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Western Ukraine : Rakhiv
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Rakhiv [1] is a town in Western Ukraine. It's the highest located town in Ukraine (430 m above sea level).


It is one of Hutsul culture capitals.

Get in

Rakhiv is one of the last train stations on the 601L line from Lviv to Solotvino.

From Romania you can get there via Sighetu Marmaţiei/Solotvino border crossing and then by bus.

Get around


Rakhiv is one of the places that consider themselves located in the geographical centre of Europe. See the monument erected by Austro-Hungarian geographers in 1887, located in Dilove village (12 km from Rakhiv).


  • Hike. Some of the highest mountains in Ukraine are located nearby: Hoverla, Brebeneskul, Pip Ivan.
  • Hutsul brynzia festival. September





  • Guesthouses
  • Hotel Europa [2]
  • Hotel Rakhiv


Get out

  • Hoverla summit.
  • Pop Ivan summit (2022 m above sea level) with ruins of Polish observatory called White Elephant.

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