March 6, 2020
As part of my three-year dual study degree course, I had the opportunity to get to know the Kaunas branch office in Lithuania and become a member of the team there. Without any great expectations, basically due to my general lack of knowledge about the country, I took this bold step and was pleasantly surprised with the way it all unfolded.
Kaunas is the second largest city in the Baltic state of Lithuania. It is located inland, between the capital Vilnius on the Russian border and the port city of Klaipéda on the Baltic coast. If you consider that Baden-Württemberg alone has a population of about 11 million, Lithuania, boasting a population of roughly 2.8 million, appears somewhat small in comparison. Despite its very inconspicuous size, you shouldn’t underestimate this country. In addition to contemporary and traditional art, museums, architecture and extensive history, Lithuania also offers numerous nature reserves, rivers, lakes and breath-taking countryside.