See & do
Knock knock, Lithuania
It’s always interesting to find a new door to knock on. Or an old, forgotten one, which brings back so many memories. You knock, and we swing the door open for you. We want to tell you about the people who used to live here. And those who still do. About their discoveries, their sense and taste of Lithuania. About their connection to the majestic Lithuanian history, to the magical thrill of Vilnius and its mysterious Baroque longing. About their hot nights in the Old Town’s courtyards and their long walks through the streets of Kaunas, the undertones of modern architecture they admire, the feelings they get in exuberant music festivals and galleries booming with creativity, their discoveries in small coffee shops and cosy restaurants. Nothing is half-hearted in Lithuania, so let’s travel to a country full of culture. Our true Lithuania.
We are small – no one is saying we aren’t. But there are so many beautiful places to visit in Lithuania and we have so much to show! First of all, our welcoming hearts. Then our cities, woven with history. The roads leading to the sea, where ships meet. The Curonian Spit, blown by the wind, natural, and so very genuine. The sea-coast, adorned with fishing boats and kiteboards. The refreshing mineral water springs and the pine forests, filled with fragrant air. We just have so much in this little green patch of earth. And you definitely have to see it all.
From ancient times to now Lithuanian art plays a special role in our hearts. The power of creativity lives inside us and allows us to make steps that lead us further. The sound of breathing may sometimes become music for a film. The wind that blows hair at the sea – song lyrics. A kicked road stone – a sculpture, a friend’s letter sent from a distant place – a piece of painting. Creation does not begin and does not end. It lives inside us, allows us to make steps that we wouldn’t dare to make, counts codes that we couldn’t grasp if not for the power of creativity. There would be no life without creation. There would be no Lithuania that we have at present. That is what makes Lithuanian culture so special.
Lithuanian nature is our greatest treasure. With its spectrum of shades of green, the freshness of its clean water, and its captivating landscapes, it seems as if the gifts of Lithuania’s nature are inexhaustible for its people and visitors. Enjoy them, while protecting and nurturing Lithuania’s greatest treasure.
We love both active and passive leisure and we do everything with sincerity. Whether it’s on bustling city streets or at a festival in the woods, on a hike through the wetlands or on a race track, in the basket of a hot air balloon or under the sails of a boat, at the seaside or in a tiny village, according to tradition or something completely new, we dive into it head first, racing, competing, and sometimes trying to prove to ourselves and others just how strong we actually are. Join us! Entertainment in Lithuania is waiting for you – there’s a lot of things to do here!
Updated on 2021-02-24: The lockdown has been extended until March 31st 24:00. Starting February 25th, wearing facemasks will not be mandatory outdoors, as long as people maintain two-metre distances. Masks remain mandatory in indoor public places.
Lithuanians don’t get heavy snowfall every winter, but when they do, they get really creative. After the country was hit by a snowstorm on Wednesday causing traffic disruptions, sunken roofs and a snow cover of 30 centimetres, people were quick to start sculpting. Surprisingly, a 4-meter tall snowman was just the beginning of it all.
The new year brings along fresh dreams of success, happiness, or love. While some of them require hard work, others need a slightly different approach—a drop of magic, for instance. Together with the tourism information centers, the national tourism development agency Lithuania Travel reveals a secret: there are some truly unexpected ways to make your wishes come true.
In Lithuania, there are half a hundred magical objects - once they are found, and the mystical rituals are performed, the wildest dreams will become a reality.
Each December Lithuania goes on a festive mission - to surprise the world with out-of-the-box Christmas decorations. While local cities compete for the most original Christmas trees, global visitors admire creative and visually-pleasing solutions. This year, the decorations are even more over-the-top to compensate for the cancelled mass events.
On its way to becoming the European Capital of Culture 2022, Kaunas city, the Art Deco Hub located in Lithuania, inspires dozens of local and foreign artists to portray the interwar modernism in new and unexpected art.