JCKBSE'10 will take place in Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania. The city is a significant centre of industry, transport, science and culture. Kaunas is located at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers, about 100 km (85.3 miles) from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

It is a very romantic city that was founded in 1030 and first officially mentioned in written sources in 1361. The Old Town of Kaunas is an assembly of remarkable ancient architectural monuments: the remnants of the 14th century Castle, the Cathedral, the Jesuit and Holy Trinity Churches as well as the Town Hall, nicknamed the "White Swan" for its charming architecture. The most important architectural accent is the Town Hall Square, with the early Gothic Vytautas Church and the late Gothic Perkunas House. The quite unique Velniu Muziejus (Devils’ Museum) contains three floors, and a stunning array of devils in all shapes, sizes, colours and materials and hailing from all corners of the globe, is spread over them. In the M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum you can admire the paintings of Lithuania’s all-time greatest composer and painter Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, inspired by music, mysticism and Lithuanian folklore. In the Mykolas Zilinskas Art Gallery you can enjoy 17th-20th century European works of applied art, 16th-19th-century Italian, Dutch, Flemish, and German painting, late 19th-20th century Western European art, early 20th century painting and sculpture from the Baltic States, ancient Egyptian art, porcelain and old tapestries.

Old Town, Kaunas Town Hall, Kaunas Holy Trinity Church, Kaunas Perkunas House, Kaunas Kaunas Castle

On August 27 the excursion will be taken to Lithuanian villages and castles located on the Nemunas river:
Raudondvaris - Seredžius - Raudonė Castle - Panemunė Castle.


The conference will be held in the Best Western Santakos hotel that is situated at the merging point of the centre and the Old town in the authentic 100 years old building.

The address of the conference venue:
Best Western Santakos hotel
J. Gruodzio street 21, Kaunas, Lithuania

How to reach the Best Western Santakos hotel (MS-Word file)

Best Western Santakos Hotel