Antakalnis Cemetery (Vilnius, Lithuania)

I wish I knew even a fraction of the history embedded in this place: Antakalnis Cemetery, a still-active military cemetery in Vilnius. It’s a little bit of a hike from the center, but since you should do part of that walk anyway to see the jaw-dropping beauty of the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, you’ll only have to go an extra 2 km or so to reach the cemetery. Soldiers from various nations (Lithuanian, Polish, German, Russian). Buried there are soldiers from all over: Germans, Soviets, Poles, even Tartars and Napoleonic soldiers. It’s set in a luscious green forest, very pretty and peaceful. Click any of the photos to see the entire (small) album.

Want to learn more about Antakalnis?

Complete Set of Posts/Albums from the 2008 Baltics trip:

 

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