3 days in Lazdijai Itinerary

3 days in Lazdijai Itinerary

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Lazdijai — 2 nights

Lazdijai is a city in Lithuania located about 7km east of the border with Poland.HistoryIt was established by Sigismund II Augustus in 1570 and granted Magdeburg Rights by Sigismund III Vasa in 1587.On November 3, 1941, 1,535 Jews were murdered in Lazdijai, including 485 men, 511 women and 539 children The perpetrators were members of the Rollkommando Hamann, local policemen and Lithuanian nationalists.In 1990 Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union, and new check points between the borders Poland and Lithuania were established and Lazdijai became the center that oversees and continues to regulate these operations. Get out of town with these interesting Lazdijai side-trips: Merkine (Merkine Mound, Merkine Observation Tower, &more), Assumption of Blessed Mary Virgin Church (in Pivasiunai) and Perloja (Monument for Vytautas the Great & Perloja S.Maria and St. Francis of Assisi Church). The adventure continues: walk around Vainezerio Dvaro Parkas and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Simnas Church.

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If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiports are Kaunas International Airport and Vilnius International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C.
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