Kursiu Nerija National Park

Kuršių nerija, the Curonian Spit, is a narrow strip of sand stretching 97 kilometres along the Baltic Sea in western Lithuania. According to the legend, the spit was formed a long time ago by Neringa, a girl giant who poured the sandy peninsula into the Baltic Sea to protect the peaceful bay from the stormy sea and create an embankment for fishermen to live. Thus, today the eastern shores of the Curonian Spit are washed by the Curonian Lagoon, while the Baltic Sea washes the western ones.

One part of the 50 kilometres long Curonian Spit belongs to the Republic of Lithuania. The other to the Russian Federation. With its still drifting sand dunes, the sea side forests cherishing the hundred-years-old pine trees, dunes covered by a mountain pines’ carpet planted by hand, white sand beaches and the old fishermen villages, the Curonian spit is truly unique! In order to preserve the valuable landscape complex, Kuršių nerija National Park was established in 1991.

The Autumn Equinox - Flaming sculptures on the water

The Autumn Equinox - Flaming sculptures on the water.

On 22 September, at 7:30 p.m., the Amber Bay, Juodkrante.

Open-air sculptures exposition of reeds in the Amber Bay

This 2017 year, artists from Lithuania and Latvia participated in the symposium of reeds sculptures. Several participating artists have already gained experience in this project in previous years: Zigmunds Vilnis from Latvia, Martynas Gaubas from Birstonas and Andrius Sirtautas from Silute. Author Kazys Venclova participated in the first reeds sculptures symposium. In addition, this was the first time that artist Viktorija Bitinaite Stankeviciene have taken part in the symposium.

Each sculpture has its own meaning and the idea behind it, as explained by the authors themselves: 

Discover the Glimpses of Artists’ Paradise in Klaipėda and Curonian Spit

A new colourful project In Search of the Wonderful Land. From the Artists’ Colony in Nida to Pranas Domšaitis has enriched Lithuanian cultural world and provided more leisure opportunities for everyone. The new project is a lot of fun, besides, it will give visitors aesthetic pleasure and the joy of discovery.

This project is one the key events in Klaipėda - Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2017 programme. It was initiated and developed by several national and local cultural organisations, active in the Curonian Spit and Klaipėda:  the Pranas Domšaitis Gallery of the Lithuanian Art Museum (the LAM Pranas Domašaišis Gallery), the Non-Profit Organisation Thomas Mann Cultural Centre, the Curonian Spit National Park, and the Non-Profit Organisation the Society of East Prussian Art Lovers’ Nidden.

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4. Is it possible to put up tents in the territory of Kursiu nerija national park?

To put up tents in the territory of Kursiu nerija national park is strictly forbidden