Winter break in Lviv


As you know, visiting monuments, even the most beautiful ones, in winter, with falling snow and crashing frost is a challenge for real tough guys. But what about the others? Should they give up the trip? Not a chance. Here are a few alternative ideas for spending your time. Maybe you’ve got some ideas of your own? We’re waiting for your commentaries.

Winter Sports
When it’s wintertime, everybody wants to do some winter sports. And you can also do them in the city. All winter long in the main square there is an icerink under the naked sky. When you’re there, you can rent ice skates (Although their quality is quite poor). One hour costs
15 hr, renting ice skates costs 25 hr. After 5 pm it get a little more expensive. Despite that we highly recommend this place, especially in the evening. The open space icerink can also be found in the “Medical” sports centre by 24 Horbaczewskoho street. If it really is extremely cold, you can go to a covered icerink (The “Kingcross” shopping centre, Solkinyky, 30 Stryjska street). As long as you accept the rules of the icerink, of course – 40 hr for every 45 minutes, which begin in every full hour, and then there is a 15 minute break.

Because Lviv is a city located on hills, it is full of hills, which are great for riding down on with your sled. Such a place closest to the centre can be found on the former Governor Hills, between the Roman-Catholic curia and the Ash Tower (Currently the Winniczenki street). However, the true paradise are the Lviv parks, and mostly Kajzerwald. It a huge mountainous forest massive located almost in the direct city centre. You can get there practically by any left block of Lyczakowska above the St. Anthony church.

What’s interesting, the slopes of Kazjerwald is a place not only for sled amateurs, but also for more advanced snow games. Here you can find the “Dynamo” children’s sport zone, which has its own ski lift (Orczyk) and even a ski jump! The infrastructure is dedicated to the zone’s needs, but even the citizens of Lviv often use it for a small unofficial pay or… they climb the slope on foot.  If suddenly you’ll want some white craziness, Uncle G. will give you a hint where to rent some skis in Lviv.

After the craziness on the slope or the pirouettes on the ice, you’ll definitely need to get yourself warm. And you can get special help from a Muller, which is served in most Lviv restaurants under the name of glintwein, and in the holiday season you can also get it on fairs straight from the wooden stands. If you want to taste some really good wine, we recommend the Massandra cellar (Drukarska street), which serves Crimean wines (And this region is famous for its heavy, aromatic red wines) or the Wine Kingdom shop (12 Market Square), where you also can taste the muller.

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