- Culture & Heritage
- Abandoned Spaces
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Ukmerge is one of the oldest towns in Lithuania, rapidly developing from 15th century, though its history reaches 9th century. The pic of prosperity town has reached between the two world wars. As big part of citizens until 2nd world war were Jews, cultural heritage of Ukmerge closely bounded with Jewish culture. Town is located by the river Sventoji, which crosses the town, and is at the crossroad of major Lithuanian cities – Vilnius (capital) and Kaunas (old capital) are among them. Today Ukmerge is middle-sized town with the population of more than 20 thousands inhabitants. It has one of the seven old towns in Lithuania has survived until now days, the mound in Ukmerge centre is one of the most interesting attractions in town. Ukmerge is a comfortable town for living, especially for families, with big potential for the cultural, recreational, economic, and social development.