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Odessa’s Cultural Heritage: Wassily Kandinsky in the Fine Arts Museum

Wassily Kandinsky, one of the founders of abstract art, moved to Odessa with his parents in 1871, at the age of five. Since then for forty years his life in many different ways was connected with the city at the Black Sea.
Kandinsky

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Shabo Winery During Your Odessa Stay

  • One of the most modern and largest production facilities in Europe
  • The only in Ukraine center of wine culture
  • A superbly put tour of both historical part of the winery and modern operations: you’ll visit 200-year old wine cellars built by the French-Swiss colonists and modern production facilities: grape processing, fine wine, grape vodka and brandy production departments and much more
  • A fascinating journey into the wine-making history of the region: from the ancient Greeks to the Ottomans to the Swiss colonists and Romanians – Shabo has quite a story to tell!
  • Last and most important – you’ll try a selection of the Shabo sparkling, fine red and wine wines :).
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    Odessa’s Jewish Heritage tour

    Odessa’s Jewish history is a fascinating story to tell. Opportunities provided by the fast growing city and port both for the poor Jews from the shtetls and rich Galicia Jews were plentiful. In hundred years Odessa boasted Jewish bankers and traders, architects and doctors. The city became home to the Jewish intellectuals, housed the Haskalah movement and Odessa’s Palestine Committee. The “Star in Exile” to a Jew in the Russian Empire during the first half of the nineteenth century, Odessa evolved into the “Gates of Zion” several decades later.

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    Odessa on Foot and by Car private tour

    This 4.5-hour private tour is ideal if you are in Odessa on a short visit and want to get a good feel for the city in one day or if you are interested in exploring Odessa beyond its historic quarter.

    So, what’s included into the Odessa on Foot and by Car private tour?
    Odessa sightseeing

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    M/S Dniester Princess River Cruise 2017: Bucharest – Odessa – Kiev: Special Offer on Private Tours in Odessa and Constanta

    M/S Dniester Princess river cruise 2017: Bucharest – Odessa – Kiev: Special Offer on Private Tours in Odessa and Constanta

    Experience the Black Sea cities of Odessa and Constanta like a local and get 20% OFF on our exclusive private tours.

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    Jüdische Odessa Tour (4 1\5 Stunden)

    Es gibt zwei gegensätzliche Redewendungen – „ In Odessa wie Gott zu leben” und “Das Feuer der Hölle brennt 7 Meilen rund um Odessa”, die Aschkenasische Juden über Odessa gesagt haben, über die Stadt, die im 20.ten Jh. einer der grössten Judenstädten in der Welt war. Tatsächlich, Jüdische Geschichte in Odessa war voll mit den unterschiedlichen Fakten: im 19. Jh. lud Odessa Jüden zuerst herzlich ein und dann passierte das erste Pogrom im Russischen Imperiums; während einige nur Paradies sahen, war die Stadt die Brutstätte der Verderbtheit für die anderen. Odessa initiierte Haskala Bewegung und spatter wurde zu Zionismus und Chassidismus Heim.

    Palestine committe Odessa
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    Sightseeing in Odessa: Lion Sculptures on Odessa’s Buildings

    Lion sculptures at the entrances to the historic mansions, lion heads decorating grandeur facades and beautiful gates of the houses in the historic quarter and along French boulevard, images of lions in the family symbols. After a brief walk along Odessa’s city center, it becomes obvious that lions were a highly popular ornament in the XlX century. What’s the reason to this?

    Vorontsov palace lions

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    Kulinarische Stradtführung durch Odessa (3 St.)

    Kosten Sie authentische nationale Gerichte während Ihrer Odessa Geschichte- und Kulturuntersuchung. Betrachten Sie wie Odessa’s Chefköcher kochen Ihre Speise für Sie und lernen lokale Rezepte.

    Nehmen Sie an unserer Exkursion durch historisches Zentrum Odessa teil. Besuchen sie gemütliche Restaurants und kosten ethnische Speisen. Odessa hat einzigartige Cousine – das ist die Mischung von der Griechischen, Bulgarischen, Jüdischen, Russischen und Ukrainischen Küche. Während dieses Tours können Sie die ganze Varietät von den Speisen schmecken, die Odessa den Ruf von einem den besten Kultur- und Kochzentren der Ukraine und USSR gegeben hat.

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    Jewish Odessa Walking Tour (2 1/5-hour)

    Sylvester Stallone, Sydney Pollack, David Copperfield, Kirk Douglas, Steven Spielberg, Sigmund Freud, Bob Dylan, Boris Pasternak – these are just a few celebrity names, whose family roots are connected with Odessa.

    How did Odessa become the third largest city in terms of Jewish population in the world by the end of the XlX century? What made the Jews in Russian Empire and Odessa escape the country at the first decade of the XX century? On this 2.5-hour walking tour we’ll talk about the “Golden Age” of Odessa’s Jewish community:
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