Kurshskaya Kosa, Kaliningrad

4.7
#1 of 658 in Nature in Russia
For a chance to walk through the desert, swim in the sea, and cycle through the forest in a single day, head to Kurshskaya Kosa, a World Heritage Site. Formed thousands of years ago, this 98 km (60 mi) long sandspit separates a narrow lagoon from the Baltic Sea. Shared by Russia and Lithuania, the curving stretch of sand varies in width from a minimum of 400 m (1,300 ft) to almost 4 km (2.5 mi). Home to some of the most rapidly moving dunes in Europe, the spit combines sand ridges with wetlands, meadows, and tree groves. To explore the entire spit quickly and comfortably, drive the single paved road from Zelenogradsk in the south to Smiltyne in the north. Plan your Kurshskaya Kosa visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kaliningrad using our Kaliningrad trip planner .
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  • On the spit I walked along the royal path, on the one on which the German queen, grandmother Alexandra ll. Beautiful forest, many instalations passed in 1802. On the way - a lake in which live swans with small chicks, like nasty ducklings. they can be fed, they carefully take beaks pieces of bread. Then, I went out to the sea. It was a complete calm. The beach is wide, spacious with white soft sand. Also, I stopped by the village of Rybachy, where I had lunch in a small cafe, located in the basement of the eiaje of an old German building. opposite the cafe is a church, a former church.
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  • We went by car with a local resident. On a tour bus or with a private excursion, too, probably, an option, but we wanted independence, a quiet rest without unnecessary chatter, hustle and imposition of souvenirs. Everything that the guide will tell, can be found on the Internet. Nature is really amazing. On one side the spit is the sea, on the other the bay. Dunes, air, unusual atmosphere. The place is unique, nature reserve, Unesco and all that. Once in a lifetime, if you are in these parts, you should visit. It's not clear just, ...
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  • Loving the beauty of this place. On my bucket list to visit..
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