This historical and cultural complex which has been recreated by historians, fine art experts and sculptors headed by the art patron from Zakarpattia deserves to become a famous tourist landmark of Zakarpattia.
Schönborn Park located at the territory of Voevodyno Resort is a project which has been resurrected by caring people. Recreation of the priceless cultural heritage of the Region of Zakarpattia started with this landmark as Schönborn Park is an important element of Ukrainian history of the times of Austria-Hungary. It was recreated with especially thorough attention to historical details and opened for free attendance in 2013.
Forest, lawns, exotic trees and a large natural lake turn Schönborn Park into the real jewel of Zakarpattia. You can rest in the park for hours and enjoy the beauty around.
If you go to the middle of the park, you will see seven unique and versatile street lamps which symbolise seven days of the week, and on the right there are twelve bridges which symbolisze twelve star sighs: a wonderful place for photo shooting to be remembered by each visitor to the park.
Park Gates. Visitors to Schönborn Park are met by the entrance gates which are a kind of the portal between two epochs in Zakarpattia, the one of Austria-Hungary and the one of modern Ukraine.
On two towers of the gates you will see national emblems and flags of Austria and Hungary of the epoch of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as well as two guards, models of soldiers of the Innsbruck Infantry Regiment (Austria) and Debrecen Hussars (Hungary).
According to some researches, the name “Tur” originates from the Etruscan worn “tur” which means “water”. The Tur River flows from the vicinity, so the place is called the Valley of Tur. In the middle of the lake there is an island whose contour looks like the Austro-Hungarian Empire as of 1867 when it was created, and the pine tree from Dalmatia which has been planted by volunteers from the sister town of Trogir grows in the place where modern Zakarpattia is located.
You can reach the island from the lake bank by the wooden raft. The road near the lake is lit by 24 street lamps, the same number as the quantity of hours a days, and at the bank of the water pool there are 22 benches with emblems of the states whose part modern Zakarpattia has been in the course of its history.
St. Jan’s stone mill is a stone building with the working water mill. It has been built of stone and metal and covered with the wooden shingles. In the middle of the mill there are two ancient millstones which weigh about half a tonne, and Austrian heuriger. Outside millstones turn a two-meter wooden wheel made of the yellow tree, acacia. Windows are made of beaten metal, and over the central window there is a bust of St. Jan Nepomucky who is a patron of millers. Visitors to the park can try traditional shutemeni and ordinary wines made of Austrian sorts of grapes.
The Bridge of the Four Evangelists has been in the baroque style with restored sculptures of the four evangelists, Luke and John, Mark and Matthew. The sculptures style is slightly akin to the works on the Charles Bridge in Prague.
Schönborn Park was opened as a tourist landmark to honour the 285th anniversary of transfer of the lands of Zakarpattia to the Lothar Franz von Schönborn by the emperor of Austria-Hungary. The dynasty of Schönborn owned a part of lands in Zakarpattia since 1711 until 1944. Recreation of Schönborn Park is the first art patron project in Zakarpattia in the times of Ukrainian independence.