Conference venue address is K. Donelaičio st. 58, Kaunas (in the city center). Recommendations where to book your accommodation for Nordic Water 2016:

Kaunas city hotel 4*
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Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas
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Daniela hotel 3*
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Low price accommodation (very close to conference venue):

“Metropolis” hotel
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Hotel “Kaunas city” 2*
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Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania with about 350 thousand people and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas, the most student-centered city in Lithuania, located in the central part of the country it is surrounded by the two largest rivers of Lithuania, the Nemunas and the Neris. Kaunas is located 100 kilometers from the capital Vilnius and 212 kilometers from the Country’s major seaport Klaipeda. Kaunas is the provisional capital of Lithuania, famous for its colorful history, cosy parks, remarkable and wonderful Old Town and interwar spirit. Kaunas Old Town – the oldest part of Kaunas town, located to the east of the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers, occupies 144 hectares. There are a lot of surviving Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, especially in the western part of the Old Town. Many notable buildings and facilities are located in the Old Town, such as the Kaunas Town Hall, the Kaunas Castle and the Historical Presidential Palace, House of Perkūnas, also the Kaunas Cathedral, the Church of St. Gertrude, Vytautas’ church and many other churches. Vilnius street is the most beautiful street of the Old Town, meant for pedestrians. Some buildings have survived from the 16th century; some of which have been reconstructed. Even the unique telephone booths are a clear indication that you are walking along the street, which connects the old and the new parts of the city.

Laisvės alėja – Kaunas’ most famous walking street is fully pedestrianised and runs from the Old Town for a distance of almost 2 km to the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Two lines of Linden trees, seating and flower beds run the length of the avenue. There is a good assortment of shops, banks, restaurants, casinos, nightclubs, museums, tourist information office, places to stay and a central post office. It would be possible to spend your entire stay on Laisves Aleja and not get bored. It is a great place to spend time. In the late morning and afternoon various stalls selling foods, souvenirs hats etc. appear and are worth a look.

Kaunas is a great cultural centre. Kaunas has 7 professional and 10 amateur theatres, 20 folklore ensembles and various other arts and sports groups. The main State Theatres in Kaunas are the Musical Theatre, the Drama Theatre, and the Puppet Theatre. The city also home to the modern dance theatre Aura, Kaunas pantomime Theatre, the Little Theatre, the Chamber Theatre, Kaunas State Choir, and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra.

Kaunas City is well-known for its unique museums. More than thirty museums and galleries in Kaunas embrace rich collections of art, artefacts, antiquities, and oddities. They cover the spectrum from the paintings of the most known Lithuanian painter M. K. Čiurlionis (1875-1911), to the collection of Devils Museum – the only museum in the world, which hosts more than 3 000 devils.

All year round there is an opportunity to attend small and large festivals, celebrations or cultural events like Kaunas Jazz; the Pažaislis Music Festival; Operetta in the Kaunas Castle; Hanza Kaunas, Bike Show Millennium and the Kaunas City Days.

Kaunas is an important university city with over 35,000 students studying in seven colleges and universities. One of these is Vytautas Magnus University – the venue of the conference.

Kaunas is not only the most student-friendly city, the hometown of the Lithuanian theatre, the city of original museums and a member of the Hanseatic League but also the “Mecca” of athletes. No wonder that numerous significant sports events are held in Kaunas and BC Žalgiris is much more than a basketball team, while basketball as such rises above the concept of sport. It is for a reason that Kaunas is hailed the Lithuanian capital of basketball, with its legendary sports hall where a number of historic European Basketball Championships were held and the brand new Žalgiris Arena which is the largest arena over the Baltic countries. The city which is often called the capital of basketball can take pride not only in the local basketball team, BC Žalgiris Kaunas, but also in other famous athletes as well as the artists contributing to the creation of the unique aura of the city.