The Top 15 Things to See and Do in Druskininkai, Lithuania

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Elizabeth Georgian

Druskininkai is Lithuania‘s most beloved spa resort town. Its relaxing atmosphere permeates all hotels, restaurants, cafés, and activities, making it the ultimate escape for both local and international visitors.

1. The Joy of All Who Sorrow Church


Bright blue Russian Orthodox church in Druskininkai
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This small but breathtaking Russian Orthodox Church is a shocking shade of bright blue, creating a bit of color in an otherwise grey area. The Joy of All Who Sorrow Church was built in approximately 1865, and the church is surrounded by a small square edged with beautiful wooden homes.

Pedestrian Street: Vilniaus al.

Vilniaus al. is the main thoroughfare for pedestrians, connecting St. Mary’s Church with the Druskininkai Aqua Park, Hotel, and Spa. Along Vilniaus al., visitors will find shops, restaurants, spas and other accommodations, as well as copies of artwork created by M.K. Ciurlionis. Several unique statues also line Vilniaus al.

2. Druskininkai Aqua Park, Hotel, and Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel

Druskininkai Aqua Park
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A popular retreat for families, the Druskininkai Aqua Park, Hotel, and Spa holds everything you need for an entertaining and relaxing vacation, especially for those traveling with kids. The Aqua Park is kept at a constant temperature of 32°C to keep the chill out and allow visitors to indulge in swimming, saunas, and slides. Children are not allowed in the spa areas, which makes for an even calmer atmosphere.

Spa treatments

The number one reason to visit Druskininkai is to luxuriate during any number of spa treatments. Options generally include saunas, hot tubs, massages, and facials, varying from exotic amber or honey massages to more traditional. Spa treatments are surprisingly affordable in Druskininkai, making it a perfect destination to practice some serious self-care.

Spa facilities in Druskininkai

3. Gruto Park


Gruto Park
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Gruto Park is a rather shocking attraction owned by an eccentric collector of old Soviet statues that were once widespread across Lithuania. Once removed from their former locations, many statues, propaganda materials, and other artifacts from Soviet times were collected and arranged at this site. The eerie propaganda music, along with larger than life statues of some of the most infamous Soviets, creates a creepy atmosphere. Located about a 15-minute drive from downtown Druskininkai, Gruto Park is a rather unique place to visit.

Relaxing at a café

Druskininkai is surprising in terms of its great cafés and restaurants. City Coffee is a wonderful hipster hub serving delicious coffee and Belgian chocolate cake; it is a perfect place to relax before or after the spa. Another great stop for an afternoon pick-me-up is Boulangerie, which is a small French bakery with good cakes, coffee, and tea.

City Coffee: V. Kudirkos g. 37, Druskininkai, Lithuania

Boulangerie: M. K. Čiurlionio g. 63, Druskininkai, Lithuania, +370 633 35555

Cable car

Located at the end of Vilniaus al. near the Druskininkai Aqua Park, visitors will find a cable car running over forested hills, the Nemunas River, and ending at the Snow Arena. The cable car provides spectacular views of evergreen forests, the river, and Druskininkai. The cable car is open year-round to visitors.

Cable Car

4. Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park


Located slightly outside of the downtown, the Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park is home to numerous wood carvings with pagan and natural motifs. Lithuania is rather well-known for its wood carving traditions, and several other sights featuring carvings can be found in Lithuania such as the Hill of Witches and Orvidas Homstead. The highly rated Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park is set in Lithuania’s beautiful nature and features folk carvings by Cesnulis, who was born in 1948. Another highlight of the park is the 30-meter-tall windmill. Smaller works by Cesnulis have been exhibited in several locations in Europe.

5. Uno Park


Uno Park is an outdoor adventure park suitable for both children and adults. It has exciting activities such as rope courses, climbing nets, and air bridges. Children and adults are taught to properly secure harnesses while playing on the equipment, as safety is their number one priority. They even offer activities for toddlers who only just started walking, making this a great option for families and active couples alike.






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