Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)
Grand Hotel Lviv in 1894
Lviv or Lemberg can be described as the westernmost city in Eastern Europe or the easternmost city in Western Europe.
Formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian, empire, Lviv is home to the historic Grand Hotel. Red carpets, deep velvet, brass handles - the Grand Hotel breathes the air of a bygone era, preserving the hotel’s traditional atmosphere. It's history started in the year 1894, when it opened as the Grand Hotel to the public.
The Grand Hotel has welcomed diplomats and politicians, public figures and artists and many legendary travelers. The city is regarded as one of the main cultural centres of today's Ukraine and is historically of significance also for Ukraine’s neighbour, Poland.
Here you find industries and institutions of higher education such as the Lviv University and the Lviv Polytechnic.Lviv has a philharmonic orchestra, theatres, and the famous Opera House. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lviv celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2006 (Lviv was founded in 1256).