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Wooden Houses of Druskininkai

Druskininkai is a spa town on the Nemunas River. This Lithuanian town is located close to the Polish and Belorussian border, and it has a special place in the history of this three nations.


In 1837 tsar Nicholas I of Russia bestowed upon Druskininkai the status of a spa, and construction of pensions and villas started. Many of this old, wooden houses built in 19th century survived till now. After the World War I the town became part of Poland and its popularity was increased by the First Marshal of Poland Józef Piłsudski, who spent most of his summer holidays there. After Poland was invaded in September 1939, the town was incorporated into the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR). Transferred to Lithuania by Stalin, in 1944 Druskininkai became a part of Lithuanian SSR. During the Soviet times the town became a famous resort, attracting around 4 thousands visitors from all over the Soviet Union each year. Nowadays, despite damage caused by two World Wars, the town houses and villas reflect all periods of the development of Druskininkai – Russian, Polish and Lithuanian.

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Modern Druskininkai still continues its spa tradition. Sanatoriums, health resorts, water park and adventure park are the top attractions of this small town.

Druskininkai, where is it?

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Druskininkai 54.018934, 23.972082 Wooden Houses of Druskininkai
 

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  1. Urocze 🙂 Mam ogromną słabość do drewnianej architektury…

  2. A ja myślałem, że w Druskiennikach to tylko park wodny i kompleksowe przeczyszczanie jelita grubego. Trzeba będzie jeszcze raz pojechać. (-:, … i tym razem nie objadać się tylko cepelinami.

  3. Nigdy nie interesowałam się Litwą, Łotwą czy Estonią, więc jest to wytłumaczalne 😉 na Litwie swoją drogą była, ale w liceum, to wiesz, dawno i nieprawda 😉

  4. Prześliczne! Uwielbiam drewnianą architekturę. Jako że jestem z zachodniej Polski, jest to dla mnie zawsze egzotyczna atrakcja.

  5. galanda23

    What a beautiful array of wooden houses! Druskininkai looks like a very charming little resort town. It’s so interesting to follow the history of some of these places in Eastern Europe that have been claimed by the Soviet Union after the war.

  6. Swietny blog! Dopiero dzis do ciebie trafilam! Pozdrowienia z Holandii!

  7. Urocze miasteczko 🙂 Może uda się jeszcze w tym roku zobaczyć. Porównać mogę tylko może do Otwocka z pięknymi świdermajerami, które niestety aż tak pięknie się nie prezentują i raczej są zanikającą ciekawostką i Spałą 🙂

    • Mi kojarzy się z Rymanowem Zdrojem, gdzie kiedyś jeździłam z rodzicami na niedzielne wypady na lody 🙂

  8. I’m happy that you enjoyed Druskininkai:) I’m always happy when people from abroad goes not only to Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda, but to smaller towns and discovers them:)

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