Kaunas

Kaunas, the second largest Lithuania‘s city, which keeps the authentic spirit of the country‘s national character alive. The city is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, surrounded by the hills and situated at the crossroads of the most important roads in Lithuania. Due to its geographical position, today, Kaunas is Lithuania‘s most important center of communication.

It is a home of a variety of festivals & events, from operettas to modern dance, from classical music to Jazz. Kaunas was chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2022. And as a Capital of Culture 2022 Kaunas is changing: from the TEMPORARY CAPITAL to CONTEMPORARY. The city is famous for its Interwar architecture which was awarded the European Heritage label and is on its way to UNESCO. Kaunas is the only city in the world where so much of the style of the buildings has survived to the present day.

Kaunas is colorful city, famous by its street art, with probably the only square in the world that you can‘t get into – George Maciunas square, inspired by FLUXUS movement.

Discover Kaunas as a great place for meetings, experience the city’s unique ambience and get introduced to a number of modern conference facilities and quality services, along with exciting leisure activities. The unique atmosphere of Kaunas can be explored, which is distinguished by the heritage of the painter and composer M. K. Čiurlionis.

Kaunas is not only a city of old traditions, but also a large centre of business and industry. It can also lay claim to be a city of young people with over 35,000 students (the largest number in Lithuania) studying at one of the seven universities here. For business and investors, our city offers friendly, open, and creative space for partnerships and cooperation.

Green streets, tree–lined avenues and wide–open squares create surroundings to match everybody’s moods. Kaunas is proud of its great number of museums, theatres, universities, colleges, fine hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars. Guests can try a range of cuisine from many European and Asian countries as well as an abundance of traditional Lithuanian food, drink and hospitality.

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TO DO – TO SEE – TO EAT

“Kaunas (kow-nas), a sprawling city 100km west of Vilnius at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris Rivers, has a compact Old Town, an abundance of artistic and educational museums, and a fascinating history. A sizeable student population provides plenty of energy, and some rough edges give it that extra bit of spice.” (Lonly Planet https://www.lonelyplanet.com)

You will find plenty of things to do in Kaunas, hundreds of sites to admire and some really good places to enjoy your meal. Here are some tips recommended by EEEDN 2018 Secretariat and Kaunas tourism information center:

TO DO: EVENTS – TOURS – CULTURE, CINEMA – TRADITIONAL EVENTS – HEALTH, BEAUTY AND LEISURE  – SHOPPING – FOR CHILDREN – NIGHTLIFE – ACTIVE LEISURE – BOAT TRIPS

TO SEE: TOP – MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES – INTERWAR ARCHITECTURE – WOOD BASED ARCHITECTURE – TOURS – NATURE – SHRINES – ROUTES – HANSA KAUNAS – KAUNAS DISTRICT

TO EAT: GASTRONOMY – TRADITIONAL CUISINE – RESTAURANTS – CAFES – BARS – FAST FOOD – PIZZERIAS – COFFEE LOVERS

More usefull information about Kaunas is available at http://visit.kaunas.lt/en/.