Drohobych is a city that is hidden behind Lviv but actually has a lot of first class sights to show to visitors. With its one thousand year old history, it is one of the best kept secrets of Ukraine – boasting beautiful churches, tasty local foods, famous former inhabitants and sights that you can see nowhere else.
Unesco-World Heritage in Drohobych
Just outside of the city center lies a little wooden treasure. A church that was built in the 15th century and since 2013 is recognized as cultural heritage of the world by the Unesco. St. George is entirely built out of wood and with its paintings belongs to the best examples of wooden church architecture in Eastern Europe. It’s truly an amazing spiritual place!
Experience real salt production on our Drohobych day trip
Just nearby you can experience in a hands on production site how salt has been produced over the one thousand years of the existence of Drohobych. Find out how the salt actually gets pumped from underground and how they salt mine workers apply techniques that have been used in several centuries to extract it and turn it into amazingly clear “white gold”.
Get to know Bruno Schulz and the Jewish heritage of Drohobych
Once an industrial hotspot for the oil industry, many of the Jewish inhabitants of Drohobych were closely connected with the oil production in the region. Many of the beautiful architecture of the city was erected by Jewish oil magnates. But the most outstanding Jewish personality of Drohobych is Bruno Schulz. The Polish-language writer give account of the atmosphere of the 20ies and 30ies in his writings. Like other inhabitants he was killed in the local ghetto but his heritage still remains. Our tour will take you on an exploration of this heritage and we will show you also the remaining sites of Jewish Drohobych – like the Choral Synagogue. It is one of the best preserved Jewish religious buildings in Ukraine.
Local foods and insights
And as it is with cultivated cities, Drohobych also has its own delicacies. Try some Drohobytska sausage, which some describe as the caviar of sausages. On our afternoon walk around the center, we will take you to try local salted coffee and salty caramel cake which are something you can only get here. After the quick refreshment it’s also much easier to climb up the stairs to enjoy the spectacular view from the town hall and learn more about this amazing city from its tallest tower.