The dunes of the Curonian Spit, the Hill of Crosses, Trakai Castle on its lake island, Vilnius Old Town and Palanga bridge during sunset.
Top 10 Instagram spots in Lithuania
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These iconic spots in Lithuania provide perfect images for your posts. But if you are looking to generate more likes, why not set your sights on something more unique. Follow the recommendations of tourism information centers and the national tourism development agency Lithuania Travel and dive deeper into some of the treasures this instagrammable country has to offer.

1. Catcher in the hillforts

What does the small town of Sudargas in the south of Lithuania have in common with the great writer Jerome Salinger? The Catcher in the Rye author’s grandfather was born there, and now a statue dedicated to the writer is making its rock’n’roll presence felt amongst the town’s impressive hillforts. Be the first to take a photo on this newly minted spot.

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2. Pink Elephant

Have you tried saltibarsciai, Lithuania’s traditional cold beet root soup? If so, you’ll be well acquainted with its bright pink color. And you can find exactly the same color sprayed across the wall in the second biggest Lithuanian town Kaunas. The city’s famous Pink Elephant is just about the most famous work of graffiti in the entire country. And as it’s dedicated to inspiring pink feelings and dreams, make sure you get in the right mood before posing in front of it.

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3. House of Pots

It might not be House of Cards, but the House of Pots is definitely more fun. The House of Pots in Zagare will definitely stop you in your tracks and have you reaching for your camera. With a roof lined with thousands of pots and pans and a cool museum inside, this house is definitely one for your Instagram feed.

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4. Nuclear Power Plant

A truly atomic experience awaits you at Ignalina nuclear power plant. This decommissioned power plant offers tourist excursion to groups. And for that real Chernobyl effect, you’ll be kitted out in Hazmat suits and given dosimeters. And speaking of Chernobyl, this nuclear power plant served as the actual location for the Emmy winning HBO series Chernobyl.

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5. Stikliai Street

This street in the heart of Vilnius’ Old Town was recently a top trending location on local Instagram when a group of artists gave it some stellar swag during the city’s Culture Night event (constellations of small hot air balloons and colorful stars were hung above the street). And if you’re visiting, don’t forget to pop into the wonderfully decorated and sweetly named café, “Augustas & Barbora’s love story.” Here you can enjoy a sip of prosecco and one more photo shot.

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6. Staircase of MO museum

In this island of modern art – the MO museum –a project by Daniel Libeskind, you’ll find that the art is not only hanging on the walls. The museum’s central staircase, constructed to resemble a DNA spiral, is the perfect spot for a photo op.

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7. Cold War Bunker

Experience some authentic Cold War relics right under your feet. In the heart of Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, surrounded by the lofts and apartment buildings of the cities Naujamiestis district you’ll find a real underground Cold War Bunker. Newly opened to tourists, the bunker gives visitors access to a subterranean slice of history where you can see authentic safety equipment, beds, and books.

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8. Cosmic library

Want to feel like you’re walking on the moon? This SPA center in the popular Lithuanian resort Birstonas will take your breath away its unique dome like library and truly interstellar paintings.

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9. Tree-cake

Looking for a fresh mukbang opportunity? Why not take part in baking Sakotis, Lithuania’s distinctive “tree-cake”. You’ll never be able to guess how many eggs the recipe takes, and all the effort will be worthwhile when you taste your tree-cake straight from the oven – soft, sweet and warm.

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10. Amber Catching

Lithuania’s amber heritage is not all about tacky souvenirs. Far from it, Lithuania’s Baltic Gold is linked to centuries of tradition and the locals are happy to let you in on the secret of how to catch some for yourself. All you need to do is get up way early and come prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Get ready to experience the amber legend for yourself.

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