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Panemunė route

A rich history unfolds with each turn of the road: lush countryside, glacial lakes, and palatial manors and castles abound. This is a road steeped in the romance and drama of the nation’s turbulent past. Starting at Kaunas, the second city of Lithuania, which famously assumed the mantle of...
capital in the interwar years of 1920-1938, the trail will take you on a route that follows the flow of the River Nemunas. And Kaunas is indeed a great place to start. Not only is the site of the remnants of its namesake Kaunas castle, but also within close reach of the amazingly beautiful Pažaislis Monastery, one of the true jewels of Lithuania. The city is also home to a remarkable treasury of distinctive Modernist architecture, the crowning glory of which is the city’s spectacular Cathedral.