Vokiečių (German) Street

As early as the second half of the 14th century, around the current-day Vokiečių (German) Street, a so-called German town, had been established. It is believed, that in the first half of the 15th century, this German town expanded South to the town hall, forming the contours of the current day Vokiečių street.
In the 16th century, this street became one of the main commercial arteries of the city. This is evidenced by the early emergence of brick buildings on this street. As in 1636, all buildings in Vokiečių st. were built from bricks, often two stories high, and richly populated by the Vilnius elites.
In the 19th century, the majority of Vokiečių st. buildings were already three to four storeys high. The street continued to play the role of a commercial center. In 1944 a significant part of Vokiečių Street houses were heavily damaged. After the war, it was decided not to rebuild bombarded houses on the east side of the street. In their place, new buildings emerged, unrecognizably altering the composition of the street.

Address: Vokiečių St.