Main square in the Ukrainian city of Lviv (photo © hidden europe).
By train from Budapest to Lviv
The journey from Budapest to the Ukrainian city of Lviv (Львів) takes in Habsburg lands not often visited by travellers from western Europe. It crosses just one international frontier, but that glosses over the appeal of the journey: this is a route which traverses religious, linguistic and cultural borderlands. For these considerations alone, it really is a journey well worth making.
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