Community service rout “Along the yotvingian way to the present”
Dzūkija Rural Development Partners’ Association (Dzūkija LAG), in cooperation with Lazdijai District rural
communities, has developed two community-based service routes providing a great opportunity to get
acquainted with Lazdijai Region.
Service Route: Rudamina–Naujoji Kirsna–Kalniškė Battle Site–Krosna–Šeštokai. When travelling along
this Route you will visit the most beautiful locations in the Region, meet the local people, get acquainted
with their daily work, customs and history of the Region.
The Route is designed for all age groups. The Route is organized during the warm season. The entertainment
is conducted in Lithuanian. The length of the Route is approximately 12 km, duration: 4 hours.
Detailed description of the Route:
The 1st stop on the Route is Rudamina Township where you will be invited to visit a special place, i.e.
Mound Rudamina: according to the legend, this is the place where Mindaugas, the first King of Lithuania,
was crowned. After listening to the story and admiring the magnificent landscape of the surrounding areas
from the top of the Mound, you will be treated with natural tea, made of herbs collected right here in the
surrounding fields, thoroughly dried and boiled on campfire. After coming down from the Mound you will
visit an early Baroque style Rudamina St. Trinity Church and will be familiarized with its history spanning
over long centuries.
The 2nd stop on the Route is Naujoji Kirsna Village where a band of Naujoji Kirsna Village Community will
greet you with songs. Yotvingian treats prepared by the hosts and attractive story about the traditional
dishes of this Region will be awaiting for you in cosy premises of the Community.
After having some refreshments you will be invited to watch a fun performance given by amateur theatre
“Sodžius” at Šeštokai Ethnographic Pranas Dzūkas Homestead; we promise that you will never stop
smiling during the whole performance.
The 3rd stop on the Route is Kalniškė Battle Site Site where you will hear about the fiercest and the biggest
battle between the Lithuanian guerrilla warriors and the regular Soviet army that broke out on 16
May 1945 and has become a symbol of the entire resistance to occupation.
The 4th stop on the Route is Krosna Township Fair where the herald of the Fair will meet you at the gate
inviting you to not only come here, feast your eyes to the goods offered by the merchants but also to taste
them and buy them. In the swirl of the fair you will meet not only the merchants, but also musicians,
Džiugas, Visažinė, Apsukruolė, Tvarkdarys, Triukšmadarys. These characters will entertain you with attractions,
dances, and songs.
The 5th stop on the Route is Šeštokai Township, exceptional for its story related to the railway. Here you
can see an authentic railway station. After looking around the Township, you will have an opportunity to
visit the local café and refresh with the traditional Yotvinginan dishes made of authentic products.
For more details about the services please visit website at www.ltpl.eu. You are welcome to book the services
by visiting the ordering system on website at www.dzukijosvvg.lt or by calling +370 628 96805.