Project “Historic Road: Raudondvaris-Bauska (LLI-498)” was implemented by partners PI “Raudondvaris Manor” and Bauska Castle Museum in the period of 2021-2022.
The goal of the project was to increase the number of tourists coming to the Kaunas district and the Bauska region in the autumn and winter seasons by creating artistic, educational and sports activities aimed at attracting visitors with different interests, history and heritage lovers. During the implementation of the project, both objects of cultural heritage were improved – Raudondvaris Manor purchased an outdoor stage with sound and lighting equipment, an LED screen, the ice rink installation equipment. Bauska Castle Museum – ancient lighting elements, replicas of ancient instruments, sound equipment, LED screen, stage podests, bars for windows, metal information boards, stands for cannons, a copy of a 17th century cannon carriage and a replicas of 17th century musketeer and artillery man costumes. At the same time, new thematic educations “Baltic Treasures”, “Artificial lighting in the Renaissance Castle” were created, outdoor exposition “15-17 century artillery”, a skating rink with free lessons was launched, demonstration competition of Bavarian curling was organized, and the historical festival “Castle Day” was organized, presenting the culture of manors, cooking, crafts, and arts. Workshops of artists, craftsmen, renaissance music and dance concerts have been implemented. Performers and artists not only from Lithuania and Latvia, but also Poland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands took part in the project’s activities.
The project partners aimed to increase the number of visits to both regions by at least 20,000 visits and the results show that this figure was achieved. Visitors willingly participated in the activities organized by the project partners both at the Raudondvaris Manor and at the Bauska Castle Museum.
1. Developed culture heritage (Raudondvaris manor and Bauska castle museum) by upgrading it with necessary equipment for activities implementation.
2. Created common tourism route “Historic road: Raudondvaris-Bauska” through implementation of thematic artistic, educational and sports activities:
3. Created promotional tourism guide named “Historic road: Raudondvaris-Bauska” about worth visiting nature, historic and culture heritage of Kaunas and Bauska regions during all year: LT LV EN