This is one of the oldest still functioning funiculars in Europe, operating since 1935. Kaunas is the only city among the Baltic states where it is possible to try out this type of vehicle.
During the Interwar, the lift would transport the passengers more than 226 times every day. The primary design and the original mechanism were preserved, perfectly functioning up until now. The trip up or down the hill takes less than one minute.
A legend tells of the people who would climb up the Aleksotas hill, in hopes of meeting Aleksota - the goddess of love. However, unlucky those who looked down - the doubtful ones would be turned into stones.
These days, only a tale remains, and yet, the Aleksotas panorama is a favorite place for lovers. The funicular takes up the hill to admire a sweet panorama of Kaunas: The Old town and the city center are beautifully visible from above.