Pamario Str. 2, Nida, 5872, Lithuania
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view from vila elvyra to lagoon breakfast outdoor
Parnidis, the Great Dune, Nida
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In the distance there is a LIGHTHOUSE (Jezus)
The Amber shop, along with the movie house for the Artists on the Island that are students and studing to be of a great name to their work. The lighthouse is what I liked, and I will never forget it...it's the first time I have every seen one in my whole entire life. Nida was fist mentioned in written sources in 1385 as the Crusaders maved throught the spit on their way to plunder and baptize the Lithuanian lowlanders (at this time the Lithuania was still pagan state amidst Christian world). The lighthouse (23m) at Urbas Hill (with height of 52 m. same as height of Great Dune near Nida) was built at 1874 and was destroyed by the Nazis. Their always destroying something beautiful these Nazis.
Lithuanian beer: Svyturys
Svyturys is a popular beer brand especially on the Curonian Spit as it is brewed in nearby Klaipeda. The brewery was established in 1784 and produces various sorts of beer like wheat beer (Baltas), dark beer (Baltijos) and of course lager beer (Ekstra).
Nowadays Svyturys is owned by Baltic Beverages Holding which is controlled by the Carlsberg breweries.
On my trip through Lithuania I tried a few Lithuanian beers and I must admit that Svyturys Ekstra was among my favourites.
Bring your own fish and chip with drinks...
A bag to hold all the things you bought at the shop in town for the picnic. There are mosquito (BIG ones) that come out in the evenings. So if you have dinner on the beach as you see that we are here...do wear long sleeve and pant with lots of Mosquito repellent on you....I was biten 3 times this night To bring camera, but also put in bag only because of the sand. We had a picnic this evening so bring what one would normally use for dinner...such as salt, pepper, napkins, wet-ones...we had fish this night.
Old Soviet watchtower
During the Soviet era the Curonian Spit was more or less off limits to foreigners because of its potential military significance.
It was mainly only communist officials who were allowed to take their holidays here. The function was probably more for the purposes of observing the activities of its own citizens than to keep enemies away
The Old Soviet watchtower is situated on the dune of the Baltic sea beach. If you head west from Nida's town center you will reach the Baltic coastline after about 500 m and you will definitely see the watchtower.
Memorial to the Lituanian Gliding School
Between 1933 and 1939 Nida was home to the Lithuanian Gliding School. Later from 1939 until 1943 it was used by German military airforce, as the Klaipeda region was occupied by Germany.
Nowadays a symbolic metal hangar which was built in 1979 remind visitors about the former gliding school. In 1998 a memorial stone for the Lithuanian and German gliders was unveiled.
The Memorial to the Lithuanian Gliding School is a bit difficult to find as it is situated somewhere in the forest just south of the Parnidis Dune.
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