The first architecture object that greets the tourists who came to Chernovtsy by train is the building of the central railway station. That is why your sightseeing tour around Chernovtsy begins as soon as you step out of the carriage.
Chernovtsy is a unique city in terms of architecture. Here you will find the most diversified combination of architecture styles: a theatre built according to baroque style is standing next to the Armenian church, and the Renaissance-style buildings are decorated with details that belong to the modern style. The railway station also takes its rightful place among the wonders of the city of Chernovtsy.
The building of the station was constructed in the beginning of the XX century. Its features correspond to the guidelines of the Vienna modern style, otherwise known as Secession, which was a popular and widely used style at that time. The leading architect for this project was O. Wagner. The building is so long that a full photo shot is only possible with the usage of panorama technique. The main attraction of the building is the portal that was made from a solid steel frame and looks like a stained glass window. This stained glass window is now a symbol that symbolizes the gates to the city.
During the time the railway station was officially opened it was as beautiful as the European stations. Nowadays the station looks perfectly fit in the Chernovtsy surroundings. A lot of Chernovtsy citizens think that the railway station in some ways resembles the building the City theatre named after Olga Kobylyanskaya. We still don’t know if the author intended it to be that way or if it was a pure coincidence.
Currently the railway station offers journeys to every corner of Ukraine, as well as suburban routes. Every day tens of thousands of people go in and out of the station.