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Lithuanian Adventures: Hill of Witches

hill of witches

If the thought of woodland magic, sorcerers and wizardry quicken your pulse and put a mischievous twinkle in your eye, you could do worse than pop over to the Hill of Witches on day four of your Baltic Run. Just off the main street in Juodkrante in Lithuania, the public […]

Hidden Gems of Estonia, Part Five: Hill of Crosses

Hill-of-crosses

Though this hill – or  mound? –  of crosses in Hiiumaa island is nowhere near as extensive or imposing  as the similar hill in Lithuania, its more personal natural makes it all the more haunting. Photo by Troy David Johnston

The legend of the White Lady of Haapsalu Castle

The Castle of Haapsalu is located in the city of the same name, in the north west of Estonia facing the Vaiinameri Sea. This beautiful historical castle and its attached cathedral tell stories from old and forgotten times to its visitors, but also hold a mystery whispering inside its walls: […]

The Legend of Jūratė and Kastytis

Jūratė and Kastytis is a traditional legend from Lithuania which has its roots in the Baltic mythology, but is written for the first time in the romantic narrative of the XIX century. It is a story of fearless love and godly power that tries to explain the origins of natural elements […]