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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Chernivtsi (Чернівці) is the administrative center of the western province Chernivtsi Oblast in Ukraine. It’s located on the banks of the River Prut, in the north of the historic region of Bukovina, which is currently split between Romania and Ukraine. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 260 thousand people.

The city of Chernivtsi can be reached by plane from domestic as well international destinations such as Kiev, Athens, Instanbul and Naples, or train from Romania. Within Ukraine itself it can be reached easily by car. Once arrived you can start exploring Chernivtsi easily on foot, especially since the sightseeing’s are all located in and around downtown and city center. The old town is mainly Baroque style which brings a excotic ambiance when walking around.

Most of the Chernivtsi sightseeing, as earlier mentioned are located here. Such as its main square and town hall, the museum of arts and the Shevchenko monument. Several others include the German House, Theatre Square, Old Synagogue (nowadays a cinema), New Syngague, Old Court of Justice, Roman Cathedral, Railway Station and the Armenian Church which nowadays serves as a concert hall.

Exhausted from a long day of sightseeing? Videnska Kava (Вiденська кава) is an excellent coffee house with an impressive selection and variety of teas, coffees and local foods. When you’ve enjoyed exploring the city, there’s a nearby sightseeing named Kamenets Podilskiy, which was Ukraine’s old capital city, it still holds an preserved castle and is just an hour away from Chernivtsi. Recommended for a day trip.

A Visa Free Regime is now applicable to US citizens for a period of 90 days, with a valid passport from a country with an embassy in Ukraine. Other necessary papers include travel documents confirming that the purpose of the trip is tourism, as well as proof of accommodations and the itinerary of the trip.