Let’s spend this summer getting to know the objects of Lithuanian natural and cultural heritage! Are you already planning a summer vacation? Together with the non-commercial tourism platform JAUNT LITHUANIA we have prepared a list of the TOP 10 most memorable natural objects in Lithuania for the summer:
The lighthouse on Urbo Hill is reborn for new life! Nida is famous for its special tranquility and annually attracts a swarm of its longing travelers. The real symbol of this oasis of peace is the famous Nida lighthouse. Until now, the Nida lighthouse could only be seen from the outside, but from this summer the signpost, which rises highest in the country above sea level, will be open to those who are determined to climb to the top.
Balbieriškis outcrop is a geological natural heritage object. The outcrop, from which a spectacle of fabulous beauty opens up, is the bend of the Nemunas surrounded by forests and valleys, located in the Prienai district, on the left bank of the river. The outcrop falls into the territory of the Nemunas Loops Regional Park. From the outcrop there is a great view of the bend of the Nemunas River and its valley with meadows and heaths.
Palemonas Hill, also known by the locals as Seredžius Mound, is located in Jurbarkas district. In a very beautiful and picturesque place, in the Nemunas Valley and on the bank of the Pieštė stream, the rolling hill is 30 meters high. Visitors to the mound can climb the stairs to its top, which offers a breathtaking view of the Nemunas Valley. At the foot of the mound were former settlements, the remains of which were discovered by archaeologists.
Birštonas mound, also called Vytautas hill, stands in the territory of Birštonas municipality. It is one of the most famous and tallest mounds in Lithuania. Here stood a wooden castle that protected the Duchy of Trakai from the attacks of the Crusaders.
Sound trap. An impressive sound trap reminiscent of a megaphone is installed in the Juodkrante old forest, Dendrological Trail. Here you will hear many sounds of the forest that cannot be caught by the naked ear. You will find the sound trap after walking about a few hundred meters from the beginning of the Dendrological Trail, the road will fork and you will turn left.
The Nemunas Delta is one of the few places in Lithuania and Europe where large floodplains of swampy deciduous forests – habitats of European importance – can still be seen. The most impressive buildings, reflecting the connections of the inhabitants of this region with water, are the Uostadvaris and Ventė lighthouses, the water lifting station and the polder systems. The folk architecture ensemble of Skirvytėlė village is unique, which also includes an ethnographic homestead – a museum. The village of Mingė is called the Venice of Lithuania, as its main street is the Minija River. Many old buildings have survived in the unique town of Rusnė, located on the island of the Nemunas delta. There are 7 mounds in the park.
Škėvonys outcrop – a geological natural heritage object, 1984. declared a geological natural monument. It is one of the most valuable geological objects in Northern Europe, formed at the end of the ice age. The cliff, which stretches for more than half a kilometer, reaches 33 m at the highest point. height.
The Neris Regional Park is primarily the Neris River, with its picturesque surroundings, small villages and layers of ancient Lithuanian history. The park is established in the most beautiful section of the Neris, the expressive landscape of the river valley, the unique flora and fauna, the unique system of loops in the middle of the Neris and the protection of natural tributaries and cultural heritage.
Dubingiai mound. On the longest and one of the most beautiful shores of Lake Asveja in Lithuania, in the town of Dubingiai, there is a large hill – Dubingiai mound, on which the 16th – 17th c. stood the palace of the noble Radvila and the Evangelical Reformed Church. Archaeologists claim that from an archeological point of view it is one of the most interesting places in Lithuania.
The sandy beaches of the Baltic coast, white dunes, fragrant pine forests, the harmony of natural nature and well-developed service attract to the Curonian Spit. For this peninsula, stretching in wind-blown sand dunes, in 2000. granted World Heritage (UNESCO) protection status. The value of the uniqueness of the Curonian Spit lies not in its individual components of nature, but in the unique combination, coexistence and interaction of those components.