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Sights of the Curonian Spit

The Parnidis Dune with its solar clock-calendar (Nida). A picturesque landscape of the Curonian Gulf and of the Baltic Sea opens to the view from the Parnidis Dune, the height of which is 52 meters. In the year 1995 the solar clock-calendar, the height of which is 13,8 m, was erected on the ridge of this dune. A part of the obelisk broke off in the year 1999 during the hurricane under the name “Anatoly”.

The ethnographical graveyard and “Krikshtai”(Nida). An ethnographical graveyard, attributed to the XIX-XX centuries, is located near the Evangelical-Lutheran church in Nida. The wooden monuments of the original shape, erected on the tombs, i.e. “krikshtai”, which are typical of the Curonian Spit, remain preserved till nowadays.

The lighthouse on the Urbas Hill (Nida). It is one of the largest and significant lighthouses at the seaside of Lithuania. It was built in the year 1874 on the Urbas Hill, the height of which is 51 meter (in olden times the height of the lighthouse made 27 meters). The lighthouse was blown up during the years of World War II; it was restored in the year 1953 and later on it was rebuilt. At present the height of the lighthouse makes 29,3 meters.

The “Equine” Lighthouse (Pervalka). The lighthouse was built in the year 1900 in the Curonian Gulf near Pervalka, over the Agila bay, before the “Equine” headland of the Birshtvin cape. It was rebuilt two times. At present it is an operating lighthouse. It is possible to reach it by vessel: it is seen from the seaside of the Curonian Spit.

The exposition of wooden sculptures on the Witches’ Hill (Juodkrantė). From time immemorial people used to celebrate the Feast of St. John on the Witches‘ Hill, which in olden days used to be called Jonas‘ and Eva‘s Hill). At present, while walking along the hilly path, You can see a unique exposition out in the open. The skilled folk artisans from Lithuania (mainly from Žemaitija, who used to come to Juodkrantė in the summer of the years 1979-1981, had carved 71 sculpture from oak. The sculptural theme of the old hill is the world, in which the witches, devils and heroes of the legends of Neringa live. In summer of the year 1988 the sculptors expanded the ensemble by 12 extra sculptures; they are of the entertaining nature, i.e. the swings, hills and chairs. During the symposiums of the years 1999 – 2002, the exposition, located on the Witches‘ Hill, used to be expanded by new sculptures, whereas the old ones used to be restored.

The cognitive dendrological path (Juodkrantė) is laid in the old dense forest, growing on the Curonian Spit. Here You will find the stands, containing description of the plants, pictures and photos. The length of the path is 1600 m.

A colony of herons and cormorants (Juodkrantė). It is one of the most numerous and ancient colonies of grey herons and large cormorants, known in Lithuania. Here You will find the brief information about the places nesting, chicks and birds.

Museums and galleries:

Historic museum of Neringa: Pamario str. 53, Nida, tel. (8 469) 51162
Fisherman’s ethnographical homestead: Naglių str. 4, Nida, tel. (8 469) 52372
Tomas Man memorial museum, Skruzdynės str. 17, Nida, www.mann.lt
Amber gallery-museum, owned by V. & K. Mizgiriai, Pamario str. 20, www.ambergallery.lt
Liudvikas Rėza’s Centre of culture, L. Rėzos str. 8, Juodkrantė, www.lrezoskc.lt
Exposition of the museum of miniatures, L. Rėzos str. 3, Juodkrantė, www.lrezoskc.lt
Gallery of weathercock, L. Rėzos str. 13, Juodkrantė, www.lrezoskc.lt
Exposition of the National park of the Curonian Spit, Smiltynės highway 11, Smiltynė, www.lrezoskc.lt
Lithuanian sea museum-aquarium/dolphinarium, Smiltynės highway 3, Smiltynė, www.lrezoskc.lt
You will find the information about the events and entertainment in Neringa on the web-site, containing the information about tourism: www.visitneringa.com/en