My last stop on my quick weekend getaway from the Netherlands to Lithuania after visiting Trakai was Kaunas, where I flew back from. I spent a few hours exploring the central are of the city on foot. First, the main Vilniaus street, with various eating and shopping options, from the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica and nearby Kaunas City Museum all the way to Kauno Švč. Sakramento bažnyčia. In that area is the Confluence Park
(Santakos parkas) with the gothic Kaunas Castle and a nice view of the joining Neris and Neman rivers. From there I headed over to see the Nemunas island on the Neman river with a concert center and a shopping mall, crossed the river to the other side to try and catch the Aleksotas Funicular Railway, which ended up being closed, being the weekend and all. So, I climbed up the hill and finally could see the city from above from the Aleksotas Observation Deck. I then made my way back to city square, caught a local marathon celebration event, and wrapped it up at one of the local honey beer micro-breweries. Kaunas is no Vilnius, but all in all, not a bad way to end my Lithuania tour, it was a nice day.

 

To sum up my visit, here is a photo walk of my day at Kaunas…

 

 

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Tags: Aleksotas Funicular Railway; Aleksotas Observation Deck; Kaunas; Kaunas City Museum; Kauno Švč. Sakramento bažnyčia; Lithuania; Neman river; Neris river;


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