6 hour tour to Neringa National Park

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A short ferry boat crossing away from Klaipeda is the Curonian Spit and Neringa National Park. Sightseeing includes a walk on the Hill of Witches, exhibiting wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales, excursion to Nida, a small quiet fishermen village famous for its majestic sand dunes, some up to 60 meters high, visiting the famous German writer Thomas Mann's House, neo-gothic church, old ethnographic cemetery and a private Amber Gallery.

The Curonian Spit was first mentioned in Teutonic Order documents in 1429 and 1497, however originally, the settlement was  2 km south of today's position. Continuously threatened by sand drifts, it was moved to today's position in 1784 and up until 1945, it was a part of the German province of East Prussia.

After World War II, Nida was a little-visited fishing village. In the 1970s, together with three other villages of Neringa municipality (Juodkrantė, Preila and Pervalka), it was reserved as a by-invitation-only holiday resort with controlled entry regime and accommodation reserved almost exclusively for the Communist party nomenklatura and senior government and industry elite. Thanks to the very strict planning regulations, a ban on any industrial development and more generous municipal subsidies, it remained an unspoiled and clean territory. Today, the number of visitors is kept small by a low number of available hotel rooms (as all new developments are permitted only on old building footprint), high accommodation prices, ferry tolls and entry pass costs.

This sightseeing tour is organized from Klaipeda and takes 6 hours.