OLHA KOBYLYANSKA STREET
Kobyanska St in its middle part, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Kobylanska St in its middle part

Every city has its signatory Street. In Paris it’s Champs Elysees, in Odessa it’s Deribasovskaya, in Chernivtsi this rank belongs to Olha Kobylyanska (formerly Panska – "Herrengasse”) Street.

It penetrates the city area like a beam from Centralna Square, passing by jolly musicians near the Wedding Palace to make a small stop next to the Holy Spirit Cathedral, and then continuing its rush on to German National House. Like most other streets personifying their cities, Kobylyanska St is not too long (600 m) and pedestrianized. Every tourist will find it wonderful for walking, having a tasty lunch, buying a gift or just a city souvenir.

Kobylyanska Street starts from Centralna Square

Kobylyanska Street starts from Centralna Square. Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Holy Spirit Cathedral as seen from Kobylyanska Street

Holy Spirit cathedral as seen from Kobylyanska Street. Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Entrance to the Wedding Palace

Entrance to the Wedding Palace. Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
German National House, Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

You still can meet a city resident remembering cleaners washing Herrengasse several times a day and as vendors bringing their goods from suburbs here had to clean their boots before stepping on this pavement. And any dirty cart arriving to the city from neighbouring villages wasn’t allowed to this Chernivtsi VIP area.

Herrengasse at the end XIX - early XX century

Herrengasse at the end XIX - early XX century

On the left side of the Street beginning you’ll notice a building with graceful tower. Once it was Habsburg coffee house and now you’ll find the Chernivtsi Branch of the National Bank of Ukraine here.

All houses of this street have are proud of their high architectural value. Some of them are house No. 36, the Polish National House with Renaissance epytympanum (renovated in 1905, architect F.Skovron) and facing it house No.53, the German National House built in 1908 by Gustav Frich (see above). In them, medieval motifs are reconsidered in the spirit of neoromanticism and Jugendstil with the use of traditional folk architecture elements. Interior murals were made by Alfred Offner. Today these houses also allocate societies of Polish and Austrian-German culture heritage.

The Polish National House, Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The beginning of Kobylyanska St

The beginning of Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

An ornamental detail

An ornamental detail above Panska Huralnya, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Old-style lanterns make the street especially charming

Old-style lanterns make the street especially charming. Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The Local Business Court and Olha Kobylyanska Movie Palace

The Local Business Court and Olha Kobylyanska Movie Palace, Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The middle of Kobylyanska St

The middle of Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Centralna Sq as seen from Kobylyanska St

Centralna Sq as seen from Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Art Saloon, the best known arts and crafts store in Chernivtsi

Art Saloon, the best known arts and crafts store in Chernivtsi. Kobylyanska St, Ukraine

An antique-styled relief picture above the Art Saloon

An antique-styled relief picture above the Art Saloon, Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Memorial plaque to Moses Altman, a distinguished Jewish writer

Memorial plaque to Moses Altman, a famous Jewish writer. Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The building at the corner of Gogol St

The building at the corner of Gogol St. Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Another angle of the same building, Chernivtsi Local Lore Museum on the left

Another angle of the building at the corner of Kobylyanska and Gogol St, Chernivtsi Local Lore Museum on the left. Ukraine

An ornamental detail

An ornamental detail of the building at the corner of Kobylyanska and Gogol St, Chernivtsi Local Lore Museum on the left. Ukraine
Chernivtsi Local Lore Museum, Kobylyanska St, Ukraine

The middle of Kobylyanska St, Shevchenko St seen at the end

The middle of Kobylyanska St, Shevchenko St seen at the end. Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The last quarter of Kobylyanska St

The last quarter of Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Vienna Coffee-House

Vienna Coffee-House, Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Vienna Coffee-House in the winter

Vienna Coffee-House in the winter, Kobylyanska St, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Koblyanska St, view from Shevchenko St

Koblyanska St as seen from Shevchenko St. Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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