"The best European balneology resort!!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Druskininkai by matcrazy1

Druskininkai Travel Guide: 128 reviews and 184 photos

Russian orthodox church

Druskininkai is the best European balneology resort! (chosen by Eurepean edition of "Newsweek" magazine) and indeed, I found it true! It's great place to relax in peace and quite!

Druskininkai (Druskienniki in Polish language) is old town, first mentioned in 1636. It is spa with 12 mineral water springs, many parks, sanatoriums, health spas, two lovely lakes and old churches including lovely Russian Orthodox church built at the end of 19th century.

Relaxing atmosphere

Relaxing and creative atmosphere of Druskininkai attracted many famous Polish and Lithuanian people before WWII, including Polish ruler, marshal Pilsudski and Lithuanian composer Ciurlionis.

By the lake

The spa looked pretty empty when I was there in June 2004. There were quite many Polish medium and older age visitors there. The resort was growing and changing trying to meet the needs of its visitors. It was inexpensive area, cheaper than any popular spa in Poland, even not mentioning any Western European resort.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Spa! Relaxing atmosphere, not crowded, inexpensive
  • Cons:More good quality tourist facilities, please!
  • In a nutshell:Escape and relax in peace and quiet!
  • Last visit to Druskininkai: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • turistauk's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2007 at 5:16 AM

    Now this place is water amusement park ;)

  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2007 at 12:28 AM

    Hey! Very nice page! Thanks! We plan to go to Druskininkai and Grutas on wednesday :)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2007 at 7:14 AM

    I haven't made it to Druskininkai yet but I like your tips about every day things! I really like Lithuania!

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2006 at 7:50 AM

    You have this rare skill of describing the seemingly common and obvious things in a fascinating way. Great job.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2005 at 1:02 AM

    Interesting contrast between old wooden houses and modern one with a lot more glass. It is amazing though that even the old houses had a lot of glass. In France we have lot of fast food (pizza) in trailers. I guess they have running water from a tank!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2005 at 6:52 PM

    Not a stone left unturned, Matt. So thorough and engaging is this information. You find the most unique things to write about. I really appreciate all the work you do. It is quite helpful.

  • Dionosaur's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2005 at 2:56 PM

    Wow, that blue church is really amazing. I love seeing all the different church styles in Europe. The ones here in the US are all so boooooring!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2005 at 8:40 AM

    Some of the architecture of the Soviet era is very interesting indeed, but I think the Russian Orthodox Church is so beautiful!

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2004 at 5:34 AM

    Another of your great pages,it seems that Druskininkai is the perfect place for a relaxed holidays! Beautiful pictures also,I liked sp. the opening one!!!!!

  • eden_teuling's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2004 at 1:37 AM

    I love Russian Orthodoxe churches and esp. the MUSIC: one of my favourites! And the "business men": in one blink of an eye they know what price to ask, hahaha! Lovely, well done page again, Maciek, thanks! elisabeth


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