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The Dunes

The first people appeared about 4,000 years agbe. They make their living by fishing and hunting but also knows how to work the land and grow livestock. Some 500 years ago the landscape began to suffer from the surrounding community. The old dunes turned into loose hills of sand which began to creep towards the fishermen villages. In the 16th-19th centuries fourteen villages were buried by sand

Curonian Spit

Is a natural wonder created by sea, sand, and man. It wasn't by chance that the renowned German geographer willhelm von Homboldt wrote in 1809 that "the Curonian spit is sio peculiar that if you don't want your soul to be missing a wonderful impression, you really must see it..."

The Baltic in the Background..building being built

According prof. V Gudelis, the last glacier while receding from what is now Lithuania some 13,000 or 15,000 years ago left a morain crest on the shore of Litorina sea (Precursor of Baltic sea) and formed a chain of islands. Several thousands years later the Semba Peninsula began to be destroyed by the waves and the south-western winds begain to move the coastial sand to the north. The sand settled between the islands thus forming a short and narrow spit which stretched to what is now Nida. Later the spit became longer and longer till 4,500 or 5,000 years ago. At that time the climate was warm and sand dunes was soon covered with grass and trees. And yes, that the city below.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet, Peaceful, Good Spirit.
  • Cons:Would love to live here forever, BUT I'm not lithuainan :o(
  • In a nutshell:I wish I could buy some land and live here forever.
  • Last visit to Nida: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 28, 2003
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“Over the river and through the woods across the canyon up the mountain past the switchbacks..what a journey I've been on”

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