Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania located at the confluence of Nemunas and Neris rivers. From amazing architecture to galleries and theatres – Kaunas is truly full of culture. Enjoy the remarkable Old Town which is a collection of ancient architectural monuments: the remnants of the 14th century with remains of Kaunas castle, the buildings of the Middle Ages in the Gothic and the Art Déco styles buildings in the New Town. The macabre collection of nearly 3,000 devils at the Devils’ Museum and the exhibitions showing the unique artistic styles of composer and painter M. K. Ciurlionis, as well as J. Maciunas – the initiator of the avant-garde Fluxus art movement.
Kaunas is also a UNESCO design city, which intends to make its rich legacy a stepping-stone to foster a modern, creative and inclusive city. A wide cultural offering is provided through the city’s 60 museums and galleries, as well as festivals and fairs such as the Kaunas Architecture Festival (KAFe), the Design Week and the Kaunas Biennial.
Kaunas is a home to a variety of festivals and events, including the famous Kaunas Jazz festival, Hanza days, Operetta, Pažaislis Classical Music festival, Bike show, Kaunas city days, Songs festival (listed by UNESCO), International Modern Dance Festival and much more. These events attract many people not only from Lithuania but from neighbouring countries as well.
We are happy to announce that Kaunas has officially been designated the European Capital of Culture 2022. The official slogan for the city is: „ KAUNAS 2022: FROM TEMPORARY TO CONTEMPORARY “. Till the 2022 and during the year when Kaunas will be a European Capital of Culture, there will be a bunch of actions in Kaunas. So, come, explore and enjoy!