A part of today’s Romania was called Bucovina (Bukovina) in the past. Today, this region includes the county (Romanian: Judetul) of Suceava (Suczawa). The region borders on the Republic of Ukraine in the north and on the Moldova (Moldavia) part of the country in the east and south, with the Siret River forming a natural border between the Bucovina and Moldavia parts of the country in the east. Bucovina is also called the Beech Country, and is a beautiful region with picturesque villages and some of the world famous Moldova monasteries. Bucovina is only a small part of Romania, nevertheless, very worth seeing and rich in nature, and perhaps even one of the most beautiful regions in the world.
Bukovina is a region of rolling hills, forested at higher altitudes. In the countryside and in the villages it sometimes seems as if time has stopped. But in the villages you can discover traditional crafts. And a must for every traveler in Bukovina are the painted monasteries and wooden churches, which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Moldova is also a paradise for nature lovers, who will find numerous hiking trails here. I was also immediately fascinated by the numerous sights. Among the most famous attractions are certainly the already mentioned Moldova monasteries. Suceava is the cultural capital of the Bukovina region and at the same time a good starting point to explore the region. A trip to the various Moldavian monasteries is just as much a part of it as a ride on the steam locomotive Mocanita, which runs over one of the most beautiful routes in the world.
Top 10 of county Bucovina
Map of Bucovina
In Bukovina you can find both beautiful nature reserves and cities worth visiting. Among them are the city of Suceava (Suczawa), Campulung Moldovenesc (Kimpolung), Radauti (Radautz), Siret (Sereth) and Vicovu de Sus (Ober Wikow).
Furthermore, in the region of Bukovina you will find a variety of recreational opportunities. Here you can go hiking, biking and in winter skiing in the ski resorts Varta Dornei, Carlibaba, Rarau and others. Furthermore, you can choose from a wide variety of restaurants and accommodation.