Eastern Europe

The city was deserted again. In 1795, Kovno, Russia's transition, and in 1812 Napoleon's troops are coming back, but from there quickly leave, encountering serious resistance. Later, the Polish uprising happened, but still remained at the Russian city. Then it was almost fifty years of peaceful existence. After World War I, when Lithuania broke away from Russia, Kovno became called the city of Kaunas, and in 1929 became the capital of Lithuania, till there came the Soviet regime.

And in 1991, Lithuania, and with it, and Kaunas became independent, we naedyatsya the last time. Currently, Kaunas is a cozy resort town, with its inherent European cities with narrow winding streets, old Gothic cathedrals, neat and clean yard and friendly townspeople. In general, things are not like us. The town pretty much seeing (their number may even Kaunas with the capital, Vilnius, vie) Kovensky castle, a beautiful fountain, the Museum of Devils (where collected the largest collection of various figures of various evil spirits), Cathedral of St. George and many others. Churches, temples and cathedrals – is generally a different story, because it can be traced to the history of the city! In Kaunas, interwoven set of cultures and therefore not fully Lithuanian the city that it is against the Germans and the Poles, and from the Russian.

You can not forget that in Lithuania is the world's best beer. Kaunas at night just looks terrific: the best mall in all of Eastern Europe. Kaunas are now going through a best of times. Over the past twenty years the population has decreased by a quarter. The city unemployment. And much to the European city, crime (Kaunas Lithuanian gangsters called the city). But do not be sad about. As we know divides Lithuania to Kaliningrad one Curonian Spit. And Lithuania, together with Kaunas, as well as Kaliningrad, called Amber margin. On this occasion, the last, very short story. In ancient times, lived a girl named Jurate. God has entrusted to her Pyarkunas amber castle that she had followed him and cared. But, once met a handsome fisherman Jurate fell in love with him and without memory, forgetting the obligation, imposed Pyarkunasom. As punishment, he gave Jurate immortality and chained her to the bottom of the sea. According to legend, amber, which to this day, people are on shore, it was her tears. Kaunas great city for those who want to travel Europe, but does not know where to start. Most of the older generation calmly spoke in Russian. But the spirit of Europe. They say that the western world fell apart would be if it were not standing on the legends. I told only a small fraction of them. Guides know the scores of similar. And this is only one city. Be can, and your name will be added to any legend, say about your town. After all, that's the kind thing to a legend, sometimes all in them the truth.