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Nevyansk city and Nevyansk tower.

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What is UralUral is basically a junction of mountains, forests, mines, and industrial cities. How did this all come aboutFrom the DemidovsThis family founded their empire there and breathed life into the region. If you’d like to see Ural how it really is, you can begin your travels on a tour of Nevyansk Tower – the symbol, bulwark, and heyday of the flourishing of the Demidov empire.  There are rumors that it was there that Akinfy Demidov produced his first silver coin, however the basement where that took place had to be burned along with people during an unexpected visit from the emperor’s overseer. The tower became a quiet witness of those days and scientists to this day are still unable to confirm or debunk most of the legends that are told by the locals about the tower. First of all, one of them is whether the fact that the tower is leaning was a goof-up or whether it was on purpose is still unanswered. The tower features a so-called rumors room. The trick of the building is that when someone says something in one corner, somebody standing in the other corner won’t be able to hear it. As far as the reason for its creation is concerned, there are several different story versions. It doesn’t take more than an hour to get from Yekaterinburg to Nevyansk where the tower is, although after walking through the dark hallways of this old edifice, you get the impression that you’re being followed. You can climb all the way to the top of the tower and peer into the Ural landscape, the same place where the Demidovs oversaw their properties from. 

Languages that the tours are conducted in include Russian, English, German, and French

 

  • tour by car, bus
  • duration: 5-6 hours
  • price includes: guide, transport, lunch, tickets
number of tourists 1-2 3-5 6-10 11-17 18-25
total price, RUB 12800 16800 23400 32800 44080