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HOTELS AND APARTMENTS
- Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square – Luxury Hotel in the Old Town. contemporary and beautibul
- Stikliai Hotel – a Relais and Chateaux property in the old town. Traditional and comfortable.
- Narutis Hotel – In the old Town. Traditional and comfortable
- Boutique Grotthuss hotel – Traditional and comfortable in the Old Town
- Ramada Vilnius – new renovation of an old building in the old town. Contemporary/Traditional design. For some strange reason they use Hotel California as thir website music. Maybe once you check in you can never leave?
- Radison Blu Astorija Hotel – Old Town. Traditional, clean and comfortable but not much character
- Shakespeare Hotel – Old Town. Very traditional. Every room is named after a writer. It’s a little kitchy.
- Vilnius Life – online magazine of Vilnius
- Vilnius.com – another online magazine for all things Vilnius
- Old Town
- Gediminas Tower
- National Museum
- Genocide Victims Museum – Previously the interrogation center of the soviet KGB
FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
Some local favorites include the cepelinai also known as a Zeppelin (a small potato football filled with meat) that did in fact get it’s name from the dirigible created by Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin. Or if you’re really adventurous, try the vedarai (sausages stuffed with potatoes) or the Balandėliai (stuffed cabbage rolls) and zrazai (meat rolls stuffed with potato and mushrooms). Because of the Polish and Russian influences in the city and also because Vilnius was once one of the largest Jewish cities in Europe, there are many Jewish Polish style dishes here like kreplach (dumplings), pierogi (dumplings),blynai (similar to blintzes), kugelis (deep dish noodle or potato casserole, cabbage soup and borscht. Desert treats include spurgos (donuts).
There are a few local beers (mostly Pilsner), and a lot of vodka.Lithuania also makes a meade (honey beer) that’s really tasty.