The Virtual Telia Vilnius History Not-a-Museum Inaugurated in Vilnius

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On the evening of 1 June a unique and unparalleled in Europe Telia Vilnius History Non-Museum was inaugurated at Vokiečių Street in Vilnius. The visitors are invited to a fifteen minute session that restores as many as 700 years’ history of Vilnius by the means of multi-layer computer graphics, lasers, and projections. A number of well-known public figures delivered welcome Read more

Vilnius: Fast And Open To Video Game Developers

Vilnius Mayor Šimašius welcomes guests to GameOn 2016

Speaking at the 2016 GameOn video game conference, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius encouraged game developers to bring their big idea to Vilnius. GameOn 2016 will take place between October 29 – 30 at the LITEXPO exhibition and congress centre in Vilnius, and promises to showcase the best of video game culture in the Baltic-Nordic region. “Without doubt, Vilnius will be Read more

Vilnius Celebrates German Unity Day with German Language Street Plaque in City Centre

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On October 3, 2015, Vilnius Municipality unveiled the seventh and most recent instalment of its foreign language street art series, by unveiling a plaque in German on German Street (DE: Deutsche Strasse/LT: Vokiečių gatvė) in the heart of the city’s Old Town. The unveiling also coincided with German Unity day. Vokiečių gatvė was mentioned in written texts in 1576, but Read more

Vilnius Celebrates Over 600 Years of Tatar History Through Decorative Street Sign

The street art unveiled on Tatar Street

On September 15, the City of Vilnius celebrated over 600 years of friendship with its ethnic Tatar community by unveiling a piece of Tatar language street art on Tatar Street (“Totorių g.”) in the centre of the Lithuanian capital. Also known as Lipka or Lithuanian Tatars, the Tatars are a Sunni Muslim community who have resided in Lithuania since the Read more

Vilnius Municipality Invites Foreign Private Investors to Participate in Public Tender for Sports Complex

The future site for the multipurpose sports complex in in Šeškinė

September 6 saw Vilnius Municipality take an important step in the development of a multipurpose sports complex in Šeškinė by announcing a public tender open to Lithuanian and foreign private investors. With the assistance of the Lithuanian State Department of Sports and Physical Education, the Municipality will co-fund the project through a public-private tender, based on the ‘Design-Build-Finance-Operate’ model. The Read more

Renovation works promise to turn Lukiškės Square into democratic space

Remigijus Šimašius speaking about reconstruction of Lukiskes Aikste

Vilnius Municipality has promised that regeneration of Vilnius’ Lukiškės Square will see it become a “democratic space” for the city. Since its construction in the 19th century, Lukiškės has acted as the main square in Vilnius and been a key part of the city’s evolution from Tsarist times to the present day. Over the years it has always been a Read more

Loftas’ Europavox collaboration aims to export Vilnius’ music culture to international audiences

The Loftas venue in Vilnius

Following its recently announced collaboration with six other European Union music venues and showcase festivals, Vilnius’ Loftas music venue hopes this opportunity will internationally promote the Lithuanian capital’s musical and cultural talents. The partnership is called the Europavox project because it is headed by the French Europavox music showcase festival. In addition to Loftas and Europavox, the other festivals and Read more

Traditional festival comes back with novelties

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For the fifth year in a row the sports festival in Vilnius will be attracting visitors not only with conventional events but also with intriguing news. The most powerful strength athletes on the planet with Zydrunas Savickas at the forefront, K-1 fighters from all around the world, body building and bikini European stars, a chance to test yourself in powerlifting Read more