Tag: Bukovina

The History Of The Zipser Germans In Central Europe

The Zipser Germans (German: Zipser/Zipser Deutsche/Zipser Sachsen) are an important historical German-speaking minority in Central and Eastern Europe, which has been living since the High Middle Ages in present-day north-eastern Slovakia and since the Modern period in northern Romania as well (i.e. in the historical regions of Maramure좙 and Bukovina/Bucovina/Bukowina/Buchenland). The Zipser Germans gained their…


The Bukovina Germans: A Community On The Verge Of Extinction

The Bukovina Germans (known in standard German as either ‘Buchenlanddeutsche‘ or ‘Bukowinadeutsche‘), or Buchenland Germans as they are also known, represent a once significant ethnic German minority which previously lived in Bukovina, a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe (nowadays divided between Suceava County in northeastern Romania and Chernivtsi Oblast…


A Brief History Of Suceava, Bukovina, Romania During The Modern Period

Suceava (also known as ‘Sutschawa’ or ‘Suczawa’ in German) is a middle-sized town located in present-day Suceava County (Romanian: Jude좛ul Suceava; German: Kreis Suczawa), northeastern Romania. It is the largest urban settlement of the southern half of Bukovina, a historical land situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe, nowadays divided between Romania and…


A Brief History Of Bukovina, Romania During The Middle Ages

Bukovina (Bucovina in Romanian and Bukowina or Buchenland in German) is a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe, nowadays divided between present-day Suceava County in northeastern Romania and Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine. Prislop Pass and the high valley of the Bistri좛a (German: Bistritz; Romanian: Bistri좛a) river, connecting Bukovina with…


The History Of The Medieval Seat Fortress Of Suceava, Bukovina, Romania

Suceava (Old High German: Sedschopff; Standard German: Suczawa/Sutschawa/Sotschen) was the third capital of the medieval Principality of Moldavia between the late 14th to late 16th century (namely between the years 1388 and 1564), after the proximal town of Baia (most likely founded by Transylvanian Saxon traders and potters; also known in German as ‘Moldenmarkt’) lost…