Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Nemunas Delta

Nemunas Delta Regional Park

Where the Nemunas, Lithuanian's largest river, spills into the Curonian lagoon, it splits into four distributaries: the Skirvytė, the Atmata, the Pakalnė and the Gilija. The result is a wetland Delta of surpassing b…
Top Choice Gardens in Around Palanga

Orvydas Garden

The Orvydas Garden was the work of stonemason Kazys Orvydas (1905–89) and his oldest son turned Franciscan monk, Vilius (1952–92). The carvings were originally created for the village cemetery in nearby Salantai but…
Top Choice Museum in Žemaitija National Park

Cold War Museum

This museum on the site of a former Soviet nuclear missile base is situated deep in the heart of the Žemaitija National Park. There’s a small exhibition on the history of the Cold War, particularly on how it played …
Top Choice Landmark in Nida

Parnidis Dune

The panorama of coastline, forests and this unforested, 7km thread of golden sand snaking south into Russia is unforgettable. Make sure you don't stray from the wooden boardwalk as the dune is very fragile. At the b…
Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Juodkrantė

Cormorant & Heron Colony

Just south of Juodkrantė is Lithuania’s largest colony of grey herons and cormorants, observed here since the 19th century. Wooden steps lead from the road to a viewing platform where the panorama of thousands of ne…
Top Choice Museum in Palanga

Amber Museum

This highly popular museum showcases what is reputedly the world’s sixth-largest collection of Baltic gold – 20,000-odd examples in all. It's housed in a sweeping neoclassical palace built by Count Feliksas Tiskevic…
Bird Sanctuary in Nemunas Delta

Ventės Ragas Ornithological Station

The first bird-ringing station was established here in 1929, but it was not until 1959 to 1960 that large bird traps were installed. Today, around 100,000 birds pass through the station each migratory period; zigzag…
Museum in Nida

Neringa History Museum

Black-and-white photographs of more rough-and-ready days fill the thoughtfully laid-out displays here, where Nida’s tale from the Stone Age to 1939 is told. Particularly brilliant are the images of local hunters bit…
Museum in Žemaitija National Park

Plateliai Manor Museum Complex

The old granary and stable of the former Plateliai Manor now houses a highly worthwhile museum complex. The granary holds a multistorey exhibition dedicated to the nature, history and ethnography of the area, as wel…
Ruins in Klaipėda

Castle

Originally built by the Teutonic Order in the 13th century, and nearly completely razed in the late 19th (after centuries of neglect), Klaipėda Castle is rising again. Above the surviving moat and earth ramparts a h…