More than 100 sculptures created by artists from 32 different countries are on display at Europa Park. Among them are works by famous contemporary artists like Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sol LeWitt and Dennis Oppenheim.
One of Europa Park’s most spectacular sculptures is called LNK Infomedis: it’s made of TV sets and has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records Agency as the largest of its kind.
Together, all of the museum’s open-air exhibits weigh approximately 1,000 tons – that is the amount of stone, wood, concrete and other materials that were used in their creation.
Europa Park hosts a variety of cultural events, like Poetry Spring readings, artist meetings, and conferences. The museum has about 7 kilometres of trails and the park can be toured on mountain bikes that are available at the museum. In 2008, Europa Park was recognised as a cultural project of national importance.
Europa Park is an open-air museum founded by Gintaras Karosas in 1991, and covers an area of 55 hectares. The park is located 19 kilometres north of Vilnius in the Village of Joneikiškės on the right bank of the Neris River.
When the French National Institute of Geography determined that the geographical centre of Europe was near Vilnius, G. Karosas created a monument to the European Centre, marking granite slabs with the names of European and some other countries’ capitals, as well as the distances between them and the centre of the continent. For example, Paris is 1,705 kilometres away, Lisbon – 3,129 kilometres, and the maximum distance marked is to New Zealand's capital, the city of Wellington – 17,310 kilometres.