"Peace, quiet and... Esperanto creator" Veisiejai by matcrazy1

Veisiejai Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 50 photos


After visit to hmm... rather ugly Lazdijai it was very refreshing to stop in Veisiejai - green, small, lovely town in southern Lithuania close to Poland.

Dr. Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1859 - 1917), lived in the town of Veisiejai from 1886 to 1887. He was Polish-Jew famous creator of the Esperanto language. Hmm... his house didn't survive...

Green houses

Urszula (matcrazy0) liked those houses painted in green.

Art in wood

I liked numerous wooden statues and sculptures put outdoors both in Regional Park and around parish church.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Peace and quiet in green town, wooden public art, parish church
  • Cons:Off the beaten path (may it be con's ?)
  • In a nutshell:Escape to green and lovely town
  • Last visit to Veisiejai: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 20, 2004
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  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2006 at 6:19 PM

    As always, wonderful tips ad great photos! Hope you had a marvelous birthday...

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2006 at 11:33 AM

    Matt, nice page about this Lithuanian off the beaten path place. I especially like your ZSIGULI tips. Did you know that I once was a front-passenger in a ZSIGULI in Russia? :-)

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2006 at 8:35 AM

    Dobra strona, Matt! Uczilem sie esperanto (ale juz nie lubie tego jezyka) i wiedzialem ze Zamenhof urodzil w Bialystoku, ale nie, ze mieszkal tyle lat w Litwie. Pozdrawiam, Michele

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2005 at 5:48 PM

    Fascinaing information about Veisiejai. Enjoyed seeing the religious statues and relics. Also found the cars that used to be popular and the ones popular now. Some great photographs, Matt.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2005 at 10:00 PM

    I understand now why Zamenhof invented the Esperanto language. Living in a country with off the beaten path language was an incitement to find an n easier way to communicate !

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2005 at 5:59 AM

    Lots of natural beauty and plenty of history... some unsual wooden works. Not sure about the local mode of transport:-)... Nice to know you found it safe.

  • Jan 20, 2005 at 3:16 PM

    Great pics, Matt! I was looking for some info on Veisiejai, because I believe some of my ancestors lived there in the 19th century. When I visit Lithuania, I shall see this place too.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2004 at 3:57 AM

    It begs the question, where does Matt get all that information (even if one or two items are wrong). Another place I've never heard of.

  • innggrida's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2004 at 6:04 AM

    Hi! I'm from Veisiejai:) I want to correct you.You were wrong only about the peasant statue.It was a chronicler. :)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2004 at 4:40 AM

    Great page Matt with fun comments :-)) I like that top 5 in the park, LOL :-))


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