According to the legend, Grand Duke Gediminas had a dream of an Iron Wolf hauling on a high hill. A pagan priest interpreted the dream, that the Iron Wolf represents a castle and a city – the capital of Lithuanian lands and the glory of the city will be heard throughout the world.
The top of Tauras Hill provides a magnificent view of Vilnius with the buildings of the 19-20th architecture on this side of the river and many-storeyed buildings of the new city centre on the other. The hill is girded by the bustling Pamėnkalnio Street.
Tauras Hill is a popular place among citizens, especially young people. School-leavers often come here to meet the sunrise after their graduation party and romantic people climb the hill to admire sunsets and the city by night. In winter time, people come here with snowboards and sleds.