Chernivtsi is city with unique architecture, rich cultural heritage that is fairly called the pearl of architecture. The historical building system is complete, almost untouched ensemble of the XIX – XX centuries. It is famous for its Viennese architecture that originated during the prosperity of Austro-Hungarian Empire of Habsburgs, a part of which the city was for almost 150 years.
The most famous building in the city is fairly considered to be the Chernivtsi University. It is a Ukrainian "Hogwarts", grand and majestic, like a medieval castle in the modern city.The Regional Museum of Folk Architecture and Life is located in the outskirts of Chernivtsi city. The life and mode of the ancient village are recreated on the territory of the museum. It reflects Bukovynian settlements of the XIX- first half XX centuries and specific features of this area, such as wind mills, a tavern, a country farriery, a small house and a yard of a poor peasant, a yard of a rich peasant, a well sweep, a church with a bell tower.