The castle at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers was built in the 14th century to defend against the onslaught of crusaders. This is not only one of the first stone castles in Lithuania, but also the only one that has two rows of defensive walls. A settlement that grew into the current city was created around the Gothic defenses.Read more
Kaunas Town Hall and Square
Today, the town hall square is full of happily married couples, tourists and passers-by. This is where significant concerts take place, and, in wintertime, it’s home to the Christmas Market. In Medieval times, this was the primary market of Kaunas, with its peak time on Tuesdays. Everyone could trade here, so merchants would flock from all over the region.Read more
The house of Perkūnas (Thunder House)
One of the oldest and definitely the most impressive example of secular Gothic architecture in the city is the House of Perkūnas, named after the Pagan god of thunder. It was once the residence of the Burgermeister. The house is open for public and, among other activities, invites one to try out Medieval fashion and learn some dance moves.Read more
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