A lot of people ask me which Baltic country is best for a visit.
Continuously threatened by sand drifts, the village was moved away from the approaching dune to today's position in the 1730s.On the Curonian Spit, a 60-mile arcing wisp of dunes, forests and villages that makes up most of Lithuania’s Baltic coastline, there are few (if any) remnants from when this was part of the Soviet empire.What I couldn’t see from the top of the Parnidis Dune is why it remains unknown outside of northern Europe.Legend of Neringa On the map the Curonian Spit looks man-made, a paper-thin peninsula that arcs from Klaipeda to the Kaliningrad Peninsula, most of it only a mile wide, seemingly built to defend the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic’s invading winds. According to legend (one variation, anyway), a giant woman of great beauty and kindness named Neringa lived in a local village.Naglis, a dragon who fell in love with the giantess, grew angry when she wouldn’t love him back, and he started eating fishermen.The original settlement on the road along the Curonian Spit from Königsberg to Memel was located about 5 km (3.1 mi) south of its today's position near the Hohe Düne (High Dune) at Cape Grobštas (from Old Prussian: grabis, "hill").
The fishing village became part of the Duchy of Prussia in 1525 and of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701.
The Austrian national rugby team stripped naked in downtown Vilnius after a crushing 48-0 defeat by Lithuania, local media reported Tuesday.
Following the match, the 22 men climbed on top of stairs near a bar on Gediminas prospektas - the main pedestrian street in the Lithuanian capital - started to sing cheers, as the players took off their clothes to the applause of the public.
More than 25,000 private photographs have been posted online after a plastic surgery clinic in Lithuania was hacked.
Passport and credit card details were also stolen from the Grozio Chirurgija clinic, Lithuanian police said.
Incorporated into the Prussian Province of East Prussia in 1773, it became part of the German Empire upon the German unification of 1871.