Lithuania is a beautiful country and when seen from above, you can really get a feel for the architecture and the stunning nature. Spot the clay roof tiles on historic buildings, see the numerous lakes and rivers, and ogle at the sheer amount of untouched forests with a view of Lithuania from above. Culture Trip has scouted the best scenic overlooks in Lithuania that provide the best unobstructed views.
The Hill of Three Crosses can be reached by walking or driving to the top of a small hill. Once at the top, the views of Gediminas’ Tower, Cathedral Square, and Vilnius’ rivers are picturesque.
Climbing to the top of the Cathedral Square Bell Tower might be a bit of a challenge, but the views at the top are rewarding. Recently re-opened after renovation, the interior of the Cathedral Square Bell Tower is almost as beautiful as the view of Vilnius’ old town. The vantage point of the Bell Tower also allows for a detailed look at the statues atop Vilnius Cathedral.
The overlook on Subaciaus gatve (street) provides stunning views of church spires, rivers, and the terracotta rooftops of homes in Vilnius’ old town. From this overlook point, the winding streets of the off-beat Užupis can also be observed.
Gediminas’ Castle often acts as a symbol of Vilnius and it is one of the top destinations to visit. On a clear day, views from Gediminas’ Castle allow for a detailed look at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania as well as the old town and new city beyond the Neris River.
Located outside of the Vilnius city center in the Karoliniskes microdistrict, the TV Tower provides a different view of Vilnius than the four previously mentioned overlook points. From this view, you see acres and acres of forest, the Neris River, Vingis Park, and finally, Vilnius city center in the distance.
Located approximately one and a half hours outside of Vilnius by car, the Treetop Walking Path in Anyksciai is becoming a popular day trip destination. With about 40% of Lithuania being covered in forests, the Treetop Walking Path in Anyksciai is a perfect place to enjoy tree-level views, especially when leaves turn a brilliant yellow in the fall.
Zarasai is a small city in northeastern Lithuania, about 2 hours away from Vilnius by car, that is dotted with numerous lakes. A stroll up the Zarasai Observation Bridge provides unobstructed views of Zarasas Lake, Didzioji Island within the lake, and the stunning countryside surrounding it.