FEATURE: Welcome to Lithuania
Lithuania: More Taste for Your Trip
Rich history, sensational contemporary culture and the epic outdoors combine to make Lithuania a one-of-a-kind European destination.
Capital. Take capital Vilnius, which has a stunning medieval old town and baroque architecture that rivals the very best in Europe. Beyond the rich history, there’s also a vibrant culture. Bohemian Uzupis Republic in Vilnius has its own Constitution and is even called a Lithuanian Land of Oz.
Northern Casablanca. Kaunas, also known as Northern Casablanca. It is famous for rich Jewish heritage and ... street art! The interwar modernism architecture Art Deco is a unique phenomenon not only in Lithuania, but also in Europe. Thus, Kaunas has been granted with a status of UNESCO Design City in the Creative Cities Network. Also, Kaunas is European Capital of Culture 2022.
Meyer. ‘You can sense kind of eternity walking there in the rainy streets. It’s a good feeling. There are so many nice buildings and so many good products there!’ – says Claus Meyer about Lithuania. Founder of Noma - the best restaurant in the world and initiator of New Nordic Cuisine philosophy has been invited to start a new restaurant in Vilnius. All of that, along with a recent burst of new restaurants, is a serious claim for Lithuania to strengthen its position in the world map of gastronomy tourism.
Taste. Lithuanian cuisine at its best is simple, natural and flavoursome. It is mostly inspired by the rhythm of four seasons. In a survey people were asked to name the taste of Lithuania and their answer was surprising! Amber tea, rye bread with cottage cheese and fresh cucumber with honey were among the answers, as well as bilberries with milk or dandelion wine.
2018. With the country celebrating its centenary in 2018, there’s never been a more exciting time to visit.