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Top ChoicePublic Art in Juodkrantė

Witches' Hill

A coven of wooden sculptures is gathered on a forest-clad hill in Juodkrantė, carved by Lithuanian artists over the years since 1979. At this open-air sculpture gallery, a devil grimaces beneath an arch of wooden...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Juodkrantė


Near the pier, this summer-only restaurant has a menu full of crowd-pleasers, including pelmeni (meat dumplings), but what it does best is fish. Get your slab of grilled turbot, pike-perch or plaice with some...

Bird Sanctuary in Juodkrantė

Cormorant & Heron Colony

One of Europe's largest colonies of cormorants and grey herons is amassed in the forest 1km south of Juodkrantė. Wooden steps lead from the road to a viewing platform where the panorama of thousands of nests amid...

Bay in Juodkrantė

Amber Bay

At Juodkrantė’s northern end is an area around a fishing harbour known as Amber Bay (Gintaro įlanka), recalling the amber excavated in the village in three separate clusters – 2250 tonnes in all – in 1854 to 1855...

International in Juodkrantė

Pamario Takas

Though their emphasis is on healthy recipes and home cooking, the food selection at Pamario Takas is eclectic: burgers, beetroot-cured salmon salads and vegan panna cotta made with rice milk. The restaurant, in a...

Arts & Crafts in Juodkrantė

Weathervane Gallery

Part-museum but mostly shop, this place sells smaller versions of authentic Curonian weathervanes, some wonderful amber jewellery, plus linen clothing and travel guides to Lithuania and Curonian Spit. The...