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Kaunas, the second largest Lithuanian city, is located at the confluence of Nemunas and Neris rivers. During interwar period Kaunas was the temporary capital of Lithuania.

At the Kaunas Old town you can find buildings of gothic, renaissance and baroque style, as well as many historical, architectural and cultural herritage monuments.

Kaunas castle  is the oldest brick castle in Lithuania.

As part of celebrations of the first anniversary of Lithuanian independence, the main street was called Laisves aleja (Liberty Avenue).  Laisves aleja is the longest pedestrian street in Europe.

The citizens of Kaunas are proud of the neo-byzantine St. Michael the Archangel garrison church, called "sobor".

On the eve of First World War Kaunas city was surrounded by nine strongholds. The most significant monument of genocide in Lithuania is the Ninth fort in Kaunas, where during the years of Nazi occupation more than 50 000 people of various nationalities were killed.

Kaunas Reservoir , callled Kaunas sea is the biggest artificial lake in Lithuania.

Holidaymakers love the surroundings of Kaunas sea with its yacht-club.

Kaunas is a city of students with its 14 universities and colleges.

Aleksandras Stulginskis University, established in a unique students town outside the city, surrounded by nature, is the only  Lithuanian university educating specialists in agriculture and forestry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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