The Curonian Spit
This narrow strip of land is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Lithuania. Nearly 100 km long and barely 4 km wide is a very special landscape boasting forests, dunes, small heath-like meadows and wild sand beaches at the Baltic sea. In 2000, the Curonian Spit was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
History & Culture
Nida (former German name Nidden) was once an artists’ colony and a tourist resort for Thomas Mann and his family. Photographers, painters, writers and other artists find this unique landscape full of creative opportunities. The Thomas Mann festival with its rich cultural program has many guests from Lithuania and abroad!
Colours of Nature
“It is so extraordinary, one must see it, the same as Italy or Spain, if one doesn’t want one’s soul to miss out on a wonderful sight”
~Wilhelm von Humboldt
The Amber Coast
The wonderfully fine sand beach on the Baltic Sea provides visitors of the Curonian Spit whatever they might seek – both an abundance of life and a source of complete solitude. You can find small peaces of amber wandering along the seashore.
The Fishers Trail
The Curonian Spit got its name from the fishing people, who were settled on the Baltic coast. The Curonian fishermen built their own boats. The local old wooden fishing boat is called “Kurėnas” (German: Kurenkahn).
Welcome to Lithuania!
The best way to arrive and visit the Curonian Spit is by flight to Palanga International Airport (PLQ) or by taking the International Ferry to Klaipėda.