Places of interest in Biržai Regional Park

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Way of traveling: Route distance: 28 km Duration of the route: 7 h.
asphalt: 80% dirt road: 20%
Route start. Exposition of Visitor Center of Birzai Regional Park
The Exposition of the Visitor Center of Birzai Regional Park presents the unique values ​​of this protected territory. The main theme of the exposition is "The Land of the Rising Earth", as Biržai region is famous for sinkholes, falls, interesting geological processes. Biržai is a unique land where the earth's surface is actively formed by constantly changing the landscape. When ground water is washed away from the gypsum floors, the land plumbs. There are mysterious sinkholes: one is dry (the famous object of nature heritage "Cow's Egg"), others are turned into lakes, with visible sulfur bacteria...
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: < 1 min. Distance: 210 m
Birzai castle
Birzai Castle is 1586-1589. The most prominent monument of the type of bastion castles was built in Lithuania, built by Kristupas Radvila (Perkūno lėšas) to fight against Swedes. The castle has twice gone to the Swedes. After the restoration of Birzai, the Radvila Castle was restored in 1655-1669. according to Master Ulrich T. Spinowski's project. In preparation for the Northern War in Biržai Castle in 1701 King of Poland and Lithuania, Augustus II, and Russian Tsar Peter I signed an agreement to fight against Sweden. 1704 The Swedes attacked and bombed the castle. Only part of the walls of the palace, cellar, castle gate...
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: < 10 min. Distance: 4.1 km
Astravo manor
Manor complex of Astravo (Count Tyszkiewicz). Following the accession of Lithuania to Tsarist Russia, Birzai came from the settled Radvilas to Count Tyszkiewicz. New owners on the northern shore of Lake Širvėna in the 19th century. In the middle, there is an ornate, two-storey plan of irregular plan with a low mezzanine, a high belveder, two single-headed flitches. Astravo manor house consists of: The stone ampiro-style palace, similar to the Italian villa, was built in 1842, rebuilt in 1862, architect Tomas Tisecki. Particularly valuable was the classic interior decoration of the palace, a spectacular representative...
Duration: 1 h.
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Duration: < 10 min. Distance: 6 km
Geological trail
In the spring of 2011, in the burial ground of the Biržai Regional Park Karajimiškis Landscape Reserve, where the karstic phenomena are actively forming on the surface of the earth, in the mantagailiškis Gojelis forest, the ancient rocky meadows of karst originated on the north slope wall between the rocky hollows, the speleologists found land in the cave. Soon, the hole in the cave where the cave was discovered, and where badger signs were discovered, was called "Barsuko Cave". 2012 In the autumn, in the territory of approximately 2.5 ha, there is a cognitive-geological pedestrian path with a compacted ground...
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: < 1 min. Distance: 270 m
Nature Monument "Cow's Cave"
Hotbed "Cow's Cave" is a formerly almost all-round funicular keratoconus sink. At the top, it was about 12 m in the north-south direction and about 10 m in the east-west direction; its depth is 12.6 m. In the north-eastern part of the Cave Eagle, an adjacent lower sinkhole has been merged. Total length of the long axle is 22.2 m. The western part of the large part is 15.3 m; depth 12.5 m deep, small eastern diameter 9.4 m, depth of 5.3 m. At the bottom of the fall, at a depth of 9.5 m, an underground cavity (its height of 3.1 m and no wider width) emerges from the dissolved gypsum, from which several caves extend...
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: < 10 min. Distance: 5 km
Kirkilas karst lakes
Kirkilas karstais lakes are the largest lake in Karst Lake in Lithuania, also called Ilgajuus, Upėgalis, belonging to the river Aposta. He, who has formed in the territory of an active karst - in the northwestern edge of Kirkilai village of Biržai district, is included in the Birzai regional park in the Kirkilas Landscape Reserve. This lake combines about 30 waterways of varying age, which are morphologically adjacent to each other, directly related to underground water, circulating in deep gaps in the gypsum and dolomite strata. Kirkilai lake shore line is 2.48 km long, very curly because it covers a lot of cucumbers and peninsulas,...
Duration: 1 h.
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Duration: 15 min. Distance: 11 km
Nature Monument "Source of Hell"
This source of karst origin, 1985 published as a geological monument, is located in Biržai district, on the outskirts of the park built on the territory of the Likeniai resort, near the I Corps of the sanatorium. It gives rise to the Smardone stream, which flows into the Tatula River. The source of the skull consists of an oval funnel with a very sunken bottom similar to the crater, the cross-sections of which reach 15 and 17 meters. Above the water level there is a green turf with up to 1.5 m high loamy shores. There are two interconnecting vertebrae (especially through the spring polo), which extend to a depth of 1.5 to 3 m, in this...
Duration: 30 min.
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