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VILNIUS

The Old Town of Vilnius is one of the largest in Europe. It still remains a magnificent symbol of our history as an open and spitable city. The fact that Vilnius has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List is not only a great honor to Lithuania, its cultural and historical heritage, but it also entails a big responsibility.


ALYTUS

Alytus is the largest city of the Southern Lithuania and the most important economic, administrative, cultural and educational center in the region. According to the age of the population, Alytus is the youngest city in Lithuania and the sixth largest city in the country.


ANYKSCIAI

Because of the Picturesque pine forests, the hills, the 750 mm narrow gauged railway, the River Sventoji and the Horse Museum. Poet Antanas Baranauskas glorified the surroundings in “Anyksciai Pinewood”. The whole area is cherished by eminent writers. Two sights you must see are the Puntukas Stone and the pointed tower of Anyksciai Church. Fine wines and liquors, made in the area, are also worth sampling. You won’t be disappointed.


KAUNAS

Kaunas is the second biggest city in Lithuania with the total area of 155.5 sq. km., population of 415.7 thousand and density of 2674 people to 1 sq. km

ADVICE AND INFORMATION



Laisves pr. 5, LT-04215 Vilnius
Tel.: (370) 680 32452
www.camping.lt/vilniuscity
e-mail: vilnius@camping.lt
GPS N 54o 40' 40.1'' E 25o 13' 33.1''



 

Lithuanian culture has experienced influences by different traditions and factors that can still be felt at present. It is also significant for an interesting merge of elements of pagan mythology and Christianity. Starting from the Renaissance and on to the later epochs, Western European cultural tradition has clearly had the greatest influence on professional art in Lithuania. In the 20th century, throughout the period of independent Lithuania, highly productive relations between our country and other European states enriched Lithuanian culture on the whole and encouraged the development of its modern culture.

The roots of versatile Lithuanian culture lie back in the multicultural legacy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (14th - 18th centuries). The boundaries of Lithuanian culture have always been beyond the borders of ethnic Lithuania. Outstanding personalities, who lived in the territory of the present-day Poland, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, are often ascribed to the Lithuanian culture.

Surviving many influences, which came with migrant artists, occupations, forced and strategic political unions, through cultural and scientific exchange, Lithuanians have persistently protected the identity of their traditional culture and its formative elements.

The history of contemporary professional Lithuanian art and music started with artist and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875 - 1911). The works by this talented artist combined symbolism and romanticism. Lithuanian literature, arts, theatre and music flourished within the first years of independence of Lithuania as a state. Alas, a part of Lithuanian authors, actors and scientists were forced into emigration by dramatic events of the 20th century. The works by Lithuanian emigrant writers and artists created in Western Europe and USA nowadays have become an integral part of Lithuanian cultural heritage.

The most recent cultural events in Lithuania grow out of the fertile soil of ethnic culture traditions and the European context. Not once has Lithuanian theatre been highly appreciated by Lithuanian as well as foreign audience and theatre critics. Such directors as Eimuntas Nekrosius, Oskaras Korsunovas, Rimas Tuminas, Jonas Vaitkus and Gintaras Varnas are ranked among international theatre celebrities.

Our country can also boast of many well-known professional symphonic and chamber orchestras, choirs, opera singers and ballet dancers. Cultural events happening all year round encompass marvelous annual festivals of classical music, theatre, cinema and poetry presenting performances by many eminent Lithuanian and foreign artists. Lithuania is widely known as a jazz country, famous for its several international jazz festivals organized by jazz performers and fans in Kaunas, Birstonas and Vilnius.

Roads in Lithuania are considered to be the best in the Baltic States. The via Baltica motorway connecting Helsinki with Warsaw and running trough three Baltic States is under construction. There is a well-developed domestic and international bus network in Lithuania and they are popular and quite comfortable.

 


Before you go get covered for all events

KLAIPEDA

Klaipeda is spread along the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon and is situated on the both banks of the Dane River. Klaipeda's old town is situated on the left bank of the river. Today Klaipeda is the third largest city in Lithuania with population of 202 thousands people.




PANEVEZYS

Panevezys is located in central Lithuania, on the both sides of Nevezys river. The central, the oldest part of the city lies by the river. Panevezys possesses a lot off museums, galleries, centres of culture, theatres, libraries. It is fifth largest Lithuanian city.Population is more than 132 thousands.




SILUTE

Silute is located on the shores of Sysa river. The city is relatively young one since it was formed as late as 1910


TELSIAI

Telsiai is the administrative center of the region. The region stretches in the North West of Lithuania, in the mid highlands of Zemaitija (Samogitia) and covers area 1439 km². The population of it is 61.5 thousand. About 31 % of the territory is covered by forests. The lakes and water depositories cover 1,9% of the total area.
Telsiai has had a very important role in the history of the Lithuanian state.




VARENA

Varena is located a little aside of the Vilnius - Grodno railroad. The town was founded in 1862 when Warsaw - St. Petersburg railroad was built.