Nida

Nida

 Nida is a resort city where every summer arrive around 50 000 tourists. This place is located in Neringa and extends two kilometres from South to North. Nida is home to some of the highest sand dunes in Europe. The most famous of them is probably the 52 m high Parnidis dune (Parndzio kopa), Urba Hill Lighthouse, Evangelical-Lutheran church, old graveyard. There is a port, landing – place of boats, yachtclub.

Nida has a lovely array of very colourful, traditional houses. Most of them are in the style of old fishermen’s cottages, and many along the promenade are also guesthouses.

 Nida’s small amber museum is almost too much of a shop to be declared a museum, but the displays that they do have are delightful handcarved specimens that take shape as trinkets, chessboards, a pretty dresser (in minature) and several other artworks. Under magnified cases you can have a good look at cockroaches and other lovely sealife immortalised in amber.

In 1929 the famous German novelist Thomas Mann visited the Curonian Spit and he was so enthusiastic about it that he decided to build himself a holiday home there. Thomas Mann museum's collection is made up of photos, books, and copies of documents reflecting life and works of T. Mann. Exposition materials connected with T. Mann's spending summers in Nida. Photos and newspapers cutting are shown, which published interviews in Nida with T. Mann.