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Silute (Šilutė)
 

Silute (Šilutė)

Šilutė is located on the shores of Šyša river. The city is relatively young one since it was formed as late as 1910.

Back in 1252 the area of the current Šilutė region was called Lamata, which means a low and marshy place. It had borders with the Prussian, Curonian and Samogitian lands. The rivers of the Nemunas delta had been abundant in fish since old times, therefore fishermen were establishing their settlements in the region. A wind of the Šyša River with a ford was the most convenient place for trading with Samogitians. The market place which was developing nearby was especially famous among the local fishermen, who having their fish sold could buy various necessary goods. In this picturesque place the first pub was opened under a name of Šilokarčema. Georg Tallat purchased the pub together with the land and the right for free fishing in 1511. A famous fish market was opened in Šilutė almost for five hundred years. This was the place for various people to come around: peasants from Samogitia, fishermen from Rusnė, Karklė, even from Nida, and Šarkuva. Next to the Šilokarčema a church of Verdainė was built in 1550. For several times Šilutė was seeking to be granted the town rights but Klaipėda and Tilsit towns confronted the idea. In 1722 Šilokarčema became a district centre and in 1818- a county centre. However, it was only in 1910 when Šilutė was granted the town rights after the three villages- Verdainė, Žibai, and Šilokarčema were joined into one.

There are many old buildings that have survived from old times in Šilutė: old post office (1905), a fire station (1911), court building and prison (1848), a bridge across the Šyša (1914), an estate of H. Scheu (1818), an old market square, a harbor, railway station and a bridge (1875) and Vydūnas gymnasium. Today 21480 inhabitants live in Silutė. The town, which is a region centre, has a well-developed infrastructure. There is an amateur theatre, a museum, 3 churches, a few hotels, a lot of cafés, restaurants and bars. There are large industrial enterprises in 6ilutė as well. Šilutės Rambynas (1842) producing butter and cheese is one of the oldest factories in the area. Šlutės Baldai (1842), Šilutės Durpės (1882) exports approx. 50 thous.m3 of peat.

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Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!