The main reason to visit Chernivtsi, a city of 265000 inhabitants in the west of Ukraine,
not far from the Carpathian mountain range, is the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans building which now is part of the Chernivtsi university. The residence, which was built between 1864 and 1882 based on a design of the Czech architect Josef Hlavka, has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2011. The set of buildings and the garden are impressive and extremely photogenic.
Chernivtsi has a long history, even dating back to the Neolithic period, but most buildings which are visible today date back to the Habsburg period after 1775, when Chernivtsi became the capital of the Bukovina province. The city has a pleasant centre with a pedestrian area with shops, cafes and a number of churches and other interesting buildings.
How to get to Chernivtsi
Chernivtsi even has an own airport, but only with flights to Kiev. Otherwise it is possible to reach Chernivtsi by train or by car.
There is a large number of hotels and other accomodation options in Chernivtsi, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.