All about Lviv - Lvov
Lviv/Lvov, the biggest city in Western Ukraine, was founded as a fort in the
mid-13th century (first mentioned as a city in a medieval chronicle in 1256) by
Prince Danilo Galitsky of
Galicia, one of the most
powerful princes in east-central Europe and a former principality of Kievan
Rus. City was named after his son Lev.
Located roughly in the midpoint of Europe, it quickly became the center of
trade and commerce. Major trade roads from the Black and Baltic Sea ports, East
and Western Europe led to its rapid economic development. Due to its
geographical location the city was a meeting place of Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish
and Austrian cultures. Armenians, Hungarians, Greeks, Italians, Serbs,
Moldavians and many more others lived there for the duration of many centuries.
All of them together had introduced wide variety of traditions, cultures,
religions and a mix of architecture. Now, Lviv is a major economic and cultural
center of the Western region of independent Ukrainian state.
- Hi visitor. My name is Nick and I was born in Lvov and lived there until
1992. And this page is my tribute to the most beautiful city in the world.
Whether you are interested in researching your roots or merely wish to learn
about this beautiful treasure of Europe, I hope this page will be of some help
to you. Enjoy your visit.
Lviv -Lvov Pictures Most of these Lviv Pictures
I scanned myself. Some of the images were sent to me by the visitors.
Old Lwow Postcards, stamps, maps, drawings.... Churches,
Cathedrals, Squares, Opera Theahter, Train Stations, etc
Books all related to Lviv Lvov Lwow Lemberg Galicia.
Such topics as Lviv guides, Dictionaries, Travel items, Religion, Biographies and Memoirs,
Documentary and History, Holocaust, Genealogy...
Notable people Biographies, links, photos.
Ludwig von Mises,
Salomea Krushelnytska ,
Albert Franz Doppler,
and many more... All of those people where either
born in Lvov or their activities were closely related to this city.
Travel to Lviv Links to help you travel to Lviv.
(Language, Customs, Travel Guides, Airline, Hotel, Car Rental ...)
News from Lviv and about Lviv
Lviv newspapers and Lvov related news from English News Sources.
WEB resources about Lviv Lvov Lwow Lemberg Pages in English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish languages.
Galician Genealogy Ukrainian, Jewish, Polish,
German genealogy links. All to help you research your Galician roots and find your ancestors.
- Most of the messages in my guestbook are Genealogy related, from people
researching their ancestral roots in Galicia. View year by year or use search
page to find your Galician roots