"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 and Cons
  • Pros:Picturesque and cozy place.
  • Cons:Small, better to combine with visiting other places around.
  • In a nutshell:Peace of Lithuanian history.
  • Last visit to Merkine: May 2010
  • Intro Updated Oct 4, 2010
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Fabulous page about this hidden gem. We really liked Merkine a lot. Thanks for a great day out.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Lovely page! Thank you for taking us including EuroBarney to Merkine today. Had a great time despite the insect bites ;)

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2010 at 7:22 AM

    very impressive intro photo on this page!!

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