Tag Archives: sightseeing

Lithuania’s freedom fighter tour

This tour only on request – but daily possible! Back in the USSR – by bicycle to the TV tower! The unique opportunity to see by yourself how many traces the Empire of Evil (©Ronald Reagan, President of the USA) left in Vilnius. The tour takes us out of the centre visiting buildings with a glorious Communist past uphill to the 326.5 metre (1071 feet) high Television Tower, built 1974-1980. It is a special occasion to visit the Lazdynai district, awarded the Lenin Prize for…

Read More »

Trakai by bike

Photos [shashin type=”photo” id=”569,564,563,562,560,547″ size=”small” columns=”max” order=”user” position=”center”]   Trakai is surely one of the highlights in Lithuania: A Medieval castle on an island within lakes, an Old village with wooden houses an very special traditions and food. A very special target not far from Vilnlus is the Medieval water castle and former capital of Trakai. Trakai is famous for many things: it’s water castle, the lakes, the manor house of Užutrakis. The small old town itself lies among the lakes as it would be on…

Read More »

To the Green Lakes and Europe park

 Maps .To the Green Lakes of Verkiai . .and the “ Centre of Europe ” sculpture park . .General presentation:. Well known to the residents of Vilnius – but almost unknown to the stranger – is the Nature park of Verkiai. Here you can breathe the impression of Lithuania’s wild nature: Forests and picturesque lakes welcome you. And it’s all within the city borders.That’s a quite common surprise in Vilnius: Once you are in a residential area, then you turn and find yourself in a…

Read More »

The small cityring

Name: The small city ring (Old town – Vingis park) Description: it is a good simple possibility to see a bit more of the city than “just the old town”… Follow the Gedimino prospekt from the Cathedral via former “Lenin square” (with the KGB museum) to the parliament (and the monument for the barricades of 1991), cross the bridge to the wooden house quarter of Žvėrynas and look around a bit. Then cross the pedestrian bridge to Vingis park. Follow the road right to the…

Read More »