Birzai Regional Park, Birzai

#4 of 9 in Things to do in Panevezys County
Biržai Regional Park covers 14659ha in northern Lithuania near its border with Latvia. It was established in 1992 to preserve a distinctive karst landscape. About 20% of its area is covered by forest.The park is notable for its sinkholes, created by the dissolution of the gypsum underlying its soil. About 9,000 sinkholes have been identified; the most notable is the Karves uola (Cow's Cave), which is about 20 meters deep. In 1998 the use of pesticides and fertilizers in the area was restricted. Using our online itinerary creator, Birzai attractions like Birzai Regional Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We took 3 hours long guided tour of the karst region at Visitor Centre of the Biržai Regional Park. Some part of the route we walked, some did by bus. We were escorted by the park director himself and...  more »
  • In the national park there are some interesting places that are not specified separately. This is the Kirkilay Tower, 32 meters high for the observation of karst lakes and a karst dip 12 meters deep, near which there is a monument to the cow. The tower offers beautiful views of the lakes and wooden footpaths. In the dip you can go down the stairs, and the cow is very nice :) These attractions are located in different places, but relatively not far from the Exchange and from each other. There are free parking lots and information stands in Lithuanian and English. There is a free toilet near the tower in the parking lot.
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  • A little Gem in between of nowhere. Do some search before you go there. Especially good in warm summer. Really recommend it.
  • Great views! Best beer in Lithuania.
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