Austria’s arrival to Bukovyna and its emperor's decision to make Chernivtsi the capital of the Empire's new province defined its promotion as a European city. The city Charter was adopted and administrative, economic and sanitary organizational measures were taken. Broad rights and benefits were granted to those who built stone houses which was a prerequisite for fast economic development and replacement of the wooden city by the stone one.


The core of historical Austrian development was formed round Ringplatz (today’s Centralna Square) from which Holovna, Ratushna, Lileyna, Bozhnitsy, Poshtova and Panska streets spread to different parts of the city like sunbeams.


Now let's make a tour through some of the streets and squares forming the unique personality of Chernivtsi.

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