Kaunas of 1919-1940, Lithuania

During the interwar period, the city of Kaunas was the "temporary capital" of Lithuania and developed into a modern, vibrant and dynamic cultural centre of the country.

Many Lithuanians, who studied in other European countries, brought back knowledge and ideas to Kaunas, where a fruitful mix of modern tendencies and old traditions prompted the country's prosperous development in the city's architecture of the period.

Find out more about the selection of the site from the panel's report.

During the interwar period, the city of Kaunas was the "temporary capital" of Lithuania and developed into a modern, vibrant and dynamic cultural centre of the country. Many Lithuanians, who studied in other European countries, brought back knowledge and ideas to Kaunas, where a fruitful mix of modern tendencies and old traditions prompted the country's prosperous development in the city's architecture of the period. Find out more about the selection of the site from the panel's reportpdf(1.05 Mb).