Kurshskaya Kosa, Kaliningrad

#1 of 575 in Nature in Russia
Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Wildlife Area
For a chance to walk through the desert, swim in the sea, and cycle through the forest in a single day, head to Kurshskaya Kosa, 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 Kurshskaya Kosa visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kaliningrad using our Kaliningrad trip planner.
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  • If your time islimited, just visit Efa and dancing forest, and do not miss other dide, excellent beach of Baltic sea  more »
  • the gulf was completely frozen with even ice waves - fvery unusual thing. the view from som points is very beautiful and picturesque  more »
  • If you want to visit the Spit, you really have to think through the logistics. If you're staying in Kaliningrad, you have two choices: you can try and catch an early bus straight from Kaliningrad to.....  more »
  • Great place , but bad surprise entry fee 20EUR for without notice on road only at place where need to pay . Didn’t check this before driving there Very unpleasant experience
  • Loving the beauty of this place. On my bucket list to visit..
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  • Interesting

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