Žemaitija ethnographic region.

Section 77. Pavandenė – Biržuvėnai.

SEE Worth seeing

Varniai Regional Park

The most prominent part of hilly Žemaitija (Samogitia) with the highest hills and lowlands of Lūkstas and Biržulis lakes. The Varniai Regional Park Visitor Center has an exposition “Seven Roads from Varniai”, which provides detailed information on natural and cultural values in the regional park.

Sprūdė mound

A mound of impressive beauty, surrounded by 3 dykes and ditches between them. The mound covered with legends commemorates the times of the first Lithuanian ruler, King Mindaugas.

The mound of Žąsūgala

Prior to the baptism of Samogitians, this hill was called Baltininkai mound. In ancient times, the territory of the castle mound belonged to the Curonian land, its purpose was protection and it was used as a guard hill.

Virvytė river

The largest river in Varniai Regional Park. There are archaeological, historical and cultural values on its banks. The winding and fast-flowing river is popular with water tourists.

Museum of antique motorcycles

It exhibits pre-war and post-war motorcycle models manufactured in 1901–1945. Motorcycles were brought to the museum from around the world. The antique motorcycle museum, established in the homestead “Auksinio elnio dvaras”, is the largest museum in the Baltic States, with more than 40 rare antique motorcycle models, as well as several unique modern models. Tel.: +370 61649253

Homestead of Biržuvėnai manor

Valuable example of the large wooden manors of 18th–19th centuries. The manor suffered greatly during the Soviet era, when the centre of the Soviet economy was located on its territory, many buildings were used for other purposes. The manor house burned down in 2004, but at the end of 2011 it was renovated. The house is decorated with antique style furniture, it has authentic fireplaces with 18th century tiles, chimney, floor tiles. Various events take place in the yard of Biržuvėnai manor. Tel.: +370 6998829

Biržuvėnai mound

The mound is located on the right bank of the Virvytė, its history dates back to the 9th–12th centuries. It is believed that this mound served as a pier.