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.




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2018-06-20
OPEN-AIR REED SCULPTURES EXPOSITION ON THE AMBER BAY AND THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX on 22 September 2018

It is already more than 10 years when reed sculptures became an important part of the Curonian Spit local culture. Their creation, open-air exposition and burning already are every-year tradition. During the whole summer season, the Amber Bay is decorated with sculptures which are created by artists from Lithuania and Latvia. 

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3. Do we have to pay for the entrance to the Kursiu nerija national park?

You only have to pay fixed fee in Alksnynes post by Neringa municipality


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