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Mizgiris Amber Museum

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Weathervane Exposition along the Quay 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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Ethnographic Fisherman’s Homestead

The Ethnographic Fisherman’s Homestead in Nida, which is a typical house in the Curonian Spit, is situated on the shore of the lagoon in the southern part of old Nida, in the former village of Haken.

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Figurative sculpture "Neringa"
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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. The architects of the church are from Nida, i.e. Ričardas Krištapavičius and Algimantas Zaviša. The wooden place of worship, designed in contemporary style, has been built on a vanished dune in the centre of the settlement. It blends into the unique landscape.

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UNESCO Memorial
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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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Figurative sculpture "Jūratė and Kąstytis"
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Figurative Sculpture "Jūratė and Kąstytis"

The copper sculpture represents a love scene between well-known legendary characters, the goddess Jūratė and the fisherman Kąstytis. The sculpture has been made at a request of the guest house Jūratė in 1984 and placed in a courtyard, a mini-park with a pool (next to Pamario g. 3, Nida).

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Sculpture in memory of Vytautas Kernagis
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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. Everyone is welcome to sit down next to the maestro and take a picture.

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Bas-Relief "Postal Carriage"
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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"
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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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Gallery "Aika"
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Gallery "Aika"

Opening hours - from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibition is open all year-round. Free entry.

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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. Although Miliūnas did not know it back then, Nida would become everything for him: a newly discovered world of sand and forests between the lagoon and the sea, where he would find himself, his peace, his inspiration to create as well as the seaside fishermen that became so dear to his heart.

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Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church

The church of Nida was consecrated on 10 October 1888. The then Lutheran priest Gustav Echternach undertook the construction of the church. A beautiful, red-brick Gothic building of Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church has survived all the post-war devastations.

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Mizgiriai Amber Gallery-Museum

The museum’s visitors can visit an outdoor exposition and walk one string of the Amber Road, which starts by the Baltic Sea and goes all along Europe towards the Etruscan lands in Italy. Here, they will find an old amber workshop where ways and tools to work with amber will be presented (if they want to, they can even try to become amber “masters” themselves and make fortune amulets), will see a spectacular collection of amber inclusions, amulets from the treasure in Juodkrantė and get acquainted with amber morphology.

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Nida Ethnographic Cemetery and Krikštai

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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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 museum was opened on 16 September 1969 in the building of the Nida Evangelical Lutheran Church, the activities of which were suspended at that time. The exhibition displayed in the church showed the formation of the Curonian Spit and the Curonian Lagoon, local people, nature, trades, etc.

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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. Anybody who wants to climb it and sit down can do it.

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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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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 Italy or Spain," the writer said.

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Writer Thomas Mann Memorial Museum

The writer’s Thomas Mann Memorial Museum is among the most visited museums in the western Lithuania. Between 1929 and 1930, a summer house was built on the Uošvė Hill in Nida, according to the architect Herbert Reissmann’s project. The writer Thomas Mann and his family spent three summers (between 1930 and 1932) there.

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Panorama of the Parnidis Dune

The sand dune of Parnidis, which is blown by severe winds, is as high as 52 meters above the sea level. The observation area at the top of the dune offers a wide panorama of the surroundings of Nida.

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Sundial

Parnidis dune, which rises to a height of 53 meters, is decorated with a sundial - calendar. It consists of a circular site with semicircular protruding small steps marking the hours. In the center of the site stands a polished stone

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The Parnidis Dune

After climbing the Parnidis dune on the southern side of the settlement of Nida, you will visit the habitat of the white dunes. It is the only place in the Curonian Spit National Park where it has survived to this day

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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.

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Sculpture "Against the Wind"

Bronze sculpture repeats one of the most famous twentieth centuries. the mood of the existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre's visit to Neringa, when he visited here in July 1965 with the writer Simona de Bovuar

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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

This valley is located between the Parnidis Dune and the Gliders' Dune. There, between 1870 and 1872, a camp for French war prisoners was established. Many prisoners died due to the poor prison's conditions, exhaustion and disease. They were buried in the camp's cemetery located in the same place. Therefore, the valley started to bear such a name.

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Bulvikis Cape

Bulvikis cape is the widest part of the Curonian Spit, reaching 3.8 km width. It is believed that the cape and the nearby bay names are derived from the Curonian name Bulvikis. There is another interpretation of the name – from the Swedish words bolja - wave and vik - bay.

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Panorama of 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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Vecekrugas Dune

The green carpet of mountain pines, laid by people through the hills, is revealed in all its beauty from the Old Tavern Hill (Curonian Vecekrugas), located between Preila and Nida, in the Karvaičiai Landscape Reserve.

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Preila Dune

To the south and north stretches the Great Curonian Spit dune ridge, breaking only at the widest parts of the spit - Bulvikis and Birštvynas cape, where the dunes were blown away.

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Monument to Gintaras Paulionis

In Preila, by the sea, near the central rescue station, a stone monument depicting oars has been erected in memory of the traveler Gintaras Paulionis. Hurricane winds and raging waves in the Baltic Sea prevented the tireless traveler

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The Karvaičiai Hill

The Hill of Karvaičiai (around 59.4 metres high) is on the northern part of the Karvaičiai Landscape Reserve, between Preila and Pervalka. It keeps one of the most tragic stories of a village buried under the sand in the Curonian Spit.

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Pillar in Memory of Village of Karvaičiai

To the north of Preila settlement, at the foot of Karvaičiai hill, stands an oak roof pillar to commemorate the tragedy of the swollen Karvaičiai village. The monumental roof pillar stands right on the shore of the lagoon, on the eastern side of the bike path.

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Monumental Pillar to Liudvikas Rėza

To the west of Pervalka settlement, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ludvikas Rėza, the sculptor Eduardas Jonušas created a 7-meter-high solid oak sculpture depicting Ludvikas Rėza.

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Mount Aries Aries Hill
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Aries Hill

Avikalnis is located in the territory of Juodkrantė Landscape Reserve. There is also the southern part of the natural monument - parabolic dune.

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Colony of Cormorants and Grey Herons

On the way to Nida, just outside of Juodkrantė and before reaching the peak of the steep Avinas Hill, there is another hill in the ancient woods, called the Garniai Hill (the Hill of Herons). It has been named after a nearby colony of grey herons and great cormorants. It is one of the largest colonies of such birds in the whole Europe.

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Pamario Gallery

Contact information: L. Rėzos g. 3, LT-93101 Juodkrantė, Neringa +370 687 09099 pamario.galerija@lndm.lt. Between October and May the gallery is closed. Opening hours: the gallery is open during summer season (12 June – 31 August) from Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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Mountain John or Eve

St. John's Day has long been celebrated on Witches' Hill, formerly known as John's Eve Hill. Currently, walking along the mountain trail, you can see a unique exposition under the open sky.

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Monument to Adalbert Bezzenberger

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

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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

The Juodkrantė lighthouse was built in 1953 on the Hill of Witches, which is 53 metres high. The lighthouse can be reached by foot and by bicycle.

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Sound Catcher

An impressive sound catcher reminding a large megaphone has been installed on the Dendrological Path in the ancient woods in Juodkrantė.

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Valley of Love

It is said in the 19th - 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"

A wooden sculpture stands in the old cemetery of Pervalka and found itself here to mark the place of eternal rest. In its form, the sculpture became a kind of protest against the then popular witches and devils

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