Ukraine

20 Things To Do In Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv is not only the cultural capital of Ukraine, AND one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but it’s also where I live. You may have noticed that by just how much content I have about this great city. This ever expanding list of things to do in Lviv Ukraine will be useful to anyone looking to visit Lviv, either for a city break or a long term stay. Table Of Contents…

Camping In Bakota

Due to the current Corona virus and not being able to fly around the world we decided to spend our summer traveling within Ukraine. The first location we chose was hiking in the Ukrainian Carpathians and white water rafting in Vorokhta. This trip we decided to take it easy and go camping in Bakota. Maybe you have heard something about the Ukrainian Carpathians or Hoverla (the tallest mountain in Ukraine) before, but I am 100…

A Condensed History Of Lviv

What do you actually know about East Europe? Poor, dangerous places, post Soviet Union countries, maybe, you heard about Russian aggression in recent news…and, probably, that is all. In my condensed history of Lviv you’ll learn a bit of the origin of this cultural capital and why it should be the next place you visit. So in this article i want to tell you a bit more about this part of the…

The Hidden River Of Lviv

Lviv is a wonderful city. Everything from its foundation to the present is fascinating for tourists. It is surprising to many people why such a large and important city was not built by a river, because all the big cities in Europe were always built near water. And few people know that in fact the river Poltva that once flowed through the streets of Lviv is now flowing beneath them. Strange, isn’t it…

Gas Lamp Restaurant

Did you know that Lviv was the place where the kerosene lamp was invented? There’s even a gas lamp restaurant-bar dedicated to this revolutionary invention! In honor of the invention of the kerosene lamp, the great restaurant-museum “Gas-Lamp restaurant” was opened in Lviv. It is located in the center of the old city.  The restaurant occupies three floors plus terrace of an old mansion with a large collection…

Masoch Cafe & Masochism In Lviv

In this article we are going to talk about one of the most interesting places in Lviv – Cafe Masoch. What do you know about the term “masochism”, where it came from and who was the first masochist. The First Masochist In 1836 in Lemberg, at the time a province of the Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine) was born Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch. He was an Austrian writer and journalist, who is…

Ten Lviv Museums You Should Visit

Arriving in a new city always raises the question of what to visit in the first place and how not to miss something interesting and important. Especially if you are traveling in Europe where there can be hundreds of museums and architectural monuments in one city. The same question arises if you came to Lviv. There are many Lviv museums and in this article you will find out which ones are the most unique and…

8 Places To Get The Best View Of Lviv

This article will show you the four best observation platforms that you need to visit to get the best view of Lviv during your trip to Lviv. Table of Contents (8 Places To Get The Best View Of Lviv): Ratusha Park “High Castle” St. Olga and Elizabeth Church House of Legends The Roof Terrace At The 36PO Restaurant Pretty High Kitchen Lviv Mall “Вернісаж” Lviv Chocolate Factory  1. Ratusha Observation platform at the…

13 Interesting Facts About Lviv

Here are 13 interesting facts about Lviv! 1.Lviv is the seventh largest city in Ukraine 2. Lviv was a part of eight governments (the Galician-Volyn principality, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Russian Empire, the ZUUR, the USSR, the totalitarian fascist regime, and as part of modern Ukraine) 3. Every fifth person in Lviv is a student 4. Lviv has over 2500 architectural and historical  monuments, and is included…

Anchousna Vid Chornomorky; the hit new seafood spot in Lviv

Lviv is known for its great restaurants, from the traditional themed like Kryivka, to the fusion of food and art like Kryva Lipa. I can (and have) talked so much about different Lviv restaurants on this site, as it’s where I live, but I haven’t talked about Anchousna Vid Chornomorky yet. The first time I visited this restaurant was at their Kyiv location. Yes, this is a chain, however don&#8217…