One of the city’s most recognisable symbols visible from afar serves as a reminder of the romantic legend of Vilnius. This was the hill where the Iron Wolf appeared to Gediminas, the first Grand Duke of Lithuania, in a dream. Thus began the story of Vilnius in the 14th century. Although only the remains of the Upper Castle still exist, the restored tower is an integral part of the city.
The Lithuanian flag was first flown at the top of the tower a century ago. Gediminas’ Hill and Tower offer impressive panoramas of the Old Town – the red roofs of Vilnius, the church towers and the narrow streets look stunning.