Friday, May 8, 2015

Old Town of Kaunas | Lithuania

Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania,  located on the banks of the Nemunas River.

Thanks to its location on the confluence of two major rivers Kaunas was important for trade since its establishment in medieval era. By this time most of the trade went by rivers as there were no roads in Lithuania and everything was surrounded by lush forests.

In 1441 Kaunas joined the Hanseatic League, a medieval league of towns of northern Germany and neighboring countries for the promotion and protection of commerce.


sylwucha said...

Beautiful postcard :)

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