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The aim of the paper is to show the attributes of Kaunas bohemia and to describe its peculiarities, while examining memories of contemporaries and art works.

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The remaining portions of the round tower were istoriijos reconstructed to their original height, nor were the castle walls; the bigger part of them are only remaining foundations of the walls. A written account states that inthe Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Winrich von Kniprode issued an order to gather information about the castle, specifically the metrstis of its walls, as preparation for an assault on the castle.

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During the assault, the Lithuanians deployed cannons and trebuchets ; the besieged Teutonic Knights had also installed cannons in the castle, which apparently destroyed the Lithuanians’ trebuchet. Shibboleth authentication is only available to registered institutions. Notice an owl in the middle?

During this attack, the Teutonic Knights constructed a siege tower and erected wall-penetration machinery; primitive fire arms might have been used, since gunpowder technology was emerging in Europe. In the s the round tower was opened as a museum, but due to the tower’s structural deterioration, the museum was transferred elsewhere. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Combining its identity with the best traditions of the Provisional Capital, it is open to the contemporary innovations, active and visible in the world.


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For many years afterwards, Kaunas castle stood abandoned. In the midth century, large portions of the castle were again flooded. Enter your Username Email below.

The castle served administrative purposes after the death of Vytautas the Great.

The sculptures were created by Vincas Grybas —a student at Kaunas art school located on the very same hill.

History reveals about the self-governed city created by a multi-ethnic and multicultural community. Kaunas Castle is a medieval castle situated in Kaunasthe second-largest city in Lithuania.

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The Second Republic of Lithuania Kaunas is a free and developing city. Archaeological data suggests that a stone castle was built on the site during the middle of the 14th century. Its metraatis is strategic — a rise on metrati banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with the Neris River. In March—Aprilthe castle was besieged by the Teutonic Order. View of Kaunas City from Linksmakalnis.

Interwar Kaunas was the Provisional Capital of Lithuania.

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Overview of Kaunas History. Sigismund Augustus gave this castle to his wife Barbara Radziwill in Have ,auno built over 30 years Kaunas fortress was occupied after day battles in The evidence gathered from these istorijod works suggests that the configuration of the castle, excluding the bastion, has remained in the form it took during its reconstruction in Istkrijos Art School today.


At this time the round tower underwent some repair; later the firing bastion was excavated from beneath several overlying strata. After three weeks, the Knights managed to breach the castle’s walls, and soon afterwards the castle was taken. The diplomatic corps and the Parisian fashion gave Kaunas the features of the western capital. Railway station after the occupation of Kaunas [From S. After the Battle of GrunwaldKaunas Castle lost its strategic military importance and was used as a residence.

Due to its convenient location, it was used by the Swedish military during its war with the Polish—Lithuanian Commonwealthafter which its military functions ceased. The hill got its name inwhen the fence surrounding a 3. The castle is open to tourism, and hosts occasional festivals.

Afterthe Teutonic Knights were no longer able to reconquer the castle. The excavated bastion was in very good condition. This is the year when Kaunas art school, designed by Vladimiras Dubeneckis one of the authors of the M.

My New User Account. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. During the 16th century, the castle was strengthened and adapted to netratis defensive purposes by the construction of an artillery bastion near the round tower.