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.
Seize the opportunity to explore Nordic walking routes in the unique nature of the Curonian Spit.
The participants of symposium of international Balts sculptors in early June created a new and unique exposition on water from reed sculptures. This exposition is eleventh here and if will gracethe Curonian Spit during all summer time until the Autumn equinox feast (September 22nd.), when the sculptures will became a flaming piece of art. During the decade this reed sculptures transformation to sculptural fire arthas taken a rootin Curonian Spit and became a part of traditions and local culture. This feast represents a harmonious relationship between sculptors, natives and their surroundings. New reed sculptures and the Equinox feast at Juodkrante Amber Bay attracts more people every year.