"Merkine - the city of Merkys and Nemunas" Merkine by Raimix
Merkine Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 24 photos
Merkine is a small town surrounded by confluences of four rivers – longest river of Lithuania Nemunas, Merkys, Stange and Strauja. This place in mean of nature and strategic location was thankful to create here significant medieval city with wooden castle on mound.
Merkine was first mentioned in year of 1359 as a castle place. In 15th – 17th centuries it was among the most significant top 10 cities in Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The place was known not only as strong defensive spot, but also as popular town for Grand dukes and kings to stay for hunting around.
- Pros:Picturesque and cozy place.
- Cons:Small, better to combine with visiting other places around.
- In a nutshell:Peace of Lithuanian history.
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