Maps of Czernowitz, Bukovina and Surrounding Areas

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Note: The Czernowitz Street Name Translator is keyed to two maps:
1. The 1941 Stadtplan von Czernowitz   and
2. The Cernauti Planul  from the 1920's.

The next five excellent German maps come courtesy of Ivor Lobel and were made in 1897 from an atlas held in the family. These jpgs were photographed rather than scanned because of the size of the atlas, and represent some very professional camera work on Ivor's part. Contact the webperson if you need higher resolution versions sent to you via email.

1.   Centred on  Czernowitz this map extends from Obertyn in the northwest to Dorhoiu in the southeast (164k).

2.   This map runs from Sokal in the northwest to Botosani in the southeast (344k).

3.   Containing all of Bukovina this map extends from west of Podhajce in the northwest to south of Petra (Moldava) in the southeast (358k).

4.   Centred on Podhajce, this map extends from Lemberg in the northwest to Okna in northern Bukovina in the southeast (366k).

5.  Here's an 1897 map of southeastern Europe from the same atlas: Lots of rich detail considering the vast expanse of territory. It covers from Czernowitz in the north northeast to Constantinople in the south east; and from Hungary in the northwest to the Adriatic in the southwest. It's quite large and was hard to reduce and still keep all the place names legible. A compromise on my part, not Ivor's (820k).

6.  An excellent 2006 pictorial streetmap of downtown Czernowitz with the Ukranian street names shown in Latin characters (English that is).  This is the map that used to be on the home page during the reunion.

7. This is the Czernowitz map enclosed with the "Illustrierter Führer durch die  Bukowina" from Hermann Mittelmann 1907/1908. Probably taken from the  reprint by Helmut Kusdat, 2002.  I'ts a large, easy to read, full colour 1907 street map of Czernowitz -- about  700k

8. Here's a map of historical interest: The orginal is a street map from 1787, but published in 1887. It was used for tax assesment purposes. It does locate the 'Old Synagogue' (28).  Peter Elbau translated the Gothic script which is overlayed on the map. Another large file -- about 800k. (from the Gruss aus Czernowitz Live Journal)

9. 1935 Cernauti city map showing bus and trolly lines withmajor places of interest clearly indicated.

10. An excellent 300 dpi Czernowitz street map from Austrian times (E.Hauster)

11. An excellent 300 dpi Czernowitz street map from Romanian times (E.Hauster)
11a. Another Czernowitz street map from Romanian times, somewhat wider prospect (Valsile Craciunescu)

12. 1870 Czernowitz Plan - more compressed. File size now 2.2MB but same physical size as the original posted at LiveJournal by Edward Tur

13. Excellent high quality reprint of 1878 map of Bukovina & Galicia in Hebrew. By way of E.Hauster and courtesy of Scholem & Friends

14. From Jim Wald, a 1789 pictorial map of Bukovina  (Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly, Schauplatz der Fünf Theile der Welt.  
Mit bestündiger Rücksicht auf die besten Originalwerke in Drey Theilen... (Vienna, 1789)).

15.  A very fine French map of the Austrian Empire (1812) From Jim Wald.

16.  From Leo Spitzer and Marianne Hirsch, an extraordinary high resolution map of the Czernowitz Ghetto indicating the streets that were included in the ghetto in its first configuration when it was created on October 11, 1941. It is based on official Romanian information published in Cernăuți in the Romanian language newspaper “Bucovina” on Saturday, October 11, 1941, the day the ghetto was officially established.

17. A German July 1940 military map labeled 'Czernowitz' consists of four knitted together maps {parts of Russian Poland and Romania} and was almost certainly used by Nazi troops in the invasion of Russia and thus Czernowitz. This  version is re-processed for the web to a file size 5MB and will take a while to load. The original (42MB) came via Vasile Craciunescu from Peter Elbau interpreted the map for the notes above. The composite map shows 1 degree of longitude x 1/2 degree of latitude and contains exceptional detail (about 2,450 sq miles is presented).

18.  By way of Rob Gartenberg, here are links to three excellent maps held by the Austrian War Museum and presented by the Centre for Urban History of Central Europe in Lviv:    - a map of Czernowitz from 1905.    - a Czernowitz map from 1888    - a Czernowit map from 1830

19.  From Yosi (Jerry) Eshet  an interesting early 1920's Czernowitz street map: partly pictorial, with many streets showing both German and Romanian names. Another Leon Konig gem, excellent resolution and condition.  See it here.   
19a. From David Dubowy, who found the original paper copy of the map in 19 above, amongst his grandfather's papers:  The Indexes for the map sorted on: German names   Romanian names
19b. For those more comfortable with the Pruth north of town we present the 1920 map rotated 180 degrees

20.  A selection of high resolution maps from the 3rd Military Maping Survey of Austria-Hungary (1910).  177 maps in total have been made available on our website, The file sizes range in szie from 2-5MB.  Each map covers one degre of latitude by one degree of longitude.  The prime meridian for these maps is at Ferro in the Canary Islands and not Greenwich. Fortunately, there is a master map of Central Europe showing all the map sheets, and it is 'clickable' -- each map page has a major city indicated, so all  you have to do is mouse over to the sheet you're interested in and click. Try it out -- these are superb maps!
The master map is hereINDEX MAP   More detailed information for using the maps is Here.

21. Three good resolution maps of Europe 1871  1910  1924  plus one 1911 map of Austria-Hungary -- very helpful in visualizing the shifting borders and emergence of these European nation states.