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Mizgiris Amber Museum

In the museum, amber is presented in artistic forms, and scientific knowledge about it is presented through interactive means.
Working hours: I-VII 9:00-20:00
Contacts: +370 610 04280
Address: Nagliu str. 27, Nida 93123

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Weathervane Exposition along the bay of Nida

The first outdoor exposition-museum of copies of weatherwanes of the old kurėnai in the country was started to be created in Neringa in 2003. At the moment, one can see 82 weatherwanes along the bank of the lagoon in Nida, which belong to the Curonian Spit History Museum.

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Figurative Sculpture "Neringa"

The square, while undergoing renovation, had become a temporary shelter for the sculpture, a present to the town, while searching for the most-suitable place for it. Yet, the sculpture had not been moved out. After the central square of Nida was reconstructed in the spring of 2014, the sculpture stayed in it as a dominant part of the spacial composition.

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Nida Catholic Church

The Church of the Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christians is the first and only Roman Catholic church in Neringa, officially opened on 14 June 2003.

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UNESCO Memorial

The Curonian Spit, the unique creation of people and nature, located in the territory of two countries, namely, Lithuania and Russia, has been on a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since December 2000. To commemorate this occasion, memorial pyramids have erected. One - in Nida, in the beginning of Lotmiškio Street, and one in Juodkrantė.

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Sculpture in Memory of Vytautas Kernagis

The sculpture is dedicated to the pioneer of Lithuanian sung poetry, performer and songwriter Vytautas Kernagis. Nida has been chosen to commemorate the maestro as he was a symbol of Benai, Plaukiam Į Nidą, an opening festival for a summer season in Nida for many years. The sculptor has depicted life-size Kernagis with a guitar, his key attribute.

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Bas-Relief "Postal Carriage"

This piece was made of reinforced plastic at a request of Lithuanian Post to commemorate the history of the post office. The bas-relief portrays a horse-drawn mail-carriage and, at the same time, takes us back to the period between the 17th century and the first half of the 19th century, the times of the European postal route which passed through the Curonian Spit and connected it to the western Europe, central Europe and the Baltic countries.

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Figurative Sculpture "Rest"

The bronze sculpture “Rest,” which depicts a woman relaxing on the beach, is situated in the centre of Nida, in the square adjacent to the Neringa Art School (Pamario g. 4, Nida). The woman is dreamily looking at a pool with a fountain next to her. The fountain, renovated in 2014, is the only one in Neringa.

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Museums

Gallery "Aika"

The Aika gallery exhibition is open all year round, admission is free.
Working hours: I-V 10:00–17:00
Address: Pamario str. 19, Nida 93123

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Historical Objects

House of Writer Viktoras Miliūnas

The writer, playwright and translator Viktoras Miliūnas lived and worked in Nida from 1961 to 1986. In 1961, the Miliūnas family bought half of a semi-detached fisherman’s hut on G.D. Kuverto Street in Nida.

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Nida Ethnographic Cemetery

Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church neighbours Nida Ethnographic Cemetery, dating back to the 19th and 20th c. The ethnographic cemetery has Krikštai, wooden grave markers that were common in the Curonian Spit and have survived until this day in their original forms.

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The Urbas Hill

Nida is guarded by two dunes with high pine trees. One of them is the Urbas Hill. The name of the hill originates from a word “urbti”, i.e. to drill holes to plant trees.

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Lighthouses

Nida Lighthouse

Construction of the first Nida Lighthouse began during the 2nd half of the 19th century after the war of German unification. The hexagonal, red-brick, 27 metre-heigh tower was built at the same time when the 51.4-metre-high Urbas Hill was being afforested. For that purpose, a special plank road was paved towards the peak. The lighthouse began operating on October 20, 1874. It could then be reached by a cobblestone path containing 200 steps, which have survived to the present day.

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Curonian Spit History Museum

The history of the inhabitants of the Curonian Spit is presented in the museum.
Working hours: II-VI 10:00–17:00
Contacts: +370 469 52260
Address: Pamario str. 53, Nida 93121

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Sculpture Monuments

Sculpture "Neringa's Chair"

The 5-metre-high oak sculpture representing an armchair is situated near the lagoon in the Valley of Silence. This sculpture is related to the legendary giant Neringa, who created the peninsula of the Curonian Spit. According to the employees of the Curonian Spit National Park Administration, Neringa's Chair is more than just a piece of art.

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Valley of Silence

At the northern foot of the Parnidis Dune, there is the Valley of Silence, a quiet place surrounded by other dunes. To commemorate the restoration of Lithuania's independence in 1991, a roadside pillar was built at the beginning of the valley. This is where the Parnidis Nature Trail begins.

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Panoramas

Italian View

In 1931, during a meeting of members of the Rotary Club in Munich, Thomas Mann gave a speech, called "My Cottage." "Those places need to be visited just as often as Italy or Spain," the writer said.

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Monument to Gottlieb David Kuvert and the Foresters' Cemetery

In the Foresters’ Cemetery, situated near the junction of Nida-Smiltynė Road and G. D. Kuvertas Road, a memorial monument for Gottlieb David Kuvert is found. It was built in 1864. In 1825, Kuvert had started planting pine trees on the dune which had already been close to Nida. He had proved with his work that it was possible to tackle wild elements of running sand.

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Panorama of the Parnidis Dune

The sand dune of Parnidis rises up to as many as 52 metres above sea level. A scenic viewpoint constructed at the top of the dune allows one to see a wide panorama of the surroundings of the town of Nida.

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Sundial

The Parnidis Dune, rising up to 53 metres in high, is crowned by the sundial. It has a circular platform with small hour-representing stair-steps arranged in a semicircle. In the centre of the platform, there is a 13.8 metre-height obelisk of polished stone.

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The Parnidis Dune
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The Parnidis Dune

Having climbed the Parnidis Dune on the southern side of the settlement of Nida, one finds the place where the white dunes are located. It is the only place in the Curonian Spit National Park where the chain of shifting dunes has survived to this day.

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Sculpture "Four Winds"
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Sculpture "Four Winds"

The sculpture of glued solid oak is situated nearby the café Senas Žvejas (Eng. Old Fisherman) on Nidos-Smiltynės pl. 8, Nida. The sculpture showing winds reminds us of extraordinary living conditions in the Curonian Spit and how dependent local fishers are on the forces of nature. The sculpture was built in 1974 by Eduardas Jonušas.

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Sculpture "Against the Wind"
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Sculpture "Against the Wind"

The bronze sculpture reflects the mood of one of the best-known existentialists of the 20th century, Jean-Paul Sartre, during his visit to Neringa. He arrived here in July 1965 with the writer Simone de Beauvoir.

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Sculptural Composition "Bird"
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Sculptural Composition "Bird"

On the Parnidis sand dune, beside the path that leads to the Sundial, a new sculptural composition has been unveiled. It is a bench to commemorate the French soldiers who played a role in the formation of the landscape of the Couronian Spit. According to historical sources, in 1916, the Valley of Death was a camp for French prisoners of war.

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Valley of Death
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Valley of Death

This valley is located between the Parnidis Dune and the Sklandytojų Dune. There, between 1870 and 1872, a camp for French war prisoners was set up. Many prisoners died due to the poor detention conditions, exhaustion and diseases. They were buried in a cemetery set up in the camp itself. Therefore, the valley started to bear such a name.

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Monumental Stone to Nida Gliding School
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Monumental Stone to Nida Gliding School

Nida Gliding School was the principal Lithuanian gliders' summer camp which existed from 1933 to 1939. Over 500 glider pilots graduated from it. This school is related to the achievements of the world-record-breaker Ferdinand Schulz (in 1927, he glided 60.2 metres) and Lithuanian-record-breaker Alfredas Gysas (in 1938, he stayed in air for 26 hours and 30 minutes).

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Eduardas Jonušas House
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Eduardas Jonušas House

There is an exhibition of paintings in the house of Eduard Jonuš.
Working hours: III-VI 12:00–18:00
Contacts: +370 682 10493
Address: E. A. Jonušo str. 1, Nida 93127

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The Bulvikis Cape
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The Bulvikis Cape

It is the widest place on the Curonian Spit peninsula, reaching 3.8 km. The name of the cape and the bay in the country is believed to have originated from the Curonian surname Bulvikis.

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The Vecekrūgas Dune
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Panorama of the Vecekrūgas Dune

Žmonių rankomis per kalvas nutiestas žalias kalnapušių kilimas visu savo grožiu atsiskleidžia nuo Senosios Smuklės kalno (kuršiškai Vecekrugo), esančio tarp Preilos ir Nidos, Karvaičių kraštovaizdžio draustinyje.

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The Vecekrūgas Dune
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The Vecekrūgas Dune

The green carpet of mountain pines planted by the hands of people opens up in all its beauty from the Old Inn Hill (in the Curonian language called Vecekrūgas), situated between Preila and Nida, in the Karvaičiai Landscape Reserve.

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The Preila Dune
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The Preila Dune

South- and northward stretches the Great Dune Ridge of the Curonian Spit, which does not exist only at the widest parts of the spit, i.e. the Bulvikis and Birštvynas capes, where the dunes have been blown far into the lagoon. In this part of the spit, the Great Dune Ridge is green. Its peaks are covered with mountain pine forests, and the slopes and dune slacks are full of the Scots pine forests, most of which have been planted by humans.

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Monument to Gintaras Paulionis
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Monument to Gintaras Paulionis

By the sea in Preila, nearby the central rescue station, a memorial monument depicting paddles has been built. It is dedicated to the traveller Gintaras Paulionis. A fierce gale and roaring waves of the Baltic Sea have prevented the tireless traveller to successfully finish his meaningful and patriotic journey.

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The Karvaičiai Hill

In the northern part of the Karvaičiai Landscape Reserve, between Preila and Pervalka, Karvaičiai Hill (about 59.4 m) preserves one of the most tragic history of the flooding of the Curonian Spit villages.

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Pervalka Lighthouse
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Pervalka Lighthouse

The Pervalka Lighthouse, standing in the Curonian Lagoon next to Pervalka in front of the Žirgai Cape (Eng. “Horses’ Cape”) in the Birštvynas Point was built and began operating on November 27, 1900. It is the only lighthouse in the Curonian Lagoon that is located on the water, not on land, on a small artificial isle built approximately 200 metres from the coast.

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The Avinas Hill
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The Avinas Hill

The Avinas Hill is located in the territory of the Juodkrantė Landscape Reserve. There is also the southern part of the natural monument - the parabolic dunes, the old stands of Scots pines (fragments of the old forest), which are already more than 230 years old.

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Pamarys Gallery
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Pamarys Gallery

Exhibitions and educations are held in the LNDM Pamarios gallery.
Working hours: II-VI 13:00–20:00; VII 13:00–18:00
Contacts: +370 469 53323
Address: L. Rėzos str. 3, Juodkrantė 93101

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Parks Expositions

Exposition of Wooden Sculptures “Hill of Witches”

One of the most spectacular ancient parabolic dunes in Juodkrantė is a so-called the Hill of Witches. On the slopes of the hill, hundred-year-old pines grow, while a winding path runs through a dense forest towards a 42-m-high peak. Here, one can see a glistening sea, while between the trunks of the pines and the canopy of the fir trees the lagoon can be spotted.

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The Hill of John and Eve
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The Hill of John and Eve

Since ancient times, St John’s Day has been celebrated on the Hill of Witches, which was formerly known as the Hill of John and Eve. Currently, one can see a unique open-air exposition, while following the hill’s trail.

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Stone Sculpture Park “Earth and Water”
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Stone Sculpture Park “Earth and Water”

In 1995, the construction of a 2,400-metre-long quay, running parallel to L. Rėzos g. in Juodkrantė, was started. While constructing the quay, it was come up with an idea to have an exposition of sculptures here. The exposition was built between 1997 and 1999 during the international sculpture symposium Earth and Water.

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Monument to Ludvikas Rėza in Juodkrantė
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Monument to Ludvikas Rėza in Juodkrantė

Near Liudvikas Rėza Cultural Centre (L. Rėzos g. 8B, Juodkrantė), there is a monument to Liudvikas Rėza, the prominent figure of the Curonian Spit, the professor at University of Königsberg, the poet, folklore collector and publisher of Kristijonas Donelaitis' The Seasons and fables.

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Monument to Adalbert Bezzenberger

In Juodkrantė, a monument to the famous German archeologist, ethnographer, linguist, Baltic linguist and professor at University of Königsberg Adalbert Bezzenberger (1851 - 1922) erected near the guest house Kuršių Kiemas (Miško g. 11, Juodkrantė).

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Amber Bay
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Amber Bay (Juodkrantė)

Amber Bay is a tiny, idyllic bay of the lagoon in the northern part of Juodkrantė. Currently, reed sculptures are displayed there every June. The sculptures delight visitors all summer, while during the autumnal equinox they are burned.

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Juodkrantė Lighthouse
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Juodkrantė Lighthouse

The Juodkrantė Lighthouse was built in 1953 on the Hill of Witches, which is 53 m high. A tower of the lighthouse is metal, quadrangular, its lower part is with openwork, while the upper part is lined with light-coloured boards and has a viewpoint installed.

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Sound Catcher
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Sound Catcher

An impressive megaphone-like sound trap has been installed in the Dendrological Trail in Juodkrante. This wooden sound trap, three metres high and the same length, has a narrow and a wide opening.

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Valley of Love
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Valley of Love

It is said that in the 19th and 20th centuries, ill-behaved women were deported from Mėmelis to the barracks that stood in this valley. They had to plant forest in the dunes.

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Sculpture "Woman Holding Cross"
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Sculpture "Woman Holding Cross"

The wooden sculpture was erected in the old cemetery of Pervalka to mark a place of eternal rest. With its shape, the sculpture reflects a protest against widespread depiction of witches and devils.

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