Trakai

Trakai

Trakai is a symbol of Lithuanian tourism like Venice in Italy, or St. Petersburg in Russia. Similarly Trakai was a former state of governor residence, the city have held many important cultural and historical events. And like Venice or St. Petersburg, Trakai is a city on the water. The only difference is that it is not near the sea but surrounded by lakes.

Trakai city located approximately 28 kilometers from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius was first mentioned in year 1377 by Vigandas of Marburg in “Chronicle of New Prussia”. If to believe the legend, Trakai appeared on women's whims. Kestutis’ Duke of Trakai and Samogitia, wife Birute was unsatisfied that there is very little water in Old Trakai (about 3 km from Trakai) compared to her birthplace Palanga. As the result in the end of XIV century Kestutis begun to build new castle on the peninsula and about 1376 moved there. Later Duke Kestutis and his son Vytautas the Great built another castle in the largest Galves lake island.

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Nečiūnai farmstead

Nečiūnai farmstead  Nečiūnai farmstead

Country tourism homestead “Nečiūniškės” is located in the picturesque shore of Lake Neciuniskes, Aukštadvaris municipality of Trakai district Bijūnai village. A cozy, safe and well crafted house, suitable for weddings, anniversaries, other

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Trakai Island Castle

Trakai Island Castle  Trakai Island Castle

  • Karaimų str. 43C, Trakai

Trakai Island Castle is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island in Lake Galvė. The castle is sometimes referred to as “Little Marienburg”. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and

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Hot air balloon flights

Hot air balloon flights  Hot air balloon flights

Hot air balloon flights normally take place early in the morning (1-2 hours after the sunrise), and in the evening, 1-2 hours prior to the sunset. Any large enough and protected from the wind area can serve as a launch field for a hot air balloon

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Corn maze

Corn maze  Corn maze

Those who want to experience something new and unprecedented, welcome to come to the corn field in near Trakai. The massive area of ​​corn field attracts tourists since 2008. Every year, this field is formed maze is different, and every year a

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Stirniai mound

Stirniai mound  Stirniai mound

  • Lentvario sen. Trakų rajonas

Stirniai Mound is Trakai district municipality in the north of the Stirniai , Lentvario neighborhood, Neris Regional Park. Reachable from the highway Vilnius – Kaunas Moluvėnuose turn right north Stirniai way.

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Rowing museum

Rowing museum  Rowing museum

The rowing club Academia Remigum has collected lots of rowing exhibits from all over the world. Books, newspapers, magazines, prizes, medals, old rowing simulators, elements of boats, oars and other articles evidence long history of this sport. The

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Trakai history Museum

Trakai history Museum  Trakai history Museum

Many 16th–17th century tiles, coins, pottery, bone chessmen and other items were discovered while excavating the Castle site. These are now exhibited in the Trakai History Museum. The museum also contains ethnographic and applied art collections.

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Trakai Historical National Park

Trakai Historical National Park  Trakai Historical National Park

  • Trakų r.

Trakai Historical National Park is a national park in Lithuania. It was designated in 1992 to embrace the historic city of Trakai, some 25 kilometers west of Vilnius, and the forests, lakes, and villages in its environs. It is the only historical

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The Old Karaite Graveyard

The Old Karaite Graveyard  The Old Karaite Graveyard

  • Žalioji str., Trakai
  • http://www.seniejitrakai.lt

The old Karaite graveyard lies in the western part of Trakai in Užtiltė on the left hand side of Zalioji str. on the north-western shore of Totoriškės Lake. The area is shaped like an irregular rectangle . On the western side of the graveyard is

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Varnikai mound

Varnikai mound  Varnikai mound

  • Žemaitės str. 7, Trakai,
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Bražuolė hill

Bražuolė hill  Bražuolė hill

  • Draugystės str. 10, Bražuolė, Trakų r.

Bražuolė hill fort and settlement are 600 m to the south west of the village of Bražuolė, 1.8 km from Trakai, 1.1 km to the north of Lake Akmena and 800 m to the right of the Trakai-Vievis highway, on the right bank of the river Bražuolė in

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Trakai Parish Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Trakai Parish Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Trakai Parish Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • Birutės str. 5, 21114 Trakai
  • http://www.seniejitrakai.lt

Trakai parish church stands in the centre of the town on a hill. On its western and northern sides it is surrounded by houses and gardens behind which runs Vytautas St; on the east os Birutė St. The church yard is surrounded by a brick wall with

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