Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad

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For a chance to walk through the desert, swim in the sea, and cycle through the forest in a single day, head to Curonian Spit, a World Heritage Site. Formed thousands of years ago, this 98 km (60 mi) long sandspit separates a narrow lagoon from the Baltic Sea. Shared by Russia and Lithuania, the curving stretch of sand varies in width from a minimum of 400 m (1,300 ft) to almost 4 km (2.5 mi). Home to some of the most rapidly moving dunes in Europe, the spit combines sand ridges with wetlands, meadows, and tree groves. To explore the entire spit quickly and comfortably, drive the single paved road from Zelenogradsk in the south to Smiltyne in the north. Plan your Curonian Spit visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kaliningrad using our Kaliningrad trip planner .
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  • The most beautiful place in the Baltic Sea. Elements of sea, wind and sand dunes. The place where a thin strip of sushi shares the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. Unearthly beauty.
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  • A trip to the Curonian spit has left a whole palette of impressions. On the one hand the mighty nature, on the other hand-it is the same, only the incredibly fragile and insecure. Many colors and many bescvetija, gale-force wind and quiet deep in dancing forest. Fancifully twisted unknown force trunks of trees and they are the same in all its vulnerability and insecurity, all the mind-blowing in its path sandy dunes, thin protective layer of Greens, trying to protect them from destruction. The trip, calling simultaneously delight and sadness. But we are very grateful to our hospitable guides Alex and Julia from the Agency "39 Leave" because they introduced us to an amazing natural wonder-the Curonian Spit.
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  • Nature, nature and nature once again. Love this place. And what a cool resting in the forest and the sea, where no one sells corn I that rest in quiet and not crowded. Even you can meet animals) To see everything must go necessarily by car.
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