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The Curonian Spit

The Curonian Spit (Kursiu Nerija), created by the winds and waters of the Baltic Sea more than 5000 years ago, is a natural miracle. The spit is almost 100 kilometers long and its width varies from 380 meters to 3,800 meters. The largest of the dunes are Sklandytoju, the Angiai Hill, the Parnidis Dune and Urbas Hill, which is up to 1000 m high.

Until the 15th century the spit was covered by forests. Later, large trees were cut down and this led to severe sand shifting. The moving sands swallowed up 14 villages.

The spit is so fascinating, romantic and original that it often seems unreal. The sands of its hills and dunes glitter like gold between the blue sea and the turquoise lagoon and amidst the dark green woods and mountain pines. Since 2000 the Curonian Spit together with a part of the Kaliningrad Region has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The four fishing villages of the Curonian Spit – Nida, Preila, Pervalka and Juodkrante – were formed into one unit called the town of Neringa. Nida is the largest settlement of the spit.

Today the fishing villages of the Curonian Spit is one of the most popular travel destinations for those, who like untouched nature and the charm of old wooden architecture.  There are numerous small and cosy hotels and coffee-bars located in the former fishermens’ houses.

The Curonian Spit (Kursiu Nerija), created by the winds and waters of the Baltic Sea more than 5000 years ago, is a natural miracle. The spit is almost 100 kilometers long and its width varies from 380 meters to 3,800 meters. The largest of the dunes are Sklandytoju, the Angiai Hill, the Parnidis Dune and Urbas Hill, which is up to 1000 m high. Until the 15th century the spit was covered by forests. Later, large trees were cut down and this led to severe sand shifting. The moving sands swallowed up 14 villages. The spit is so fascinating, romantic and original that it often seems unreal. The sands of its hills and dunes glitter like gold between the blue sea and the turquoise lagoon and amidst the dark green woods and mountain pines. Since 2000 the Curonian Spit together with a part of the Kaliningrad Region has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

If you really want to discover this natural wonder, one day is a minimum you have to spend there. The tour starts with a transfer by ferry from Klaipeda to the Curonian Spit. The first stop in the Curonian Spit is in the village of Juodkrante. It is one of the oldest villages in the Curonian Spit (first mentioned in 1429). Here you will take a walk in Raganu (Witch) Hill, which is an open-air exhibition of wooden sculptures based on the motifs of local legends. Just a bit out of Juodkrante there is a biggest nestling place of grey herons and cormorants in the Baltic States.

Further you will stop at the Nagliai sand dunes, where once there was a Nagliai village, which was buried under the sand.




The furthermost point of the tour is Nida village. It is the oldest settlement in the Curonian Spit that was first mentioned in 1385. There is a house of the German writer Thomas Mann, who spent his summers from 1930 to 1932 here. Enjoy a walk along the white sand beach, smell of the fresh air of the Baltic Sea and pine forests and beautiful views from the highest dunes over the spit and the blue sea!


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