Kaunas

Kaunas

Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas was the biggest city and the centre of a powiat in Trakai Voivodeship of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1413. During Russian Empire occupation it was the capital of the Kovno Governorate from 1843 to 1915. It became the only temporary capital city in Europe during the Interwar period. Now it is the capital of Kaunas County, the seat of the Kaunas city municipality and the Kaunas district municipality. It is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kaunas. Kaunas is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris, and near the Kaunas Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely in Lithuania.

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Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle  Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle was built in 1360-1362 in a place of an ancient village (X-XII c.c.) near the junction of great Lithuania rivers the Nemunas and the Neris. It was the first brick-laid castle in Lithuania and it was the oldest castle type building in

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BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel

BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel  BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel

In December 1995 BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel was opened at the merging point of the Old Town and the City Centre of Kaunas. For long-term working experience and exclusive attention to its guests’ needs, BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel in

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Kaunas Airport

Kaunas Airport  Kaunas Airport

  • Oro uosto g. 4, Karmėlava, Kauno r.
  • +370 37 399 307
  • info@kun.lt

Kaunas Airport is the second busiest civil airport in Lithuania after Vilnius Airport and the fourth busiest in the Baltic states. Kaunas Airport is the fastest growing airport in the Baltic states in 2009 and 2010. The airport mainly serves

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The Historical Presidential Palace

The Historical Presidential Palace  The Historical Presidential Palace

The Historical Presidential Palace is a must-see place for everyone, whether native-born or a visitor to Kaunas. It is one of the most important memorials of the Republic of Lithuania in 1918–1940. Visitors are offered an introduction into
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Dolls Museum

Dolls Museum  Dolls Museum

was founded in 1994. The museum founders were Valerie and Stasys Ratkevičius. Exposure is based on performances play a dolls, masks, props and decorations assorted items. Today, the museum fund is dauggiau than 800 exhibits. A small museum

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Ninth Fort

Ninth Fort  Ninth Fort

The Ninth Fort is a stronghold in the northern part of Šilainiai elderate, Kaunas, Lithuania. It is a part of the Kaunas Fortress, which was constructed in the late 19th century. During the occupation of Kaunas and the rest of Lithuania by the

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Lithuanian Aviation Museum

Lithuanian Aviation Museum  Lithuanian Aviation Museum

In 2009 Museum’s collection consisted of more than 19,000exhibits, including 43 aircraft and gliders. Museum’s library had 18,500 volumes of aviation and technical books and periodicals. The exhibits were started to collect by aviation

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Sugihara House

Sugihara House  Sugihara House

Chiune Sugihara (1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas to Jewish

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Lithuanian Museum of the History of Education

Lithuanian Museum of the History of Education  Lithuanian Museum of the History of Education

  • Vytauto pr. 52, LT-44237 Kaunas
  • +370 37 20 79 36

The museum depositories over 50,000 artifacts that reflect the age-old history of education in Lithuania. The exhibition “From ancient days to us” The exhibition introduces the public to the educational development of state formation in Lithuania

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Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Museum of Zoology

Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Museum of Zoology  Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Museum of Zoology

The Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum was established in Kaunas, Lithuania, in 1919 by Tadas Ivanauskas. The museum collects and exhibits various animals: hunting trophies, stuffed animals, insect collections, skeletons, dissections. It is also an

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Juozas Naujalis Memorial Museum

Juozas Naujalis Memorial Museum  Juozas Naujalis Memorial Museum

The majority of the museum collections compromises exhibits connected with the life and public activity of Juozas Naujalis, such as photographs, documents, personal items, and samples of his written music. Another part of the collection consists of

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Kaunas picture Gallery

Kaunas picture Gallery  Kaunas picture Gallery

The museum collection: 20th century Lithuanian and Lithuanian émigrés art, and a collection of North American Indian art donated by Juozas Kaributas (USA), an émigré actor and cultural activist. More information:

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