Vilnius

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 14:59

Vilnius is also often referred to as the baroque capital of Lithuania and a walk through the old town confirms this. Many baroque buildings are reminiscent of times gone by and on the baroque steeple of the St.Johanniskirche, which completes the architectural ensemble of the university and St. Johanniskirche, you go up to a viewing platform. From here you have beautiful views of Vilnius and its surroundings. There is another attraction in the tower: a Foucault pendulum proves (for all those who have some time with them) that the earth rotates.

Foucaultsches Pendel in der St. Johanniskirche in Vilnius

 

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Picture 1: View of Vilnius from the steeple of St. John's Church

 

Picture 2: Buildings in Vilnius

 

Picture 3: Church of St. Catherine

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Picture 4: A walk through the old town

 

Picture 5: The presidential palace

 

Picture 6: Saint Stanislaus Cathedral

 

Picture 7: Saint Stanislaus Cathedral

 

Picture 8: University, St. John's Church and church tower

 

Picture 9: The steeple of the St. Johanniskirche

 

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Videos: Elevator and Foucault's pendulum in the steeple of St. John's Church