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Military Heritage of Lithuania
|Military Heritage of Lithuania|
Kaunas fortress was a first class fortress at the end of 19 century, while at the time there were only few first class fortresses in whole world. Building of the fortress lasted for about 20 years and it when covered about 65 sq. km.
The Bastion of Vilnius defensive wall is a very picturesque place in the Vilnius Old Town which keeps many historical secrets. Visiting it may reveal some of them thus the ambivalent atmosphere still will not be dispelled...
Plokštinė nuclear missile launch site was the top secret Soviet structure where 4 medium range missiles were housed. After 12 years of operation the site was shut down and later abandoned. Now this unusual place is open for visitors.
Ninth fort in Kaunas is one of the most significant monuments of pain and horror in Lithuania. Visiting this place is not only interesting for those who love history, but also for everyone who would like to get close enough to the pain many people survived.