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Excursion to Lutsk

Adventures of Svejk and the castle of Prince Lubart

Zhovtantsi Kamyanka Buzka Vuzlove Radekhiv Horokhiv - Lutsk

Our first stop is the Austrian military cemetery in the town of Zhovtantsy, well-preserved since the times of World War I. This town is mentioned at the end of the famous novel "The Good Soldier Svejk." According to the events of the novel during a search of his company main character was nearly enlisted to the deserters. Finally Svejk founds his military unit in a nearby village - Kolodno. The novel was interrupted at this place because of death of the author.

Then we go to a Kamyanka Buzka - a picturesque town, the first mention of which dates back to 1411, when a tenant of the royal land, Mayor Yuriy Strumylo was at the head of it. It Several interesting architectural and historic monuments survived in the town, among them wooden church of St. Nikolas (1667) with the miraculous icon of Our Lady and 5-tiered iconostasis (17th c.), stone church of the Nativity of Virgin, neo-Gothic church of Assumption of Our Lady, the City Hall and the school, where studied and later worked as a teacher Roman Shukhevych, the General of Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

On our way to Lutsk, in the town of Vuzlove, we examine a wooden Church, built in 1724. The name of the town derives from the word "node" or vuzol in Ukrainian, because to the north goes the road that leads to Lutsk, to the west - to Brody, and to the south - to Lviv. The walls of the church were painted in 1896 by Peter Kholodnyi. The beautiful Baroque iconostasis was presented by Jan III Sobieski before he started his military campaign against the Turks in 1683. In the town of Radekhiv the palace of the prime minister of Austria-Hungary Count Badeni used to stand, but to the present time survived only a fence and several picturesque mansions. Then we pass through the city of Horokhiv, situated on the banks of the river Malynivka. The first mention of the city dates back to 1240. Though heavily damaged during World War I, Horokhiv retained its historic buildings on the main street, which performed the role of the market. In the center of the town there is the Orthodox Church which was built in the second half of the 19th century.

In Lutsk we perform three-hours excursion, during which we examine the Lubart castle (14th c.) and some expositions which are located in it (bells, weapons, prints), the Jesuit Church of St. Peter and Paul (17th c.), the tower of Princes Chartoriyski (15th c.), the synagogue (17th c.), the Lutheran Church, the House with Chimeras, the Armenian Church (16th c.), the Protection Church (14th c.), the Market Square, the Museum of Pharmacy and a lot of other places of interest.

The duration of excursion depends on your wishes (from 10 hours).

To get more detailed information in English you can contact me, your private guide:

+38 097 849 76 84 (Julia)

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