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800px-Bucovina_Romania_UkraineBukovina (Bukowina) is a historical region on the northern slopes of the northeastern Carpathian Mountains and the adjoining plains. It was the easternmost crown land of the Austrian empire from 1775 to 1918. Bukovina became part of Romania after World War I. The region north of the Siret River was occupied by Soviet forces in 1940 and is now under Ukrainian administration. Southern Bukovina remains within Romanian jurisdiction. It is called Bukowina or Buchenland in German, Bukowina in Polish, Bucovina in Romanian, and Bukovyna in Ukrainian. It is currently split between Romania and Ukraine.

The name Bukovina came into official use in 1775 with the region’s annexation from the Principality of Moldavia to the possessions of the Habsburg Monarchy, which became Austrian Empire in 1804, and Austria-Hungary in 1867. Its population grew rapidly as people of various ethnic backgrounds were attracted to the Austrian Empire by its relative religious tolerance and relaxed feudal obligations.

Nowadays in Ukraine the name is unofficial, but is common when referring to the Chernivtsi Oblast as over 2/3 of the oblast is the northern part of Bukovina. In Romania the term Northern Bucovina is sometimes synonymous to the entire Chernivtsi Oblast of Ukraine, and (Southern) Bucovina to Suceava County of Romania.

Tours of Bukovina

UNESCO Monasteries Day Trip

1 Days
Head out from Iasi on a full-day guided tour to visit 3 of the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Monasteries of Bukovina. Learn about the Bukovina region and admire the art and architecture of the Voroneț, Humor, and Suceviţa monasteries.
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EUR 162

Essential Romania

8 Days
Visits include the famous UNESCO sites – the painted monasteries of Bukovina, Voronet, Moldovita and Sucevita; the medieval Citadel of Sighisoara; the fortified Churches of Transylvania, Biertan and Prejmer. Visits also include the European Cultural Heritage Sites including the Curtea de Arges Monastery, the historical centre of Sibiu, the Romanian Athenaeum and the renowned Brukenthal Museum.
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EUR 695

Jewish Memories in Romania Tour

10 Days
The Jewsih Heritage Tour of Romania includes a variety of monuments in Bucharest, Moldova, Bukovina, Transylvania and Wallachia. Visit sinagogues and meet Jewish culture as it transformed itself around the Carpathians.
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EUR 780

A Day at the Sheepfold

1 Days
A day at the sheepfold is an experience not to miss during your travel to Romania. Guided tour.
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EUR 110