Chernivtsi - a city where Sundays began with Schubert and ended with duels. Chernivtsi is situated on a halfway between Kyiv and Bucharest, between Krakow and Odessa - was an unofficial capital of Europe, where the best coloratura soprano sang, where sidewalks were swept with bouquets of roses and there were lots of bookstores even more than coffee houses. Chernivtsi - it was a pleasure ship with Ukrainian crew, German officers and Jewish passengers on the board, which constantly kept a course between East and West under Austrian flag", - wrote about Chernivtsi Austrian fashion journalist George Hayntsen a hundred years ago.
Get closer to the history
Every city has as many faces as there people live, buildings, monuments, streets, parks and squares. Some of the cities occupy showplaces from their establishment; others get eventually their fame and importance in history with time. Chernivtsi has long occupied a prominent place in the register of Ukrainian and Eastern European cities due its history, natural beauty, amazing architecture, generous soul of its inhabitants. An ancient beginning and historical development fill its charm and attraction for people interested in Bukovyna
See the beauty of Chernivtsi
Chernivtsi is a jewel of Bukovyna, which always pleased eyes and becked people all over the world. It fascinates from the very arrival - you have a feeling that you have moved a couple centuries back. It awakens desire to check what has the city prepared for you. It definitely will not disappoint you!
The former residence of Bukovyna metropolitans and Dalmatian, is a heart of Bukovynian capital, its visiting card and remains the biggest gem of the city.
Now is one of the buildings of Chernivtsi National University. They used to say to be in Chernivtsi and not to examine the Residence - is the same as to be in Rome and not to see the Pope. This architectural monument is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Take a stroll down the street Olha Kobylianska, the real pride of the city, visit the majestic town hall and churches with frescoes, see ancient squares and quiet streets, from which breathes the history. You will get unforgettable impressions!
Feel the charming atmosphere of Chernivtsi
If I were asked to advise people what to visit in Ukraine for getting unique impressions, I would answer – Bukovina! Chernivtsi – one of the few cities that has kept an ancient spirit of deceased Austro-Hungarian Empire. Just walk around the city and its flavors will be found involuntarily.
Pay attention to people's houses, located in the downtown – German, Jewish, Romanian and Ukrainian – they are
absolutely incredible monuments to tolerance and living together for many cultures of Europe.
"I remember we were sitting with colleagues at a local cafe, which recreates the atmosphere of the Austro-Hungarian far more clearly than many similar coffee shops in Krakow or Lviv, and even Vienna, as Chernivtsi has reserved a rhythm of the past. A couple in love was sitting next to us: he spoke Ukrainian, and she – Russian. And it was so natural. It was not a demonstration of something, iIt was just like that, but very eloquently. This is an example of tolerance, which permeated the whole city " – Vitaly Portnikov