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  • The Open Air Museum of Lithuania in...

    The Open Air Museum of Lithuania in Rumðiðkës (Kaiðiadorys District), its on the road from Kaunas to Vilnius. The core exhibits of this museum include houses, farmstead buildings and folk art monuments from all ethnographic regions of Lithuania, Aukðtaitija, Þemaitija, Suvalkija and Dzûkija, and reassembled in a 175-ha area, in a beautiful location...

  • Trips through Lithuania

    Did you think about travel when you was 8 years old? I do.School programmes always attracted me with cheap, but worth to see mini tours in Lithuanian surroundings.The looking round some museums, old castles, big palaces and historical mounts was the most relaxing thing for me. The first excursion to Trakai castle very fascinated me, maybe because...

  • Countryside

    Lithuanian population located:about 60% in cities and about 40% in villages. It's one of the biggest percentage peoples living in countryside. Don't think it due to bad economy or so on.. It isn't. Just Lithuanian have a possibility to get a better living conditions in villages: cheaper life, clear air, beautiful nature. Some really nice villages...

  • Lithuanian money

    Lithuanian Litas (LTL; symbol Lt) = 100 centas. Notes are in denominations of Lt500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Lt5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 centas.

  • Excellent Guide

    We traveled in Lithuania for a week with a professional local guide who was recommended to us, and we were very satisfied.Her name is Iga Makuténiené, and she is a member of the Lithuanian Guides' Guild.Iga is very knowledgeable and professional, very friendly, and speaks excellent English. She is an excellent organizer, and made every effort to...

  • All info about Baltic States from...

    Hello.As you plan to visit Lithuania soon, we can provide you all info about about travel tips in this country, including all info about hotels, car hire, places to visit and translation services. Please contact me:

  • Vilnius - nice and peaceful place

    All in all, Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is a nice and peaceful place. People seem to be friendly, and you shouldn't expect any troubles there.

  • Alcohol and tobacco

    Alcohol Almost without exception Lithuanian beer (alus) is light, crisp, cold, cheap and delicious. Many varieties exist and you're recommended to test a few before settling on one you like.Among the many imbibed by persons annonymous (hic) are the delicious Utenos, Ðvyturys, Kalnapilis and Ragutis. Be weary of some as they tend to be stronger than...

  • Climate

    Temperate climate, but with considerable temperature variations. Summer is warm with relatively mild weather in spring and autumn. Winter, which lasts from November to mid-March, can be very cold. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with the heaviest rainfall in August. Heavy snowfalls are common in the winter months.

  • Religion

    Lithuania is a country dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. Over 80% of the population consider themselves Catholics. Also here you can find Evangelical Lutheran, Evangelical Reformist, Russian Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim and Jewish minorities.

  • Language

    Lithuanian is the official language. The Lithuanian language is one of the most archaic in Europe. Lithuanian is a representative of the Baltic group of the Indo-European languages. Currently, only Latvian is closely related to it. The four ethnic groups of Lithuanians have preserved their dialects, which differ in their phonetic, morphological and...

  • Geography

    Lithuania is situated on the eastern Baltic coast and borders Latvia in the north, the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and Poland in the southwest and Belarus in the southwest and east. The geometrical centre of Europe lies in eastern Lithuania near the village of Bernotai, 25km (16 miles) north of Vilnius. The landscape alternates...

  • When to go

    Summer and spring (May through September) are far and away the best times of year to travel in Lithuania. The majority of foreign tourists come during July and August, when low-budget hotels and hostels can be fully booked. While there's usually a picturesque sprinkling of snow on the ground in winter (November through March), there's also only a...

  • Ethnical division

    Zemaitija (Western Lithuania), Aukstaitija (Central and Eastern Lithuania), Dzukija (south-eastern Lithuania on both sides of the Nemunas river), Suvalkija (the northern parts to the south of the Nemunas river).

  • Lithuanian countryside

    Go out and explore Lithuania’s beautiful countryside. You will find fertile, rolling hills, with wheat and barley flowing in the wind, and fields of wild flowers with the occasional cow feeding on grass and clover. Strewn between great forests and the fertile hills lay small lakes and ponds for cattle and birds to drink from, and farmhouses are...

  • Neringa National Park

    Legend has it that the benevolent sea goddess Neringa loved the Curonian fishermen so much that, in order to keep them safe, she built a wall for them, far out of the coast, to protect them from the treacherous waters of the Baltic Sea. She personally carried the sand in her apron to build a seemingly endless ridge of dunes, and the fishermen,...

  • Money

    The national currency of Lithuania ( Litas) was introduced on June 25, 1993.Banknotes come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Litas (Lt). Coins 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents (ct) and 1, 2, 5 litas denominations. Banknotes represents: 10Lt pilots S. Darius ir S. Girenas, who flied across the Atlantic 20Lt poet Maironis 50Lt signator of...

  • Nature

    Everywhere in Lithuania there is nature and agriculture. There are no mountains but beaches, lakes and forests and wildlife.

  • The Musts

    The musts are the wonderful natural landscape of the lake district of the Aukstaitija National Park (partly surrounding the nuclear power plant of Ignalina - of Chernobyl type), the outstanding but in its present shape man made landscape of the Couronian Spit, the two interesting and colourful towns of Vilnius and Kaunas. And not to forget Trakai...

  • Where's the mosquitoes?

    When I got to Sweden, I noticed mosquitoes for the first time on the trip. Which makes me ask - with all the marshes in northern Lithuania, why were there no mosquitoes? I hate mosquitoes, so that just adds to the charm of this lovely country. I don't know quite how it works that there aren't mosquitoes there, but I really appreciated it.

  • Cranes

    In the north, they are everywhere. These beautiful birds nest in high, towering places (like chimneys, unfortunately) and wander the fields, poking their heads at tiny frogs in the ground. Graceful and powerful, I am a big fans of cranes now that I've seen so many in action.

  • Land of the vast fields

    When we arrived Lithuania from the Polish border the first thing we saw were fields - endless yellow wheat fields as far as your eyes can see. Farmland covers roughly 54 percent of the total area of Lithuania, with arable land and grassland accounting for 73 and 11 percent respectively.

  • Woods

    Where does all that wood come from?Unlike what is generally thought, woods does not cover the majority of the Lithuanian surface. It is in fact a very agricultural country. However, the exploitation of woods, which is also a form of agriculture, has been traditionaly one of the most important economic activities in Lithuania. Forests provide enough...

  • Wooden farms

    Although modern amenities and industrialisation have arrived to many areas of the country, there are regions where the villages have preserved their original fisonomy of scattered fams and wooden cottages. These areas will be delightful for the lovers of pastoral scenes like this one.

  • Wooden cottages

    traditional architecture in Lithuania also employs wood as the main construction material. The homes look comfortable and cozy and are usually painted in bright colours. This kind of architecture, however, can only be found in rural areas.

  • Wooden suns

    Ancient Lithuanians worshiped the sun among other deities. Even after they became Christians they have gone on depicting suns incorporated to the sign of the cross. The sun is, in fact, one of the symbols of the country.

  • Wooden totems

    It is said that Lithuania was the last European country to embrace Christianism. Even today some relict elements of the former pagan beliefs can be observed in Lithuanian everyday life. One of them is the presence of many wooden totems that protect homes and even entire communities.

  • Wooden churches

    Wooden churches are still plentyful in rural Lithuania. Some of them are quiet old, even from the XVIII century. Their structure is very simple: usually a single naved building with an exent belltower, which is the most appealing element. This is a picture of the famous wooden belltower of the church in Paluse, Eastern Lithuania.

  • Do Research before coming to any...

    Before coming I did 2 years of research, and found it did me some good to know a little of this country before entering. To my surprise I knew more about this country then Irma. Now I have to admit that Grazina knew more then I, but it pays to know a little, just in case you go on your own, and you don't have a Lithuanian tour guide or friends in...

  • The centre of Europe

    Lithuania is considered to be situated in East Europe but you might be surprised to hear that the geographic centre of Europe lies a few kilometer north of Vilnius.In 1989 the French National Geographical Institute named a spot on the road to Moletai, 25km (15mi) north of Vilnius, as the centre of Europe.

  • Ride on a narrow gauge railway

    Lithuanian narrow gauge railway (750 mm gauge, commonly called "Siaurukas") is over 100 years old, it is built in XIX century. Formerly it operated on transport basis, but now it is only for tourists. There are very good sights from narrow-gauge trains, also stations, bridges which shows architecture and technology of XIX age. Two lines are at this...

  • National Lithuanian Anthem And Flag

    In 1898, when the tenth anniversary of Varpas magazine, the herald of ideas of independence during the tsarist regime, drew nearer, one of the leaders of the national movement, the writer Vincas Kudirka, wrote a poem called the National Song - Tautinë giesmë and set it to music. It was published for the first time in 1898, and first publicity...

  • General Information

    Time: Lithuania is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT + 3 hours (Summer time) Summer time in Europe begins on Sunday March 31, 2002 at 2:00:00 AM local time. Lithuania is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours (Winter time) Winter time begins on October 27, 2002 at 3:00:00 AM local daylight time. Climate: In 1999 there were: 1883...

  • Don't forget... the countryside

    The Lithuanian countryside is a paradise of unspoilt forests and fairytale lakes, also the coastline of white sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets are wonderful places to relax and recharge your energies.

  • There're 3 cities in...

    There're 3 cities in Lithuanian having Old towns, actually 7, but three biggest ones: Vilnius (the capital), Kaunas (the second biggest city), Klaipeda (third by size, seaport city) - all of them are not to be missed, as well as Nida, Palanga and Trakai (near Vilnius the castle in the picture). Near Siauliai - you'll find The famous hill of crosses...

  • The Best Lithuanian Beer

    Lithuania is famous for beer production. It produces a world known beer like "Svyturys", "Utenos","Kalnapilis", etc. One thing about Lithuania is that I am very fond of having such a birthplace...

  • Here we are !!!

    Places you have to visit, if you'll come to Lithuania:--> Vilnius;--> Klaipeda&Nida--> Trakai;--> Kaunas;More info in lithuanian VT pages !

  • find the roots of NAME OF...

    find the roots of NAME OF LITHUANIA Lithuania in Lithuanian language sounds like Lietuva. From the first sight the name associates with the words “the rain” and “to pour” (lietus and lieti). It really rains often in Lithuania, so Lithuania is called a land of rivers and lakes. But there are guesses that the roots of the name are in warrior forces,...

  • find out what Lithuania is...

    find out what Lithuania is (HISTORY of XX century) The second Soviet occupation lasted from 1944 to 1990. Resistance against the second Soviet occupation was especially persistent from 1944-54. During the war and following it, Lithuania lost almost a third of its inhabitants. Many were exiled to Siberia, while others escaped to the West. No...

  • find out what Lithuania was...

    find out what Lithuania was (ANSCIENT HISTORY) WHY EUROPE SHOULD BE THANKFUL TO LITHUANIA? In 14th and 15th centuries, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) played an important role in European history . The western expansion of the Tatars was halted by Lithuanian forces, and thus Europe was spared invasions from the east. The GDL also defeated the...

  • Kursiu pennisula, wood...

    Kursiu pennisula, wood sculpture park and Baltic coast I accidently met a high school friend of my mother's exactly 50 years after my mom left. I was named after this friend. They lost touch 50 years ago and now write and call each other

  • Buy 'Vilnius in your pocket'....

    Buy 'Vilnius in your pocket'. It contains everything you need to know and more than everyone could tell you. You find it everywhere in the airport, in the shops, bookstores, IKKI malls, etc. If you travel in the country you have also Klaipeda in your pocket and Kaunas in your pocket. I will leave soon, and I will miss the people, never saw such...

  • You must visit Aukstaitija...

    You must visit Aukstaitija national park. If you like extreme choose to travel there and to see it by boat. It is realy exiting! Of course you must visit the capital of Lithuania. Vilnius is one of the most beatiful cities. Also you must go to the see. To Klaipede and also to Kursiu nerija. It is increadible creaation of nature.

  • Dumpling's General Tip

    I found The Bradt Travel Guide to Lithuania to be a very useful source of information. The third edition has recently been published (February 2002). The ISBN no. is 1 84162 049 1. It retails at £12.95 in the UK and at $18.95 in the US.

  • It was very nice to visit...

    It was very nice to visit again Vilnius TV tower - Christmas Tree. As you see, it is just spectacular!


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