The Far Away Kaunas tour includes the core subjects of Kaunas’ historic past events. The guide will offer interesting information about Kaunas Castle and the epoch of battles with the crusaders; Vytautas’ decision to build a city as the ruler of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the first signs of urban planning; the relations between the old port and the Hanseatic League; city growth; how the wooden city become masonry; and will tell you about residential and public buildings. The participants will be able to take a closer look at the “lost city” and its dwellers’ everyday lives, and learn more about the war in 1655 which greatly contributed to the downfall of Kaunas.
The tour will be led by Mindaugas Bertašius. The tour starts in Kaunas Castle.