Vyzhnytsia as seen from surrounding hills
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
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.
Vyzhnytsia National Park seems endless
The park also runs tourist activities focused on:
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
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
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
A house in Vyzhnytsia surrounded by vivid landscape
Kupalska Nich, an ethnic hotel and restaurant near Vyzhnytsia
The Vyzhnytsia Synagogue
Vyzhnytsia at night
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
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