LITHUANIAN TIME:  Contact us NOW  phone: +37 052 625241 Emergency phone: +37 052 625241     
incoming@visitLithuania.net     

Travel information in:   

Lietuviðka informacija keliautojui Deutsch Finnish portugal Español Russian Français Italiano Chinese


Telsiai (Telšiai)
 

Telsiai (Telšiai)

Telšiai (pop. 30.5 thousand) is the capital of the Žemaitija (Samogitia) ethnographic region. The city has grown on seven hills by Lake Mastis. The first mention of Telšiai in the historical sources appeared in 1450. At the end of the 18th century the town was granted the Magdeburg rights and shortly afterward became the cultural and political centre of Žemaitija.

Over the interwar years of independence Telšiai was rapidly growing–several girls’ and boys’ high schools, a crafts school and a teacher’s seminary were founded, Alka museum was built, and several cultural societies were operating.

The beautiful Old Town of Telšiai represents an urban monument. The town boasts a church in the late Baroque-Classicism style of the 18th century (Telšiai Cathedral since 1926) standing on the highest hill of the town. The original side altars and the pulpit of local master J. Mažeika make this house of prayer different from other Lithuanian churches. The Bishopric Mansion-house, Priests’ Seminary and Bernardine Monastery have settled in Telšiai; the Žemaičių Kalvarija (Calvary of Samogitia) feast attracts crowds of people.

The Samogitian Alka Museum acquaints its visitors with the history of the region. The Open-air Museum of Samogitian Village situated by Lake Mastis reflects the Samogitians’ mode of life in late 19th-early 20th centuries. The Žemaičiai (Samogitian) Art Museum boasts a unique collection of sculptures of God made by local artists. A military museum is established in the former Soviet secret base of thermonuclear missiles.

The county enjoys an active cultural life with a number of festivals, festivities and other events, including Cha-cha-cha comedy festival and "Aš pasiejau vėina popa" children’s folklore festival in Telšiai; Wind Orchestra Festival and "Saulelė raudona" folk festival in Plungė; and the Brass Band, Town, Song and Dance, and Crafts festivals in Mažeikiai. An especially popular event is Blues Nights festival by the Lake Lūkstas. A number of amateur art companies, including theatre, song and dance, folk ensembles, contribute to the cultural life of the county.

The county boasts a beautiful and varying landscape with the most picturesque areas representing  Regional Parks of Žemaitija National, Varniai and Venta.
 
telsiai luksto ezerastelsiai turgaus aikste optTelsiai nakti

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!