Panemunė Castle. A Pearl near Nemunas
A pearl of the Renaissance can be found in the Jurbarkas district, while driving along the Nemunas towards the Baltic Sea. The Renaissance-style castle was reconstructed in the late eighteenth century by Antanas Gelgaudas, the standard-bearer of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The ultra-modern cultural signs of that time can still be found in the interior and the architecture of the castle. Contemporary art exhibitions, concerts and cultural events that take place here add to their modernity.
The intertwined past and present are reflected in the Panemunė Castle Hotel. Authentic furniture, interior details and even rooms named after the castle owners take guests to another time that has everything a modern-day person needs. Local artisan and farmer fairs take place in the closed castle courtyard on summer weekends.