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Kaunas

Key Information

Kaunas, the second largest Lithuania‘s city, which keeps the authentic spirit of the country‘s national character alive. The city is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, surrounded by the hills and situated at the crossroads of the most important roads in Lithuania. Due to its geographical position, today, Kaunas is Lithuania‘s most important center of communication. The city has several universities and higher education institutions, making it a popular destination for students. The official language of Kaunas is Lithuanian, although English and Russian are also widely spoken.
 
Population: 300,000
Students’ Population: 2,600
Area: 24 km2
Language:Lithuanian
Time Zone: UTC+2 
 

Why Go To Kaunas

Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania, is a vibrant destination that offers visitors a mix of cultural and natural attractions. The city boasts a fascinating history, which can be observed in the old town’s architectural landmarks, such as the Gothic-style Kaunas Castle. Kaunas also features many exciting museums, art galleries, and cultural events that give visitors an insight into local Lithuanian traditions. The city is surrounded by natural beauty, with many parks, lakes, and rivers to explore, offering visitors the chance to partake in a range of outdoor activities.

Transport in Kaunas

 Kaunas has a comprehensive transport system that includes buses, trolleybuses, and taxis. The most commonly used mode of transportation is the bus, which has a vast network covering the city and its surrounding areas. Trolleybuses also operate on specific routes within the city center. Taxis are readily available, and bike rental schemes are becoming increasingly popular.

Climate in Kaunas

Kaunas has a humid continental climate, which results in warm summers and cold winters. Summer, from June to August, is the best time to visit Kaunas, with temperatures ranging from 18 – 25°C. Winter temperatures can drop below freezing and are known for long periods of snow and ice.

Cost of Living in Kaunas

Kaunas is an affordable destination compared to many European cities. Accommodation and food expenses are generally cheaper than in major cities, making Kaunas an excellent destination for budget-friendly travelers. A range of affordable accommodation options is available, including hostels and budget hotels, and traditional Lithuanian cuisine is available at low prices in local restaurants and cafes.

Where To Go in Kaunas

Kaunas has a rich history and cultural heritage and offers visitors a range of attractions to explore. The Old Town is a beautiful and historic district and includes many architectural landmarks such as St. Michael’s Church and Kaunas Castle. The Museum of the War of Independence, the Devils’ Museum, and the Lithuanian Aviation Museum are popular museums that showcase the city’s culture and history. Prienai is a popular destination for outdoor activities with its lakes, rivers, and scenic routes.