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Lithuania

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Infos about Lithuania

Population

2,79 Mio.

Area

65.000 km²

Form of government

Republic

Currency

Euro

Capital

Vilnius

Official languages

Lithuanian

Religions

Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Protestant

Country phone code

+370

National Day

February 16, 1918 (Declaration of Independence), March 11, 1990 (Regaining Independence).

Lithuania is the heart of the Baltic States. With its beautiful nature, friendly people and good food, real Europe lovers should definitely visit this country.

Once the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was one of the largest states in Europe and the Grand Princes ruled over millions of subjects. Today, with a population of just under 3 million, the country is somewhat less influential, but is still considered one of the model states of the region. The Lithuanians were very freedom-loving and with their persistent protests had a large share in the collapse and end of the Soviet Union and the communist rule in Europe.

As the southernmost country of the Baltic States, many Latvia and Estonia travelers also visit Lithuania on the way. Tourists are always surprised by the beautiful old towns of Klaipeda, Kaunas and the capital Vilnius. The alleys invite to stroll and in the Republic of Užupis cats and dogs are equal to humans according to the constitution. The castle in nearby Trakai with its thick brick walls, on the other hand, is one of the country’s landmarks.

The Curonian Spit with its huge sand dune and small fishermen’s houses attracts crowds of tourists every summer. But the other places on the Baltic coast also have their charm and maritime flair.

In the north of the country, in addition to the Mountain of Crosses, there are pristine national parks with many lakes that invite visitors to swim and hike.

The east of the country also offers many lakes and small rivers that are best explored during canoe tours. With the Ignalina nuclear power plant, Lithuania even has the original filming location of the HBO series Chernobyl to offer, because the power plant is identical in construction to the disaster reactor in Ukraine.

Kaunas is also an insider tip, as the city is mostly in the shadow of Vilnius, but still has its charme. Especially the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris make the city a place worth seeing.

Besides all the well-known sights, however, Lithuania has much more to offer. Reason enough to discover the country with us!

The most important tips for your trip

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The best travel destinations of Lithuania

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Dzūkija and Vilnius

Vilnius is not only the capital of Lithuania, but also one of the most beautiful cities of the Baltic States. A beautiful old town and natural surroundings fascinate visitors.

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Aukštaitija

Aukštaitija is one of the most beautiful natural regions of the Baltics. Almost untouched rivers and lakes, friendly people and the most beautiful sunsets put the region on the to-do list for Lithuania.

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Žemaitija

Žemaitija offers not only splendid nature parks, lonely lakes and unique wooden art. Every year thousands visit the Hill of Crosses, which is a symbol of the oppression by the Soviets.

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Suvalkija

The border region to Poland is crossed by the most important rivers of Lithuania. Several castles and palaces can be found here. many cute churches and idyllic landscapes make Suvalkija a Lithuania secret tip.

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Lithuania Minor and the Baltic Sea Coast

The Curonian Spit is one of the places of longing in the Baltic States. German author Thomas Mann was already inspired here. In nearby Klaipeda, you can still feel the flair of the Hanseatic League.

Lithuania packing list

To prepare your trip even better, we have created a packing list for you. It contains recommendations for things that will make your trip more comfortable and secure.

Find flights

Finding cheap flights with good connections is not always easy. We are pros at finding the cheapest and best flights. Here we share our experiences with you.

Travel credit card

Money withdrawel can be extremely expensive. Especially those who pay a lot with foreign currencies should therefore have a travel credit card, which is free of charge or offers low fees. We tested the best.

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