Tag: Bukovina

A Brief History Of Suceava, Bukovina, Romania During The Modern Period

Suceava (known as ‘Sutschawa’ or ‘Suczawa’ in German) is a middle-sized city located in present-day Suceava County, northeastern Romania. It is the largest urban settlement of the southern part of Bukovina, a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe (and, currently, divided between Romania and Ukraine), with a total population of…


A Brief History Of Bukovina, Romania During The Middle Ages

Bukovina is a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe, nowadays divided between present-day Suceava County in northeastern Romania and Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine. Prislop Pass and the high valley of the Bistrița (German: Bistritz) river, connecting Bukovina with Maramureș (German: Maramuresch) in northern Transylvania. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org Throughout the…


The History Of The Medieval Seat Fortress Of Suceava, Bukovina, Romania

Suceava (Old High German: Sedschopff; Standard German: Suczawa/Sutschawa/Sotschen) was the third capital of the medieval Principality of Moldavia between the late 14th to late 16th century (namely between the years 1388 and 1564), after the proximal town of Baia (most likely founded by Transylvanian Saxon potters; also known in German as ‘Moldenmarkt’) lost its trading…