Culturally, Lithuania can be divided into two parts.

The western coastal region shows architectural links to northern Europe and the Hanseatic style.

The south of the country around the capital Vilnius shows strong southern European influences attributed to the Roman Catholic majority among the population.

This is well demonstrated by the Renaissance-Cathedral of Vilnius.

Should your travels take you through the coastal spa town of Palanga, the local museum dedicated to the famous amber is well worth a visit.

The House of Thoas Mann in Nidden