"Birstonas – small town on Nemunas bend" Birstonas by Raimix
Birstonas Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 100 photos
First time Birstonas was mentioned in 1382 in crusaders chronicles. Already in 14th century here wooden castle stood. When battle of Grunewald (Zalgiris) was won and crusaders stopped attacking Lithuanian Duchy, Birstonas still haven’t lost importance. It got known as a hunting palace for dukes.
In the middle of 19th century place (1846) here healing mineral water was found, place got popularity among people of that time Tzarist Russia. In First World War Birstonas was devastated, but thanks to Lithuanian Red Cross reborn again.
Nowadays it is silent resort with wide spectrum of water and mud procedures.
- Pros:Great nature, silence and history.
- Cons:Hard to find place to eat in the morning time.
- In a nutshell:Runaway to Nemunas loop nature.
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