Kurshskaya Kosa, Kaliningrad

4.7
#1 of 646 in Nature in Russia
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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  • Visiting this part of the oblast was my reason for renting a car. Nature in all her glory. Dunes, beach, forest. Rain and wind during my visit.  more »
  • I admire Curonian Spit, perhaps one of the most amazing and impressive natural beauties of Lithuania, and the effort to protect it. This area, also called the Sahara of the Baltic Sea and included in....  more »
  • In the Russian part there is no seperate bicycle road, there is from Nida, but you have to search for it. We spend a night in Rybatsji, which was a nice experience and has a very nice Amber jewelry...  more »
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  • 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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