Vilnius, the Capital of Lithuania

One of the many Churches in Vilnius. Photo: Ulla Hennig

One of the many Churches in Vilnius. Photo: Ulla Hennig

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, one of the three Baltic states (The others are Litvia and Estonia). The three states belonged to the Soviet Union till the late 80es. Then they became independent states.

Vilnius is full of churches. Most Lithuanians are Roman-catholics. They went to church before Lithuania became independent, and they still are going to church regularly. I was in Vilnius on a Saturday, and Saturday is the day Lithuanians marry in Church. You could see happy bridegrooms and brides with their friends and family standing in front of almost every church in town.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

4 responses to “Vilnius, the Capital of Lithuania”

  1. Vilniaus Meras says :

    Regarding Lithuanian going to church regularly – this is a myth, but we like to pretend we do.

  2. Barbara Swafford says :

    Hi Ulla,

    What a beautiful church. And, such a pretty backdrop for those brides and grooms.

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Wendi Kelly-Life's Little Inspirations says :


    I have a lot of back posts to catch up on as the months of May and June ran me ragged but what a pretty one to start on!
    I look forward to hearing about your journey!

  4. Liva says :

    It’s called Latvia. Litva is the Russian name for Lithuania.

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