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In the spotlight
From the winter fairy tale in Vilnius to the vibrant and summery vibe of the Kaunas Town Hall, this holiday season, Lithuania invites locals and visitors to go ice skating by the Neris river, hitch a ride on the Eastern Express-inspired holiday train, and take a tour through the capital’s gastronomic hotspots.
This cold season, Lithuania invites visitors to try the sweaty yet blissful Lithuanian sauna experience. Among the more known ways to enjoy the heat, the country offers a variety of uniquely Lithuanian sauna experiences, including bathing in a tree sauna, relaxing in a dazzling infrared-lit amber room, and submitting to the gently punishing yet undeniably pleasant whipping of the salted bath brooms.
Globally, there’s been an ongoing trend of reinventing traditional, time-honored recipes to suit the increasingly changing global tastes that are shifting towards more healthy plant-based alternatives. Similarly, local chefs in Lithuania have been revamping traditional meat-heavy dishes like cepelinai.
Lithuania has introduced a new museum of amber in order to showcase the legends surrounding this compound’s mystical healing properties, inquire into its scientific characteristics, and preserve the cultural heritage of the Baltic region.
A city-break guide helping those visiting Lithuania this fall to make the most out of their trip.