|Chernivtsi (also known as Chernovcy or Czernowitz)
is an obvious starting point for any visit in the region.
Situated in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains,
this city of some 270,000 inhabitants is renowned as a
centre of education, science and culture.
Chernivtsi evolved rapidly during the period of Austrian
rule, from 1774 to 1918, taking on a European architectural
character that remains to this day. While the German influence
predominated, the religious and cultural traditions of Ukrainians,
Romanians, Poles and Jews all left their mark on the city.
With regard to the latter, the Center for Jewish Art website
contains impressive architectural reconstructions of the Great
Synagogue and Temple of Czernowitz.
||Today, Chernivtsi is perhaps best known
to the rest of Ukraine for its respected university, with
its distinctive red-brick walls, founded in 1874.
For more information about travel to/from Chernivtsi, as
well as local hotel accommodation, see the Travel
Location: 75 km south of Tovste
Visiting: Guided tours with interpretation can be
organised through the Cheremosh Hotel, amongst other travel
agencies. It is worth staying at least a couple of days in
Chernivtsi to visit the important landmarks, but shorter city
tours of just a few hours can also be arranged.