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Curonian Spit, Russia

From series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Russia”
Lenght: 98 km. Width: 400 - 3800 meters.

Another amazing sight is to be found on the border of Russia and Lithuania. This is the Curonian Spit, a narrow and long sandy belt of land that originates in the territory of the city of Zelenogradsk in Russia and ends in the territory of Klaipeda in Lithuania. The land strip is a distinctive dividing element between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. The length of the sand spit is about 98 km, and the width varies from 400 to 3800 meters.

Curonian Spit, Russia In 2000, the Curonian Spit was included in the World Heritage List. Today a unique nature reserve is based around it. Several fascinating hiking routes are laid along its territory, each of which has its own name and specificity. So, the route "Royal Pinewood" passes through incredibly beautiful coniferous forests, which for many years have been the location of the hunting royal reserve.

Travellers who are interested in ornithological features of the area will have an opportunity to visit ‘Fringilla’ station. It was founded to study birds as early as the beginning of the 20th century. Incredibly interesting is the route called ‘Lake Swan’, whose participants will see the highest dune range, as well as get acquainted with the amazing animal and vegetable world of this area. Tourists are allowed to visit the reserve only when accompanied by a guide. During a hike, a number of special visiting rules should be observed. So, the dune sands can only be admired, walking on them is prohibited. Next - Lena Pillars Nature Park

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Swedbank' located in 32 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Baltic Petroleum, degaline' in 2.98 km
Supermarket: 'Filipp, OOO' in 5.67 km
Apotheek: 'Vita' in 3.78 km
Police station: 'Neringos policijos komisariatas' in 3.87 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'KINO ROŽĖ, UAB restoranas' in 2.81 km
Railway station: 'Šilutės geležinkelio stotis' in 33 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Kaliningrad Khrabrovo Airport KGD - in 48 km
 »  Palanga Airport PLQ - in 77 km
 »  Liepaja Airport LPX - in 138 km
 »  Siauliai International Airport SQQ - in 166 km
 »  Lech Walesa Airport GDN - in 188 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Curonian Spit

Zolotye Peski

Located in 5 km from Curonian Spit
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Rooms: 21
All the classical rooms at Zolotye Peski Hotel feature earthly colours and wooden furnishings. Bathrooms include a shower. The hotel's cafe serves … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 36 km from Curonian Spit
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Rooms: 14
Each room at Mayakovsky Hotel is decorated in wood and has a flat-screen TV. All rooms are furnished in pastel colours, and bathrooms are fitted with … More: photo, rates and booking
Apriori Hotel

Located in 45 km from Curonian Spit
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Rooms: 15
Rooms at Apriory Hotel Zelenogradsk feature classic design and chic brown and white decor. All rooms are air-conditioned and include satellite TV and … More: photo, rates and booking
Sanatoriy Zelenogradsk

Located in 46 km from Curonian Spit
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Rooms: 97
The bright rooms are decorated in classic style. Each room comes with a TV, wardrobe and balcony with sea view. The private bathrooms are equipped … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Curonian Spit - Klaipeda Region

In the northern part of the region, vacationers will find two absolutely charming beaches – Giruliai and Melnrages. Despite the fact that cool Baltic water becomes warm enough to swim only in the midst of summer, these beaches are always very popular with tourists regardless of the temperature of water. People come to relax among sand dunes and beautiful pine groves. In summer, numerous beachside entertainments are available to vacationers.
Klaipėda regularly hosts a number of interesting holidays and festivals. The sea holiday is one of the most famous events in the region. This holiday is celebrated on the last weekend of July. The majority of entertainments take place on the shore of the Dane River. In spring and summer, Klaipeda traditionally hosts numerous exhibitions dedicated to art and crafts. Various theatre and music festivals are also not rare in summer.

The city is not deprived of large sports competitions, including the annual Baltic Sails regatta. Everyone, who wants to get acquainted with peculiarities of the national culture, is recommended to attend Parbėk laivelis. This folklore festival takes place every year in the first part of July. This time of the year is also notable because of one more event – the traditional classical music festival.
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