Kernave Mounds

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Kernave Mounds
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DanValmy
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Fortress hills
Jan 2020 • Couples
One hour from hotel. Fantastic place. A lot of piliakalnis local name for fortress hills in a large valley where a river flows. Incredibly relaxing place. There is also an archaeological museum.
Written February 1, 2020
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,289 contributions
Archeological Site
Aug 2019 • Couples
We took private guided tour and visited this ancient capital of Lithuania,now Cultural Heritage Reserve declared by UNESCO. Drawing the past of over 10000 years,this is the spot where King Mindaugas had his coronation in 1253. The place consists of five old hill fort mounds, grassy, uneven lands, considered as archeological remains of ancient town. It's not necessary to walk up and down all the mounds, but one can walk upto central mound to have a feel of the place. The traces of history indicate that there was a human settlement and flourishing major trade centre from 12th century at this place. Please cover your head with cap and also carry a water bottle as it's quite hot even during our visit ( in August). Don't miss the informative museum at the entrance of mounds. There is small cafe serving light snacks and soft drinks.
Written September 17, 2019
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The Kruns
Sandefjord, Norway2,761 contributions
Medieval capital
Aug 2019 • Family
It is a Unesco World Heritage site rich in medieval history. What was once the capital of medieval Lithuania, now is just a piece of land with hills and nothing more. The pathway should be improved. As of now walking there is not interesting if you have no guide. I have learned more from searching on google about Kernave than what information was available there. The hills were not marked with names and/or descriptions that could be understood internationally. It was not foreign tourist friendly. No english.
Written August 28, 2019
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megehen
Madison, WI146 contributions
Really enjoyed this
Aug 2019
This was part of a fully-guided tour so I didn't really know what to expect, but it was very beautiful, serene, and peaceful. Stop on the way to Trakai to go for a walk and climb some hills.
Written August 9, 2019
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AlexA73
49 contributions
Ancient site
Jul 2019 • Couples
It is a large paleo settlement diffused on several hills at the beginning of a beautiful valley where a big river is flowing. The site includes an interesting museum. This land appears the more and the more full of history.
Written July 27, 2019
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Simonweng
Oakland, CA93 contributions
Medieval capital of Lithuania
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a UNESCO PROTECTED site. The city was the former capital of the country. When we arrived the city the street was empty without seeing any car or people. There is a museum in the city but was closed that day. It is extremely quiet and clean. A well paved boulevard led us to a Church. Next to the church it has a wonderful view. There are rolling hills and rivers. If you have energy you may go down to enjoy the nature. However we were too tired that day. This is also the archeological site and protected by UNESCO for further discovery.
Written April 27, 2019
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Karsten K
Mainz, Germany1,316 contributions
Remnants of old capital
Dec 2018 • Family
An important archaeological site. There isn’t too much to be seen, though. There is a museum, which was closed when I visited in winter. On a good day this is a good place for a walk.
Written December 31, 2018
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MaryKC
21 contributions
what a wonderful site and sight
Sep 2018 • Family
8000 years of human occupation - a wonderful UNESCO World Heritage site. Good signs and some reconstructions. A small shop. Nice walk to explore. And a small but informative new museum with archaeological finds nearby. Well worth a visit
Written September 17, 2018
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tfizzle
Portland, OR1,895 contributions
Imagine 1800 bc
May 2018 • Friends
One of the most ancient civilizations in your in your in the oldest in Latonia huge mounds exist were fortresses wants to show you the complex complete with granaries and farms and it’s near river you can imagine and nations Hinton civilization living here but you need your imagination.
Written May 18, 2018
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Mike Beranek
Hayes, UK475 contributions
Bold footprints of ancient civilisation
Oct 2017 • Friends
On one level there's just a few mounds - but what mounds! These grassy lumps are traces of very,very early settlements, and are of very special archaeological and anthropological - interest recognised by UNESCO. On another level in the snow it's potentially a fun place to clamber up and down the steep slopes and I'd imagine great for sledging if one is allowed to which I doubt. I found the flaming reds and yellows of autumn very picturesque and I can imagine it's great for photography in all seasons. There is the history though that elevates the place to a higher level and the reconstructed village with wooden cottages is a great way to perceive the place in former times. The nearby museum is small but very well laid-out and instructive. Audio-visual displays take you back along an impressive timeline thousands of years, ancient archaeological finds, and there are some more recent artefacts of interest. The museum building is a solid post-modern low-lying bunker of a place making appear as a kind of cultural vault. It's austere marbled interior seems to be making a statement: Never again will Lithuania's historical identity be suffocated and its treasures pillaged as the Soviets did. We hope.
Written November 11, 2017
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