Best of Lithuania

Grūtas Park

In 2010 the crazy Grūtas Park was officially declared to be one of 10 the strangest museums in the World. Grūtas Park is 130 kilometers far from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania  and only 8 kilometers far from Druskininkai city, which is also called the Lithuanian spa town.

Plokštinė Nuclear Missile Launch Site

In 1960 more than 10 000 Soviet soldiers started secret works in Žemaitija National Park that took 2 years. The out of the way forest near Plungė was carefully chosen to become a secret base to carry the Soviet Nuclear Weapons. The base was situated here and became famous as a Plokštinė nuclear missile launch site. The base was one of the top Soviet military secrets that was revealed by USA reconnaissance only in 1978.

Hill Of Crosses

Almost each and every country has a pilgrimage center that is the central hub for many centuries. In Lithuania one of the most important pilgrimage centers is the Hill of Crosses. It is a depiction of Christianity and literally looks like its` name suggests - it really is a hill of crosses.

Trakai Castle

The historical capital of Lithuania is Trakai which is otherwise known as the ‘town of lakes’. Trakai town owns a unique castle which is the only one of its type in the entire Eastern Europe. The castle is surrounded by waters on all four sides and is called the Trakai Island Castle. Though constructed in 1410 just after the famous Battle of Grünenwald as a defense fortress, it was turned into a residence of Grand Dukes of Lithuania Vytautas and Kęstutis.

Vilnius Cathedral

The Vilnius Cathedral is not only the one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of classicism style in the Capital of Lithuania, it is also a significant historic heritage that looks like keeping a secret of those who were in furtherance of the Cathedral to stand in the heart of Vilnius.

Nida

Each summer more than 300000 tourists come to Nida from Lithuania and from other countries, especially from German. Nida is the biggest town in the Curonian Spit with approximately 1650 inhabitants. It is composed of 3 little settlements  - Nida, Skruzdynė and Purvynė as the old Nida was snowbouded by dune sands in 1675 and the local inhabitants were forced to settle further north.

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