Project duration: 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2022
Total project value: 785 875,00 EUR
Project ERDF financing: 667 993,75 EUR
Raudondvaris Manor (Lithuania) together with partner Bauska Castle museum (Latvia) begin the joint project “Historic road: Raudondvaris – Bauska (LLI-498: HRRB)” implementation through Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020. The aim of the project is to increase the number of tourists in Kaunas District and Bauska region during the autumn and winter seasons by creating artistic, educational and sports activities, with aspiration to attract visitors with different interests (cultural and active leisure enthusiasts (including youth), history and heritage lovers, etc.). All foreseen activities are oriented to increase attractiveness of historic and cultural heritage of partner regions.
New common tourism route Raudondvaris-Bauska will be created to promote the cultural heritage of partners’ regions during the off season. It will be done through creation of thematic educations “Baltic treasure”, during which participants will have opportunity to create handmade souvenirs based on the old crafts heritage of Kaunas district and Bauska region (activity venue: Raudondvaris Manor) and “Artificial lighting in Renaissance castle”, informing on lighting elements used in renaissance and inviting to try activities, that people were occupied with during those historic late evenings (activity venue: Bauska Castle museum). During the project will be created new artistic programs “Night in Renaissance” and “Early music (15th – 17th” century) concert series” together with performances in Raudondvaris Manor and Bauska Castle museum. In addition, project activities will include preparation of thematic exhibition “Artillery in 17th century” in Bauska Castle museum and organization of two “Castle day” festivals in autumn in Raudondvaris Manor. Also the purchase of necessary equipment (replicas of music instruments, renaissance lightings, ice rink, equipment for concerts) for project implementation will be made.
Various local artists and craftsmen will be invited to participate in creative workshops, seminars for project partners and residents of both regions, during which they will exchange experience about the tourism situation in both regions during the low season and will try to find solutions for existing challenges.
- The Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 aims to contribute to the sustainable and cohesive socio-economic development of the Programme regions by helping to make them competitive and attractive for living, working and visiting. Official website of the Program: www.latlit.eu
- This project is funded by the European Union: www.europa.eu
- This information has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this information are the sole responsibility of PI “Raudondvaris Manor” and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.