VYZHNYTSIA DISTRICT
Sokolyne Oko rock in the Protyate Kaminnya massive at the border of Vyzhnytsya and Putyla Districts, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Sokolyne Oko rock in the Protyate Kaminnya massive at the border of Vyzhnytsia and Putyla Districts

Vyzhnytsia District is located in the West of Chernivtsi Oblast at the foothills of the Bukovynian Carpathians along the Cheremosh and Siret rivers. The administrative center is Vyzhnytsia town.

Vyzhnytsia as seen from surrounding hills

Vyzhnytsya as seen from surrounding hills, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The District's territory makes 903.4 sq. km, which is 11.2% of the territory of Chernivtsi Oblast. The District's population totals approx. 58,900 people, or 6.2% of all Oblast's residents. Most people (67.8%) live in the countryside. The District is highly multi-ethnic.

One of farmer houses scattered in the Carpathians, Vyzhnytsia District

One of farmer houses scattered in the Carpathians, Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The main tourist and recreational opportunities are provided by Vyzhnytsia National Nature Park and natural monuments of the Protyate Kaminnya stone massif with its Sokolyne Oko (Falcon's Eye) rock located within the range of a one-day tourist route. There are also numerous waterfalls on the Vyzhenka river, as well as natural mineral water springs.

Vyzhnytsya National Park seems endless. Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The park also runs tourist activities focused on:

  • Recreation and healing tourism;
  • Sports tourism;
  • Environmental tourism;
  • Organization of tours around Ukraine for various purposes;
  • Exotic tourism

To develop these types of tourism, necessary infrastructure elements (marked paths, restrooms, and shelters) have been developed. Tourists can use Cheremosh hotel for 500 people, Nimchich tourist center for 50 people, Zeleni Pahorby center for 360 people, and plenty of private cottages.

A cottage at Nimchych tourist center

A cottage at Nimchych tourist center, Vyzhnytsya District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Folk crafts are highly developed in Vyzhnytsia District including fancywork, carpet making and wood carving. There is Vyzhnytsia College of Applied Art, which is a community of craftspeople of amateur and folk art of Bukovyna. The District also has some essential archaeological, architectural and cultural sites.

A craftsman from around Vyzhnytsia

A craftsman from around Vyzhnytsya, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Vyzhnytsia town is the local center of concentration of historical monuments. The first historic record about the town was found in a Moldavian chronicle dated 1501. The town is located at the foothills of the Carpathians. It was developed as a trade settlement for quite a long time. The timber industry started to develop there at the end of the XVIII century. After that Vyzhnytsia became an important timber industry center. Building timber and firewood were floated down to Chernivtsi and then to Besarabia and Podillya through Boyany village.

The District Court building in Vyzhnytsia

The District Court building in Vyzhnytsya, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A house in Vyzhnytsia surrounded by vivid landscape

A house in Vyzhnytsya surrounded by vivid landscape, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Kupalska Nich, an ethnic hotel and restaurant near Vyzhnytsia

Kupalska Nich, an ethnic hotel and restaurant near Vyzhnytsya, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The Vyzhnytsia Synagogue

The Vyzhnytsya Synagogue, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Vyzhnytsia at night

Vyzhnytsya at night, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Names of many famous Ukrainian culture personalities are connected with Vyzhnytsia, some of which are Lukyan Kobylytsya, Yuriy Fedkovych, Lesya Ukrainka, Ivan Franko, Marko Vovchok, Olha Kobylyanska, Vasil Stefanyk, Hnat Khotkevych.

Monument to Lukyan Kobylytsya in Vyzhnytsia

Monument to Lukyan Kobylytsya in Vyzhnytsya, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Vyzhnytsia is famous for Smerichka, an amateur music band that later became extremely popular, and Smerechina folk dancing group. Nazariy Yaremchuk and Vasyl Zinkevich, the famous artists of national significance, started their careers here. Vyzhnytsia folk museum opens its doors to those who wish to learn the history of this land and to see the best examples of handcraft.

Smerichka band, an early photo with the very first members

Vyzhnytsia on Google Maps

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