No matter from which direction we approach Mukachevo, we will certainly notice the legendary Palanok castle, shrouded in glory, proudly rising on a lonely hill. Without a doubt, it is a pearl among the military-historical monuments of Transcarpathia and Ukraine. Built by Prince Fyodor Koryatovych, the castle served as a defensive fortification. How many stories and legends are connected with this castle is impossible to list. What is the story about the legendary Ilona Zrini – the brave and heroic defender of Palanok castle – worth?
Beregsas, that’s how the locals call their city – it is the capital of Hungarian Ukraine and is known throughout the world for its unique thermal waters, the healing properties of which you can feel for yourself after visiting the Beregovo thermal pools. And this region is famous for grapes and a large number of ancient cellars for storing these grapes. Berehovo can also boast of historical heritage – famous architectural monuments, such as the Gothic church of All Saints, the Golden Peacock casino, the Church of the Reformers, the Count’s Court, etc.
Berehiv Volcanic Lowland
Thanks to the highest number of sunny days in Transcarpathia and the fertile volcanic rocks on which the town of Berehove is located, this region is famous for its viticulture. The wonderful microclimate, the protection of the Carpathians from the cold eastern winds and human industriousness have made Bereghiu Oblast a wine-growing region known throughout Europe. The city even has a registered knightly order of winemakers of St. Wenceslas.
The Carpathian Buffalo farm is located near Black Mountain in Vyrodiv, where local enthusiasts are trying to save the northernmost buffalo population in the world. Currently, there are more than 30 Carpathian buffaloes on the farm, which you can observe, as well as taste and buy different varieties of buffalo and sheep cheese.
At the place where the River flows into the Tisza is the capital of Carpathian Ukraine – the city of Khust, and the beginning of it was the Khust Castle, which began to be built in 1090 and, according to some data, belonged to the family of Count Drago (Dracula). From the observation deck of the castle hill, you can admire the charming Carpathian landscapes and the panorama of the city. Not far from the center of Khust is an ostrich farm, where these largest modern birds of the world live. Adults of this species can reach a height of 2.7 m and weigh up to 130 kg. All fashionistas always dream of visiting the Khust factory of felt hats “Khust-felts”, because it has one of the largest assortments of hats in Europe. The hats of this factory are worn by famous politicians and stars of show business. We believe that you will find your hat that will emphasize your charm and beauty.
Here, among the picturesque volcanic mountains, springs of thermal water have been beating for a long time, on the basis of which the modern and comfortable tourist complex “Warm Waters” operates year-round. The local water rises from a depth of 1,000 meters, has a temperature of over 36 degrees, 33 times higher mineralization than seawater and is famous for its high content of iodine and bromine. 3 thermal, 2 mineral and 5 freshwater pools are waiting for you, where you can get a great charge of positivity and pleasure in addition to health.
Today, Uzhhorod is the westernmost and smallest regional center of Ukraine. And also, the only city in our country that has a direct exit to the foreign country. Uzhgorod is clearly divided into two parts: old and new, and has a very interesting foothills location. A very rich microclimate, a lot of sun. There are enough sights in Uzhhorod. Uzhhorod is attractive in many ways due to its rich history, due to its Europeanness, which is different from other parts of Ukraine. Nowadays, Uzhhorod is increasingly called the door to Europe. It is enough to spend at least a day in Uzhhorod to fall head over heels in love with this western, small, cozy corner of Ukraine.
Near Uzhhorod, surrounded by the Carpathians, thermal waters rise from the heart of the earth and bring health and joy to the guests of the Golden Mountain recreation complex. Modern thermal pools with water temperatures of 29 and 39 degrees in the open space await you. The water is extremely useful and its composition is similar to the thermal waters of the best resorts in France, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Among the proud and picturesque Carpathian mountains, one of the most beautiful and romantic castles of Ukraine has found its place – the hunting castle of the Counts of Shenborn (1890). In addition, it is perfectly preserved. You can study the calendar by the architecture of the castle. After all, it has 365 windows, 12 entrances, and 52 rooms. There is a handsome park near the castle, in which various exotic plants grow. Not far from the castle is the defensive castle of Baron Pereni (XIV century). Although it is not as well-kept as Schönborn Castle, thanks to its respectable age, it is not offended by tourists either.
Pylypets is currently one of the most beautiful and cozy villages of the Mizhhirsky district of Ukrainian Transcarpathia, especially known to lovers of winter recreation in Transcarpathia. But the extremely beautiful panoramas of the Carpathians attract tourists to this wonderful village at any time of the year. Mount Hymba is a special place for tourism. Here you will find a ski resort and one of the best views of the Carpathian mountains. Climbing the chairlift will not leave a single tourist indifferent.
The mystical Whisper fascinates with its beauty. You can admire the waterfall at any time of the year, even in winter, when the steep rocks are covered with snow. However, the best time to meet Shipot is in the spring, when the snow melts on the slopes of Gemba, filling the stream. Not far from the waterfall, if you go to it past the village of Pylypets, you will find souvenir shops and numerous sellers of hot wine – in winter, or soft drinks – in summer.