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Kaunas Castle
Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle

Pilies g. 17, Kaunas , 44275

The Basics

Stop by the renovated Kaunas Castle to explore the old stone fortification and get a sense of the history of the city. See the castle’s collection of archeological objects, from arrowheads and crossbows to ceramic wares, and the mosaics exhibition, which includes some of the site’s oldest relics. Then, head to the castle prison to try on medieval chains or strap yourself to the famous pole of shame.

To avoid lines, pre-book skip-the-line admission or opt for a guided tour of the Old Town that includes a visit to Kaunas Castle and nearby sights such as Kaunas Town Hall and the Church of St. Francis Xavier.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • History fans and design enthusiasts will appreciate the castle’s exhibits.

  • Bring a camera to snap a selfie in the old castle prison.

  • The castle is surrounded by a park where you can stroll along the waterfront after your visit.

  • The grounds are wheelchair accessible, but the castle itself is not.

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How to Get There

Because of its central location, Kaunas Castle is easily accessible via public transportation. You can find numerous busses, trolley busses, and mini-busses that stop nearby. The closest stop to Kaunas Castle is on Saukliu Street, in Old Town.

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When to Get There

Kaunas Castle is welcoming at any time of year. Exhibits are open from Tuesday through Saturday, and hours vary according to the season.

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How to Enjoy Kaunas with a Limited Time Frame

Travelers passing through Kaunas can make the most of a few hours in the city with a guided sightseeing tour. Tours typically visit top area attractions—such as Pazaislis Monastery, the Paneriai Memorial, and of course, Kaunas Castle. Some also take travelers outside of the city to visit nearby landmarks. Alternatively, take an Old Town tour; these usually take visitors to the top sights within the historic district and last about two hours.

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