Novosibirsk

A stop on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway, Novosibirsk is perched on the banks of the Ob River, which features fountains that seem to float on its surface. You can learn about the city’s founding at the West Siberian Railway History Museum. Novosibirsk is renowned for its thriving arts scene, and the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is fondly known as the “Siberian Coliseum.” The Novosibirsk Zoo is beloved for its collection of animals and its preservation work with endangered species.