Kursiu Nerija is a part of the Neringa region and it belongs to the national park of Kursiu Nerija. It is the greenest area in Lithuania – forests cover even 83% of its territory. Neringa has the sunniest days in Lithuania. In 2000, Kursiu Nerija was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list as having a unique cultural landscape and exceptional value territory. The biggest cities are Nida, Juodkrante, and Preila.
The journey will start from Smiltyne – ferry sailed into one of the most beautiful Lithuanian places between two waters, tourists named it “the corner of the world”. A short stop in Juodkrante. This is one of the most beautiful areas in it all year round. Nida is one of the oldest settlements of the Kursiu Nerija, known since 1429. Now tourists in Nida are fascinated by the tranquility, the unique nature and spectacular fishing lodges and stylish villas, and their architecture.
Attend Witch Mountain which is on one of the most beautiful sand dunes located in Juodkrante. It’s an old wooden sculpture exhibition. Currently, there are about 80 oak sculptures that formed a huge impressive ensemble (witches, demons, dragons, and other fairy characters).
Nida village was known from the 1676. At that time, a current Nida area, which is considered an exclusive fishing museum under the sky is the oldest and best known of the Kursiu Nerija area, famous for the impressive Great Dune, where famous German writer Thomas Mann was spending his summers. Nida can admire for its stylish architecture of the lodges, their bright décor, carvings, and ancient fishing boats. Nida had preserved the old cemetery with distinctive headstones.
Parnidzio dune. This semi-shifting dune is one of the most unique and popular Kursiu Nerija’s objects. Its height is 52 meters, although previously it was 17meters higher. There is also an observation deck overlooking fabulous views on top of the dune.
Thomas Mann Memorial Museum*. The famous writer was fascinated by the lagoon and the fishing village beauty in 1930. He built a vacation home. Since 1995 summer house is a museum and cultural center where concerts, poetry meetings are held.
Getting back to Klaipeda.