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
Holy Spirit Cathedral as seen from Kobylyanska Street
Entrance to the Wedding Palace
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
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 beginning of Kobylyanska St
An ornamental detail
Old-style lanterns make the street especially charming
The Local Business Court and Olha Kobylyanska Movie Palace
The middle of Kobylyanska St
Centralna Sq as seen from Kobylyanska St
Art Saloon, the best known arts and crafts store in Chernivtsi
An antique-styled relief picture above the Art Saloon
Memorial plaque to Moses Altman, a distinguished Jewish writer
The building at the corner of Gogol St
Another angle of the same building, Chernivtsi Local Lore Museum on the left
An ornamental detail
The middle of Kobylyanska St, Shevchenko St seen at the end
The last quarter of Kobylyanska St
Vienna Coffee-House in the winter
Koblyanska St, view from Shevchenko St