Lithuania: Vilnius – Gediminas Tower

Gediminas Tower is national symbol of Lithuania, standing high above the city on a central hill. According to a legend, the Grand Duke of Lithuania was hunting here and had a dream of howling wolves telling him to built a city here. Do he did. (Note to self – beware of wolfy dreams – may cause spontaneous desire of real estate investment). Walking to the top of the hill, one can get a panoramic view of the city in all directions, with churches everywhere, the river, and red-roofed houses.