The history of the Radvila family

Duration: 3 h.
Distance: 44 km

The most influential noblemen in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were from Radvila family. They were the only ones in Lithuania who were titled as dukes of the Holy Roman Empire. Remains of Radvila palace and educational trail are situated at Dubingiai castle site. Restored Alanta manor with adjacent tower, ponds and landscape park stand on other lands that belonged to Radvila family from the old days.

Routing

1) Alanta is a former manor house

Duration: 1 h.

1828 Alanta was bought by Mr. Tadeusz Pac-Pomarnacki, who in the 19th century At the end of the masonry and stone he built Alanta's estate. It is said that he bought marble in the palace columns in Finland and from Belorussia to Alanta, carrying sheep. Visitors are waiting for the Alanta Manor House to be cared for and managed. 2015 June 26 The Art Gallery of Vaidotas Žukas is opened at the Alanta Manor www.zukasalanta.lt

Exposure time: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to  18 pm. We do not work on Sundays and Mondays.

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Duration: 40 min. Distance: 44 km

2) Dubingiai Castle Hill, called Castle Hill

Duration: 1 h.

After visiting the Asveja regional park, make sure to get to Dubingiai Castle Hill. Walking through the cognitive trail from the former island, now a peninsula, you will be able to admire the panorama of the longest, and one of the deepest and largest lakes in Lithuania.

Dubingiai castle – is an important 14th - 18th century Lithuanian culture, industry and defense center, it commemorates war with the Order of the Teutonic Knights, reformation - significant eras in our history. The castle is associated with the life and activities of prominent individuals of that age (Vytautas The Great, Mikalojus Radvila Rudas, Barbora Radvilaitė and others). Dubingiai are inseparable from the history of the rise and prosperity of the Radvilos family.

From 2012 Visitors of the castle hill are awaited by the ready for exposition fragments of the Radvila Palace, covered with a hood, along with the place of the former Evangelical Reformed Church with the Radvilos funeral pantheon. The castle hill has a cognitive trail with 6 observation stops near archaeological and natural sites. The length of the natural tract is about 1.5 km. It has wooden stairs, information stands, benches.

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