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Lithuania: Climate & Weather
The climate is of continental type in the land, and more maritime along the Baltic. Temperatures can drop to -30 ° C in winter in Vilnius, and snow falls in abundance.
-1°C - 30°F
Vilnius, updated 01:50 GMT
What to do in Lithuania
The capital, Vilnius, displays a special atmosphere, marked by the various influences it has undergone. You will visit its old town, the cathedral square, the Gediminas hill, the university, the old Jewish ghetto, the observatory and the presidential palace. In the new town, located further to the west, you can not remain insensitive to the Lithuanian Genocide Museum.
About 30 kilometers west of Vilnius is Trakai, the ancient capital, surrounded by islands and lakes, with its charming little wooden houses, as well as a chapel and a small museum.
On the Baltic coast, the isthmus of Courland will delight you with its four towns bathed by the smell of the nearby pines: Juodkrante, Pervalka, Preila and Nida rise near the beaches and dunes, and in the surrounding woods Finds impulses, wild boars and deer. Only disadvantage: the water is not always conducive to the bathing, to check therefore before taking the risk according to the places.
In the south of the country, the town of Druskininkai is renowned for its mineral springs already known in the 19th century, but also because the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz was born here. In addition, today there is the Lenin Land amusement park whose official name is "Grutas Park of Soviet sculptures".
Palanga, with its beach and pine trees, its botanical garden whose rose garden alone is worth a visit, and its beautiful Amber Museum, are all worth a visit. The end of the season is celebrated in the last days of August with sumptuous festivities, market, carnival, concert and songs.
Lithuania : The basics
There is no need for a visa for EU nationals.
The current currency is the euro.
There are regular flights between the European capitals and Vilnius. You can also get there by bus if you have a small budget, but the comfort is precarious. The train also connects Berlin to Vilnius.
To get around the country, the bus and the train are the most convenient and cheap. You can also rent a car, the road network is in good condition and the distances are very reasonable: on the other hand, the rental of the vehicle is expensive. Bike enthusiasts can choose this means of transport given the short distances and the rather flat terrain. Taxis are cheap (less than 5 € for a city trip).
Budget: the cost of living is quite low, especially for food and transport. Accommodation is a bit more expensive. Accomodate about 70 € a double room of a medium level. A meal in the restaurant will cost you on average 15 €.
Health: There are no serious health problems, but it is advisable to prefer bottled water to that of the tap. Universal vaccinations are recommended, as well as against tick-borne encephalitis if you are doing excursions in the forest.
Security: Delinquency is increasing in the capital, so take the usual precautions in the big cities.
Shopping: you can take souvenirs of many handicrafts, mainly amber-based, but also wood: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants, chess boards, key rings, barrettes, kitchen utensils .
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