"Welcome to Ternopil" Ternopil' by yumyum

Ternopil' Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 127 photos

We came to Ternopil because we wanted to break our bus journey from Kamyanets-Podilsky to Lviv. We stayed overnight in Ternopil and were surprised what a pleasant town it was.

Ternopil area was first settled around 50000 years ago. In the 11th century pricipalities appeared in the area and consequently a fortress was built by the Seret river. The Tatars invaded and took charge for over a century. Then the Lithuanians came and the Polish who called it Tarnopol. The city received Madgeburg rights. It belonged to various clans like the Zamoyskis, Sobeskis and the Potockis. 16th centuries Tatar invasions were never successful but they devasted suburbs. The worst damage did the Turks in 1672 as they ripped everything apart. Only after more than a century later when Austria was in charge it went uphill again with the town. In the early 19th century came the Russians.

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  • In a nutshell:Lovely place to break your journey!
  • Last visit to Ternopil': May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2008 at 9:20 AM

    Ternopil scheint wirklich einen Besuch wert zu sein! Danke für den interessanten Einblick!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Another interesting look at this little town, and way of life. Great hotel and restaurant tips once again--how do you find these places??

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    great page from your Ukrainian trip. really picturesque city!

  • Jun 28, 2008 at 12:26 AM

    Nice page on this Soviet place, do I need a visa here? ;-)

  • Irinna's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2008 at 8:06 AM

    Nice photos! Andrey is very interested where were you when you were taking a photo of a boat from its front? Best wishes from Andrey and all of us Irina

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2008 at 4:51 AM

    This seems an interesting city, and I like the way there is such a large lake in the centre of it :)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2008 at 9:10 AM

    Love the Dominican Church, inside and out! Found the information about the hotel [not remodeled versus remodeled] quite interesting. You've done a great job presenting Ternopil; enjoyable, informative, and interesting.

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Fabulous new page Sonja! Love the pink stripy bus :))

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Hi Sonja, this really does look like a pleasant town. Nice photos! 1.50 UAH sounds pretty reasonable for a cup of tea on the train, though I forget how much a UAH is worth. It isn't listed in the VT Travel Tools currency converter for some reason.

  • barbskie's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2008 at 6:12 AM

    Great and intersting page. btw, i've posted a short vedio in my Zürich page. pls check it out :)


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