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About Dnepropetrovsk

General info

How to get to the city

Climate and weather

Points of interest

Shopping and souvenirs

 

General info    back to top

Dnepropetrovsk or simply Dnepr, as it is called by local inhabitants is situated on the Dnepr River in East-Central Ukraine, and has a population of, ~ 1.1 million. Large and beautiful, it is the main city of East-Central Ukraine.

The city is surprising green along the wide and slow-moving Dnepr river. The city has remarkable embankments, long boulevards and spacious parks. It is also the center of high-technology industries, education, metallurgy and trade. There are 11 universities, academies and institutes in Dnipropetrovsk. The city is not only famous for its commercial industry, but also its green hills and deep history.



Construction of the Metro (underground) was completed in late 1995. An international airport offers direct lines to and from Vienna (Austria), Frankfurt on Maine (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey), Tel Aviv (Israel), Moscow (Russia) etc..

 

How to get to Dnepropetrovsk     back to top

There is an international airport in Dnepropetrovsk city so you can:

1.     Fly to Dnepropetrovsk

a)     through Vienna (Austria). (It is convenient for visitors from the USA)

b)    through Kiev (Ukraine). (It is also convenient for visitors from the USA, but much cheaper)  

Departure from Kiev ( Borispol airport) Arriving to Dnepropetrovsk  
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Departure from Dnepropetrovsk Arriving to Kiev (Borispol airport)
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c)    through Frankfurt on Maine (Germany)

d)    through Istanbul (Turkey)

e)     through Tel Aviv (Israel)

f)      through Moscow (Russia)

2.   Fly to Kiev and take an overnight train to Dnepropetrovsk.(It is convenient for visitors from the UK)

Departure from Kiev  Arriving to Dnepropetrovsk  
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Departure from Dnepropetrovsk Arriving to Kiev 
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Climate and weather    back to top

It is very warm in summer (average daily temperature in July is +25-27 C, 76-80 F) and average temperature in winter is -3-4 C, 24-26 F.
Best time for visiting is in the late spring - the late April, May (nice nature and fresh air), first part of June, and early in autumn: September and October (beauty of town's yellow parks). Period of rains is normal in the middle of autumn. Other times are mainly dry with a few showers or storms in the summer time.  

Points of interest     back to top

The central street of the city has the name of Karl Marx. It is a very beautiful, wide and long parkway, which stretches east to west through the central part of the city. It was founded in the XVIII century and parts of its buildings are the actual decoration of the city. In the nucleus of the city is Zhovtneva square, on which is the majestic Cathedral that was founded by order of Katherine II (Russian empress) in 1776.

On the square, there are some remarkable buildings: the Museum of History, Diorama "Battle for the Dnieper River (Second World War)", and also the beautiful park in which you can rest in the hot summer. Walking down the hill to the Dnepr River, you will arrive in the large Taras Shevchenko Park (which is on the right bank of the river) and on Monastyrskiy Island. This island is one of the most interesting places in the city. In the IX century, the Byzantian monks based a monastery here. It was destroyed by Mongol-Tatars in the XIII century.  

The Dnepr River is a wonderful creation of nature that keeps the climate mild and the air fresh. You can see it from many points in Dnepropetrovsk. From any hill (there are 7 in the city) you will find a beautiful view of the river, islands, parks, outskirts, river banks and hills.

Shopping and souvenirs     back to top

The Karl Marx Prospect is the main trade artery of the city. There are plenty of shops and cafes of different sizes and for different income levels. The abundance of trade points can be observed also in several streets and squares contiguous to the Karl Marx Prospect in the area around the Central Department Store (TSUM) - the biggest market place in the city.



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