Private tour! Explore a treasure on the Baltic Sea on this 6-hour day tour to Curonian Spit. Visit Kursiu Nerija, one of greenest areas in the Lithuanian countryside ... More info ›
Private tour! Explore a treasure on the Baltic Sea on this 6-hour day tour to Curonian Spit. Visit Kursiu Nerija, one of greenest areas in the Lithuanian countryside. See the sites of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed area such as Juodkrante, Witch Mountain, Parnidzio Dune, and the Thomas Mann Memorial Museum. Learn all about amber at the Amber Gallery and Museum. Visit the biggest cities in Curonian Spit including Nida, Juodkrante, and Preila.
Begin your journey with a ferry ride into Smiltyne, one of the most beautiful places in Lithuania, named “the corner of the world” by tourists. Make a short stop in the year-round beauty of Juodkrante. Visit Nida, one of the oldest settlements in Kursiu Nerija, founded in 1429. Discover the tranquillity, distinctive natural beauty, spectacular fishing lodges, and stylish villas that fascinate visitors to Nida. Journey to Witch Mountain, and see one of Juodkrante’s most stunning sand dunes. See the exhibition, featuring an impressive ensemble of roughly 80 oak sculptures, including witches, demons, dragons, and other fairy characters.
Visit the village of Nida, founded in 1676. One of Kursiu Nerija’s best-known fishing areas, Nida is famous for its impressive Great Dune, where German writer Thomas Mann spent his summers. Admire the stylish architecture of the lodges, along with their bright décor, carvings, and nearby ancient fishing boats. See the well-preserved headstones in the old cemetery. Visit the semi-shifting dune of Parnidis and its solar clock, one of Kursiu Nerija’s most popular sites. It stands an impressive 170 feet (52 meters) high, although it used to stand 55 feet (17 meters) higher. You can alo take in views of the top of the dune from the observation deck.
Next, drop into the Thomas Mann Memorial Museum. The famous writer was fascinated by the beauty of the lagoon and fishing village and built a vacation home here in 1930. Since 1995, visitors have flocked to the home-turned-museum and cultural center, which hosts concerts and poetry readings. Finally, visit the Amber Gallery and Museum in Nida. Located inside an old fisherman's house since 1993, it welcomes visitors with guard-like wooden amulets from Juodkrantė's Treasure. See all 434 original-sized amulets, and learn about their meanings. Then return to your departure point.