Anyksciai Travel Guide

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Anyksciai Things to Do

  • Museum of Antanas Vienuolis - Zukauskas

    Museum houses an exhibition of two poets - Antanas Vienuolis and Antanas Baranauskas. There is a house, where Antanas Vienuolis originally lived and also a wooden barn, a place where Antanas Baranauskas loved to spend his leisure time and write famous Lithuania poem "Anyksciai pinewood".Also there is another, more modern building with temporal...

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  • Lighthouse of Happiness

    Lighthouse of happiness is located a bit further of Anyksciai center, near the road Anyksciai – Moletai, place called “Liudiskiai”. It is a grave of other writer Jonas Biliunas (1879 – 1907). Before death he wrote that he would like to be buried at the place, where “grave could see a village, where I spent young times”.The grave monument is 14...

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  • Museum of angels

    As there is museum of devils in Kaunas, it is logical to have other one of angels :) It is opened just in 2010, at the house, where former Anyksciai sacristy was located. First room consists of various valuable paintings, the other rooms – wooden carvings, statues of angels.Museum entrance for an adult is 3 Lt (0,58 euros).

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  • Antanas Vienuolis monument

    Monument for Antanas Vienuolis was built in 1982 (sculptor P. Aleksandravicius) for commemorating 100 years of Vienuolis birth (1882 – 1957). He was the other one famous writer, who was living in Anyksciai and wrote about its surroundings.Anyksciai also has a house – museum, where Antanas Vienuolis stayed at his most prosperous times.

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  • Palace of Okuliciute

    The small manor was built in the first half of 19th century by landowner Okuliciute. After revolt against Russian Empire manor was confiscated, later was used for keeping medicine and other purposes. Nowadays here is a library for children.

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  • Monument to Antanas Baranauskas

    Antanas Baranauskas (1835 – 1902) was both a bishop and poet. As a bishop he was known not only in Anyksciai, but also in nowadays Sejny (Poland). As a poet he wrote famous poem “Anyksciu silelis” (means “Small pinewood of Anyksciai”), where he described nature of Lithuania (1858 – 1859).Monument for A. Baranauskas stands in a square near St....

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  • St. Matthew's church

    Neo – gothic church of Dt. Matthew was constructed in 1899 – 1909 by architect N. Andreev. The church has one of the longest spires in whole Lithuania, 79 meters. It is an focus of Anyksciai and could be easily seen at panorama view.It is pity, there was no possibility to visit church inside, but if you walk around it there are nice looking...

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  • Puntukas' Boulder

    The second biggest boulder in the whole Lithuania. It's a monument of nature, archeology and art. Sculptor Bronius Pundlius created a monument to pioneering Lithuanian aviators Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas, the 'conquerors of the Atlantic Ocean', whose plane crashed in Germany in 1933 after successfully completing its historic flight from...

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  • Horse Museum

    Unique Horse Museum is the only one in the whole Lithuania. It was founded in 1978. You'll see and be able to know everything related to horses. And, of course, you'll be able to ride a horse :)

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Anyksciai Transportation

  • Driving car

    I visited Anyksciai few times, all were with a car, when you have possibility to visit interesting areas around as well, that are harder reachable by public transportation.It is no problem about car parking in central Anyksciai, it is not a big town.Anyksciai was reached from Vilnius, taking autobahn Vilnius – Panevezys, turning to Anyksciai just...

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  • Sightseeing

    The best to get around and to see all famous places just for one day - use your car. Of course, it's necessary to have a walk in the forest Anyksciu silelis and to take a breath of fresh air.

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Anyksciai Tourist Traps

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    by ginte Updated Dec 29, 2003

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    If you need some information or a help while visiting Anyksciai, don't forget to go to the Tourist Information Centre.

    Unique Suggestions: You'll find it at this address:
    Geguzes street 1.

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Anyksciai Off The Beaten Path

  • Puntukas stone

    Puntukas stone is located about 6 kilometers from Anyksciai. It is better to go there by car. It is second biggest stone now in Lithuania, and it was the biggest till 1957. Puntukas weights around 265 tons. Actually some of weight it lost, as it is as monument now for S. Darius and S. Girenas. They were pilots during interwar times, and flew from...

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  • Bijeikiai

    We drove to Bijeikiai to see very popular panorama tower. It is 15 meters high and from the top you can see great landscape of Rubikiai and Dusinai lakes. Rubikiai lake is very popular for locals of Anyksciai region, as it is recreational place. Observation tower is quite popular for new married couples for photo sessions.Bijeikiai is about 15...

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  • Siemyniskeliu mound

    It is very important mound in Lithuania, as believed that here was legendary Voruta castle, a place, where in 13th century first and last Lithuanian king Mindaugas had his castle and here unification of Lithuanian land started, helping much to fight against Crusaders.Nowadays here is a complex of few mounds with a trench. Here famous celebrations...

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Anyksciai Sports & Outdoors

  • Summer sledges

    It is the first summer sledge attraction in Lithuania. The railing comes down and you can choose if you use stop lever on the sledges or not :)When I visited it, there were also many people with children visiting it. The ride is possible if the weather is not rainy or too much windy. One ride cost around 1,5 euros, if you take 5 per once, it cost...

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  • Dolly ride

    It is one of the most popular attractions in Anyksciai - dolly ride. One of them takes you away to Rubikiai village and both lake, it is around 20 kilometers from Anyksciai. In Rubikiai you spend some time near the lake, eat fresh fish in the restaurant and go back the same route.Another route takes you to Troskunai, it is small town with baroque...

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  • Rubikiai Lake

    Rubikiai lake begins not far from the centre of Anyksciai. It's about 15 km away. Rubikiai lake has 16 islands. You can have a good rest there, to swim, to have sun-baths, to rent a boat for sailing, go fishing etc.You can go there by bus, car, bike or experience an exotic trip on a narrow railway throw Anyksciai to Rubikiai lake in summer. It's...

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Anyksciai Favorites

  • Lithuanian capital of wine

    The joint stock company "Anyksciu Vynas", founded in the year 1926, is one of oldest enterprises, located in the south region of the Baltics, which started to produce wine by industrial method. Today "Anyksciu vynas" produces many kinds of drinks, which range from natural fruit-berry wines to the exotic silver tequila, from unique Lithuanian vodka...

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  • About Anyksciai

    Small but nice city with a wonderful nature and great traditions! The biggest festival is at the end of July every year and it is called St. Anne's day, as St. Anne is considered to be a patroness of Anyksciai.

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  • Saint Matt Church

    When i coming home to my parents, i always see the same view of this town - beuatifull church and river in the big valley.. This view is always in my head, when i remember my native town.

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