Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Druskininkai

Grūtas Park

Both entertaining and educational, the black-humoured Grūtas Park (aka 'Stalin World') has been an enormous hit since it opened in 2001. The sprawling grounds, built to resemble a concentration camp (complete with l…
Museum in Molėtai

Lithuanian Ethnocosmology Museum

This unusual museum explores the cosmos’s connection to cultural ideas of hell, heaven and earth in its bubble-shaped exhibition centre. Dwarfing it are two observation towers housing telescopes providing outstandin…
Lithuanian in Around Utena

Užeiga Prie Bravoro

It's not much to look at, but it’s worth stopping by this family-run brewery and restaurant for a meal and a pint or two. Four generations have brewed the light, thirst-quenching Čižo alus (beer) here: try the wonde…
Fountain in Druskininkai

Mineralinio Vandens Biuvetė

The magical powers of local mineral water can be tested at the Dzūkija Fountain, inside the Mineralinio Vandems Biuvetė, a round green building with mosaic floor and stained-glass windows on the footpath running alo…
Museum in Druskininkai

Museum of Armed Resistance

On the top floor of the Cultural Centre is the small but worthwhile museum detailing the partisan movement and cultural resistance to Soviet rule. The Cultural Centre plays host to beautiful classical concerts durin…
Lithuanian in Druskininkai

Kolonada

One of Druskininkai's best locations is graced by one of its best kitchens at this lovely terraced restaurant. In good weather, grab a table overlooking the gardens, get into pork neck with boletus foraged from Dzūk…
Museum in Dzûkija National Park

Ethnographic Museum

Housed in an early-20th-century homestead, this exposition explores the everyday life, traditions and material culture of Dzūkian people. There are great examples of woodcarving, weaving, basket-making, beekeeping a…
Italian in Druskininkai

Sicilija

One of the most popular spots in town, and deservedly so – its pizzas and Italian-Lithuanian fare are really good, and its terrace encourages lingering in the warmer months. Now also at MK Čiurlionio gatvė 56.
Museum in Druskininkai

MK Čiurlionis Memorial Museum

Druskininkai has a strong connection to Lithuania’s most talented painter-musician, MK Čiurlionis; he spent his childhood in this house, which now houses bits and bobs from his life.
Pizza in Utena

Čili Pica

Utena isn't rolling in dining options. If you find yourself near the bus station, and hungry, you could do worse than this branch of the country-wide pizza chain.