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  • The Deepest Lake in Lithuania

    The Deepest Lake in Lithuania
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    Welcome to Lithuania, the country sometimes called "the land of the lakes"... And if you're interested in lakes, let's go to the one, that is named the deepest lake of Lithuania, Tauragnas. The little village near it is called after the name of the lake, Tauragnai (different ending only). The lake is 60,5 m deep and what is more, this lake also has the highest "up the sea level" of all the lakes in Lithuania (165 m).
  • The Legendary Dauniškis Lake

    The Legendary Dauniškis Lake
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    As I have mentioned earlier Utena County is the land of 1000 lakes. To be correctly there are 1002 lakes in this quit small territory. Two lakes are located in the middle of city of Utena. One of them is well known not only for great park surroundings but also by two very interesting legends. This is Dauniškis Lake.
  • Zypliai Estate

    Zypliai Estate
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    Zypliai estate has eleven buildings. Nowadays only three buildings are used. In one building, where 150 years ago they used to keep horses, there is a museum now. In the other building you can find an information centre. They are repairing some of the buildings at the moment, so you can go inside and take a look what is done.
  • Utena City

    Utena City
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    Utena, one of the oldest cities in Lithuania, is related to the Narkunai castle-mound that is often mentioned in the chronicles of swordsmen. A letter of King Mindaugas in 1261, first mentioned a wooden castle by the Utenele river. According to the story, that castle was built by the Duke Utenis. Utena residents named the city's central square and a regional newspaper after this duke.
  • Klykis lake (Utena)

    Klykis lake (Utena)
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    If you come to Lithuania and to Utena district, you will know that you are in the thousand lake land. East or west you will see a lake every few kilometers.
  • Ginučiai village

    Ginučiai village
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    This is the place, which can be called the best possible place to rest. The village Ginučiai is very small, maybe about 20-30 houses, but still this is one of the most popular places between the people who seek calm and relaxing place for their holidays. The village is situated in the national park of Aukstaitija (one of the districts in Lithuania), that is why there are a lot of lakes near it, rivers, hills (where there were castles long time ago).
  • Daugavpils Fortress

    Daugavpils Fortress
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    Daugavpils fortress is located in the south-eastern Latvia in the city of Daugavpils which is located near the Lithuania and Belarus border. This fortress is a cultural heritage of Latvia.
  • Kaltanėnai Village

    Kaltanėnai Village
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    This is another tiny village of Lithuania, but again - with at least 4 interesting things to mention. First of all, the name is taken after the lake, which is situated in village. The second interesting thing to know - this is the place, where all main roads of the national park meet, that is why this little tiny village looks shiny and has got even hotels to offer something for tourists.
  • Eglukalns (Daugavpils)

    Eglukalns (Daugavpils)
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    Eglukalns, as far as I know, is one of the favorite Latvian place in winter because it is one of the biggest hills in Latvia and there is the skiing route. But I was here during summer! To find this place is quite easy because there are the road signs telling which way to go but the road is OMG ... Poor car have to go on a very long time on the gravel road :)
  • Christ’s Ascension church

    Christ’s Ascension church
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    Utena is the city on the north east of Lithuania. It is about one hour from capital Vilnius. Though Utena is a small city there are few churches here. The oldest and the most popular one is Christ’s Ascension church. This church is located almost in the centre of the city. You can see the roof of this church just entered to the city.
  • Wedding Hill (Utena)

    Wedding Hill (Utena)
    (Please note, this article is in another language)
    There is a tradition after the wedding ceremony to go on the small hill located near the Utena city. This hill is called “wedding hill”. It is located only one kilometer to the north from Utena by the Utena weir. In the late 90's some artist made wooden statues imitating traditional Lithuanian wedding ceremony. Statues are located around little park. Traditionally bridegroom carries bride over the bridge which is in front of the hill. This place is interesting, you can see newlyweds there, not only statues, hill, or the lake.

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