Nowhere else in the world but in Vilnius...
This is a city where flights take place – under bridges. Pilot Jurgis Kairys made history by flying under a bridge upside down and another time by flying under ten bridges one after the other.
The Geographical Centre of Europe
The French National Institute of Geography has established that the geographical center of Europe is 24 km from Vilnius, and various artists gave an artisitc meaning to this place by creating European Park of Sculptures (19 km).
The Open Air Museum of the Centre of Europe
At present, this is the place of an open-air museum of modern sculptures. It is a large park supervised by artists, every year supplemented with new works of art.
A monument to the famous American composer, guitarist and singer Frank Zappa was erected in 1995 – the first and the only in the world. Some people only need to know this to find a reason to visit Vilnius.
During the Soviet occupation, people were tortured in the underground chambers. Now, former inmates are the guides who take you on excursions through the same KGB cells in which they were imprisoned.
St Anne’s Church
According to legend, in the 19th century Napoleon wanted to carry this Gothic masterpiece to France on the palm of his hand as a small and fragile jewel.
TV Tower and Restaurant ‘Paukščių takas’
At a height of 165 metres, you can have lunch and enjoy the city’s panorama. Or from a height of 280 metres, you can try a bungee jump. On New Year’s Eve, the lit up TV tower is one of the highest Christmas ‘trees’ in Europe.
The Montmartre of Vilnius is one of the oldest parts of the city where many artists live and create.
Mayor of Vilnius
You can watch the mayor at work over the Internet. No other city in Europe can lay claim to such openness. Take a look.
The oldest university in Eastern Europe was founded in 1579 and is renowned for its traditions. It now has 19,120 students.
This is a city of artists, charming, warm and friendly people...