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Panemuniu Regional Park
 

Panemuniu Regional Park

Panemunės Regional Park is located in Western Lihtuania, near the river Nemunas. The park occupies 11368 ha. The directorate of the park is in Šilinė. Panemunės Regional Park was founded to preserve the landscape of lower reaches of Nemunas River, its natural eco-system and the values of cultural heritage.

Natural Values

The park is stretched in a shape of thin line in both sides of Nemunas. 72 rivulets are flowing here, and 35 of them flows to Nemunas. Picturesque valleys of rivers Nemunas, Armena, Kartupis, Nyka and Nykutė have impressive gullies and exposures here. In the dry slopes unique warm-climate plant communes and rich fauna can be found. In the park of Gelgaudiškis forest grows the thickest fir in Lithuania (diameter of 104 cm, height of 42,6m). The Park has around 50 trees that are considered to be of natural value.

There are good observation places in Vytėnai, Raudonė, Veliuona, Kriūkiai and Seredžius. In the night time 9 species of bats can be detected flying around. From the banks of river Nemunas the migration of birds can be observed.

Panemuniu regparkasCultural Heritage

Here the fragments of front line from Crusader war period (13th – 15th c.) remained – castle sites of Nemunas slopes, and mounds from which the most impressive are: Palemonas mound, Gediminas grave, Ramybės mound, Kartupėnų and Žemosios Pnemunės mounds. Lots of ancient settlements and graves are in this Park. Renaissance castles of Raudonė and Panemunė with their old parks are attracting the attention. The towns famous by their past –Veliuona, Seredžius, Gelgaudiškis - are also settled here. Regional Parks is full of manor houses, and Belverderio and Gelgaudiškio ensembles and parks are the biggest ones. The village of Kalangiai is a hometown of a famous writer P. Cvirka (ethnographic summerhouse).

The park has 15 mounds about which tales and legends are being told. There are famous residential castles in Raudonė and Vytėnai. Vėliuona (first mentioned in written historical sources from 18th century) town is famous by its historical and archaeological monuments. Seredžius, Gelgaudiškis, Plokščiai and Kriūkiai towns remind us of glorious past as well.

Leisure and Entertainment

The values of the park can be visited by motor boat or riding a bicycle along the right bank of Nemunas. For pedestrians we suggest Plokščių, Gelgaudiškio, Raudonės and Šilinės - Pilies cognitive paths. The suitable spots for bird watching are near Radudonė, Seredžius, Šilinė and Gelgaudiškis. The fishing is pleasant in Nemunas River.

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)

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