were pagans, and attached great importance to the forces of fire and water. Many peoples of Siberia, the Urals and the Volga region had their steam houses. In our days, for example, you can find hunters’ houses in the forests which are built according to the steam houses principle.

It is worth noting that the Russian baths have always impressed foreign visitors. They never could understand why someone would pour kvass or ice water on himself, why people would beat each other with brooms, why someone would sponge himself down with snow. The invitation to the bath sweating was always like a voluntary torture to all visitors. However, after going to the real Russian bathhouse the guests felt fine; and the impressions were so strong that the rumors about the miraculous effect of the procedure quickly spread throughout the world.

Today, everyone knows Russian baths. They are popular in our country and abroad. And their beneficial properties and health-improving effects are recognized by the whole world. In fact, many health-improving properties largely depend on the correct broom steaming, so stop hesitating – it is time to go straight to the bath. See you there :)


Off Road Master
Extreme | Autotravel | Marathon | Sports tourism
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The Ministry Of Ugly Rest 4х4
Extreme | Sports tourism
+7 (913) 375-04-19 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.