The Legend of the Vytautas’s oath

The legend tells of the time when the crusaders burnt down the Castle of Kaunas and Vaidotas – the son of Kęstutis as well as the brother of Vytautas – lost his life. Looking at the smouldering ruins of the castle, the future ruler of Lithuania Vytautas, then still very young, swore to take revenge upon the crusaders.

People say that it was this promise that helped Vytautas to triumphantly defeat the Order of the Teutonic Knights in the Battle of Grunwald.