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NIDA - the biggest settlement in Neringa City, and is also the administrative centre of the city. Although the number of permanent inhabitants of Nida is about 1700, the settlement receives about 50,000 holidaymakers every summer. Nida was first mentioned in 1385, in the documents of the Order of the Crusaders under the names of "Noyken" and "Noyden". The three former villages - Nida, Skruzdynė and Purvynė - comprise the settlement of Nida. In former times, fishermen mostly inhabited the area. The reference to Nida as a resort town dates back to the end of the 19th century. Today it is an ideal place for recreation. PLACES OF INTEREST

Naglių g. 4, LT- 5872, Neringa, Nida Tel./fax: 8 (469) 52372 e-mail:

It is situated on the coast of the Curonian Lagoon, in the southern part of ancient Nida, in the area of the former village of Inkaras. The yard, green plantations, the draw-well, a dwelling house and a farm comprise the farmstead. The exposition of the interior containing the furniture, textile, tools and housekeeping equipment, which are characteristic of the period around the end of the 19th c. and the beginning of the 20th c., is arranged inside the dwelling house.

Pamario g. 3, LT-5872, Neringa, Nida Tel. 8 (469) 52300

At present, the Juratė Hotel is located there. It was built in 1737. the Queen of Prussia, Queen Luise, spent a night there on January 8, 1807. There appeared a legend saying that she engraved a verse of J.W.Goethe on the window with the help of her diamond ring. The hotel was burnt down in 1829. Soon the building was reconstructed and gained the name of Queen Luise.

Pamario g. 20, LT-5872, Neringa, Nida. Tel. 8 (469) 52573, tel./fax: 8 (469) 52 141 e-mail: ,

The display acquaints visitors with the origin of amber and its morphology which is best reflected in a variety of unique units of amber varying in size, shape and colour. The spectacular collection of inclusions (organisms embedded in amber) will surely catch your eye. You will also discover the secrets of "the treasure of Juodkrantė" and will enjoy a nice walk on the "Amber Road". The gallery gives a possibility to see a display of single copies of amber crafts made by masters of amber.

Pamario g. 53, LT-5872, Neringa, Nida Tel./fax: 8 (469) 52372; tel.: 8 (469) 51162. e-mail:

On you way to the Thomas Mann Museum, next to the Hotel Hermann Blode, there emerges a modern building which is Neringa History Museum. The Museum presents traditional trades of Curonian Spit inhabitants, such as fishing and crow hunting. The Museum also displays a rich collection of fishing tackle, a wide variety of models of boats, such as Kurėnas (a small Curonian boat) and a big boat, as well as the findings from the New Stone Age settlement of Nida. Moreover, the visitors will find an illustrated history of the Post Office Station of Nida. The key displays of this exposition are the owner`s (F.C.Kuwertas) copy of the licence permitting beer production in the Station (1785) as well as photo reproductions and maps which reveal the peculiarities of the life of Post Office stations and the importance of the European-wide Mail Road /Western and Central Europe- the Baltic Region/. Other displays will give you a more vivid picture of the daily life in Nida at the end of the 19th century. Moreover, the Museum will make you acquainted with the history of an old and noble family of the Froeses who had lived in Nida for several centuries.

Skruzdynės g. 17, LT-5872, Neringa, Nida Tel./fax 8 (469) 52260, e-mail: ,

In a more remote distance from the settlement of Nida, on the top of Uosve (Mother`s-in-Law)Hill there stands a simple, two-storied villa of Thomas Mann. It was built in 1930. Thomas Mann, together with his family, settled in this cottage on June 16 of the very same year. The writer spent three summers there (1930-1932). During this period he was working on his "Stories of Joseph", and on his speech "The Spiritual Situation of a Writer in Modern Times", which he had to delver in the Hague. Uosve Hill faces a glorious view, which is known as "the Sight of Italy". Thomas Mann wrote about it: "It was the view of the Lagoon, together with that of the sand, that made the impression of being by the Mediterranean Sea. The South being in the North – it`s Tony Kreger`s mixture, so much familiar and so much loved".

The Parnidis Dune is a 52 metres high dune facing a spectacular view of the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. The original clock finger was 13,8 metres in height. In 1999, the hurricane that devastated the Curonian Spit broke the marble slab.


It is one of the biggest and one of the most significant lighthouses on the coast of Lithuania. It was erected on the 51 metres in height Urbas Hill, in 1874. The lighthouse was blasted during the World War II but it was restored and reconstructed in 1956. The tower of the lighthouse is 29,3 high.

Žiūrėti Neringa and Nida didesniame žemėlapyje


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