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Zakarpatska Oblast

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Zakarpatska (Transcarpathia) is in an oblast in Western Ukraine. Until WWI it used to belong to Hungary (under the Austro-Hungarian Empire) and between the wars to Czechoslovakia. It still retains a relatively multi-national flair having considerable ethnic minorities. The indigenous population to this region is the Rusyn, who do not consider themselves Ukrainians.

A region of Western Ukraine closely associated with Ukrainian culture. The majority of ethnic people align themselves with the Ukrainian people and consider themselves a part of the overall Rusyn culture.


Raions and cities of Zakarpattia Oblast.
  • Uzhhorod (Hungarian: Ungvár, Russian: Uzhgorod, German: Ungwar, Ungstadt, Ushhorod) is the oblast's capital, with two 'must see' the Castle-fortress, (замок-фортеця) 1500; and the Exaltation of the Cross cathedral (Здвиженський кафедральний собор)+ bishop's residence, 1745.
  • Khust - famous about St.Elizabeth church, (костел св.Єлизавети) 1450.
  • Mukachevo - the highlights of its: Castle "Palanok", (замок "Паланок") 14-18th century; St.Martin chapel, (каплиця св.Мартина) 14th century.

Other destinations[edit]

Synevyr lake
  • Nevytske Castle (замок Невицьке) — Built in 1400.
  • Lake Synevyr (озеро Синевир) — near Synevirska Polyana. Natural Reserve.
  • Svalyava — A small village with the St.Nicolas church, (Миколаївська церква) 1588, 1759. One of the oldest in the Region
  • Chynadievo — a small town with its main sights: Palace "Beregvar" of Shenborn counts (палац графів Шенборнів "Берегвар"), 1890-1895 ; Castle Saint Nicholas, (замок "Сент-Мiклош", Szent Miklós, Sent Miklos), 14th century, 17th century.


Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
Chynadiieve, Castle

The Tourist Information Center network the most developed in all country. Offices can be found in

  • Chynadiieve, (Street Voloshina, 53 b);
  • Berehovo (Street Zrini, 25/2. Mo-Sa: 07.00 - 16.00);
  • Mizhhir´ia, (Street Khustska, 68 A);
  • Perechyn, (Street Lomonosov, 6, M-F 9.00-16.00).
  • Rakhiv, (Street Myr 42)
  • Solotvyno, (St Kharkivska 1)
  • Tiachiv, (Street Robitnycha 8/1) [1]
  • Shayan, (Khust district, Karpatskoi Sichi street 14)[2]
  • Mukachevo, (Street Yaroslav Mudryi 67/1)
  • Uzhorod (Street Dukhnovicha 16/1, M-Sa: 07.00-16.00)


The official language is Ukrainian and it is also the most common one. Most inhabitants have a good command of Russian as a foreign language. Minority languages include Slovak, Hungarian and Romanian. Other foreign languages are German and English.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Uzhhorod has its own international airport. Other nearby airports are Ivano-Frankivsk, Kosice (Slovakia) and Debrecen (Hungary).

By train[edit]

Train connections are available from Ivano-Frankivsk, Kosice and Debrecen.

Get around[edit]




Rent a bike[edit]

Carpathian Mountains
  • Rent a bike in Berehovo, Tourism Information Centre (Берегівський туристично-інформаційний центр), Zrini street (м.Берегово,вул. Зріні) 25/2, +380 3141 43270, fax: +380 3141 43270. +Mob: 0505510360, 0975369475 1/2/3 hour(s) - UAH35/60/80; day - 100 UAH.
  • Cycle hire in Mukachevo, salon Dykyi Zachid (салоні Дикий Захід), Street Drahomenova (Мукачево, вул. Драгоманова) 45, +380 3131 42534, +380 050 5406938. 80 UAH/day..
  • [dead link]Rent a bike in Khust, Street Voloshyna (м.Хуст вул.А.Волошина) 58, +380 93 4543505, +380 97 6509603, +380 97-9487814, e-mail: . 5/10/24 hours - UAH50/85/100, 2/3/7 days - UAH120/200/330, Sat-Sun - UAH140.
  • 1 Cycle hire in Uzhhorod, Vulitsa Dukhnovicha (вул. Духновича), 14 (Center), +380 50 6222371, e-mail: . 09:00-18:00. "Vertykalnyi myr" rental sshop also Rent winter sports gear, cars, equipment to extreme sport. - Also ask for it at Tourism Information Centre 1/2/3/8 h(s)– UAH35/60/80/100.
  • Cycle hire in Volovets (Прокат велосипедів в м. Воловець, мотелі-кафе Над Вичов), Volovets, Street Karpatska 64A, e-mail: . Cycle hire in the motel-cafe "Nad Vychov" 1/2/3h(s)– UAH20/35/45, day - UAH150.


Trekking, walking[edit]

  • Lake Synevyr Natural Reserve

Health resorts[edit]

Solotvyno town. Saltlake with saltmine
  • 1 Underground Alergologic Hospital (Солотвино-Підземне відділення Алергологічної лікарні.), Solotvyno town (Ukrainian: Солотвино, Hungarian: Aknaszlatina, Romanian: Slatina ).



Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

Kosice, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Debrecen

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