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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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  • for 30 minutes they saw the Sun, snow, hail, sea and dunes in tones and shades of unimaginable on the dune Efa. Storm, talks about life, a fallen tree and "on the road that we warned against accident. It's amazing!
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  • Never thought that I will like it here. Stunning natural park! Quiet, deserted and very beautiful. The raging sea, majestic dunes, picturesque Lakes, the dancing forest, it's worth seeing! If you're lucky, you can see deer, boar or Fox, us down the road came a whole herd of roe deer! Recommend before visiting the download application National Park "Curonian spit", will be more interesting, and no guide is not needed. The easiest way, of course, go by car, because the braid 98 km in length. The entrance to the Park is 150 rubles per person, with machine-300 (with driver). And be prepared for the fact that on the coast of a very strong wind, anyway in winter.
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  • The place is interesting and unique. Travelling with travel agency Juno (book for the day, no complaints, great, Super Guides). Really liked the base of ornithologists, told Professor Sokolov (charismatic), accessible, understandable, fun-be sure to visit, enjoy. Dunes, the dancing forest one day from his trip clearly need to dedicate the Curonian Spit.
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