Today, Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania and lies at the confluence of the Neris and Nemunas rivers. There you will find a combination of medieval architecture, the castle in the Old Town and brick houses with the New Town, known for its beautiful avenue of linden trees, as well as modernist buildings and „street art“ works. The experience is complemented by greenery in the form of a park on the banks of rivers or the surrounding hills, which can be taken up by two cable cars that have been operating for over 90 years. If you want to get to know Kaunas through the eyes of a local, you can arrange a local guide who will reveal the nooks and crannies of this city for free. Kaunas also has plenty of cafes and museums.
Flights from Bratislava
You can get to Kaunas from Bratislava by a direct Ryanair flight. The line will be serviced up to 3 times a week, on Monday, Saturday, and Sunday. The flight takes less than 2 hours, and the Kaunas airport is approximately 16 kilometres from its centre.
Transport from the airport to the city centre
From the Kaunas airport you can reach the city centre by a direct line of public transport - number 29G. If you arrive later in the flight, the bus waits for the last plane to land at the airport. Then it comfortably takes passengers to the centre of Kaunas.
“Must see” in Kaunas
One of the most famous attractions is the road to the Basilica of the Resurrection of Christ. You can reach it by the yellow cabin of the “Žaliakalnis” cable car, which will save you from the 142-meter hill, which you would have to walk to. The cable car was built in 1931 and is still fully functional. Thanks to this, it is among the oldest still functioning means of transport of this type in the world and, of course, among the greatest rarities of the city of Kaunas. From the roof of the Basilica of the Resurrection of Christ, which you can find at the upper end of the cable car, you will have a wonderful view of the city.
Kaunas is also known for its „street art“. The whole city is decorated with works of this style. In its streets you will find more than 100 drawings on the walls and more than 200 sculptures. Another interesting thing connected with „street art“ is the gallery called Yard. It is an inner block of a house in the former Jewish quarter. The author's goal was to point out the unfriendly relations between neighbours. On the walls you will find drawings with different references and themes. You can come here anytime and for free. However, you can also visit many other museums in Kaunas: National Art Museum M.K. Ciurlionisa, Vytaunas Great War Museum, City Museum, Historical Presidential Palace of Lithuania, Lithuanian Aviation Museum, and many others.