Kauno Istorijos Metrastis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Get this from a library! Kauno istorijos metraštis.. [Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas ( Kaunas, Lithuania);]. Kauno istorijos metraštis. Kaunas History Annals. Publishing House: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas Subject(s): History Frequency: 1 issues. Print ISSN: .

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The precise construction date of the first Kaunas Castle is unknown. Afterthe Teutonic Knights were no longer able to reconquer the castle. Enter your Username Email below.

Kaunas Castle

By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Kaunas is a free and developing city. During the Holocaust years the Jewish community of Kaunas was almost destroyed. On Easter Sunday inthe knights conducted a Mass at the castle to commemorate their victory. 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.

Today the round tower of Kaunas Castle houses an art gallery. Having lost the focus of the humanitarian culture, the university, Kaunas was being formed as a technocratic city. At this time the round tower underwent some repair; later the firing bastion was excavated from beneath several overlying strata. 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. Its users represent different social groups and occupations, foreigners who come to Kaunas for studies or work, Lithuanian emigrants, etc.


Kaunas Art School today.

Grybas went on to become one of Lithuania’s most important artists of metratiz sculpture of the first half of 20th century.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the year when Kaunas art school, designed by Vladimiras Dubeneckis one of the authors of the M.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Railway station after the occupation of Kaunas [From S. View of Kaunas City from Linksmakalnis.

The castle is open to tourism, and hosts occasional festivals. Questions remain with regard to the castle’s defenders’ lack of support from outside during the siege.

The e-directory is primarily targeted at those who have no direct access to the library, museum, or guide services. The castle was used as a prison in the 18th century; later the Russian administration granted permission for houses to be built in the castle’s territory, which resulted in significant damage to the castle itself.

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

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istorjjos Notice an owl in the middle? At that time, the castle walls were over 11 meters 36 feet high, when its firing galleries are factored in.

As part of its protection, temporary roofing was put in place there, as well as on the remaining towers and walls. View from the hill. In March—Aprilthe castle was besieged by the Teutonic Order.


The evidence gathered from these archeological works suggests that the configuration of the castle, excluding kaunl bastion, has remained in the form it took during its reconstruction in The subject of article is the image of Kaunas interwar bohemia, captured in iconographic materials art works, photographs, caricatures and in memories of contemporaries.

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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 thickness of its walls, as preparation for an assault on the castle. At the beginning of the 21st century, about one-third of the castle was still standing. Nevertheless, the castle was retaken by the Lithuanians.

The hill got its name inwhen the fence surrounding a 3. InKaunas Castle housed courts and an archive. In the grip of the totalitarian system the residents of Kaunas experienced the scourge of the nationalization of property, deportations and other repressions. Major reconstruction work started in and ended in The city became the center of Anti-Nazi resistance, here was founded and acted The Supreme Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania in