Gediminas Castle Tower Exposition

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Basement

In the basement of the Gediminas Castle Tower, among authentic fragments of Gothic brick walls, a canon and shells of that time are displayed.

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Hall 1

The reconstruction models of the Vilnius Higher, Lower and Crooked Castles from the 2nd half of the 14th century are exhibited on the ground floor of the Gediminas Castle Tower.

The works of famous 19th–20th century photographers from Vilnius depicting the Castle Hill, the ruins of the Castle and the images of their reconstruction are also displayed next to the models.

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Hall 2

The 14th–18th century armaments of Lithuanian warriors, i.e. chain mails, breastplates, helmets, swards, hand cannons and shells, are exhibited on the first floor of the Gediminas Castle. Also, knight armours, which served as a popular interior decoration in the 19th century castles and manors, are displayed.p>

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Hall 3

The history of the newest times of Lithuania is witnessed by a memorial board dedicated to the volunteers of the Lithuanian Army, who first hoisted the Lithuanian flag on the Gediminas Castle Tower on January 1, 1919.

The well known photographs of the Baltic Way as well as the Lithuanian tricolour that was up on the Gediminas Castle Tower on March 11, 1990 are displayed on the second floor of the Gediminas Castle Tower. On August 23, 1989, a live chain of thousands of people extended from the Gediminas Castle Tower in Vilnius to the Tall Hermann Tower in Tallinn. The Baltic Way linked the Baltic Countries when 2-2.5 million people, approximately 1 million of which were Lithuanians, joined their hands. The Baltic Way expressed the striving for independence and statehood of the Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians.

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