Very pleasant and very beautiful, that’s what comes to ones mind when talking about Vilnius. The city displays a variety of both architectural expression and willpower. This is perhaps due to the interesting history of this pleasant town, which not always has been the capital of Lithuania. However, for over five centuries, untill he 18th century, Vilnius had been political and cultural center of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Old Town is Vilnius was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994 just because the town “has preserved an impressive complex of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and classical buildings as well as its medieval layout and natural setting”. 2009 Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture.
From a business point of view Lithuania has surprised the world with its strength and rapid growth in all spheres of business. As one of the new members in the European Union Lithuania and Vilnius is the perfect starting point for doing business in the Baltic Countries.
The people of Vilnius has for centuries been forced to go along with different conquerors. The city has therefore also a long history of being occupied and that has left its marks on the whole of the city. But today Vilnius is a free and independent capital that takes advantage of this motley heritage. As a visitor to Vilnius, you will discover what it means. Its many different churches and festivals are a treasure to exploit and the old town gives you an experience worth remembering. The people of Vilnius are well educated, kind and gentle, and Vilnius is still not to overexploited as a tourist destination.