LITHUANIA

Lithuania essentials

Kaunas-Castle

Kaunas Castle

Location: Pilies gatv. 17, Kaunas. International airport. Train and bus connection from Vilnius.

This medieval castle situated on bank of the Nemunas river, is part of the idyllic city atmosphere of Kaunas. Its construction begun in 14th century and about one-third of original building is still standing. The round tower of castle houses an art gallery.

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Gediminas-Tower

Gediminas’ Tower

Location: Arsenalo gatv. 5, Vilnius

This lovely brick structure is the remain of Upper Castle of castle complex in Vilnius on the hill, left bank of the Neris river. It is remarkable historic symbol of Lithuania and the city of Vilnius and it was depicted on the former Lithuanian currency, litas. The tower houses an exposition of archeological findings from the hill and the surrounding areas and a museum, where a visitor can see medieval armament and iconography about the Old Vilnius. The funicular railway operates on the castle hill from the riverside.

Aukstaitija

Aukštaitija National Park

Location: About 100 km north of Vilnius, nearest town is Ignalina with a train connection from Vilnius.

This national park is famous for its diversity and it covers 405 km². With 126 lakes and old-fashioned villages it is full of wonders for a pedestrian. Most beautiful vantage points include the  Ginučiai tower and the Šilinišks crest. Ignalina Winter Sport Centre within the park offers its services in wintertime.

Uzupis

Užupis

Location: Vilnius

This idyllic neigbourhood lies partly in Old town of Vilnius. This 148 acres wide district have been inhabited by artists and counterculture people since Soviet era and in 1997 it declared itself as a quasi-autonomic ”republic” with its own constitution, flag, president and the minister cabinet – the constitution includes articles such ”A dog has the right to be a dog.” and ”Everyone has the right to love and take care of a cat.”. Notable sights of the district includes the the Angel of Užupis, a statue of the archangel Gabriel blowing a trumpet, unveiled in 2002.

Trakai-Castle

Trakai Castle

Location: Trakai. Bus connection from Vilnius to Trakai.

This beautiful building is located on one of the 21 islands of Lake Galv. Sometimes referred as “Little Marienburg”, this stone castle has stood on its foundation since 14th century. Castle offers guided tours to explore e.g. remarkable Great Chamber and a castle chapel.

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Juodkrante

Juodkrante

Location: Neringa municipality, Klaipeda County. Local transportation info

This seaside resort located on the Curonian Spit is one of the newest Lithuanian attractions. It has approx. 700 permanent residents and it is a tranquil place for a peace-seeking mind. Here a visitor can sun-bath, take a look of the open-air sculpture park Hill of Witches, try kitesurfing or paragliding or watch a sizeable cormorant colony in west of a village. It also holds annual fishermen festival in July.

Hill-of-crosses

Hill of Crosses

Location: 12 kilometres north from Šiauliai. How to get there

This remarkable pilgrimage site consists a hill erected with probably over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes and statues of Saint Mary. The origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fortress after the Polish-Lithuanian uprising against the Czar regime in 1831.

Very majestic place and worth of watching.

Vertaile parhaimpia matkailusivustoja

Saat meiltä jopa 80 %:n säästön hotellitarjouksestasi.

Gruto Parkas

Vichy Aqua Park

Location: Ozo str. 14C, Vilnius

This water park with the Polynesian theme in Vilnius is an all-family attraction per se.

For holiday makers it offers the spa services including e.g. lava saunas, jacuzzi and massage salons. Water park also consists of bars and a restaurant.

Opening times

Anupriskiu

Tonyresort Entertainment and Leisure Park

Location: Anupriškiu village, Trakai district municipality. Bus connections from Vilnius to Trakai

This recreation and entertainment centre consists of 40 hectares close to Gilušis Lake. The complex can accommodate up to 170 guests. As well as the halls and a restaurant serving local and international food, TonyResort also has 10 rest houses. Activities include e.g. chance to get lucky in the poker table among the swamp-hiking, relaxing in sauna or playing tennis.

Very suitable place for conferences and just relaxing, in the heart of beautiful Lithuanian countryside.

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