115
trips planned in the last hour
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Birzai trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Lithuania  /  Panevezys County  /  Birzai

Birzai

4.5
Biržai is a city in northern Lithuania. Biržai is famous for its reconstructed Biržai Castle manor, and the whole region is renowned for its many traditional-recipe beer breweries.NamesThe name of the town is of Lithuanian origin and is spelled in different forms in other languages: Birsen (German), Birże (Polish), Birzhai (Биржай, Russian - pre-1917 Биржи), and בירז/Birz or Birzh (Yiddish).HistoryThe town's first written mention dates to 1455. The construction of Biržai Castle began in 1586, and the town was granted Magdeburg Rights in 1589. In 1575, as preparation for the castle's construction, a dam was built on the Agluona and Apaščia Rivers at their confluence, and the artificial Lake Širvėna, covering about 40km2, was created. It is the oldest surviving artificial lake in Lithuania. The town's history is closely associated with the Radziwiłł family (Lithuanian: Radvila). Jerzy Radziwiłł was the first noble to settle in the town. Later, after his daughter, Barbara Radziwiłł married the Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland Sigismund II Augustus in 1547, the power and influence of the family grew immensely. The Radvila family established a Protestant church and school, and the city became a cultural center of the Protestant Reformation in Lithuania.
Birzai is in Panevezys County. Plan your visit to Birzai and other destinations in Lithuania using our Lithuania holiday builder app .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Birzai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Birzai

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Birzai

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Where to stay in Birzai

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Places to visit with Birzai

Recently planned trips to Birzai

31 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Panevezys County BY A USER FROM LATVIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Latvia & Birzai BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM LATVIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Birzai BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Birzai BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM LATVIA June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Vilnius, Panevezys & Birzai BY A USER FROM ESTONIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 39 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM DENMARK October, outdoors, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans