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We are pleased to welcome You to Zemaitija National Park, Lithuania. A few days to share and get inspired to live Your dreams. 


Old Shrove Tuesday traditions have been particularly well kept by Zemaitija National Park round Plateliai Lake. Devils, witches, doctors, goats, gypsies, and other joyful and frightening characters appear in costumes during Shrove Tuesday. The festival may not do without so called Flitchman, and Hempman, who fight between themselves personifying the fight between winter and spring. “More”, a stuffed hay figure, dressed in female clothes, is taken round villages to symbolize welfare and fertility. Yet, it is burned in the end of the festival. The Shrove Tuesday may not do without round pancakes, reminding the round sun, and other regional traditional foods. Plateliai Lake is the most beautiful lake of Lithuania and the area is famous for carving wooden masks for Shrove Tuesday, rowing and diving base, and beautiful countryside tourism farmsteads.


Excursions, places to visit, walking and cycling trails, festivals, fishing, catering, campsites, accommodation, rental, products of trademark will put You on a whirlwind, with a wide range of experiences.


Zemaitija National Park invites You to travel in the national park all year round.


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Top things to do

in Plateliai


Zemaitija National Park staff organize various sightseeing tours: the natural, cultural, natural-cultural. Route length - from 0.5 km to 24 km, duration - from 1 to 8 hours. You can travel on foot, bicycles, cars.


Excursion in Plateliai

Cold War Museum

Cold War Museum is located in the former Soviet Union`s complex of ballistic missile silo launch. Since 1963 up to 1978, there had been deployed four medium- range ballistic missiles SS-4, armed with 2- megaton power thermonuclear warheads. These missiles, together with the nearby terrestrial platforms of analogue missile launching, had created a common Soviet nuclear armament group in Lithuania, which was able to destroy all the Europe.



Cold War Museum Plateliai

Manor of Plateliai

Are you interested in history, technology, culture, ethnology, arts or music? Pay a visit to one of as many as ten museums and museum collections in Radol'ca. Become acquainted with the world of bees and the land of beekeepers in the Museum of Apiculture, take in the pleasant ambience at the traditional gingerbread heart workshop, catch a history lesson at the Iron Forging Museum in Kropa, observe as the skilled iron forgers create modern art from iron, learn about the story of the legendary Slavko Avsenik- the legend of Slovene folk music, …



Manor of Plateliai

Cycling around Lake Plateliai

An ideal spot for an active break, with adventures to be had in the water, in the sky, or on terra firma. Immerse yourself in the Sava River and take a swim after rafting on the river, take a flight and admire the panoramic views of the Alps and Triglav National Park, spend a relaxing afternoon at Lake Šobec, explore the colourful countryside in the saddle of a horse, choose from a range of undemanding walks through the fields and forests, or conquer the highest peaks of the Karavanke Range, enjoy in the family cycling trips, …


Cycling in Plateliai


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