Briefly about the route
When you arrive at Birštonas, climbing Vytautas Hill is a must do. After you climb the 40 m high slope, you will be able to pause for breath on a beautifully arranged rest site. The site opens a fascinating panoramic view upon Birštonas town and Nemunas bend. The view is beautiful throughout the year, so climbing Vytautas Hill has become a ritual for Birštonas guests. Furthermore, this place is a favourite of selfie makers and painters visiting the resort town. Vytautas Hill is the best-known and highest mound in Lithuania. In the past, there was a castle on this hill which protected Trakai Duchy...
The mound was found in 2014. The mound is surrounded by two connecting deep ditches of small streams that dry up in summer. The western part slid into the ditch. The mound square is quadrangular. 10 m. length and 9 m wide. The site is surrounded on all sides by embankments, which in some places reach a height of 2 m and a width of 14 m, lower and bend at the ends, forming only 1 m in height and 4-4.5 m in width. In places, the embankment is significantly shifted and overgrown with spruce. At the foot of the embankment there are square terraces-pitches. The slopes of the mound are steep 10-12 m high, overgrown with spruces. It is already a...
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The mound is surrounded on both sides by deep sometimes moist ditches. The area was flooded with long-term plows, excavated with pits, injured by other earthworks, and is currently overgrown with conifers and shrubs, which are thinning at the top of the atragio. In the end. At its end, a 0.5 m high, 11 m wide embankment was built. The slopes are steep, 12 m high. Part P of the site was covered by a pit. The mound is in a pine forest. There is a pit at the end of the site, and in the northern part, at the embankment, a 5x4-sized earth displacement that hides the ditch. The slopes are steep, from 9 m to 12 m high, overgrown with trees and...
The mound (Pilalė) is located on a separate hill on the edge of the upper terrace of the Nemunas. The site is oval, elongated in the S – N direction, 37x23 m in size. The slopes are steep, 10 m high. Later, a cemetery appears to have been installed on the site. The castle is surrounded on all sides by ravines and overgrown with bushes. It is sometimes mentioned in the name of the village of Geležūnai, because it is like a border between two villages. At the mound in 1888. E. Volter excavated in the 15th-16th centuries. ancient burial ground, and Roman coins were found. 1971 the mound was explored by the institute of history....
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Šaltinėnai mound (Aštrusis Kalnas) is located on the PR edge of the highland cape. The site is oval, elongated in the NE-SE direction, 25x20 m in size. On its NE side there is a 0.5 m high, 9 m wide embankment, the outer slope of which is 2 m high and descends to the site of a 10 m wide ditch; behind it is a 15 m wide, 0.3 m high probably natural mound reminiscent of a covered embankment. The slopes are steep, 12 m high. The location of the mound was forgotten and a mound 50 m to the west without signs of the mound was called the mound. The mound is overgrown with pine trees with a dense undergrowth of bushes. The mound...
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The mound is of the quay type, located on a promontory formed by the Nemunas and a small nameless stream, protected from the highlands by ramparts and ditches. The territory of the mound is covered with long-term plows, richly excavated with pits, the slopes are affected by erosion. Currently, the area is soiled, overgrown with trees and shrubs. The site is an irregular quadrangular embankment, approximately 21 m long and 30 m wide, 0.5-1.4 m high. The embankment was excavated with pits, dug to the side of the site, its ends eroded and damaged by earthworks, in places unnoticed. New foci of erosion can be seen from the sides of the...
The mound was discovered in 2017. and not yet entered in the Register of Real Cultural Property. It is located on the bank of the Nemunas, in the territory of Birštonas municipality, it belongs to the type of quay mounds. The Ymilsa stream flows from one side of the mound. Several small crumbs of burnt clay plaster were found in its site. Preliminary dates from the Iron Age (I - X c.)
The mound is located on the left banks of Verknė and Narupė, on a hill at their confluence. The site is trapezoidal, oriented in the W – V direction, 50 m long and 74 m wide on the W side and 17 m wide on the V side. On the V side, the site is anchored by 3 ramparts and ditches. At the edge of the site, a 0.2 m high, 6 m wide embankment was dug, behind which a 5 m wide, 0.3 m deep ditch was dug. Behind this ditch, a second 0.3 m high, 6 m wide embankment was poured, the outer slope of which is 1 m high and descends into a second ditch 4 m wide and 0.2 m deep. A third 0.3 m high, 5 m wide embankment was dug behind this ditch and a...
Paverkniai mound is also called Ginkus hill. The mound is located on the left bank of the Verknė, on a separate hill in the valley. There are no data on the former site and fortifications, as almost the entire mound was washed by Verknė. All that remains is its PV angle on steep, 14 m high slopes with a 6x8 m site angle at the top. The mound was managed: stairs were made, greenery was cut down, erosion of the N and W slopes was started. The mound is also mentioned by the names Žydeikoniai and Kisieliškė. At the foot of the V and P mounds, on the area of 1 ha, there is a foot at the foot of the Verknė old furrow. Smooth and...