Welcome to Bukovina

When you start missing the child that you used to be, when you can no longer stand the tiring madness of the city, when it feels like the hot, dry concrete has taken over your soul, once you’ve realized that it’s been so very long since you’ve last gazed at the autumn colors – then you’ll know it’s high time you came to Bukovina.

That is where you’ll find that part of your childhood which you’ve always thought was long lost…

Bukovina is the northern part of Moldavia, one of the three historical provinces of present-day Romania, the other two being Wallachia and Transylvania.

Between 1775 and 1918, Bukovina was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was called, in German, “Buchenland” (Land of the Birch Trees) or “die Bukowina”. Nowadays, the Romanian Bukovina comprises only the southern part of the historical province, as its northern part belongs, since World War Two, to Ukraine. The area of Bukovina is 3302.5 sq mi (8553.5 sq km). It is home to the largest volcanic massif in Romania, Calimani (height: 6896 ft. / 2102 m), which is neighbor to a spectacular array of mountain ranges called “Obcini” or “Obcinile Bucovinei” (max. height: 3608 ft. / 1100 m).

Come to Putna if you miss Stephan the Great! Come to Voronet, if you’re longing for the blue of the endless skies! Come to the foot of the Obcini, if it’s been too long since you’ve last sensed nature breathe all around you!

Come on over to Bukovina! We’ve preserved traditions that the other Romanians have long since forgotten, such as the Easter-egg decorating and the traditional garden parties. Easter-egg decorating, Traditional garden parties. For more information on what you can see and experience in Bukovina, go to Bukovinian sights