Kaunas (Lithuania)

Distance: 135 km
Travel time: 2 h 55 min
Inhabitants: 415.000

The second-largest city in Lithuania was founded in the 12th century in the center of Lithuania and, due to its geographical location, has an important position as a trade center. With several universities, Kaunas has long been regarded as the center of intellectual resistance in the struggle for Lithuania's national autonomy. For twenty years Kaunas was the provisional capital of the country. Many galleries offer an art-loving audience the opportunity to get acquainted with Lithuanian art and crafts. A sign of change in recent years.


Touristic attractions:

The old town of Kaunas has an exceptional variety of architectural monuments, including the surviving parts of the 13th-century castle, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, the Trinity Church and the city's old town hall, which, thanks to its wonderful architecture, is a "white swan" is called.

The Town Hall Square with the early Gothic Vytauts Church and the nearby late Gothic Perkunashaus gives the old town a medieval character. In the streets of the old town is time to stroll. Restaurants, bars and cafes invite you to enjoy. In the souvenir shops and galleries you will find special souvenirs, especially for friends of textile art.


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Shopping / Hints:

In the center of the city is an attractive business center: The "Laisves Aleja" is 1621 meters a "shopping street with many shops, restaurants and banks.

With about 21,000 students Kaunas wins a young flair. Depending on their professional orientation, students will be trained at Vytautas Magnus University, the Technical College, the College of Agriculture, the Kaunas Branch of the University of Vilnius, the Medical College, the Institute of Sport, the University of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Music and the branch office Kaunas the art school. In addition to these colleges there are 97 general education schools, 12 vocational schools and 13 universities of applied sciences.

Particularly advantageous is the good airport connection to travel particularly comfortable in the region of the Comfort House.


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