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Rakhiv is a town in Western Ukraine. It's the highest located town in Ukraine (430 m above sea level).


It is one of Hutsul culture capitals.

Get in[edit]

Rakhiv is one of the last train stations on the 601L line from Lviv to Solotvino.

From Romania you can get there via Sighetu Marmaţiei/Solotvino border crossing and then by bus.

Get around[edit]


Rakhiv is one of the places that consider themselves located in the geographical centre of Europe. See the monument erected by Austro-Hungarian geographers in 1887, located in Dilove village (12 km from Rakhiv).


  • Hike. Some of the highest mountains in Ukraine are located nearby: Hoverla, Brebeneskul, Pip Ivan.
  • Hutsul brynzia festival. September






Go next[edit]

  • Hoverla summit.
  • Pop Ivan summit (2022 m above sea level) with ruins of Polish observatory called White Elephant.

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