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Top Choice Fortress in Kamyanets-Podilsky

Kamyanets-Podilsky Fortress

Built of wood in the 10th to 13th centuries, then redesigned and rebuilt in stone by Italian military engineers in the 16th century, K-P's fortress is a mishmash of styles. But the overall impression is breathtaking…
Top Choice Museum in Vinnytsya

Wehrwolf

Between May 1942 and July 1943, Adolf Hitler paid several visits (accounts vary) to his regional military headquarters in a vast bunker 8km north Vinnytsya. Code-named Wehrwolf, it was a top-secret facility under th…
Top Choice Cafe in Kamyanets-Podilsky

Front

New in 2017, this classy eatery is in the conversation for best Old Town restaurant. Sit upstairs in the bright cafe proper with throwback murals of old Kamyanets, or downstairs in the Gothic dungeon with its vaulte…
Top Choice Museum in Vinnytsya

Avtomotovelofototeleradio Museum

Big name for a small museum but worthwhile for anyone with a wistful soft spot for the days of Soviet mass production. This octagonal building near the main bridge over the river (on the city-centre side) houses som…
Top Choice Georgian in Zhytomyr

Buba

It's almost worth a special trip from Kyiv to dine here – it's as good as most Georgian restaurants in the capital and a third the price. The classic Caucasian stews and khachapuri (cheese bread) are well represente…
Top Choice Cafe in Vinnytsya

Biblioteka Cafe

This funky little cafe on Vinnytsya's central walking strip has plenty going for it: bold English and German breakfasts, scrumptious thin-crust pizza, fresh salads and a delightful summer terrace. Inside the restaur…
Museum in Central Ukraine

Museum of Strategic Missile Forces

It’s not easy to find, but deep in Ukraine’s agricultural heartland, 25km north of Pervomaysk, lies one of Ukraine’s coolest museums. Better known as the Nuclear Missile Museum, this was formerly a nuclear-missile l…
Cemetery in Berdychiv

Jewish Cemetery

Levi Yitzhak's mausoleum is in Berdychiv's huge Jewish Cemetery. For decades, with the exception of Yitzhak's mausoleum, the cemetery was overgrown and neglected, but these days it's well tended to by a Stakhanovite…
Park in Uman

Sofiyivka Park

Sofia Pototsky was a legendary beauty, and Uman's stunning park is her husband Count Felix's monument to her physical perfection. Having bought Sofia for two million zloty from her former husband (she had been sold …
Museum in Zhytomyr

Korolyov Cosmonaut Museum

Named after acclaimed Soviet rocket engineer and local lad Sergei Korolyov, this surprisingly well-curated museum is famous across the former Soviet Union. Suitably space-aged music plays and fake stars glimmer as y…