Introduction to Wheelchair Accessible Vilnius
Located at the confluence of the Vilnia and Neris rivers near the geographic center of the European continent, Vilnius is the capital city of Lithuania. The city’s medieval Old Town is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, although it is a dream destination for history buffs, Vilnius is one of Europe’s most progressive cities — significant investments have been made to insure the that city’s attractions are accessible and welcoming to all.
Tourism is a growing component of the Lithuanian economy, with the City of Vilnius attracting more than 1.2 million visitors in 2018, nearly 1 million of whom arrived from foreign countries. Harsh winters halt tourist arrivals during the months of January and February, when it is rare for temperatures to reach above freezing. Average highs in the summer months of June through August are above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and the shoulder seasons are also comfortable with a light jacket. Vilnius is a destination worthy of visiting — dare I say, it may be my favorite city in the Baltics, if not in all of Central Europe — and, using this guide to wheelchair accessible Lithuania, you can plan a memorable accessible trip to Vilnius.