The most incredible places are always at the crossroads of empires. Although Mindaugus
crowned himself king in the 13th Century, he would be the only Lithuanian king ever to rule.
Since then Lithuania has been a part of Russia, of Poland, conquered by France, part of the
Ukraine, invaded by Germany, and a client republic of the Soviet Union. Now free to blaze its
own path, this Baltic country has forged a unique identity from its rich and culturally diverse
Vilnius, the capital, takes its founding legend of the Iron Wolf seriously. It is home to miracles
and tragedies – both of which are showcased in the town’s history.