Kobryn

 

Kobryn (Belarusian. Kobrin, Ukrainian. Kobrin) is a city in the Brest region of Belarus, the administrative center of the Kobryn district.

The fourth most populous city in the region (inferior to Brest, Baranovichi and Pinsk). As of January 1, 2020, the population of the city was 52 600 people.

The city is located in the west of Polesie on the flat banks of the Mukhavets River at its junction with the Dnieper-Bug Canal, 41 km east of Brest. The area of ​​the city is 31.6 km². The length from north to south and from west to east is about eight kilometers.

Kobryn is an important road transport hub. The city is crossed by the M1 motorways (Brest-Moscow; part of the European route E30 and Pan-European transport corridor II Berlin-Nizhny Novgorod), M12 (Kobrin - Ukrainian border [Mokrany]; part of the European route E85), as well as the M10 motorway (Kobryn-Gomel) , connecting the regional centers of Polesie. In addition, the republican roads P2 (part of the old Brest-Moscow road from Stolbtsy to Kobrin) and P102 (Poland's border — Vysokoe — Kamenets — Kobryn) pass through the city.

The importance of the city from the point of view of railway transport is not so great. Located on the line of the Polesie railways, the Kobryn station is not a junction and is located 23 km from the Zhabinka station, which is a railway junction (directions to Brest, Minsk and Gomel).

Urban public transport is represented by buses (17 routes) and fixed-route taxis. The service standard for urban transport, excluding buses of individual entrepreneurs, more than 1 bus per 2000 people is exceeded by 16%.

There are three road bridges in the city - in the center, in the western part, and in the eastern part, as well as a railway bridge across the Mukhavets River.

According to the available data, it is impossible to determine the date of foundation of the settlement, which arose during the fortification at the confluence of the Kobrinka River with the Mukhavets River. During the exploration of the pit in 1999 by the archaeologist OV Iov, remains of ceramics of the 9th-10th centuries were found. Earlier in the city at a depth of 1.5-2 meters, fragments of an old pavement made of logs were found.

 

Destinations

Manor house (1790; now the house-museum of Suvorov is located here)
Spassky Monastery (second half of the 18th century)
Monument in honor of the first major victory of the Russian army over Napoleon on July 27, 1812
Park named after Suvorov (1768).
Suvorov Military History Museum (new building, built in 1990)
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (1864-1868)
Peter and Paul Church
Assumption Church (1843)
Nikolskaya Church (1750)
George Church (1889)
House of Prayer for Evangelical Christian Baptists (1993)
Former Kobrin prison (1821)
Former Kobrin synagogue (XVIII century)
Gymnasium named after Maria Rodzevich (1910)
Monument to Suvorov

 

Getting here

By train
You can get to Kobryn from Brest by diesel train. The trains Brest - Vitebsk, Brest - Kommunary and Brest - Gomel also stop in Kobryn.

By car
Highways M1 (Brest - Moscow), M10 (Kobrin - Gomel) and M12 (Kobryn - border of Ukraine (Mokrany) pass through the city.