Moscow is One of Many Cities Around the World Where You Can Visit an Upside Down House

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Upside down house in Moscow
Upside down house in Moscow

Upside down houses are nothing new. There have been several of them built around the world over the last 10 plus years. Poland has one. The USA has a few. Germany has one. And Moscow has one, as well.

Getting there

In order to visit you need to make your way to the All-Russian Exhibition Center. The closest metro station is ВДНХ (VDNKH) which is north of the city center on the orange line. Once you arrive at the park you will need to walk towards the back, past all the vendors and other goings on, to find the house.

Activities

The All-Russian Exhibition Center offers many things for all ages to do. From a Ferris Wheel and large impressive fountain (that, despite signs forbidding it, will have people splashing in it come summer), to arcade games, grassy areas to play, and vendors selling all sorts of foods and trinkets, it is a busy place no matter the time of year. But on this trip our main goal is to visit the Upside Down House.

Entrance to the park at VDNKH
Entrance to the park at VDNKH

After wandering through most of the park, you will finally end up at the Upside Down House near the back. The entrance fee is 300 rubles (around $5 USD or so).

Moscow's Upside Down House in winter
Moscow’s Upside Down House in winter

You can visit both levels of the house and be warned that you might feel a bit dizzy or unsteady as you enter. The house is slanted and as such it might take a few minutes to feel oriented as you feel like you are walking crooked.

Upside down living room
Upside down living room
Upside down or right side up?
Upside down or right side up?

Start snapping

Everything, from couches and refrigerator to toilet and beds, even right down to the fruit bowl, is fastened upside down in the house. So start snapping; you can get some fun and unique pictures that will make your friends wonder!

An iPad, iPhone, fruit basket and glasses hanging out
An iPad, iPhone, fruit basket and glasses hanging out – literally.

All you need to do is pose for pictures however you like and then invert the pictures. The more pictures you take, the more you will get an idea for what poses might make for fun or interesting pictures.

What it actually looks like when you take the picture
What it actually looks like when you take the picture
What it looks like when you invert it.
What it looks like when you invert it.
An upside down fridge full of upside down food
An upside down fridge full of upside down food

Even the bathroom is upside down. Hope no one needs the toilet while they are visiting!

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It’s fun jumping on the bed in an upside down house

You can do impressive flips on an upside down bed
You can do impressive flips on an upside down bed
Playing around in the playroom
Playing around in the playroom

After wandering around inside, be sure to check out all the features of the outside before you leave. (Hint: do you see the dog?)

Even the car and the dog house are upside down.
Even the car and the dog and dog house are upside down.
View of the upside down house from the park path
View of the upside down house from the park path

*You will want to keep your coat on if you visit in the winter: the house isn’t heated.

Have you visited an upside down house? What was your favorite part?

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