Fragments of Medininkai brick castle built in the 14th century – the extant sections of the defence wall with tower remnants, and moats with ramparts – give a good idea of the defence architecture of Lithuania in the Middle Ages. At that time Medininkai was one of the largest towns and defence centres of Lithuania. One of the first seven churches was constructed in Medininkai directly after the christening of Lithuania in 1387, on the order of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas.
Exposition of Medininkai Castle:
Medininkai Castle donjon has 4 exposition halls. Cannons, stone shells, and archaeological finds are presented in the hall on the first floor. Visitors are introduced to the brick castles of the Lithuanian Grand Duchy.
In the hall of the second floor they can see the arms of the Grand Duchy of Lithuanias from the 14th to 18th centuries. The military hall is decorated by a painting of Giedrius Kazimierėnas made in 2012.
In the hall of the third floor there is an exposition of silvergoods made from the 10th to the 20th centuries. Here you can make a souvenir for yourself.
The forth floor hosts the collection of hunting trophies and hunting knives of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas. Items were donated to Trakai history museum by his relatives.
The fifth floor has a representation hall. From the fifth floor you can proceed to the donjon sightseeing platform and look around Medininkai landscape.
Lithuania’s highest summits, Aukštasis and Juozapinė Hills (almost 300 meters above sea level) are located in the Medininkai highlands.