This is nature undisturbed by humans – the world’s largest contiguous primeval beech forest area. Please, hold your breath: this is the place where 500-year-old and 45-metre-high beeches grow. Researchers from all over the world come to study them. There, Ukraine’s highest Mount Hoverla pierces through the clouds, and Lake Brebeneskul reflects the sky in its mirror-like water among the mountains. This is the place where the Marmaroshi rise high. Here, there is the Svydovets Range covered with lakes left by glaciers, as well as the glorified Chornohora Range. And what a fascinating ritual of contemplating alpine flowers in the Narcissus Valley!
This is the home to more than 8,000 species of animals and plants, 500 of which need special attention as they are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine. There, you can stand in the immediate centre of Europe, and a few hours later explore the caves in which the first humans lived.
This is the place where dozens of thousands of tourists unveil the incredible beauty of integral co-existence of nature while hiking, riding bikes or even horses. Surely, they do it carefully and follow the permitted trails so as not to harm the nature. This is the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.
area of the world’s largest primeval beech forest
Red Book plant species
Red Book animal species
Geographical centre of Europe
A considerable part of the reserve is protected area. This is a unique ecosystem dominated by forests, so it is extremely important to keep them intact. Travellers are not allowed to walk there. By following the rules, you will help us preserve the unique nature, as well as avoid unnecessary fines. All places marked on the map are available for visiting. Enjoy!
53 National nature parks
5 Biosphere reserves
19 Nature reserves