The 1st railway in Ukraine


The first railway in Ukraine, Lviv – Peremyshl was built in 1861.

In 1859, the first railway tracks were laid from Peremyshl to Lviv, a distance of 97.6 km. The Lviv railway station was completed in October, 1861. It was meant to be the hub for trains departing in 4 different directions: to Krakow, Chernivtsi, Brody, and Pidvolochysk. The first passenger train arrived in Lviv from Peremyshl at 14:30 on November 4th, 1861. The train stopped at different stations, such as, Medyka, Mostyska, Sudova Vyshnia, and Mshana, where it was met by hundreds of curious local farmers. Municipal bands duly celebrated the arrival of the “iron horse”.

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1994
The 1st Forum of Bookpublishers was held in Lviv
1260
the oldest exhisting Lviv church was erected - John the Baptist Church
1915
Emperor Nicholas II of Russia visited Lviv
1644
Saint Paraskeva Church witht the defense tower was built
1280
the first wooden church and monastery of Saint George were built
1679
the tradition of having yearly fairs in front of St. George Church started
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