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Lithuania’s currency (mis)adventures

by Nijolė Petrošiūtė. Translated and edited by Elena Lesieur. On 1 January 2015 Lithuania joined the Eurozone and became the 19th European state to have adopted the common currency. Lithuania can proudly claim to be a country with unrivaled experience in terms of changing currencies – citizens born before World War II have experienced this phenomenon […]

EYEWITNESS: RIGA ON THE EVE OF THE VOTE

As Latvians today go to the vote, CtB takes a look back at one of its favourite Baltic capitals! We captured the last days of Riga’s Indian summer just as the city was preparing for Latvia’s parliamentary elections. With the situation in Ukraine far from de-escalating, and large portions of Latvia’s own sizeable Russian minority unhappy about their own […]

Eyewitness: Reminiscing Baltic Summers

This summer our editors have been busy crossing the Baltic Sea…  

Eyewitness: Beautiful Copenhagen

Various Baltic cities, such as Riga, Tallinn or even Kiel and the Polish capital Warsaw have been featured in our eyewitness section – but so far we have overlooked Denmark’s impressive capital. Cycling city, home to the world’s best cinnamon buns and a lot more. A detailed report from this vibrant Nordic metropolis will follow […]

EYEWITNESS: 69th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw commemorates the 69th anniversary of one of the bloodiest episodes in its WWII history with countless ceremonies, reconstructions, and public discussions on the Polish capital’s past.

Eyewitness: Winter in Finland

Every year we are trying to encourage our readers and correspondents to send us their best winter snapshots from all around the Baltic rim. However, it seems that most contributions come from Kuopio in Northern Savonia, Finland. The image below features the Puijo Tower. Its revolving restaurant makes the 75 meter high observation tower one […]

Eyewitness: Travelling South from Warsaw

Our photographer Piotr Herbec has been travelling south from Warsaw over Poland’s wintery roads. He caught in his lense not only a glimpse of a central Poland turned winter wonderland, but also the restaurants and hotels lining the roads connecting the country’s major cities. Frequently, these are built in a style reminiscent of the traditional houses of the […]

Summer in Riga and what you can expect next

We admit that it has been a little quiet on Crossing the Baltic’s website lately but no worries, we have not disappeared. Instead some of the board members embarked on a summer holiday to Riga where they not only visited Crossing the Baltic’s Latvian correspondents but also fell in love with this incredibly beautiful city: […]

Eyewitness: Kiel – Germany’s Gate to the Baltic?

Kiel is a German port city and capital of Germany’s most northern state Schleswig-Holstein. Originally founded in 1233 it became a member of the Hanseatic League soon after. However, it was expelled in the 16th century as the city was accused of harbouring pirates. From the late 18th century until 1864 Kiel was part of […]

Eyewitness: Baltic Summers in Tallinn

The Estonian capital of Tallinn has become one of Crossing the Baltic’s most loved European capitals. Recently, our Finland correspondant Leena-Mari Laukkanen took the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn to experience this beautiful city during summertime.

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