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Lithuania was known as the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
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Countries neighbouring Lithuania are: Latvia,
Belarus, Poland and Russia (Kaliningrad).
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For centuries Lithuania acted as a buffer zone between Germany to the west and Mongols
and Tartars to the east.
Lithuania is the southernmost of the Baltic States, and the largest,
with a range of attractions which will appeal to even the most world-weary traveller.
The Lithuanian State Department of Tourism.
When in Lithuania, be sure to visit the cities of Vilnius and Kaunas; the Hill of Crosses
for its unique atmosphere; the Curonian Spit for nature; and the Trakai castle.
Hotels in Lithuania.
The capital of Lithuania is located on the Neris River, in the
south-east of the country.
Gedimin chose Vilnius as the capital of the principality of Lithuania
Lithuania was united with Poland in 1569, and incorporated into the
Russian Empire in 1795.
Vilnius had a large Jewish population until Nazi Germany occupied the
town during World War II.
Vilnius is easy to explore on foot, with numerous little
courtyards and tiny cobble-stoned back streets to explore - or you can take the weight
off your feet at one of the many great outdoor cafes.
The old city contains the ruins of a 14th-century castle and numerous
churches dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Many festivals are held in Vilnius, throughout the summer months, and
the old Soviet-style opera house offers quality performances (at unbelievable cheap
prices) any time of the year.
Autorenta was established in 1998, offering passenger car rental services in the Republic
of Lithuania and all other Baltic States.
Grotthuss Boutique Hotel:
Located on a cobble-stoned street in the heart of the old town of Vilnius, within walking
distance of all the major points of interest.
The Airport is built on the plateau in the south of Vilnius, 7km or 15 minutes driving
time from the centre of the capital city.
There are buses every 15 minutes: Bus No 1 runs between the airport
and the railway station and bus No 2 travels through the city centre to the outskirts at
There are also a number of minibuses that travel out to
Santarikes (No 15), Fabijonikes (No 20), ekine (No 23) and
Pailaiciai (No 47).
The Lithuanian capital's first period of growth took place immediately
south of today's Cathedral Square, eventually becoming the jumble of
Baroque, Gothic, Neoclassical and Renaissance architecture now known as
Accommodation in Vilnius
Small hotel chain which owns three, four-star hotels: Artis Centrum and Ratonda Centrum in
Vilnius and Monika Centrum in Riga.
The Lithuanians speak a Baltic language related to Latvian.
History of the Seimas and other information relating to the Lithuanian Parliament.
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