Kaunas, lithuania's second largest city, has over the last century gone through an incredible transformation. World war ii between the years 1918 - 1940 capital of Lithuania, as a function of the city becomes the European capital of culture in 2022.
Kaunas the most attractive part is its old town, whose Vilniaus street is reserved for pedestrians only. New side with its quaint Laisvės Alėja -bulevardeineen (eng. Freedom boulevard) instead, it is the city's beating heart. The wide boulevard reunustoille was built in the inter-war years, art deco style buildings, which are included in the Unesco world heritage list.
When the boulevard follow the forward end of the old town of medieval cobbled streets. The old town of the charming houses in the countless bars, cafes and restaurants, which thrive on the tourists and this former capital of the local residents.
If you know of Kaunas history, it is easy to understand why its nightlife is unrivalled in the Baltic countries. Kaunas became the capital city of the country for the year 1918 - 1940, after the current and historical capital of Vilnius was incorporated into Poland.
Those 22 years in kaunas developed into a thriving european capital, where leisure time was spent on films and jazz music. Jazz was particularly popular with the local Lithuanian jewish or ”litvak” among. Both art forms undoubtedly enjoy was the art deco -style buildings, which give the Kaunas old town a distinctive look Vilnius, as well as neighboring Riga and Tallinn old cities compared to.
Even when the Soviet troops returned in 1944, and made Vilnius the capital, Kaunas maintained their creativity occupation period. There was born the Soviet period one of the few, the secret of the hippie community. Creativity and fun are thriving revolutionary-to-late 1990s, too, when Lithuania broke away from the Soviet union. Therefore, the city has indeed earned a reputation as a nightlife mecca and elegance of expression as a (so-called. Kaunas Cool).Culinary delights
If Kaunas wants to enjoy the Lithuanian cuisine, you should head to Nordic influences who have Uoksasiin , they pulled or Nümaniin , which apply to both the gourmets of the inspiration that their raw material to the city from the surrounding area.
Nûman from last year, according to the esteemed nordic best restaurant of the Nordic White Guide-listing together with the Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish with its competitors. They all deserve in addition to the Global Masters Level -feel.
If fresh seafood attractive, modern but still cozy Sen ir Jüra is an excellent choice. The renowned Monte Pacis restaurant instead of the charming creative touches and monastic milieu. It, too, is involved in the White Guide list, and is located just a 15-minute drive from the city centre.Microbreweries nobility
Kaunas arrival immediately notice that this is about 300 000 inhabitants in the city is its size huge amount of bars.
the Finns are taken to the local brewing culture over the decades ago, as one of the city's most popular breweries, Volfas Engelman , has been Olvi-owned since 1999.
– Kaunas is an attractive destination for both Finnish tourists and business travellers, for its luxury restaurants, a comprehensive entertainment and artisan beers are only an hour's flight away. Volfas Engelman Studija has its own mini-brewery, with a tasting in the restaurant access to locally produced beer quality, said Volfas engelman, ceo of Marius Horbačauskas .
Because beer is so central to the role of the local free-time, it is no wonder that Kaunas is Lithuania's microbrewery capital. Genyo Old Brewing Co. -the company a few years ago launched by IPAt, APAt and other favorite beer you brought to the Kaunas definitively all the world's beer lovers of consciousness.
the Company began in 2018 to produce a limited batch artisan beers, with particularly popular have risen to a Pineapple IPA and the 1800-century-style Imperial Baltic Porter. When beer began to be known outside the country always in Japan until now, genyo old Brewing Co -the company's brewing pioneers dared to set up genyo old Taproom in December 2018.
kaunas kind of fascination with alcoholic beverages isn't limited to just beer. The city's older bars is a couple of decades ago established, a kittenish manner named B. O . ( Blue Orange ), which is that both students and more mature people ikisuosikki. It appeals to so far its cosy air piirillään, wide beer assortment under, and affordable prices on its.
Another favorite is the HOP DOC , Lithuania the best pub food in the home place, with a comprehensive whiskey and international artisan beers range to convince even the most demanding traveler.Cocktails nightlife
a cocktail of friends is not in this beer loving city in the forgotten, for the Kaunas cocktail-demand coverage of all of Europe's best and trendiest options.
is one of the most popular cocktail bars. London or Stockholm-like brilliance to the detective again, you should go to spend the evening with a high level of Mesha . One of the Kaunas numerous theatres established kamer, the treaty is an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy a few local influences exudes a aperitif, before moving to enjoy dinner at one of the city's award-winning restaurants.Live music and concerts
Although the food and beverage intake is an important part of many holiday trips, it might need a little variation. Kaunas gold-time to the lively music supply is still living, for a variety of events are held. The baltic countries largest indoor arena, Žalgiris Arena , will visit the international-level artists, such as Placido Domingo 16.2.2019 and Sting 8.6.2019.
more down to Earth music experience for those who want the suitable Lizdas , alternative music, underground club. On stage the performers of the Lithuanian artists offer a diverse collection of local rock, drum'n'bass and techno, but whatever electronicaan, dublin and reggaehen.
is an alternative music focused club that will entertain whiskey and artisan beers with friends to live music.
Kaunas has so far been quite unknown in Lithuania, the former capital but not for long, because the airport will pick up all the time tourists arrive to discover this variety of experiences into the overflowing item.
Flights: Kaunas is easily accessible directly from Turku and Vilnius via Helsinki.
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