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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. To visit Curonian Spit on your trip to Kaliningrad, use our Kaliningrad family vacation planner.
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  • Come on spit by car (own collected in rent, with the taxi driver). On the bus, especially in winter, traveling on it is impossible. The bus comes only to a certain point and the next three hours, if they are lucky. And are you a cold 3:00 pokroetes' until frost. At the station a lot of offers full-day taxi drivers who will haul you spit. Stop-where you'll walk-as you wish. For car-2 thousand, that is, if you, for example, then 4 for only 500 rubles per person. The dancing forest is the most interesting point. This is not a forest, and the islet. Dunes at an altitude of Efa-under the snow, but the forest is on the way, very cool, like the entire spit. In General, come to spit in any weather, I was there in the -8, and the trip turned out wonderful!
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  • Amazing in its beauty and atmosphere of the place. Sea, sand, stunning pine air. I was just in awe. And yes of course I found my magical jantarik on happiness.
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  • Be sure to visit! The excursion costs about 2000 rubles, by bus is much better and cheaper) this delightful place-the dancing forest, the dunes, the sea itself! Recommend to everyone!
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