Post conference tour cost 40EUR for each participation (travel both ways + lunch brake).
15th-century style Trakai Island Castle
Trakai Island Castle is a gothic style castle and the only in all Eastern Europe, situated in the island. At the end of the 14th- 15th c. Trakai castle was a summer residence of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Today Trakai castles are one of the most visited tourist sites in Lithuania, during the year it attracts up to 300 000 visitors.
The legend tells that Trakai appeared on women’s whims. Kestutis’ Duke of Trakai and Samogitia, wife Birute was unsatisfied that there is very little water in Old Trakai (about 3 km from Trakai) compared to her birthplace Palanga. As the result in the end of XIV century Kestutis begun to build new castle on the peninsula and about 1376 moved there. Later Duke Kestutis and his son Vytautas the Great built another castle in the largest Galves lake island.
Trakai is an exclusively unique city. As Venice or Saint-Petersburg it was built on the water. But in comparison with its colleagues Trakai does not have any outlet to the sea. It’s surrounded by 5 lakes: Galve, Skaistis, Luka, Totorishkiu and Akmena.Trakai castle as many other architectural monuments of the city is the part of the Trakai Historical National Park.
More info: http://www.trakai-visit.lt