View Full Version : Kronental in Crimea, Ukraine

Friday, February 11th, 2011, 04:58 AM
Former german village Kronental (now Kolchugino) was founded in 1810 year by germans from Elsass,Baden, Pfalz and Bavaria in Crimea,Ukraine . In 1811 had already 276 residents. Kronental had a smooth beautiful streets (which was not tipical for Ukraine that years), a Lutheran church,a Catholic church and 2 divinity schools by that churches. Also they opened a very good hospital in 1891. Kronental germans mostly were farmers and made wine .
There are no germans in Kronental today (most were deported to Siberia and Kazakhstan in 1940s ) but there are a German cultural centre for crimean germans (which are about 3000 people in Crimea now) there today.
Also i found some pictures from that place how it looks today.

A former german house which now is a German cultural centre.

A former Lutheran church which is an Ukrainian Orthodox church now.

A former Catholic church which need a restoration and closed now.

A former german street with german house also.

A Catholic church.

An entrance to a German cultural centre.

One more german house

An old german cemetery entrance

And a cemetery.

Saturday, February 12th, 2011, 03:25 PM
I also found a pictures of another former german church .The church is in a village which calls Zolote Pole now. It also was a colony named Zurichtal where swiss colonists lived till 1940s. The chursch is also works as a Ukrainian Orthodox church now.
I also want to tell that a blue-white colours is tipical colours of buildings in east ukraine (how they painting it since USSR till now )and crimea so of course architekture what you see didnt have such colouring before .