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Village Juodkrante Curonian Spit Lithuania (overview)
Village Juodkrante Curonian Spit Lithuania
Juodkrante is a quiet Lithuanian seaside resort village located on the Curonian Spit. Juodkrantė is the second largest settlement on Lithuania's part of the spit.
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The Lagoon bay situated in the northern part of Juodkrantė village is called the Amber Bay. The name was derived from the amber mining works based here in the nineteenth century. In 1855, when deepening lagoon bottom for navigation near Juodkrantės, workers discovered amber in the sludge. Soon various businesses were interested in this discovery. The first, who started the organised excavation of mud from the bottom of the lagoon for amber was ship-owner, Wilhelm Stantien. After the merchants of Danzig joining, the company of amber excavation V. Stantien and M. Becker” was established. Increasing company’s amber business. Spacious barracks for workers were built. A ship repair factory was opened and port embankment was built and equipped in the northern part of Juodkrantės.
Dud to the hard winters in the region amber excavation works were carried out only in summer. The amber excavated from the lagoon’s bottom was cleaned and separated from impurities. Between 1860 and 1890, the yearly average excavated was approx. 75 thousand kilograms of amber. During the 30 years working in Amber Bay area 2.250 tons of amber was excavated from the bottom of the Curonian Lagoon. Besides the raw amber collected, archeological amber was also found from the Neolithic Period (3rd century BC). These finds were in the collection of Professor R. Klebs, also known as the Juodkrantė Amber Treasure. It was composed of more than 400 amber jewelry pieces, and particularly valuable human and animal amber figurines. Learn more about Amber and the finds at Amber Gallery-Museum, Nida, Neringa, Lithuania
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Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the southernmost of the Three Baltic States. Situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad to the southwest. Across the Baltic Sea to the west lie Sweden and Denmark. Its population is 3.28 million. Its capital and largest city is Vilnius.
Visit Lithuania Kernavė Part 3
On the road to Kernavė, having turned left in the town of Dūkštai, a forest path will lead you to the area of burial mounds in Karmazinai. There are about 130 burial mounds in that area; three of them were reconstructed after archaeological excavations had been carried out there. Having climbed a mountain by the road beyond Dūkštai, you will find yourself in the largest oak-wood in Lithuania on the edge of which there is a rock with runes. At the confluence of the Dūkšta and Neris rivers, having turned off the road a little in the direction of Vievis, there is a hill-fort of Karmazinai with a beautiful view of the Neris valley where once there was a pagan place of worship. A cognitive part meanders among the old oak-trees next to the hill fort.
Curonian Spit - Lithuania HD
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The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia and its northern within southwestern Lithuania. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the two countries.
The Curonian Spit stretches from the Sambian Peninsula on the south to its northern tip next to a narrow strait, across which is the port city of Klaipėda on the mainland of Lithuania. The northern 52 km long stretch of the Curonian Spit peninsula belongs to Lithuania, while the rest is part of the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia (see the map). The width of the spit varies from a minimum of 400 m in Russia (near the village of Lesnoy) to a maximum of 3,800 m in Lithuania (just north of Nida).
The Curonian Spit was formed about 3rd millennium BC. A glacial moraine served as its foundation; winds and sea currents later contributed enough sand to raise and keep the formation above sea level.
The existence of this narrow shoal is inherently threatened by the natural processes that govern coastal shoreline features. It depends on a dynamic balance between sand transport and deposition. If (hypothetically) the source area to the south-west were cut off, say, by a large port construction with a pier, the Spit would erode and eventually disappear. It is thus a geologically speaking ephemeral coast element. The most likely development, however, is that the shallow bay inside the Spit will eventually fill up with sediment, thus creating new land.
The Curonian Spit is home to the highest moving (drifting) sand dunes in Europe. Their average height is 35 meters, but some attain the height of 60 meters. Several ecological communities are present on and near the Spit, from its outer beaches to dune ridges, wetlands, meadows, and forests. Its location on the East Atlantic Flyway means it is frequently visited by migratory waterfowl. Between 10 and 20 million birds fly over the feature during spring and fall migrations, and many pause to rest or breed there.
The largest town on the spit is Nida in Lithuania, a popular holiday resort, mostly frequented by Lithuanian and German tourists. The northern shoreline of Curonian Spit is the site of beaches for tourists. Both the Russian and Lithuanian parts of the spit are national parks. The settlements of the Curonian Spit (from north to south) are:
The first six are on the Lithuanian side, while the last three are on the Russian side. The Russian side of the Curonian Spit belongs to Zelenogradsky District of the Kaliningrad Oblast, while the Lithuanian side is partitioned among Klaipėda city municipality and Neringa municipality.
There is a single road that traverses the whole length of the Curonian Spit. In the Russian side it goes to Zelenogradsk, while on the Lithuanian side it goes to Smiltynė. The spit is not connected to mainland Lithuania. Car ferries provide a transportation link between Smiltynė, located on the spit, and the port town of Klaipėda.
According to Baltic mythology, the Curonian Spit was formed by a giantess, Neringa, who was playing on the seashore. This child also appears in other myths (in some of which she is shown as a young strong woman, similar to a female version of the Greek Heracles).
From ca. 800 to 1016, the Spit was the location of Kaup, a major pagan trading centre which has not been excavated yet. The Teutonic Knights occupied the area in the 13th century, building their castles at Memel (1252), Neuhausen (1283), and at Rossitten (1372). The Spit may have been the home of the last living speaker of a now-extinct Baltic language, Old Prussian.
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Top10 Recommended Hotels in Vilnius, Lithuania
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Top10 Recommended Hotels in Vilnius, Lithuania: 1. Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius *****
2. Barbacan Apartments ****
3. Hotel PACAI *****
4. Artagonist Art Hotel ****
5. Ratonda Centrum Hotels ****
6. Comfort Hotel LT - Rock 'n' Roll Vilnius ***
7. Relais & Châteaux Stikliai Hotel *****
8. Narutis Hotel *****
9. Imperial Hotel & Restaurant *****
10. Congress Avenue ****
1. Universiteto g. 14/2, Vilnius Old Town, LT-01122 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $224 - $413
Set in Vilnius, 400 m from Gediminas' Tower, Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius provides accommodations with a fitness center and a spa & wellness center. A hot tub is available for guests, along with a sauna. The property is located in the Vilnius Old Town district and Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater is 701 m away.
2. Bokšto g. 19, Vilnius Old Town, LT-01126 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $64 - $118
Barbacan Apartments are located in the Old Town of Vilnius, a 2-minute walk from the Old Town Square. The apartment complex overlooks the bohemian Uzupio district. The name comes from the XIIIth century city wall located right next to the apartments. It offers self-catering apartments with free Wi-Fi and concierge services.
3. Didžioji g. 7, Vilnius Old Town, LT-01128 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $188 - $399
Located in Vilnius Old Town Hotel PACAI is a 5-star design hotel, set in a Baroque palace dating back to 1677. The property underwent complete renovation in 2018 and now features it's historical heritage, offering guests an on-site restaurant, bar and wellness center.
4. Pilies g. 34, Vilnius Old Town, LT-01123 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $86 - $234
Artagonist Art hotel is set in an authentic 15th century building in the Old Town of Vilnius.
5. Gedimino av 52/Rotundo str 1, Naujamiestis, LT-01110 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $84 - $132
The 4-star Ratonda Centrum Hotel is located at the Vilnius’ main street, a 15-minute walk from the Old Town. This family-run, boutique hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a mini-bar at an extra cost.
6. Kauno g. 14, Naujamiestis, LT-03212 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $46 - $113
Comfort Hotel LT - Rock 'n' Roll Vilnius is a modern, music-themed hotel with its own rock radio. It offers free access to a 24-hour gym and free WiFi. The Vilnius Old Town can be reached within a 10-minute walk.
7. Gaono g.7, Vilnius Old Town, LT-01131 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $133 - $312
The luxurious Relais & Châteaux Stikliai Hotel is housed in a historic building with Baroque and Gothic features and located in the center of Vilnius Old Town. It features individually designed rooms with antique furniture and air conditioning.
8. Pilies g. 24, Vilnius Old Town, LT-01123 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $115 - $213
Located on the main street of Vilnius’s Old Town, The Narutis Hotel features 2 restaurants and a SPA area with an indoor pool. Internet and parking are free of charge.
9. Subaciaus g. 2, Vilnius Old Town, LT-01127 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $110 - $223
Located directly on Vilnius’s Old Town, luxurious Imperial Hotel & Restaurant offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TV and free WiFi. The independent boutique property is set in a 16th century building that was completely renovated in 2005, and features rooms with Old Town and courtyard views.
10. Gedimino pr. 12, Vilnius Old Town, LT-01103 Vilnius, Lithuania, Price range: $118 - $162
The 4-star Congress Avenue is centrally located on Vilnius’ main street, Gedimino Avenue, only a few steps from the National Theater and Government Palace. It offers a breakfast.
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Juodkrante sculpture park, Lithuania
Hill of Witches, Juodkrante Curonian spit, Lithuania 2017
The Hill of Witches (Lithuanian: Raganų Kalnas) is an outdoor sculpture gallery near Juodkrantė, Lithuania.
It is located on a forested sand dune about 0.5 kilometer west of the Curonian Lagoon, on the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route. Begun in 1979, it has been expanded several times, and now contains about 80 wooden sculptures along a series of trails. The artists drew on a long tradition of woodcarving in Samogitia, and on the equally long tradition of Midsummer Night's Eve (Joninės) celebrations on the hill. The pieces depict characters from Lithuanian folklore and pagan traditions.
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Amberton Hotel - Best location in Vilnius Cathedral Square
Amberton Hotel Vilnius Lithuania
Perfect location. All tourist attractions are just across the street like the Cathedral Square. Buffet breakfast served at the restaurant downstairs (La Cave). La Cave by the way is a very good place to dine and wine.
They have parking space on the basement but limited. Could only accommodate few cars.
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