30 December 2021 / Klaipeda County

Hanging bridges of the Minija River

The difference between standard bridges and hanging ones is that hanging bridges are moving. When you try to cross them it feels like they are alive. The Minija River is 202-kilometer long and it has a few of these beauties. While my daughter was having some fun time with her dad, I visited 4 of them.

All of these bridges are located in Klaipėda county, Western Lithuania. They are called Dituva Bridge, Priekulė Bridge, Gropiškiai Bridge and Lankupiai Bridge. Takes half a day to see them all if you own a car. Takes quite longer to hike from one to another. However, not a bad idea if you have all weekend.

The longest of these four is the hanging bridge of Lankupiai. Actually, this 130 m long old guy is the longest hanging bridge in all Lithuania. It is said that it was built somewhere at the beginning of the 20th century. You can see the full presentation over here, but I have to warn you it has no subtitles.

Lithuania: The ancient mound of Apuolė
Lithuania: The ancient mound of Apuolė

SUMMER AND WINTER The ancient mound of Apuolė is located in Apuolė village, Lithuania. More than a thousand years ago Apuolė belonged to the Swedes,[...]

Mosėdis: The Museum of Rare Stones & The garden of Intas
Mosėdis: The Museum of Rare Stones & The garden of Intas

Long story short, Mosėdis is a town in Western Lithuania that has just over 1 thousand residents. It is 17km away from my hometown Narvydžiai, 17.4km[...]

Read Next

Mosėdis: The Museum of Rare Stones & The garden of Intas

Klaipeda County

Mosėdis: The Museum of Rare Stones & The garden of Intas

Long story short, Mosėdis is a town in Western Lithuania that has just over 1 thousand residents. It is 17km away from my hometown Narvydžiai, 17.4km from Lenkimai, 52.6km from Palanga, and 15.9km from the ancient Mound of Apuole, places my husband and I have mentioned before.   Tour guides like to introduce Mosėdis as 'the Capital of Stones'. The

1 MIN READ

Narvision: The sea of sow thistles

Lithuania

Narvision: The sea of sow thistles

You might have two questions: where is this Harry-Potter-sounding place called Narvision located and how the heck did she find the drone controller after filming herself in such a wast field. Short answer: officially such name of a place doesn't exist and no, I could not find the drone controller. Well, at least for a while... The real name of the

1 MIN READ

Undiscovered Lithuania: Embracing the Nature!

Lithuania

Undiscovered Lithuania: Embracing the Nature!

As strange as it may sound, nothing feels as cozy as the good old tent. I remember when my husband and I lived in Denmark for over 6 months. We stayed in a big old house with nine bedrooms, but something did not feel right. One evening Tautvydas and I decided to spend a night in the garden under the stars. Never felt better... Nights here are cold.

1 MIN READ